Rhett Cummings, MD

(503) 963-3030
Areas of Focus: 
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
General Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonary Vascular disease
Pleural Disease
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

About Me

I am always impressed with the results of taking a few extra minutes with a patient. This additional time spent in consultation and discussion about their disease regularly improves not only our relationship, but also the quality of care they receive. I strive to have each patient truly participate in their individual treatment plan.

- Rhett Cummings, MD

Dr. Cummings graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and later completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Systems. He later finished his pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at The John Hopkins University Hospital. He currently focuses on pulmonary arterial hypertension, critical care medicine and general pulmonary medicine at The Oregon Clinic - Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine. He is a member of several associations and organizations, and a leader in clinic and hospital administration. He was the Medical Staff President at Providence Portland Medical Center from 2015-2017, and is currently an Executive Vice President of The Oregon Clinic.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Providence Milwaukie Hospital
Providence Portland Medical Center

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2004
  • Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD, 2000
  • MD, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK, 1997
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 1989
Leadership: 
  • Executive Vice President, The Oregon Clinic, Present
  • Member, Portland Service Area Advisory Council (Providence), 2012 - Present
  • Medical Staff President, Providence Portland Medical Center, 2014 - 2016
  • Chair, Providence Oregon Medical Executive Committee, 2014 - 2016
  • President, Oregon Thoracic Society, 2013 - 2015
Other Activities: 
  • Participant/Leader, Care Oregon Specialty Care Innovation Program - Redesigning pulmonary care delivery utilizing a block time model to maximize primary-specialty care coordination and minimize unnecessary visits, Present
  • Participant/Leader, Pulmonary Specialty Medical Home - "Redesigning Service Delivery through the Tri-County Health Commons" - CMMI Health Commons Grant, 2012 - 2015
  • Member, Pulmonary Hypertension Association
  • Member, American Thoracic Society
  • Member, American College of Chest Physicians