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Lorne Cross, MD, Anesthesiology, Salem, OR, Willamette Valley Medical Center


Anesthesiology Salem, OR

Addiction Medicine - Willamette Valley Treatment Center

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  • Lorne Cross MD is an Addiction Treatment Specialist currently living in Portland, Oregon. He is currently serving as the Medical Director at Willamette Valley Treatment Center where they use Medication Assisted Treatment to help those looking to escape their opioid addiction. He is also the Medical Director of the new Opioid Treatment Program at Yamhill County Jail in McMinville where they're working to reduce the rate of inmate overdose, reduce recidivism in the prison population, and prevent relapse.

    Prior to moving into addiction treatment, Lorne Cross MD worked for 17 years as an anesthesiologist. He graduated from Loma Linda School of Medicine in 1993 with his Medical Doctorate in anesthesiology.

Education & Training

  • Loma Linda University Health Education ConsortiumResidency, Anesthesiology, 1994 - 1997
  • Loma Linda University Health Education ConsortiumInternship, Internal Medicine, 1993 - 1994
  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine
    Loma Linda University School of MedicineClass of 1993
  • Southwester Adventist UniversityB.S., Biology, Magna cum laude, 1985 - 1989

Certifications & Licensure

  • OR State Medical License
    OR State Medical License 2007 - 2021
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 1997 - 1999
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1994 - Present
  • American Board of Anesthesiology Anesthesiology

Publications & Presentations


Authored Content

  • How Oregon’s SHIP Plans to Tackle Social Factors to Improve HealthApril 2019
  • Busting Common Myths About The Opioid CrisisApril 2019
  • How the Rural Opioid Crisis Differs from the Urban OneMarch 2019
  • How Physicians can Lessen the Opioid Crisis6/27/2018
  • What Oregon is Doing about Physician Burnout6/18/2018
  • Death by Dignity Act6/5/2018
  • Mental Health Treatment in Oregon5/23/2018
  • Controlling the Opioid Crisis in Oregon5/22/2018
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Press Mentions

  • Lorne Cross MD, Medical Director, on the Measles Outbreak
    Lorne Cross MD, Medical Director, on the Measles OutbreakSeptember 20th, 2018
  • Lorne Cross MD, Medical Director, on the Opioid Crisis
    Lorne Cross MD, Medical Director, on the Opioid CrisisAugust 23rd, 2018

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