"As a Gastroenterologist with expert training in Inflammatory Bowel Disease from UNC at Chapel Hill, an internationally recognized Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center of Excellence, I strive to compassionately increase and modernize the quality of care for all my patients. Complementing this scholarly approach, I practice a style of medicine rooted in old-school tradition, where medical care begins with listening to the patient and building a strong doctor-patient relationship." Dr. Grunkemeier graduated from the University of California in San Diego (UCSD). He completed his internship and residency at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Dr. Grunkemeier later completed his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He also completed a subsequent advanced fellowship in inflammatory bowel disease also at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Dr. Grunkemeier brings The Oregon Clinic- Gastroenterology West several honors and awards, including the APA Research Travel Award. He was also awarded the Excellence in Presentation of a Scholarly Paper Research Symposium for Science from UCSD three consecutive years.