Biography & Education

"We treat each patient as a whole person. My team and I provide state of the art, compassionate, evidence-based care."
Dr. Solhjem graduated from the University of Minnesota. He completed his internship in transitional medicine at the Meritcare Medical Center in Fargo, ND. Dr. Solhjem later finished his residency in radiation oncology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and went on to become Chief Resident of Radiation Oncology at the Mayo Clinic. He currently focuses on brain tumors, breast cancer, head and neck cancer and other radiation oncology needs at The Oregon Clinic - Radiation Oncology. Dr. Solhjem brings the clinic several honors and awards, including the Resident of the Year Award and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Roentgen Resident Research Award. He has published articles in leading scientific journals on prostate seed implants and High Dose Rate brachytherapy for uterus cancer. Dr. Solhjem is also the principle investigator for the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group. To refer a patient or request an appointment, please call: (503) 215-6029 for The Oregon Clinic at Providence Cancer Center or (503) 513-3300 for The Oregon Clinic at Providence Clackamas Medical Center.
In his free time, Dr. Solhjem enjoys cycling, hiking, reading, traveling, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Areas of expertise

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer, Image Guided Intensity, Modulated Radiation Therapy (IGRT/IMRT), Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)

  • B.A., Summa Cum Laude, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1996
  • M.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1996-2000
  • Internship, Transitional Medicine, Meritcare Medical Center, Fargo, ND, 2000-2001
  • Residency, Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, 2001-2004
  • English

Care Locations

The Oregon Clinic-Radiation Oncology
4805 NE Glisan St.
Garden Level
Portland , OR 97213
Fax 503-215-6387
The Oregon Clinic-Radiation Oncology at Clackamas
9280 SE Sunnybrook Blvd.
Suite 100
Clackamas , OR 97015
Fax 503-513-3310
Affiliated Facilities