Legacy Health Partners

Cory Donovan, MD

Specialist

  • My Specialties:

    Surgical Oncology, Board-certified, Fellowship Trained
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Breast Cancer, Breast Health, Cancer, Cancer Genetics, Cancer Survivorship, Clinical Trials, Complete Women's Health, High Risk Screening, Nipple-sparing Mastectomy, Oncoplastic Surgery, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Skin-sparing Mastectomy
  • Languages:

    English
  • Gender:

    Female

PATIENT RATING: 5.0 OUT OF 5 ( 109 RATINGS & 62 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-Surgical Oncology

Legacy Medical Group-Surgical Oncology

About Me:

Dr. Donovan received her medical degree from University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, MN and completed her General Surgery Residency at OHSU in Portland, OR. She then completed a Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. She is board certified in General Surgery. Her special interests include helping patients navigate a new breast cancer diagnosis, monitoring high-risk patients, addressing the needs of special populations with breast cancer, and oncoplastic breast surgery. She enjoys discussing a patient’s goals before beginning any treatment and tailoring care to each person’s lifestyle. Outside of work, Dr. Donovan enjoys hiking and running slowly in the forest, cooking surprising meals on a camp stove, and spending time with her daughter.

Education:
Medical School: University of Minnesota
Training: General Surgery Residency
Certification: Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Year I Started Practice: 2009
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
Publication: JAMA Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology

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5.0 out of 5     109 Ratings     62 Comments

Dec 16, 2021
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This was my first and only visit. I was referred by a specialist at OHSU. I do not have enough information to answer this question.

Dec 10, 2021
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It was completely ridiculous that I had to enter my health info three slightly different ways. I spent 45 minutes, 30 minutes and 40 minutes on these tasks, and at the end of all of it I am not provided with this info for my records. Its a one-way information harvesting exercise that seems not dis-similar to being Interrogated at length. Then, just to push things Into a Fellini-movie level of absurdity there were THREE MORE rounds of Info harvesting once I arrived at my appointment. The system Is SO broken and the people working there can't even joke about it.

Dec 6, 2021
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Dr. Donovan is very professional, knowledgeable, and kind. She explained the rationale for the tests & treatment and answered all of my questions. The office visit was a very positive experience.

Dec 1, 2021
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This was a followup visit to cancer surgery a year ago

Nov 23, 2021
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Smart, clear good communication patient advocate. Listens and cares - on a level very few others do.

Nov 23, 2021
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Dr. Donovan had obviously reviewed my health history in detail, took time to explain what my cancer was and what the plan forward would be. She is an extremely good listener and addressed any concerns I had.

Nov 9, 2021
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This provider took the time to explain everything to me so I could understand what she meant. She was very respectful and did not rush through the appointment.

Nov 8, 2021
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Love this team!

Nov 3, 2021
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Dr Donovan and her staff are excellent!

Nov 1, 2021
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I really like Dr Donovan! ...and I don't necessarily like every provider I am referred to. I'm in good hands.

Nov 1, 2021
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Dr. Donovan is an exceptional doctor. She always takes care to listen, provides detailed information to questions, treatments, and procedures. She is very thorough during office visits and surgeries and I always felt that I was taken care of and in good hands. Her empathy and kindness as a doctor helped me through a very difficult time and process with my health. I am very grateful for being in her care and trust her implicitly with my health and related decisions. Her surgery team of nurses was also amazing and I don't know how to reach out to all of them for taking such good care of me from start to finish.

Oct 27, 2021
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Dr Donovan was amazing and explained my results very well so I could understand what I will be experiencing to come.

Oct 26, 2021
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I have interacted professionally with thousands of health care professionals. Dr. Donovan is definitely up there with the best! She is personable, warm, a fantastic communicator about complex subjects, and she inspired my complete confidence, and all this in a climate of discussing treatment of a particularly nasty breast cancer. I am grateful to be in her care.

Oct 21, 2021
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Dr Donovan was very thorough. Her demeanor was very kind and her comments thoughtful.

Oct 18, 2021
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I liked Dr. Donovan from the minute she walked in at my 1st appointment. I completely trust her expertise. She is the most personable, respectful, caring, compassionate dr. I have had. She is very knowledgeable & able to explain everything in a very understandable way. She is very approachable and does NOT act arrogant. She is confident with her skilled medical background which helped me feel confident w/her.

