Andrew McIvor, MD, first arrived in Oregon to attend Willamette University in Salem in 1976. After attaining a degree in biology, he developed his interest in writing by becoming a newspaper reporter for 3 years, concentrating on current events and feature stories. In 1984 he traveled to Winston-Salem, NC, to the then Bowman Gray School of Medicine (now Wake Forest Medical School) where he graduated in 1988. He completed his general surgery training at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY, where he won the medical student teaching award while chief resident.
Always wanting to return to the Northwest, he arrived at McKenzie Willamette Medical Center in 1994, after volunteering for six months as a surgeon in the West Indies. In 2002, he and his wife moved to Portland to work at The Portland Clinic, until returning to Eugene in 2012 to resume his practice at Summit Surgical Specialists.
Dr. McIvor has a wide range of experience, including general, hernia, breast, vascular, and endocrine surgeries, but now concentrates on acute care surgery (emergency cases). He takes referrals on an individual basis.
Dr. McIvor's Education and Training:
- Bowman Gray School of Medicine (now Wake Forest Medical School)
- Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY
Getting to Know Dr. McIvor:
Dr. McIvor has a long interest in the outdoors and physical fitness, having climbed most of Oregon's mountain peaks and rafted many of its rivers. He enjoys gardening and growing his own food, with a vegetable plot and several fruit trees at his suburban house. In 2019, his home was on the Bring Home and Garden Tour, and saw several hundred visitors. He also reads everything he can on nutrition, and believes in a whole food, plant-based diet as a good way to stay healthy. He lives in Eugene with his wife.