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OHSU Expands Orthopaedic Oncology With Appointment of New Specialist

Zachary Adler, M.D., is one of only two orthopaedic oncologists in entire state of Oregon

Oregon Health & Science University has significantly expanded its orthopaedic oncology program with the recent appointment of Zachary Adler, M.D. Adler is teaming with James Hayden, M.D., OHSU orthopaedic oncologist, to treat soft tissue sarcoma, bone tissue sarcoma, and abnormal soft tissue and bone tissue masses. Adler’s appointment means there are now two orthopaedic oncologists in the state of Oregon.

“There is opportunity for significant growth and change in the ways we treat sarcomas,” said Adler, assistant professor of orthopaedics and rehabilitation in the OHSU School of Medicine. “We will offer a multidisciplinary approach, with myself and Dr. Hayden on the surgical side working closely with radiation and medical oncology specialists. All three disciplines are pivotal for the best care.”

Adler comes to OHSU from the University of Florida in Gainesville where he completed his orthopaedic oncology fellowship. Prior to his work in Florida, Adler served a five-year residency at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He earned his doctorate of medicine from the MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Adler is conversant in Spanish. He is seeing patients in the OHSU Physicians Pavilion. For appointments call 503 494-6400.

About OHSU
Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only health and research university, and Oregon’s only academic health center. OHSU is Portland's largest employer and the fourth largest in Oregon (excluding government), with 12,600 employees. OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in the state. It serves patients from every corner of the state, and is a conduit for learning for more than 3,400 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to every county in the state.

As a leader in research, OHSU earned $307 million in research funding in fiscal year 2007. OHSU serves as a catalyst for the region's bioscience industry and is an incubator of discovery, averaging one new breakthrough or innovation every three days, with more than 4,100 research projects currently under way. OHSU disclosed 132 inventions in 2007 alone, and OHSU research resulted in 33 new spinoff companies since 2000, most of which are based in Oregon.

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