Longtime Resident Dr. Jeff Mathisen Returns to The Dalles as Chairperson of Surgical Specialties at MCMC

Jeff Mathisen, M.D., has returned to the community he calls home with his appointment as chairperson of surgical specialties at Mid-Columbia Medical Center, effective immediately. In his new role, Dr. Mathisen will oversee the entire surgery and anesthesia service line at MCMC.

“It is a unique blessing to be able to return to The Dalles and become acquainted once again with the community, faithful friends, and a well-established medical system,” said Dr. Mathisen. “I am looking forward to building new relationships that will enhance the provision of surgical services for all of the communities that we serve throughout the Gorge.”

A graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Mathisen began his surgical career at MCMC in 2001 immediately after finishing his training at the Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati. He and his wife raised their four sons in The Dalles until 2014, when they moved to Bend, Oregon. There, Dr. Mathisen was a pivotal figure in the establishment of Acute Care Surgery at Bend Memorial Clinic, and the Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Team at St. Charles Medical Center.

“Throughout his career, Dr. Mathisen has been known for promoting the kind of camaraderie and teamwork among multiple medical and surgical specialties that is so vital to providing exceptional care for the trauma patient and for patients undergoing life-threatening conditions,” said Serene Perkins MD, chief medical officer at MCMC. “We are thrilled to have him back at MCMC where he will fill a crucial role in enhancing the care we provide to our community.”