Biography & Education


Dr. Courtland Childers enjoys developing relationships with patients to help individuals achieve their health care goals. With an emphasis on preventive care, he works with patients to solve diagnostic puzzles or manage chronic illness. "The world is filled with an abundance of health information, but it's challenging to know how to apply this data to individuals." Dr. Childers believes in taking the time to discuss the available evidence to help patients make informed decisions that fit their unique needs.

After graduating from the University of Oregon, Dr. Childers earned his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School. He completed an internship, residency and chief residency at Providence Portland Medical Center.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Childers is active in efforts to create a safer and more supported transition from a hospital discharge back to the home and clinic. He is a co-leader of the PMG-Northeast Facebook page, which is designed to provide health and wellness information to our community in a fun and engaging way.

Dr. Childers is married and has two children. He enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, skiing and camping.

Personal statement: After completing my residency and chief residency at Providence Portland Medical Center, I was honored to have the opportunity to join the teaching faculty. I have always been impressed by Providence's long-standing commitment to the health of the surrounding community as well as the program's individualized approach to resident education. The most rewarding aspect of my job is the mutual learning that occurs while working with residents providing patient care, researching clinical questions and collaborating to improve our health system.

Recent presentations:
"Challenges in the Management of Chronic Insomnia," Practical Advances in Internal Medicine Symposium, Portland, Oregon, 2012
"Don't take two but let's talk in the morning: Aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease," Medical Grand Rounds, Providence Portland Medical Center, 2011
"Patient Handoffs - Improving Transitions of Care," Senior Talk, Providence Portland Medical Center, 2010
"Blood Transfusion in Acute Coronary Syndrome," Medical Grand Rounds, Providence Portland Medical Center, 2009
"Massive Pulmonary Embolism," Best Practice Conference at Providence Portland Medical Center, 2008

National/Regional responsibilities:
Member, Sentinel Event Review Committee, Providence Oregon Region
Member, Planning Committee, Schwartz Center Rounds, Providence Portland Medical Center

Personal interests: Spending time outdoors with family and friends. I enjoy hiking, skiing and camping. My other hobbies are photography and playing guitar.

Areas of Expertise

Internal medicine


Medical degree: Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Residency and chief residency: Providence Portland Medical Center

  • English

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 540
Portland, OR 97213
Phone 503-215-6600
Fax 503-215-7751


Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine
Services Provided