Compass Oncology Adds New Medical Oncologist to Vancouver Office

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Aug 27, 2015

Dr. David Cosgrove joins Compass from Johns Hopkins University, adding to our team of specialists with advanced expertise in gastrointestinal (GI) and breast cancers.

Portland, Oregon (Aug. 27, 2015) ― Compass Oncology, the region’s largest independently owned oncology practice, is pleased to announce the addition of medical oncologist David Cosgrove, M.D. to its Vancouver office, one of six offices in the Portland-Vancouver metro area.

Dr. Cosgrove is a general oncologist with advanced subspecialty expertise in treating gastrointestinal and breast cancers. He is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. Prior to joining Compass, Dr. Cosgrove served as both assistant professor of medical oncology at Johns Hopkins University and as clinical director of University practice for the department of medical oncology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He is active in clinical trials, co-directing the Phase I trials group at Johns Hopkins and now serving on The US Oncology Research Network’s national GI Research Committee. During his time at Johns Hopkins, he was instrumental in establishing a multidisciplinary liver tumor clinic that now serves as a model for other clinics at the University.

A graduate of University College Dublin, School of Medicine, Dr. Cosgrove completed his residency at James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, followed by an Osler Medical Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md. He completed his fellowship in medical oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. Dr. Cosgrove is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association of Cancer Research.

“Compass Oncology gives me the opportunity to offer my patients a full range of treatment options, including clinical trials and supportive care, for the best possible outcomes and quality of life,” said Dr. Cosgrove. “Compass has a reputation as a practice with a very strong commitment to delivering the highest level of cancer care, and I am excited to be part of the team.”

Dr. Cosgrove was born in West Virginia and grew up in Ireland. He is an avid soccer player and enjoys spending time outdoors exploring the great Northwest with his wife and two daughters.

About Compass Oncology

Compass Oncology is the largest multi-specialty medical practice in the Pacific Northwest dedicated solely to providing state-of-the-art, comprehensive care for patients with cancer or diseases of the blood. The 40 Compass physicians are at the forefront of discovery in services including medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, pathology, and breast surgery. Our clinicians have subspecialty expertise in every type of cancer, including rare malignancies. For more information, visit

Compass Oncology is united in healing with The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest networks of integrated, community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. As an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, Compass is united with 1,000 physicians nationwide. Compass Oncology participates in clinical trials through US Oncology Research, which has played a role in 54 FDA-approved cancer therapies, nearly one-third of all cancer therapies approved by the FDA to date. For more information, visit