Sarah "Betsy" Rodriguez, MD

503-297-8081
Areas of Focus: 
Pancreas and Biliary Disease
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention
General Gastroenterology
Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

About Me

I am interested in all kinds of GI diseases, and I believe in customizing therapy to the individual person. No two people are alike, and what works for one person may not be the right treatment for another. I like to work with patients until we find the best solution for their particular problem. I believe that good communication is the key to a successful partnership and like to make sure patients have a good understanding of the entire process.

- Sarah "Betsy" Rodriguez, MD

Dr. Rodriguez received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky. She later completed her internal medicine and gastroenterology residency at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Dr. Rodriguez also finished an advanced fellowship in endoscopic ultrasound. She also has a military background and was Chief of Internal Medicine Consult Service for the Department of Internal Medicine at Madigan Army Hospital. Dr. Rodriguez brings The Oregon Clinic - Gastroenterology West many honors and awards. She was chair of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endosocpy (ASGE) Technology Committee through 2013 and is now serving as a councilor on the ASGE Governing Board. She has published multiple peer-reviewed articles and is performing research in diseases of the pancreas in conjunction with researchers at OHSU. She is currently serving as Medical Director of the Medical Procedures Unit at Providence St. Vincent Hospital.
 
Other Interests: 

Academic research, golf, travel, running, spending time with family.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Specialties: 
Areas of Focus: 
Pancreas and Biliary Disease
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention
General Gastroenterology
Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
Gastroenterology
Education & Training: 
  • Advanced Fellowship, Endoscopic Ultrasound, 2007
  • Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Oregon Health & Science University, 2006
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, 1999
  • MD, University of Kentucky, 1996
  • Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, 1992
Leadership: 
  • Medical Director, Medical Procedures Unit, Providence St. Vincent
Honors: 
  • MD awarded with High Distinction, 1996
  • Most Outstanding Student in Internal Medicine, 1996
  • Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Army, 2002
  • American Gastroenterology Association, Poster of Distinction, Digestive Diseases Week Award, 2008
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2012
  • Oral presentation at Digestive Diseases Week, "RNA Sequencing of Solid Lesions of the Pancreas," 2014
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2016
Other Activities: 
  • Chair, ASGE Technology Assessment Committee
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Principal Investigator, funded study “RNA Sequencing of Pancreas Lesions” (ongoing)
  • Member, American Gastroenterology Association, 2004-Present
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2004-Present
  • American College of Gastroenterology, 2004-Present