Oct 6, 2021
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Dr DONOVAN made me feel so safe. Which was everything.

Oct 4, 2021
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This visit with Dr. Cory Donovan was the first time I met her. She is very kind and most interested in how I am doing.

Sep 30, 2021
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Dr Donovan was amazing. She spent a lot of time with us, answering our questions, and never once made it seem like we were out of time. She was knowledgeable and sympathetic to what we are going through.

Sep 27, 2021
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She is the best. We always discuss possible options. Also her response via e-mail question is very quick.

Sep 21, 2021
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Every one in Dr. Donovan's office are friendly, compassionate and show concern and respect.

Sep 14, 2021
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All good

Sep 13, 2021
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Dr Donovan was a follow up from my Breast Cancer Surgery but is not my PCP Dr Donovan is an Incredibly Amazing Dr - her heart & compassion In helping me. Best of the Best!

Sep 1, 2021
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She was thoughtful, informative, and caring. I felt like she listened to myself and my husband and answered all of our questions. Did not feel rushed at all.

Aug 24, 2021
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Tarah, MA & Dr. Cory Donovan, MD were superb.

Aug 24, 2021
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Dr. Donovan and her staff are most excellent and compassionate and I will recommend them to anyone.

Aug 23, 2021
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Dr Donovan was refreshingly friendly, supportive, thorough, concise and patient. Great doctor!!!

Aug 18, 2021
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Dr. Donovan is excellent - she explained my diagnosis and treatment well and was always interested in me as a person and as a patient.

Aug 18, 2021
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Very easy to understand, very personable from all staff members with great follow up calls/scheduling.

Aug 18, 2021
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Dr. Donovan & her staff give excellent care from check in to check out. Dr. Donovan is very caring, compassionate she made feel like a VIP. She is a great listener. Very reassuring. Thank you.

Aug 16, 2021
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Dr. Donovan helped me through Breast Cancer.....she is awesome!!!!

Aug 4, 2021
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Dr Donovan is a gift to anyone, she's attentive and caring to the max! The women at the reception counter need some training, I stood there for over a minute thinking they were on the phone, they looked at each other several times but took forever to greet me. Finally one asked if I was there for one department of the other, instead of a "hello, how can we help you " or anything else. "Which department are you looking for?" was the greeting. I've been to this office several times where both windows have checked me in, it was not brought to my attention that one or the other was the appropriate window prior to this visit. Some training in simple greetings would be nice. But again, Dr Donovan and her MA are both very kind and highly recommended.

Aug 2, 2021
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I feel that Dr. Donovan really cares about me as a person, she is everything that I wished all Doctors were.

Jul 28, 2021
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Dr. Cory Donovan was a delightful, energetic, funny, compassionate and connected physician. Both my husband and I felt listened to and we got more educated about my current condition. I felt empowered, cared for, informed and excited about my already challenging healing journey with Triple Negative Breast cancer. Her attentiveness and ability to emotionally connect while still guiding us through what can be a confusing terrain was impeccable. I'm a professional working artist and I passionately show up every day to do my work and share it with the world and I feel like she is that kind of professional too! These are the people who truly make a difference in someone's life

Jul 28, 2021
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Pleasant surroundings, excellent staff, courteous.

Jul 27, 2021
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Extremely compassionate, excellent communicator and wise beyond her years.

Jul 22, 2021
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The visit on [date removed] was my post op appointment. I had been working with Dr Donovan and her assistant throughout the month of [month removed]. They are professional, caring and guided me through my first hospital operation. The operation was on [date removed]. The entire Good Sam surgical team were great. I had some reservations about anethesiology (sp?) and the knock out team coached me through it. The surgery and my recovery went very well. Dr Donovan is an excellent surgeon and has provided me with the proper post operative care, including her suggestion to meet with a PA in the Good Sam Breast Center to have a watchful eye on my progress and for future mammograms. I would recommend Dr Donovan to anyone who is needing her care.

Jul 19, 2021
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Dr. Donovan is welcoming, friendly and very much an expert in her field. She shares new research and listens to my concerns.

