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 ( 96 RATINGS & 53 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     96 Ratings     53 Comments

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

Jan 27, 2021
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so easy to talk to very knowledgaBLE AND EXPLAINED EVERYTHING WELL. ALSO, ENCOURAGING

Jan 25, 2021
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Dr. Donovan always has time if I have questions to answer them for me.

Jan 20, 2021
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When I arrived there was another patient at the window who was trying to load your app on her phone. The clerk tried to help her, but the problem was that the patient couldn't remember her password. She stayed at the window for several minutes trying different passwords before she finally said she would sit down and keep trying. By that time there were 3 patients in line. The clerk could have politely asked her to take a seat while the waiting patients were being checked in.

Jan 14, 2021
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I have never had a bad experience with this provider. One of the MOST caring providers a patient could ever hope to have and the rest of the office staff is just as attentive.

Jan 13, 2021
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Dr. Donovan is extremely knowledgeable & very compassionate!

Jan 4, 2021
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Dr very knowledgeable and able to communicate complex, dense information in a teaching format. Excellent and reassuring.

Dec 31, 2020
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I visited Dr. Donovan for a 2nd opinion regarding the recent explan. of FDA recalled Mentor Spectrum implants to rule out BIA-ALCL & understand breast implant illness recovery. She was AWESOME! Explained the pathology reports & recommended treatment. Protocol I was very pleased.

Dec 30, 2020
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Dr.Donovan was/is very kind and took everything I said into consideration. she went above and beyond to make sure my needs were met. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone.

Dec 30, 2020
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I have the highest regard and respect for Dr Donovan. Not only is she a skilled surgeon, she is a truly kind and caring person. She has been a blessing in my life for the almost two years since my diagnosis and surgeries.

Dec 22, 2020
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Dr. Donovan and the staff are so caring and thoughtful. I actually look forward to seeing her. I know she has my health as the most important issue. It's always a joy.

Dec 16, 2020
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Dr. Donovan is very kind and understanding. We discussed reasons for pain and I have been referred to acupuncture and pain management.

Dec 8, 2020
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Dr. Donovan delivered the worst possible news - breast cancer - in the best possible way. Her explanation of my situation was clear and understandable. If I had additional questions, I could call her anytime.

Dec 2, 2020
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Dr. Donovan was very informative and caring. she explained things in a way that was easily understood. She seemed to truly care and was very attentive. She is absolutely wonderful!

Nov 25, 2020
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This is the best DR. I have ever had.

Nov 23, 2020
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Dr. Donovan is kind and compassionate. I feel more at ease, knowing I'm in her care because I know she's looking out for my best outcome.

Nov 12, 2020
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very Good experience with all the medical staff. somewhat confusing how to find them from the parking garage.

Nov 9, 2020
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I felt Dr Donovan was very caring and she listen to my concerns.

Nov 4, 2020
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Dr. Donovan is a superb doctor. She always listen to me and care about my condition.

Nov 3, 2020
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I felt very comfortable with Dr. "D." I felt more knowledgeable about my diagnosis and ways to take care of it, and tests required - She is caring and knows her "stuff."

Oct 26, 2020
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Very positive experience

Oct 22, 2020
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Dr. Cory was rad!!! Would highly recommend if anyone required her services.

Oct 12, 2020
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Was very professional, friendly, & listened to me. Approached care in a way that aligned with how I wanted care.

Sep 23, 2020
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This cancer surgeon (BREAST) has gone through this disease as well. So knowledgeable. Terrific bedside manor. Super caring & friendly.

Sep 11, 2020
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Dr. Donovan is very knowledgeable, caring and all the staff at Legacy are genuinely caring.

Sep 3, 2020
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Dr. Donovan is a caring doctor. I feel very lucky to have her as my doctor. She is knowledgeable, helpful, friendly yet professional. I have already recommended her to others.

Aug 28, 2020
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Provider is knowledgeable and friendly. She explained my diagnosis in a way that helped me understand and answered our questions. She explained next steps. We left with confidence in the provider and feeling equipped with understanding to help us make decisions about my care.

Aug 27, 2020
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Dr. Donovan is very caring and show genuine interest. She makes a scary disease not so scary. very kind and understanding.

Aug 20, 2020
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As usual, Dr. Donovan provided excellent and compassionate care

Aug 20, 2020
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Dr. Donovan and the staff there are just the best. I am so grateful that she is my doctor. She listens to me and is so compassionate. Plus she knows what I'm going through. it's been a really positive experience.

Aug 13, 2020
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dr, Donovan was very attentive and very warm.

Aug 13, 2020
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Dr. Donovan is THE best. I would recommend her to anyone facing possible breast cancer. She explains everything, makes sure I understand everything, and takes time to check on my emotional health while coping with breast cancer. Dr. Donovan cares, really CARES about her patients.

Jul 29, 2020
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Dr. Donovan and her team are always kind and caring. She takes the time needed to make sure you understand your plan of care. Over the past 2 years she has helped me navigate my health with patience, grace and humor.

Jul 29, 2020
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good

Jul 22, 2020
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Dr. Donovan is just amazing. She makes you feel important and makes you feel heard.

Jul 20, 2020
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Dr. Donovan is a great doctor! She always provides great customer service! She listens, she is patient & very caring! I would recommend her to others!

Jul 17, 2020
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The doctor translated the terms on the biopsy report that I did not fully understand. The pictures she drew were helpful. She clearly outlined three options for treatment making it easy for me to determine which will be the best for me. She listened and understood my concerns.

Jul 16, 2020
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She's caring, compassionate and thorough.

Jul 13, 2020
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Dr. Donovan is so caring! She is like a good friend whom I can trust. She with move mountains for you if necessary! I trust her with my life!

Jul 9, 2020
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My appointment with Dr. Donovan helped me be relaxed and understand my diagnosis. Her expertise and knowledge of my illness was outstanding. And her bedside manner is superb! The best an oncology physician can be.

Jul 9, 2020
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This provider is so compassionate that I cannot express highly enough how great this provider is when it comes to healthcare

Jul 2, 2020
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Dr Donovan was sensitive and understanding of the care I may need as a trans person

Jul 1, 2020
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Dr. Donovan was upbeat & happy. She is great! She did not let "COVIDs threat" stop her from treating my cancer. I am now cancer free.
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