TEL: 503-297-8081
FAX: 503-292-6601

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.  

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!

Other Activities

Member, American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Member, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)


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



Internal Medicine


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.

Vindigni, Stephen M., Surawicz, Christina M. “Colitis: Clostridioides difficile Infection, Microscopic Colitis, and Radiation Proctitis/Proctopathy,” in Gastrointestinal and Liver Secrets, 6th Edition by McNally, Peter R., Chapter 49. 2024