Biography & Education


As an infectious disease physician, Dr. Ron Dworkin believes his most important role is to improve the quality of care for his patients and those cared for at Providence. “I really emphasize communication with my patients,” says Dr. Dworkin. “It’s what I would want physicians to do for my family.”

He chose the field of infectious disease for its intellectually challenging nature. “I entered medical school the year the first AIDS patients were identified,” said Dr. Dworkin. “I’ve experienced the highs and lows taking care of HIV from the beginning of the epidemic.”

Dr. Dworkin earned his medical degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and completed his residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He also completed fellowship training at Mt. Zion hospital in San Francisco.

In his spare time, Dr. Dworkin enjoys cycling, fishing and hunting with his dog, Juliet.

Areas of expertise

Infectious diseases, infection prevention, HIV care


Medical degree: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York City
Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital - Internal medicine
Additional training: Mt. Zion Medical Center, San Francisco and the University of California, San Francisco - Infectious diseases

Dr. Dworkin has received board certifications in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

  • English

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St.
Suite 540
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-6727


Board Certifications
  • Infectious disease
  • Internal medicine


Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (34 Ratings, 5 Comments)


always a great experience. fast and courteous. I always ask questions to my specialist and they are always very helpful and friendly.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Medical assistant that roomed me. Did not introduce herself. Did not explain what she was going to do. Did not give warning before sticking temp probe into my mouth or putting bp cuff on.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr. Dworkin is a great physician. He is very thorough and he explains his care plan clearly and logically. I feel comfortable in all his diagnoses and care.
Providence Health & Services Patient

I see this provider once or twice a year for an ongoing condition. He ordered tests to be done before my next visit so we can review results when we meet so there were no results for his office to notify me about.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Always very pleasant, asks about personal life, genuinely interested in my care and explaining my care needs/ test results
Providence Health & Services Patient