“I am always impressed with the results of taking a few extra minutes with a patient. This additional time spent discussing their disease regularly improves not only our relationship, but also the quality of care they receive.”

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 East. 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.

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

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

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Pulmonary Medicine

Critical Care Medicine

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

Honors

Portland Monthly Magazine, “Top Doctors”, 2024