Stephen Vindigni, MD, MPH

Areas of Focus: 
Colon Cancer Screening & Prevention
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Celiac Disease

About Me

I enjoy getting to know my patients and developing a relationship with them. I spend time learning about them as a person, understanding their symptoms, and offering education. Together, we work to develop a treatment plan that improves overall quality of life. Diseases of the GI tract affect the whole body, so I aim for a holistic approach to care.

- Stephen Vindigni, MD, MPH

Dr. Vindigni loves that gastroenterology is such a broad field, covering many organs and body functions. He also enjoys the opportunity to work in a variety of areas, including the clinic, hospital, endoscopy procedures, quality improvement projects, and research. Dr. Vindigni has found gastroenterology, and medicine in general, to be extremely rewarding. He enjoys learning from his patients and teaching about the intricacies of the GI tract and how it affects the whole body and person.  

Other Interests: 

Dr. Vindigni likes living in Portland because of the amenities of living in a metropolitan area—amazing food and thriving arts scene—and being surrounded by so many beautiful parks, trails, and greenspace.  

Outside of work, Dr. Vindigni enjoys traveling, cooking, camping, reading, exploring Portland, and spending time with family. His three kids and their whoodle (wheaten terrier + poodle mix) keep him and his wife busy!  


My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Areas of Focus: 
Colon Cancer Screening & Prevention
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Celiac Disease

Education & Honors

Board Certification: 
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2017
  • Residency, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2014
  • Internship, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2012
  • MD, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2011
  • Interim Employment: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • MPH, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2004
  • BS, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, 2002
  • On the Spot Award for contributions to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2005
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Special Act of Service Award, 2006
  • U.S. Public Health Service’s RADM Julia R. Plotnick Publication Award in recognition of contributions to public health and nursing policy, 2007
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention award in appreciation of outstanding efforts, service and dedication to advancing the priorities of environmental public health, 2007
  • Vindigni SM, Taylor J, Quilter L, Hyun TS, Liu C, Rosinski SL, Rakita RM, Fredricks DN, Damman CJ. Tropheryma whipplei Infection (Whipple’s Disease) after Liver Transplantation. Transpl Infect Dis. 2016 Aug;18(4):617-24. PMID 27258480.
  • Vindigni SM, Zisman T, Suskind D, Damman C. The intestinal microbiome, barrier function, and immune system in inflammatory bowel disease: a tripartite pathophysiological circuit with implications for new therapeutic directions. Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2016 Jul;9(4):606-625. PMID 27366227.
  • Vindigni SM, Surawicz CM. Fecal Microbial Transplantation. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2017 Mar;46(1):171-185. PMID 28164849.
  • Vindigni SM, Hahn H, Zhang Q. Intermittent obstructive symptoms in a patient with diphyllobothriasis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2017 Dec;86(6):1185-1186. PMID 28602516.
  • Vindigni SM, Lessing JN, Carlbom DJ. Hospital resuscitation teams: a review of the risks to the healthcare worker. J Intensive Care. 2017 Oct;5:59. PMID 29046809.
  • Vindigni SM, Surawicz CM. Managing Clostridium difficile: an old bug with new tricks. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 Jul;113(7):932-935. PMID: 29686272.
  • Nolen LD, Vindigni SM, Parsonnet J. Combating Gastric Cancer in Alaska Native People: An Expert and Community Symposium. Gastroenterology. 2020 Apr;158(5):1197-1201. PMID: 31836529.
  • Nash SH, Greenley R, Dietz-Chavez D, Vindigni S, Harrison T, Peters U, Redwood D. Incorporating Participant and Clinical Feedback into a Community-Based Participatory Research Study of Colorectal Cancer Among Alaska Native People. J Community Health. 2020 Aug;45(4):803-811. PMID: 32144608.
  • Vindigni SM, Nolen LD, Bruce MG. Letter to the Editor: A high-risk subpopulation in the U.S. disproportionately affected by high rates of gastric cancer: the Alaska Native people. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 Mar;19(3):620-621. PMID: 33248095.
  • Nolen LD, Bressler S, Vindigni SM, Miller K, Nash S. Gastric cancer in Alaska Native and American Indian people living in Alaska, 1990-2017. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2021 Jun 23:12(7):e00374. PMID: 34158461.
Other Activities: 
  • Member, American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
  • Member, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
  • Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)