Celebrating doctors everywhere

A message from OHSU clinical leadership

March 30 is National Doctors Day – a day set aside in 1990 to celebrate the contributions physicians make to care for people across this country. Beyond this occasion, we think it’s appropriate to let OHSU physicians know how much we appreciate their effort and expertise.

The unique responsibilities of a physician in academic medicine make it a job unlike any other. Our physicians are dedicated, selfless and innovative. They deliver life-changing interventions, teach the next generation of physicians and search for tomorrow’s cures every day. In short, they do amazing things.

As we navigate this time of unprecedented change in the nation’s health care system, we are grateful to be able to count on them. We also recognize that during this evolutionary period, it is our responsibility to ensure they have a stable platform from which to conduct their important work, and we are undertaking initiatives that will allow them to continue to do so.

To physicians everywhere – and to our colleagues at OHSU – thank you for everything you do.


Joe Robertson, M.D., MBA, president, OHSU

Mark Richardson, M.D., MBA, dean, School of Medicine and president, FPP

Tom Heckler, MBA, senior associate dean for the clinical practice and chief executive officer, FPP

Peter Rapp, executive vice president, OHSU and executive director, OHSU Healthcare


In honor of National Doctor’s Day, you can honor a physician at OHSU with a donation in his or her name. When you give online, write a personal message, and the OHSU Foundation will share it with your favorite doctor.