Biography & Education


"I care for patients with varied neurosurgical disorders; I specialize in the surgical treatment of brain, skull base, and pituitary and spinal cord tumors. Patients with any of these conditions face a daunting diagnosis. I aim to provide the best possible neurosurgical and medical care, guided by evidence-based medicine and delivered with technical expertise and compassion. For many patients with tumors, neurosurgery is just the first step. I work closely with a multidisciplinary team of specialist physicians to provide integrated, cutting-edge care." 

Dr. Gore is Director of Brain Tumor and Skull-Base Surgery at the Providence Brain and Spine Institute. His specialties include open and endoscopic skull base surgery, pituitary surgery, neuro-oncology, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, minimally invasive neurosurgery, and complex spine surgery.

Dr. Gore graduated with his B.A. from the University of Virginia and received his Doctorate of Medicine from Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. He completed his residency and fellowships in Cerebrovascular and Skull-base Neurosurgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute. He also completed a fellowship in Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Brain Tumor surgery in Sydney, Australia. During this fellowship he was involved in developing innovative endoscopic neurosurgical approaches to the skull base. He has authored 13 peer-reviewed publications and 4 book chapters.

Areas of expertise

Microsurgical and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Microsurgical and Endoscopic Brain Tumor Surgery, Acoustic Neuroma Surgery, Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery, Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Surgery

  • BA, with Distinction, Economics and Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1996
  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2001
  • Internship, General Surgery, Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, Phoenix, AZ, 2001 - 2002
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI), Phoenix, AZ, 2002 - 2008
  • Fellowship, Complex Spine/Spinal Trauma, Volker Sonntag, MD, Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI), Phoenix, AZ, 2004 - 2005 & 2006
  • Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Charles Teo, MD, Sydney, Australia, 2006
  • Fellowship, Skull-base/Cerebrovascular, Robert Spetzler, MD, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 2007
  • English

Care Locations

The Oregon Clinic-Neurosurgery West
9155 SW Barnes Road
Suite 440
Portland , OR 97225
Fax 503-935-8505