​John M. Strother, MD

Specialist Training

  • MD: Penn State College of Medicine
  • Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
  • Fellowship: Oregon Health & Science University

“The first time I helped care for a patient with cancer while in my medical residency, I knew that it was my calling to become an oncologist. This is an exciting time to be a medical oncologist; the advances in cancer treatment are truly breathtaking at times. However, my favorite part of being an oncologist is fostering close and meaningful relationships with my patients and their families. I am honored to help people through one of the greatest challenges of their lives.”John Strother, MD

Dr. John Strother provides leading-edge care, combining the latest breakthroughs in cancer treatment with respect and compassion for every patient.

Known for his commitment to excellence, Dr. Strother is the medical director for the Salem Cancer Institute/OHSU Knight Cancer Institute affiliation. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.

John grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania. At Penn State University, he finished his undergraduate work in pre-medicine in two and a half years. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in history.

In his free time, Dr. Strother is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sprague Little League and helps coach his sons. His three boys are on the ski team at Mt. Bachelor, and in the winter the family spends every weekend skiing.

John Strother, MD is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in:

  • Oncology (cancer)
  • Hematology (blood disorders)
  • Internal Medicine