Ryan Childers, MD

(503) 692-3750
Areas of Focus: 
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention
Liver Disease
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Disorders of the Stomach and Small Bowel

About Me

My goal as a doctor is to thoroughly understand a patient’s disease, but to also know the patient as a person. Every patient is different, and knowing how their lives and families are affected by disease is crucial to crafting a patient-centered approach to treatment and wellness through compassion, understanding, and respect.

- Ryan Childers, MD

Dr. Childers earned his undergraduate degree from The Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University with highest honors, and received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He stayed at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for his internal medicine residency and for an additional year as Assistant Chief of Service (Chief Resident). He then moved to Portland, Oregon to complete his fellowship in gastroenterology at Oregon Health and Science University, where he received two teaching awards. 

Prior to joining The Oregon Clinic Gastroenterology – South, he performed published research in inflammatory bowel disease and quality processes for endoscopy and clinical practice. Dr. Childers is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American College of Gastroenterology.

Other Interests: 

I enjoy spending time with my wife and two kids, reading, playing guitar, cooking, exploring the outdoors, and watching the Portland Timbers.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center
Adventist Medical Center
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
Specialties: 

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
Education & Training: 
  • BS, Biology and Society. Summa cum laude. The Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2005
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2009
  • Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2009 - 2012
  • Assistant Chief of Service (Chief Resident), Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2012 - 2013
  • Fellowship, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, 2013 - 2016
Honors: 
  • Fellow Teaching Award, Oregon Health and Science University; selected annually by Department of Medicine house staff. 2013-2014 and 2014-2015
  • Florence Sabin College Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2009
Other Activities: 
  • Member, American Gastroenterological Association
  • Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Member, American College of Gastroenterology