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John R. Handy, M.D., Hon.D.

Accepting New Patients
Providence Cancer Institute Franz Thoracic Surgery
4805 Northeast Glisan Street, Suite 6N50
Portland, OR 97213
Speaks: English

About John R. Handy

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.
Medical School

Duke University School of Medicine


Brown University Program in Liberal Medical Eduction


Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Honorary Doctorate

National Medical Research Institute of Mongolia

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)
Providence Cancer Institute Franz Thoracic Surgery
4805 Northeast Glisan Street, Suite 6N50
Portland, OR 97213
Providence Thoracic Surgery-West
9135 Southwest Barnes Road, Suite 261
Portland, OR 97225
Affiliated Locations

Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center