​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

John Strother grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where his folks still live. At Penn State University, he finished his undergrad in premedicine in two and a half years. He decided to use the next year and a half before medical school to indulge his curiosity and obtain a Bachelor of Arts in history. Dr. Strother is the Medical Director for the Salem Cancer Institute/OHSU Knight Cancer Institute affiliation. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.

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