Robert B. McLafferty, M.D.

Robert B. McLafferty, M.D.Chief of Surgery
Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System
Professor of Surgery
OHSU Division of Vascular Surgery

Mailing Address 
Oregon Health & Science University 
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road 
Mail Code: OP11
Portland, OR 97239

Campus Location
Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System
Building 101, Room 312

Contact Information
503 494-7145

M.D., University of Vermont, 1990

General Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, 1996

Vascular Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, 1998

Clinical Interests
Hemodialysis access, venous disease, wound care, and vascular disease awareness

Robert B. McLafferty, M.D. spent his childhood in Maine and he then did his undergraduate studies in Biology at Boston College. He then attended the University of Vermont, School of Medicine and from there went to Oregon Health & Science University to complete a residency in General Surgery and fellowship in Vascular Surgery. From there he joined the faculty in the Division of Vascular Surgery at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois where he participated in clinical practice, the education of medical students, residents, and fellows, and the building a robust research program. Under the tutelage of his Chairman, Gary Dunnington, M.D., he developed an interest in the administrative side of healthcare and served as the Vice-Chair of Clinical Operations in the Department of Surgery for nine years. He also was Medical Director of the St. John's Hospital Regional Wound Care Center and the Case Management Program.

Currently he is Chief of Surgery at the Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System and Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University. He is a Past-President of the American Venous Forum and the Vascular Disease Foundation. Currently, he is President of the Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery. Dr. McLafferty considers himself a "general" vascular surgeon and enjoys participating in the art of vascular surgery with medical care, endovascular techniques, and surgical approaches to all types of vascular diseases. His clinical interests have gravitated to areas including hemodialysis access, venous disease, wound care, vascular disease awareness and leadership development.

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