Rotramel Alizah

Alizah Rotramel, MD


  • Specialty: Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Anal Fissures, Anal Fistulas, Anorectal Disease, Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Fecal Incontinence, Hemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Pelvic Floor, Perianal Disease,, Rectal Prolapse, Ulcerative Colitis
  • Languages: English, Interpreters Available
  • Gender: Female


Colorectal surgeons address a part of the body that we don’t often discuss outside of a medical or very private environment. The opportunity to provide a safe space for my patients to discuss and address what can be a sensitive set of medical issues is a key reason I decided to become a colorectal surgeon. From the first step of diagnosis, I partner with my patients to better understand their medical problems and identify the best way to get them back to their work, personal and family lives.

I trained with leaders in colon and rectal surgery and gastroenterology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, where I completed a fellowship in colorectal surgery, and in Chicago, where I did my residency in general surgery at the University of Chicago and graduated from Rush Medical College. I learned that maximizing the benefits of surgery results from a patient-centered focus and, when needed, collaborating with other specialists to incorporate surgery into a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. I have found the same commitment to individualized patient care, state-of-the-art techniques, and team-based strategies here at Legacy.

My practice includes the treatment of colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, as well as anorectal complaints and what is traditionally regarded as Proctology. Although I’m a surgeon, I also place a strong emphasis on prevention and surveillance, through colonoscopy and in some cases, regular office visits. My clinical research focuses on C. difficile colitis, an increasingly common diarrheal colon infection, and finding ways to more effectively predict, treat, and prevent life-threatening infections that might lead to further surgery.

Education and Certification

  • Medical School: Rush Medical College
  • Residency: University of Chicago - Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship: Pennsylvania State University, Milton S Hershey Medical Center - PA

Personal Interests

Hiking, Traveling, Music

Contact Information

  • Practice Name: Legacy Medical Group-Gastrointestinal Surgery

Office Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Medical Group-Gastrointestinal Surgery
    • 24900 SE Stark St., Suite 206, Bldg 1
    • Gresham, OR, 97030
    • Phone: 503 413-5514
    • Fax: 503 413-5594
  2. Secondary Address
    Legacy Medical Group-Gastrointestinal Surgery
    • 1040 NW 22nd Ave., Suite 540, Bldg 2
    • Portland, OR, 97210
    • Phone: 503 413-5514
    • Fax: 503 413-5594

Hospital Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
    • 1015 NW 22nd Ave.
    • Portland, OR, 97210
    • Phone: 503-413-7711
    • Toll-Free: 1-800-733-9959