V. Tammy De La Melena, MD

Breast Surgical Oncology - V. Tammy De La Melena, MD

V. Tammy De La Melena, MD


Breast Surgical Oncology

Primary Location

West Cancer Center
12123 SW 69th Avenue,
Tigard, OR 97223
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Medical School

Doctor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University


General Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University

Board Certification

General Surgery


  • Breast cancer
  • Benign breast disease
  • High-risk screening
  • Oncoplastic surgery
  • Multidisciplinary surgical resident education


  • Chairwoman, Breast Program Leadership Committee, Providence St. Vincent Hospital
  • Peer Review Committee, Legacy Good Samaritan, Portland, OR
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, OHSU Dept. of Surgery, Portland, OR
  • Chairwoman, Medical Advisory Committee, Breast Division, State of Oregon Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
  • Steering Committee, Ruth l. Spear Breast Center, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR


Dr. De La Melena was named one of Portland's Top Medical Providers of 2022 by Portland Monthly Magazine.

Dr. De La Melena was named one of Portland's Top Medical Providers of 2021 by Portland Monthly Magazine.

Dr. De La Melena was named one of Portland's Top Doctors of 2018 by Portland Monthly Magazine.

Dr. De La Melena is a breast surgical oncologist specializing in the surgical management of breast cancer and benign breast disease. She has a special interest in oncoplastic techniques, including skin and nipple sparing mastectomies. Having been part of a general surgery practice for a number of years, Dr. De La Melena has a unique perspective on the special concerns of breast cancer patients. Her practice philosophy hinges on the belief that the best breast cancer care is a partnership and team effort between patient, surgeon, nurses and physicians from different oncology specialties. Each brings a unique perspective, energy and enthusiasm to treatment planning which leads to improved outcomes.

Dr. De La Melena immigrated to America when she was ten. She is a wife and mother of two young children.

What Patients Say

"All of my appointments with and treatments from Dr Tammy De La Melena and her staff were always of excellent professionalism and care & concern for me and my medical situation, and I thank Dr Tammy and staff!" --- Google Reviews

Dr De La Melena was informative and reassuring during our first consultation. The surgery went extremely well and the scarring was very close to imperceptible, so she has some serious abilities. I can definitely recommend her. The office of Compass Oncology appears to be well-run, with pleasant staff. There were no long wait times for appointments, which I appreciated. – Google

My experience with Dr. De La Melena was excellent. She has such a caring nature about her, explains things well and has a passion for caring for her patients. This is something she shares with her staff - everyone I interacted with was caring, patient (soooo patient!) and knowledgeable. – Google

*The information included in this testimonial is based on one patient’s unique experience and is not intended to represent all patient outcomes or expectations.