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    63 Ratings    32 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     63 Ratings     32 Comments

Jun 18, 2019
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Dr. Donovan is excellent. Takes her time & put me at ease after breast cancer diagnosis.

May 23, 2019
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Dr Donovan is the most amazing, kind compassionate Doctor I have ever been to. Extremely efficient and gets back to you right away if you have any concerns or questions. Her assistant Debbie is also amazing. The timeline of anything you request is done immediately. I feel truly blessed to have gone through my medical situation with them.

May 16, 2019
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Everyone is very helpful.

May 16, 2019
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made me feel very comfortable though out this ordeal.

May 14, 2019
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she is caring, supportive and an expert.

Apr 16, 2019
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Dr. Donovan gave me a thorough explanation of my situation with options and recommendations. She was very caring, I will most probably proceed with her doing the procedure.

Apr 11, 2019
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Dr. Cory Donovan, is the best. Just love her. Patient and caring, felt no fear we are both God fearing women.

Apr 11, 2019
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fantastic first visit to dr. Donovan

Apr 10, 2019
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I was treated with the upmost care, concern and respect. There was also just the right amount of levity.

Apr 4, 2019
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Dr Cory Donovan was amazing. I went to her scared and unaware of what's to come and what to expect. she carefully walked me thru my diagnosis and explained our care plan to get me better. When I walked out I walked out confident I felt like she had my back in this whole process.

Apr 3, 2019
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made a personal connection

Apr 1, 2019
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DR. Donovan & her nurse Debbie were so caring & kind. It shows what a wonderful working relationship they have, so nice to see that. I felt very well taken care of.

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 12, 2019
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Dr. Cory Donovan is an incredible doctor. I feel LUCKY to be her patient - Her staff Debbie & Winnie is great. The MRI/imaging team (Amy, Joan) awesome. Dr. Kari Thomas & the people @ the breast ctr. Brittany & Janette.

Mar 7, 2019
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I'm very happy with Dr. Donovan. She's kind and patient. Always listen to me and answer my questions even when I call her cell phone.

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!
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