Spencer Shao, MD

Medical Oncology/Hematology

Primary Location

Rose Quarter Cancer Center
265 N Broadway, Portland, OR 97227
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Medical School

Doctor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC


Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC


Hematology/Oncology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Board Certification

  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine


  • Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers
  • Genitourinary (GU) cancers 
  • Hematologic malignancies
  • Brain cancers
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Lung cancer
  • General adult oncology


  • American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • Member, GI Committee, US Oncology Research
  • Study Investigator, US Oncology Research


Dr. Shao is a medical oncologist with subspecialty expertise in gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and head and neck cancers. He credits two exceptional women as his inspiration for becoming a doctor, his aunt, a pediatrician and his grandmother who attended medical school in China during the 1930’s—a time when most Chinese women didn’t even go to school. Dr. Shao brings hope and a positive outlook to his patients. It is important to him to make a difference in their lives. Whether it is curing a cancer with personalized treatment or helping improve their quality of life, his patients know they are not alone. A team is there to help.

Outside of work, Dr. Shao plays violin with the Beaverton Symphony and is formally trained in Cantonese cooking. He enjoys traveling and learning all he can about world history and different cultures.

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