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Rick Balestra, M.D.

Accepting New Patients
The Oregon Clinic-Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine East
1111 Northeast 99th Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97220
Speaks: English

About Rick Balestra

Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone." - Jorge Luis Borges Dr. Balestra was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires, where he received his MD. He completed his internal medicine residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center. After his residency, he had a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at Stanford University. The main focus of his fellowship training was lung transplantation. He then went on to pursue fellowship training in Interventional Pulmonology at the University of Cincinnati, where he became proficient in advanced bronchoscopic techniques and helped develop the lung cryobiopsy program. He joined The Oregon Clinic in 2017 attracted to the beauty of the Pacific Northwest lifestyle. In his free time, Dr. Balestra enjoys skiing and hiking.
Medical School

University of Buenos Aires
2004

Residency

Albert Einstein Medical Center
2011

Residency

JA Fernandez Hospital
2007

Fellowship

Stanford University Medical Center Anesthesia
2014

Fellowship

University of Cincinnati
2016

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease
The Oregon Clinic-Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine East
1111 Northeast 99th Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97220
Affiliated Locations

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital
Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Providence Seaside Hospital
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence Milwaukie Hospital
Providence Medford Medical Center