Pippa Newell, MD

(503) 281-0561
Areas of Focus: 
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Radiofrequency Ablation of Liver Tumors
Minimally Invasive Adrenal, Spleen, Gallbladder and Gastointestinal Surgery

About Me

Dr. Newell grew up in the Sonoran Desert. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona with a degree in Anthropology and Sociology. She lived in Senegal, West Africa, for one year during college, and returned there as a Fulbright Scholar after graduating from college. She returned to her home town of Tucson, AZ for medical school, but then in 2003 ventured to New York City for her Residency in General Surgery. There she was introduced to the world of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC): the neighborhood around her hospital, Spanish Harlem, touted the highest Hepatitis C seropositivity rates in the nation. Because she found the clinical aspects of caring for patients with HCC so fascinating, Pippa elected to spend two years in a basic science lab in the Division of Liver Diseases, mentored by hepatologists Scott Friedman and Josep Llovet.
In 2010, she moved to Portland to begin a Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Fellowship at Providence Portland Medical Center. During her second year of fellowship, she worked in the tumor immunology lab at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, and began work on the projects that she now continues part time as a Clinical Research Scientist at the Providence Cancer Center. The majority of her time will be spent in clinical practice caring for patients with HCC, and she sees patients at the Liver Cancer Clinic at Providence Portland and Providence St. Vincent.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
General Surgery
Education & Training: 
  • Masters in Clinical Research, Human Investigations Program, Oregon Health & Science University, 2011-current
  • Fellowship, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, OR, 2012
  • Teaching Resident, Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, 2008
  • Research Fellowship, Division of Liver Diseases, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, 2008
  • Internship and Residency, General Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 2010
  • MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, 2003
  • Université de Saint-Louis, Sénégal, West Africa, 1995
  • BA, Sociology and Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1997
  • Director, Providence Liver Cancer Clinic
  • Summa Cum Laude, University of Arizona, 1997
  • Flinn Scholar, University of Arizona, 1992-1997
  • Fulbright Scholar, U.S. Department of State, Sénégal, West Africa, 1997
  • Dean’s Scholar, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1999-2003
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award, 2003
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society, 2005
  • Participant, AACR Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology Workshop, 2007
  • American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, 2007-2008
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Society, 2008
  • Arnold P. Gold Resident Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009
  • Basic Science Award, Portland Surgical Society, 2012
Other Activities: 
  • Member, American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA)
  • Member, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer
  • Member, International Liver Cancer Association