Cory Donovan, MD

Specialist
My Specialties: Surgical Oncology, Board-certified, Fellowship Trained
My Areas of Focus: Breast Cancer, Breast Health, Cancer, Cancer Genetics, Cancer Survivorship, Clinical Trials, Complete Women's Health, High Risk Screening, Nipple-sparing Mastectomy, Oncoplastic Surgery, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Skin-sparing Mastectomy
Languages: English
Gender: Female
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

5.0 out of 5    47 Ratings    26 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Surgical Oncology

1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 560 Building 2, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
Portland, OR 97227
503-413-5525

LMG- Surgical Oncology SC

2121 NE 139th, Suite 120
Vancouver, WA 98686
360-487-1020

About Me:

Dr. Donovan received her medical degree from University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, MN and completed her General Surgery Residency at OHSU in Portland, OR. She then completed a Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. She is board certified in General Surgery. Her special interests include helping patients navigate a new breast cancer diagnosis, monitoring high-risk patients, addressing the needs of special populations with breast cancer, and oncoplastic breast surgery. She enjoys discussing a patient’s goals before beginning any treatment and tailoring care to each person’s lifestyle. Outside of work, Dr. Donovan enjoys hiking and running slowly in the forest, cooking surprising meals on a camp stove, and spending time with her daughter.

Education:
Medical School: University of Minnesota
Training: General Surgery Residency
Certification: Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Year I Started Practice: 2009
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
Publication: JAMA Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology

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5.0 out of 5     47 Ratings     26 Comments

Apr 3, 2019
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made a personal connection

Mar 26, 2019
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I had a really good experience with Dr Donovan. She made things easy to understand and spoke to me in a way that put me at ease and made me worry a lot less about what the process is, and what we're dealing with.

Mar 26, 2019
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none, I was released no more visits necessary

Mar 7, 2019
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Dr. Donovan is one of the most compassionate and knowledgeable providers I have ever worked with--I really feel like she cares about me!

Mar 5, 2019
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Dr. Donovan is the best. I got lucky to have taking care of me.

Feb 21, 2019
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Very pleased with explanations and how to proceed with further actions. The time lines were explained and very clear to understand along with diagrams, etc.

Feb 18, 2019
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Dr. Donovan has an excellent bedside manner, especially considering the difficult nature of the diagnosis she has to discuss with pts. If I do ever have cancer I would want her on my team!

Feb 12, 2019
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Dr. Donovan and I talked about sensitive subjects and she was kind, understanding, direct and generally excellent.

Dec 12, 2018
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I have never had a doctor with such great "bedside manner" Dr. Donovan LISTENS answers questions in a way we could understand and spent as much time as we needed. We never felt rushed. Herr hugs were also appreciated.

Nov 12, 2018
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I was surprised and pleased that other department was able to fit in my unplanned diagnostics, and they did calmly, with smiles even though they were having coverage issues. I wouldn't have know if I didn't ask!

Nov 1, 2018
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I received extremely good syncytial care during this my first visit. A little scary. Came in very scary. With lots of anxiety. Call call from the nurse helped a lot.

Oct 23, 2018
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Dr. Donovan is the BEST. She takes all necessary time to listen & provide holistic support, mind & body. SO grateful I got her as a provider.

Sep 25, 2018
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Exceptional in every way.

Sep 13, 2018
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Dr. D is great. She has done two procedures on me. I have had this problem for over 25 years. These have been the easiest I have ever done. Thanks again for all you've done.

Aug 24, 2018
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Cory Donovan and her staff are excellent - thorough, considerate and just plain delightful human beings. They made what could have been a truly unnerving experience into something far more palatable just by showing genuine care and concern in providing the best care possible.

Aug 17, 2018
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I had a very positive check up with Dr. Donovan. I think she is an excellent surgeon.

Aug 10, 2018
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We were impressed with Dr. Donovan on every measure and would recommend her to family and friends.

Aug 3, 2018
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Dr. Donovan was professional and kind. I was nervous (breast cancer!?!) and she diffused my anxiety with facts.

Aug 2, 2018
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Love Dr. Corey Donovan she's the best!

Jul 18, 2018
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Dr. Donovan was incredibly kind & respectful. I felt empowered by her as a patient & she gave me hope.

Jun 28, 2018
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Have nothing but the BEST experiences.

Jun 28, 2018
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I LOVE DR DONOVAN AND DR NAT JOHNSON

Jun 15, 2018
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My visit was for a diagnosis of breast cancer and the provider gave me time and information to ease my nervousness about what is to come.

May 25, 2018
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The consult with Dr. Donovan was a particularly good experience. I was anxious about a life changing surgery. Dr. put me at ease and gave me scientific information and options that gave hope.

May 4, 2018
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Dr. Donovan is wonderful--experienced, knowledgeable, sympathetic. I really felt that I was in good hands.

Apr 26, 2018
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Dr. Cory Donovan has an outstanding manner. She is respectful and kind, and she listens and explains well. I appreciate her compassion and care and expertise, and feel that I am in expert hands.
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