William Bowerfind, MD

(503) 963-3030
Areas of Focus: 
Asthma
Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
Lung Nodules
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

About Me

While I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of diseases, I feel that all conditions are best managed with a well-rounded and personalized approach. The best treatment for a particular disease may not be the best approach for a particular individual. I acknowledge that my role as a physician is not to tell you what to do, but rather to form a partnership through which we can develop a treatment plan that works well for you. I encourage the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, diet, sleep, laughter, hope, smoking cessation, and, when needed, medication.

- William Bowerfind, MD

Dr. Bill Bowerfind graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at The Osler Medical Service at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

He focuses on asthma, chronic cough, sleep apnea and other pulmonary needs at The Oregon Clinic - Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Bowerfind brings the clinic several honors and awards, including the Specialist Teacher of the Year from Providence Portland Medical Center. He has also been inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and is the Director of Intensive Care at Providence Milwaukie Hospital.

Other Interests: 

In his free time, Dr. Bowerfind enjoys camping with his children, hiking, geocaching, skiing, running, cycling, motorcycle riding, and playing the guitar.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence Milwaukie Hospital

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Critical Care Medicine
Education & Training: 
  • B.A., History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1986-1990
  • M.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 1992-1996
  • Internship, Osler Medical Service - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1996-1997
  • Residency, Osler Medical Service - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1997-1999
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1999-2003
Leadership: 
  • Medical Director, Providence Portland Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center
Honors: 
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Specialist Teacher of the Year, Providence Portland Medical Center, 2007
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2012
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2014
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2016
Volunteer Activities: 
  • Rebels With a Cause: Teenage smoking prevention