Biography & Education


Dr. Cynthia Shaff-Chin believes strongly in the importance of preventive care such as optimal exercise, nutrition, sleep and mental health. She incorporates alternative and traditional approaches to treat the whole person.

In her practice, she partners with her patients to guide and support them in their medical decisions. "I want to empower patients to make the best possible decisions for their health."

After earning her medical degree from Michigan State College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, Dr. Shaff-Chin completed her residency in family medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. She completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona, Tucson. She is board certified in family medicine.

Dr. Shaff-Chin has a special interest in women's health and enjoys caring for pregnant woman as well as entire families. Married with two daughters, she enjoys swimming, yoga and outdoor activities such as bicycling.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine with obstetrics

Medical degree: Michigan State College of Human Medicine, East Lansing
Internship and Residency - Family medicine: Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland
Fellowship - Integrative medicine: OHSU and University of Arizona
  • English

Care Locations

5330 NE Glisan St.
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-9701



Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
  • Obstetrics
Conditions Treated


Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

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.

4.7 out of 5 (75 Ratings, 15 Comments)


Very thorough; also blood lab people VERY courteous & efficient.

This is the best doctor I have ever had. She really understands my health and works with me to give me the care I need. She is very sympathetic about my struggles with anxiety and has really been a partner in helping me figure the best path out.

Wish she were available for other than routine visits.

No bad experiences.

I feel grateful to have Dr. Shaff-Chin as my provider. She is knowledgeable, caring and always makes me feel at ease.

Excellent provider, communicates well, thorough in her assessment, realistic with me. She always encourages me go to take a proactive role in taking care of my own health care needs and offers good resources to help me do this more effectively.

I appreciate Dr Cynthia's ability to explain my medical situation and allow me to choose which path I would like to take. She doesn't always agree with my decisions but has always been supportive.

Cynthia is bright, caring and resourceful. My family members have become patient of Dr. Shaff-Chin on my recommendation.

I appreciate the quick response of posting results into My Chart. My Mamogram results were posted the next day and the same with my thyroid test results. This means a lot.

I have become comfortable with Dr. Shaff-Chin and trust her to guide my decision making. I hope to keep her as my primary physician as I age.

I wish the provider had more time with me in the exam room. While we had a good visit, I felt that she was rushed t get to the next patient. I tried to remember all the questions I had for her in this once yearly visit, but forgot several due to the hurry.

My expectations were succesfully met, thanks.

Excellent Doctor, very thorough, always listens, offers practical ideas and discusses realistic goals with me regarding my health. She makes sure my shots are up-to-date. She always asks who else I've seen, what medicines and supplements I'm taking and makes sure my health record gives a complete picture of my issues.

Dr Shaff-Chin is very attentive and open to listening to my and my concerns even though I tend towards more alternative non-conventional medicine, she does not talk down to me She makes me feel like I am an intelligent person even if we have different opinions. This is important to me.

Dr. Schaf-chin is a wonderful and great diagnostician, caring, compassionate. Her office care team is of the highest quality.