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“My approach is to connect with patients and meet them where they are. The modern medical landscape can be bewildering and frustrating. My goal is to guide, reassure and comprehensively manage my patients over the course of their illness.”
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.
He enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, reading, playing guitar, spending time outdoors, and watching the Portland Thorns and Timbers.
Member, American Gastroenterological Association
Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Member, American College of Gastroenterology
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Fellowship, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2016
Assistant Chief of Service (Chief Resident), Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, 2013
Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, 2012
MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2009
BS, Biology and Society, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2005
Portland Monthly Magazine, “Top Doctors”, 2019, 2024
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