PHCC – The Oregon Clinic 2018-03-15T19:02:14+00:00
PH Care Centers

The Oregon Clinic
Pulmonary Vascular Institute

The Oregon Clinic – West
9427 SW Barnes Rd., Suite 296
Portland, OR 97225

The Oregon Clinic – East
1111 NE 99th Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97220

PHA Centers of Comprehensive Care


The pulmonary hypertension program started as two distinct programs. Dr. Rhett Cummings started the program at The Oregon Clinic with Providence Portland Medical Center as the supporting hospital in 2004, with Dr. Wayne Strauss joining him in 2007 to take on the leading responsibility for the group. Dr. John Butler started the program for Oregon Pulmonary Associates with Providence St. Vincent Medical Center as the supporting hospital in 2011. They combined PH efforts in 2013 and the two groups officially joined in 2016. The PH program is now known as the Pulmonary Vascular Institute at The Oregon Clinic. They care for nearly 1000 patients with all types of pulmonary hypertension in conjunction with the heart failure program and rheumatology clinics. They are active in ongoing clinical trials for PAH.

PH Program Physicians

  • Jeffrey Robinson, M.D.
  • Wayne Strauss, M.D.
  • Hataya Poonyagariyagorn, M.D.
  • Rhett Cummings, M.D.
  • Lianne Lin, M.D.

Center Coordinator

  • Lauren Axelrod, RN, BSN

Duration of Program’s Existence

  • Since 2011

Number of PAH Patients Being Actively Managed

  • >200

Number of Patients on IV/SQ Therapy

  • 10-19

Support Services Available

  • Anticoagulation Services
  • Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Central Line Placement/Repair
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Dietary/Nutrition Services
  • Lung Transplant Referral Program
  • On-call Pulmonary/Cardiology Service (24/7 Availability)
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonary or Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy Referral Services (PTE)
  • Social Work
  • Rheumatology

Jeffrey C. Robinson, MD

Jeffrey C. Robinson, MD

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine


  • 2003 – BS – Biology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
  • 2008 – MD – Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident, Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA
  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA
  • Fellow, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Current Hospital and Administrative Appointments

  • 2017-Present – Director, Pulmonary Vascular Institute at The Oregon Clinic, Portland, OR
  • 2017-Present – Physician, The Oregon Clinic – Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine – West, Portland, OR

PH-Specific Activities

  • Member, American Thoracic Society
  • Member, Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute
  • Member, Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Awards & Honors

  • Entelligence Young Investigator Award
  • ATS Pulmonary Circulation Section Travel Award
  • Recipient of the University of California, Davis Academic Forum Research Poster Award
  • Awarded Medical Degree with Distinction in Cellular and Molecular Biology Research
  • Recipient of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Senior Research Fellowship Award
  • Recipient of the Oregon State University Alumni Physician Scholarship in Medicine

Wayne Strauss, MD

Lauren Axelrod, RN, BSN

Professional Credentials

  • Registered Nurse
  • Critical Care Nurse (CCRN) (2013-2016)
  • Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) (2012-2016)


  • 2011 – BSN Summa Cum Laude – Regis University, Denver, CO
  • 1992 – BA – University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Current Professional Experience

  • 2017–Present – Clinical Research Nurse, The Oregon Clinic, Portland, OR

PH-Specific Activities

  • PH Professional Network

New patients interested in making an appointment can call:

The Oregon Clinic – West
(503) 297-3778

The Oregon Clinic – East
(503) 963-3030

Last Verified: March, 2018