Jul 15, 2021
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The only complaint I would have is that I had to go to the Portland, OR office for this visit. That's a stressful drive but I needed to see Dr. Donovan ASAP & that was what was available. She assured that future appts. would be in Salmon Creek.

Jul 15, 2021
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Every visit has always been great. Very polite and helpful and caring people.

Jul 13, 2021
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Dr Donovan was amazing. She made me feel very comfortable and welcome and not rushed. She has great bedside manner. I work in women's healthcare and will be recommending her to everyone who needs her services! Thank you for walking through a stressful time with me.

Jul 8, 2021
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Dr. Donovan is an excellent doctor. She is so kind and respectful and her knowledge base is amazing. Dr. Donovan took car of my breast cancer and I trusted her with my life. I would never hesitate to recommend her to anyone I know that would need her knowledge, skills and abilities. Dr. Donovan exceeds a rating of 10.

Jul 7, 2021
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Dr. Donovan was extremely kind and calm. She is knowlegeable about options with positive outcomes based on her experience & research data. She seems to be forward thinking and proactive. Her thoughts about my treatment aligned with mine. She was very understanding, compassionate and caring about my situation. Even though it was the end of the day I felt I had her full attention and all the time I needed to ask questions and process the information she gave me about my situation. She was very kind to my friend who was with me and my family who joined by phone. She was forthright with the information she needed to tell me and did it with a great deal of compassion and confidence. She has a very respectful bedside manner; she didn't talk down to me. I felt comfortable with her right away and fully trust her to deal with my situation. I'm so glad she is here and will be my surgeon. She seems incredibly thorough.

Jul 7, 2021
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Dr Donovan is very personable and a caring individual.

Jul 5, 2021
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Dr. Donovan is marvelous. I am in good hands with her care.

Jul 1, 2021
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Dr. Donovan is the easiest physician to talk with I have ever had. I'm [age removed] so I have seen a fair share of doctors. She's the best.

Jun 18, 2021
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Dr. Donovan was very knowledgeable about my case; and provided excellent information.

Jun 16, 2021
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one of the most caring doctors I have ever known

Jun 14, 2021
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This provider is the best Dr. I've ever had. She makes you feel like you are the only one that matters and she is there for You. Very attentive and caring!

Jun 9, 2021
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Dr. Donovan is an excellent physician. She cares and listen patients. I can trust her.

Jun 8, 2021
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Dr. Donovan has the best bedside manner I've ever witnessed.

Jun 7, 2021
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she is one of the Best

Mar 5, 2021
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Ms. Donovan is wonderful she heard my fears & concerned & gave me a lot of feed back. She was like a sister helped me feel like a had a friend.

Mar 4, 2021
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I'm always treated w/respect by everyone @ this office. Dr. Donovan is very kind and knowledgeable. I feel my concerns and questions are always answered.

Mar 3, 2021
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When I began my search for a breast cancer surgeon, Dr. Cory Donovan came highly recommended by the nurses and the MD during m biopsy. They were most accurate in their description of her and spot on. She is an excellent surgeon and respectfully and thoughtfully educates her patients about their options in dealing with breast cancer. Would that all physicians could do the same.

Mar 1, 2021
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just love Dr Donovan. personable. caring.

Feb 24, 2021
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Dr. Donovan knows me and my health situation. I appreciate the time she spends listening & connecting. Her experiences as a breast cancer survivor make her an ideal physician in her field.

Feb 22, 2021
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Dr. Donovan was bar none the very best. Not only prepared to do the necessary, her compassion and level of care was far beyond any I could have expected.

Feb 22, 2021
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She is the best doctor ever.

Feb 9, 2021
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Everyone here has treated me very well. All the dr. at stay have been very good.

Feb 4, 2021
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I am so lucky to have Doctor Donovan as part of my medical team. She is so helpful, thoughtful and professional. She sent me a message as soon as my mammogram results came in so I didn't have to wait to hear the results. I appreciate her open communication and I feel like I can talk to her about anything. She's the best!

Feb 4, 2021
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Dr. Donovan provided me with excellent care and gave me all the information I needed to make my medical experience a positive one.

Feb 1, 2021
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very kind, caring and respectful
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