John R. Handy, MD, Hon.D. Providence Medical Group

Thoracic surgeon; Director Providence Thoracic Surgery Program; Co-director Providence Thoracic Oncology Program
Languages: English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Handy is the director of Providence Thoracic Surgery Program and the co-director of Providence Thoracic Oncology Program. He sees patients at Providence Thoracic Surgery. "My goal, as a surgeon and program director, is to have superior outcomes in the treatment of chest disease. This encompasses all aspects of the person, especially medical and functional. I use advanced surgical techniques coupled with extensive data collection and analysis to provide constantly improving care.

My efforts are focused on the most advanced level of patient care, clinical research, educational outreach and chest disease program development." Dr. Handy has been a guest reviewer for the following scientific medical journals: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Chest, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Journal of Critical Illness, Lung Cancer, Respiratory Medicine, Surgical Innovation, Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Handy is the lead surgeon working on the Providence Thoracic Surgery Initative and ProvenCare with American College of Surgeons. Dr. Handy is associated with Providence Cancer Institute.
Education
Institution
Type
Year
Duke University School of Medicine
Medical School
1983
Brown University Program in Liberal Medical Eduction
Residency
1989
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Fellowship
1992
National Medical Research Institute of Mongolia
Honorary Doctorate
2009
Professional Associations
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
Oregon Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Member
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Western Thoracic Surgical Association
General Thoracic Surgery Club
European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow
Oregon Thoracic Society
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Mongolian Association of Surgeons
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery - General
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
Clinical Interests
  • achalasia
  • biopsy of lung
  • chest wall tumors
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • diaphragmatic hernia
  • emphysema
  • empyema
  • esophageal cancer
  • esophageal diverticulum
  • esophageal motility disorders
  • esophageal stricture
  • esophagectomy
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • hyperhidrosis
  • interstitial lung disease
  • lung abscess
  • lung cancer
  • lung metastasis
  • lung resection
  • mediastinal tumor
  • mediastinoscopy
  • mesothelioma
  • metastatic tumors to the lungs
  • non small-cell lung cancer
  • pectus excavatum
  • pleural effusion
  • pleurectomy
  • pneumothorax
  • pulmonary fibrosis
  • small cell lung cancer
  • thoracic malignancy
  • thoracic outlet syndrome
  • thymoma
  • thymus surgery
  • tracheal cancer
  • tracheal mass
  • video assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Publications

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PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.9 out of 5 (59 Ratings, 10 Comments)


100

11/22/2017
He took a lot of time to listen & explain. Made sure every question was answered. Very kind and friendly. Did not seem rushed.
100

11/22/2017
Dr Handy is the best doctor!
100

10/23/2017
As usual we were very pleased with our appointment.
100

04/26/2017
great knowledge and performance
100

02/24/2017
Dr. Handy is really on top of the issue, good caregiver.
100

01/26/2017
Dr. Handy is the greatest!!
90

01/23/2017
Visit was fine but they left out 1 element on my scan and when I left a message no one called me back.
100

01/04/2017
This is post surgical follow up for cancer surgery. I'd trust the doctor with my life - and have!
100

12/29/2016
I am a retired Laboratory Technologist, Dr. Handy is one of the best examples of excellence in medicine I have ever encountered.
100

11/23/2016
Dr.Handy is courteous, respectful. He takes time to listen what I have to say. He always answers to my questions. Dr. Handy always ask me questions regarding my well being. I have no bad experiences.
 
Providence Thoracic Surgery-East - Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 Northeast Glisan Street Suite 6N50
Portland, OR 97213
503-215-8004
Providence Thoracic Surgery-West
9135 Southwest Barnes Road Suite 261
Portland, OR 97225
503-215-8004
Affiliated Facilities
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center