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Michah Brasseur, M.D.

Accepting New Patients
The Portland Clinic - Portland Downtown Office
800 Southwest 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Speaks: English

About Michah Brasseur

I’m a Portland native, born at Oregon Health and Science University and raised on the west side. I spent much of my childhood on a 10-acre farm, exploring the surrounding fields and forests with my siblings and our dog. Many cuts, scrapes, and bruises ensued, and as the oldest of the bunch, I felt it was my responsibility to take care of these minor injuries. This brotherly instinct grew into a calling to provide care and healing to folks beyond my family. After graduating from Portland State University, I left Portland to attend medical school at Loma Linda University in Southern California. During a neurosurgery rotation in medical school, I became fascinated by the unparalleled intricacy of the brain, spinal cord and other neurologic structures and the diseases that affect these incredibly complex systems. I was also impressed by the elegance of the neurologic examination which, when conducted by an experienced practitioner, could effectively pinpoint where the problem was. I decided to pursue a neurosurgical residency.

However, after three years of neurosurgical training, I changed course, leaving the operating room to become a neurologist. I completed my neurology residency at the University of Washington. As a resident, one of the things I had liked most was spending face-to-face time with patients. Time and time again, I find that our patients are “telling us the diagnosis” — this face-to-face time is crucial to allow them to tell their stories. In addition to establishing long-term relationships with my patients, I enjoy the detective work and critical thinking required to make a neurologic diagnosis. I’m particularly interested in disorders of the spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles. I completed a one-year neuromuscular fellowship at OHSU to learn more about these diseases and to hone my skills in performing nerve-conduction studies with electromyography (EMGs).

As much as I love my work as a neurologist, the best part of my day is coming home to my wife and son. Without a doubt, the two most critical sources of support and strength in my life are my faith and my wonderful wife. As a family, we love to go on hikes in the Pacific Northwest, although my 2 year old’s idea of hiking currently involves my carrying him for the entire trek. Going out for sushi and a movie is a favorite night out for my wife and me. I love playing soccer and am always looking to join a good pick-up game. Dr. Brasseur was elected as a top doctor in Portland Monthly’s 2016, 2017, and 2018 “Top Docs and Nurses” feature.
Medical School

Loma Linda University
2008

Residency

Medical College of Wisconsin

Residency

University of Washington

Fellowship

Oregon Health & Science University
2015

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
The Portland Clinic - Portland Downtown Office
800 Southwest 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Affiliated Locations

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center