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William W. Shely, MD

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My department:
Cardiothoracic Surgery

My specialty:
Cardiothoracic Surgery

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

After moving several times throughout my childhood, my family settled in the Chicago area where I went to high school and medical school. I spent much of high school swimming competitively, and then gave that up due to the rigors of a pre-med program at the University of Michigan. I came to Portland, Oregon to do training in general surgery, and came to realize that cardiac and thoracic surgery was my interest. From there, I spent time working at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, at Yale University as a heart and lung transplant fellow, and then on to the University of Southern California. After finishing medical training, my family and I returned to Oregon. We settled in to a growing practice, family, and community in Salem. While in Salem, I was able to be part of an increasingly large and strong heart surgery program with excellent outcomes placing us in the top 10% in the nation. The opportunity to join a new, ambitious program at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center was attractive. Our program here at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center was started with the goal of being the best program in the Northwest, and I am glad to say that we have been able to reach a ranking of being in the top 12% in the country to this point. My family and I look forward to seizing the opportunities that this new program and this city provide.

About my practice

My practice is primarily cardiac surgery, although I also enjoy non cardiac thoracic (chest) surgery. The most common surgery we perform is coronary bypass surgery, followed by heart valve surgery and aortic surgery. I have interest in surgery for atrial fibrillation as well, as this is a common problem and can be very troublesome for some people. I most enjoy seeing patients do very well with these major surgeries. For most people, this is the biggest health issue in their lives, and to be able to treat it well is very satisfying. I take great pride in having results that are significantly better than those that are expected for these problems and operations.

How I thrive

Currently, I get most of my pleasure in watching my two early teenage children grow. Their intelligence, talent, and emotional and physical growth are a wonder to see and it is a great privilege to help guide them and introduce them to new activities and ideas. I personally enjoy swimming, bicycling, some hiking and snow skiing to stay fit. I enjoy traveling and exploring cities, towns, and finding new adventures and experiences as much as I can. I try to combine a trip to an exciting location along with a stimulating educational meeting a couple of times each year. I also enjoy an annual summer trip back to Chicago and the beautiful lakes of northern Wisconsin with my extended family.

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Medical Groups, Plans, and Networks

Northwest Permanente Physicians and Surgeons, PC

Cardiothoracic Surgery
10100 Se Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015
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Contact information

  • Appointments/Cancellations/Information
  • 503-813-2000
  • Information
  • 1-800-735-2900 (toll-free TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
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  • 503-652-2880

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

Rush Medical College of Rush University
Chicago , IL

Board certification

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

American Board of Thoracic 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/Kaiser Hospitals
Portland , OR

Adult Cardiac Surgery

Kaiser Foundation Hospital (San Francisco)
San Francisco , CA

Heart and Lung Transplantation

Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven , CT

Cardiothoracic Surgery

University of Southern California
Los Angeles , CA

Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplantation

University of Southern California
Los Angeles , CA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2009

Provider ID

03170

License information

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

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My hospitals

I have admitting privileges at the following hospitals:

10180 Se Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015

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This page was last updated on:

12/09/2018