Vernon Cowell

Vernon L Cowell, MD

Specialist

  • Specialty: General Surgery
  • Sub Specialties: Critical Care Medicine
  • Languages: English, Interpreters Available
  • Ethnicity: Black or African American, not Hispanic or Latino
  • Gender: Male

Biography

" I was born in Reading, PA, (home of the Reading Railroad, 5th Avenue candy bar and Luden's cough drops) where I lived across the street from a steel mill. We moved to Washington, DC when I was 8 and I lived there from elementary school through medical school. During my time in medical school and residency training I had the opportunity to learn from some of the pioneers in the field of surgery. I met my future wife during residency in Syracuse, NY. After finishing our fellowships in Connecticut, we looked for a place where we could establish a spiritual home and begin a family, which lead us to Portland. I am a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, Portland Surgical Society, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Physician Executives. I have Board Certifications in General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care and Public Health. Our philosophy is "Excellence in surgical patient care, one patient at a time."


Education and Certification

  • Masters: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate: Georgetown University
  • Medical School: Georgetown University
  • Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medcine, Washington DC
  • Residency: State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse
  • Residency: State University of New York - Syracuse, NY
  • Internship: State University of New York - Syracuse, NY
  • Fellowship: University of Connecticut
  • Fellowship: University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Hartford Hospital

Personal Interests

Hiking, Spending time with family, Reading, Music, Sports, Fitness, Bodybuilding


Contact Information

  • Practice Name: Legacy Medical Group - General Surgery

Office Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Medical Group - General Surgery
    • 25500 SE Stark Street, Suite 101
    • Gresham, OR, 97030
    • Phone: 503 667-4000
    • Fax: 503 661-0835
    • Clinic Hours:
    • M-F 9-5, Weekdays

Hospital Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
    • 24800 SE Stark Street
    • Gresham, OR, 97030
    • Phone: 503-674-1122