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Richard Crass, MD, MBA, FACS, joined CMH in 2010 following a 31 year career in academic surgery.

Dr. Crass received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in 1972. He then did a general surgical residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) 1972-79. During his residency he did a two year research fellowship in gastric physiology at Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Following residency he joined the faculty of UCSF at San Francisco General Hospital as an assistant professor rising to associate professor of surgery and medicine prior to departing for Oregon in 1986. At the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) he served as division chief of general surgery and rose to the rank of full professor.

Dr. Crass has a son and three grandsons in Portland and a daughter and two grandsons in Dillon, Colo. Dr. Crass and his wife of 48 years, Barbara, live in Astoria with their English bulldog, Lilly.

Professional Memberships:

American College of Surgeons, Fellow
North Pacific Surgical Association
Pacific Coast Surgical Association


  • General Surgery



  • American Board of Surgery


  • Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine (Philadelphia, Penn.)
  • Internship & Residency: University of California, San Francisco (San Francisco, Calif.)

Professional Interests

  • Appendix Surgery
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery


  • English

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