Steven DeMeester, MD, FACS

(503) 281-0561
Areas of Focus: 
Benign & Malignant Esophageal Disorders
Complex Pulmonary & Tracheal Disorders
Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery of the esophagus and stomach

About Me

There is typically more than one treatment option for patients with a problem. What I like to do is identify the problem and then provide patients with some options for their treatment and discuss the pros and cons of the options so they can really decide what's best for them and their situation at that time.

- Steven DeMeester, MD, FACS

Dr. DeMeester earned his medical degree at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and completed a residency in General Surgery at the University of Michigan. He completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery residency at Washington University in St. Louis. To gain further expertise with complex foregut problems and to refine his skills in minimally invasive laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedures he undertook a one-year esophageal surgery fellowship at the University of Southern California. He joined the faculty of the USC Department of Surgery in 1997. He received his board certification in thoracic surgery in 1997.

Other Interests: 

Dr. DeMeester enjoys racquet sports, hunting, fishing, traveling, and skiing.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Education & Training: 
  • BS, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, 1983
  • MD, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, 1987
  • Internship, General Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1988
  • Residency, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1993
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University Medical Center/Barnes Hospital, 1996