Pankaj Gore, MD

(503) 935-8500
Areas of Focus: 
Microsurgical and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Microsurgical and Endoscopic Brain Tumor Surgery
Acoustic Neuroma Surgery
Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery
Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Surgery

About Me

I care for patients with varied neurosurgical disorders; I specialize in the surgical treatment of brain, skull base, and pituitary and spinal cord tumors. Patients with any of these conditions face a daunting diagnosis. I aim to provide the best possible neurosurgical and medical care, guided by evidence-based medicine and delivered with technical expertise and compassion. For many patients with tumors, neurosurgery is just the first step. I work closely with a multidisciplinary team of specialist physicians to provide integrated, cutting-edge care.

- Pankaj Gore, MD

Dr. Gore is Director of Brain Tumor and Skull-Base Surgery at the Providence Brain and Spine Institute. His specialties include open and endoscopic skull base surgery, pituitary surgery, neuro-oncology, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, minimally invasive neurosurgery, and complex spine surgery.

Dr. Gore graduated with his B.A. from the University of Virginia and received his Doctorate of Medicine from Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. He completed his residency and fellowships in Cerebrovascular and Skull-base Neurosurgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute. He also completed a fellowship in Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Brain Tumor surgery in Sydney, Australia. During this fellowship he was involved in developing innovative endoscopic neurosurgical approaches to the skull base. He has authored 13 peer-reviewed publications and 4 book chapters.

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My Work

Office Locations: 
Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Skull-base/Cerebrovascular, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 2007
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 2008
  • Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Sydney, Australia, 2006
  • Fellowship, Complex Spine/Spinal Trauma, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 2006
  • Internship, General Surgery, Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, Phoenix, AZ, 2002
  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2001
  • BA, with Distinction, Economics and Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1996
  • Director, Brain Tumor and Skull Base Surgery, Providence Brain and Spine Institute, 2014 - Present
  • Neurosurgery Director, Oregon Acoustic Neuroma Center, 2016 - Present
  • Co-Lead, Brain Tumor Focus Group, Providence Clinical Program Services, 2014 - Present
  • Co-Medical Director, Cranial Services, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR, 2008 - 2017
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2016, 2018
  • First Place Poster Presentation, General Interest, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, 2006
  • Distinguished Student Scholar, Washington University School of Medicine, 1997 - 2001
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Washington University School of Medicine, 2000
  • Echols Scholar, University of Virginia, 1993-1996
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Virginia, 1996
  • National Institutes of Health Summer Research Fellowship Awards, 1994-1996
  • National Merit Finalist Scholarship Winner, 1993
  • Eagle Scout, 1993
Other Activities: 
  • Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Member, Society for Neuro-Oncology
  • Member, Oregon Neurosurgical Society
  • Member, Oregon Medical Association


Dr. Gore is a brilliant surgeon. He is caring, genuine and truly cares about his patients. He helped me through an extremely difficult time, took great care and patience in my healing process, and I am home now recovering very well. I would recommend Dr. Gore to anyone; he is an amazing doctor and his staff are all the BEST!