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Steven E. Lester, MD

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My department:
General Surgery

My specialty:
General Surgery

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

This provider requires a referral.

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About me

When I was young we moved a lot because my father, who was also a doctor, was still doing his training. We finally settled down in Spokane, Washington where I went to high school. I played piano and was on the ski team and did a little wrestling. I went to college at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, Washington where I met my wife who was also pre-med. I lived in a fraternity. After college I moved to Seattle where I had my favorite job ever working at the Seattle Zoo. After medical school we moved to Portland, Oregon where I have been ever since. I have three daughters who are mostly grown up now. My wife and I recently hiked the entire length of Forest Park (in segments), and we travel when we can.

About my practice

My main special interest in surgery has been in laparoscopy, especially for the treatment of reflux. This area has advanced substantially since the time I finished my residency so it has been very interesting to be a part of that change. I have also had a special interest in applications of computers to medicine.

How I thrive

I struggle to thrive like everybody else, but I love to read and learn new things. I still maintain the hope that someday maybe I'll have this world figured out.

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Medical Groups, Plans, and Networks

Northwest Permanente Physicians and Surgeons, PC

General Surgery
2875 Nw Stucki Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124
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Contact information

  • Appointments/Cancellations/Information
  • 503-813-2000
  • Main Phone
  • 971-310-1000

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle , WA

Board certification

Surgery

American Board of Surgery

To verify board certification for an individual practitioner, please visit the American Board of Medical SpecialtiesExternal Link, the American Medical AssociationExternal Link, or the American Osteopathic AssociationExternal Link websites.

Medical training

General Surgery

Emanuel Hospital and Health Center
Portland , OR

Joined Permanente Medical Group

1992

Provider ID

0348N

License information

Look up this provider’s credentials at the Washington State Department of Health websiteExternal Link.

Look up this provider’s credentials at the Oregon Medical Board websiteExternal Link

 

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My hospitals

I have admitting privileges at the following hospitals:

10180 Se Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015
2875 Nw Stucki Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124

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This page was last updated on:

12/09/2018