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Katie Deming, MD, Radiation Oncology, Portland, OR


Radiation Oncology Portland, OR

Breast Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer

Radiation Oncologist

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  • Board Certified Radiation Oncologist interested in transforming the cancer care experience through collaboration, patient engagement and innovation.

    Designed and launched a Cancer Service Line for Kaiser Permanente’s NW Region in order to create a seamless care experience for patients throughout their cancer journey, improve collaboration between specialties and align with Kaiser Permanente’s national cancer goals.

    Created the first Cancer-Specific Patient Advisory Council within Kaiser Permanente nationally.

    Clinical Expert in Co-Design of Cancer Care. Co-design is the collaborative process of involving patients in every stage of care design and evaluation

    Served as Chief of Medical Oncology and Hematology for Kaiser Permanente NW to transform a physician group with extremely low patient satisfaction scores and disengaged providers. Within one year as interim chief, the department was re-designed into specialized care teams, physician engagement improved dramatically and the department was recognized for having the largest improvement in Press Ganey scores for the entire NW Region (8th percentile to 30th percentile in 6 mos).

    Entrepreneur and physician inventor creating products that fill unmet needs for patients with cancer

    Founder of MAKEMERRY. The only line of bras designed for women with sensitives skin from radiation therapy.
  • The Latina Initiative: Reducing Disparities in Breast Cancer Screening

    Kaiser Permanente is collaborating with Susan G. Komen Oregon & Southwest Washington, and community partners to increase breast cancer screening among Latinas.

    KATU AM Northwest: Shared Decision Making in Breast Cancer

    SDM tool designed by Dr. Deming to help women with breast cancer choose between a lumpectomy and mastectomy.

    Fox12: HPV vaccinations recommended for both adolescent boys and girls

    Thrive tip from Kaiser Permanente: Increase awareness regarding the importance of vaccinating both boys and girls against HPV.

Education & Training

  • Duke University Hospital
    Duke University HospitalResidency, Radiation Oncology, 2002 - 2006
  • Duke University Hospital
    Duke University HospitalInternship, Internal Medicine, 2001 - 2002
  • Duke University School of Medicine
    Duke University School of MedicineClass of 2001

Certifications & Licensure

  • OR State Medical License
    OR State Medical License 2006 - 2025
  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 2006 - 2023
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2001 - 2007

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • When Cancer Centers Mislead Prospective Patients  
    Leonard L. Berry, PhD, MBA; Timothy Keiningham, PhD; Lerzan Aksoy, PhD; and Katie A. Deming, MD, JCO Oncology Practice, 5/19/2020
  • Improving Nonclinical and Clinical-Support Services: Lessons From Oncology  
    Leonard L. Berry PhD, MBA, Katie A. Deming MD, Tracey S. Danaher PhD, Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes, 9/1/2018

Press Mentions

  • My List of Favorite Physician-Led Businesses | Passive Income M.D.
    My List of Favorite Physician-Led Businesses | Passive Income M.D.March 24th, 2021
  • People Diagnosed with Cancer Often Don’t Embrace the Term ‘Survivor’
    People Diagnosed with Cancer Often Don’t Embrace the Term ‘Survivor’February 5th, 2019
  • The Best Breast Cancer Awareness Gift Guide from A Breast Cancer Survivor
    The Best Breast Cancer Awareness Gift Guide from A Breast Cancer SurvivorOctober 16th, 2018
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