Ross VanNorman, PA-C

(503) 963-3030
Areas of Focus: 
Sleep Apnea
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic Cough
Critical Care Medicine
Sleep Disorders

About Me

I aim to never make a decision for a patient. Instead, I hope to educate patients to understand their disease and treatment options to the best of my abilities so that they are active participants in their health care. I strive to offer knowledge, compassion, and enthusiasm on every patient visit for a comprehensive, yet, personalized approach. I hope that every patient leaves the office understanding that medication is an option but, positive life changes we make can have a far greater impact on our health than any medication would.

- Ross VanNorman, PA-C

Ross originally provided emergency medical services as a paramedic here in Portland, OR after moving from Michigan. He would later graduate from Portland State University with a degree in Health Sciences. He moved away while pursuing his Master’s Degree at The George Washington University in Physician Assistant Studies in our nation’s capital: Washington, D.C. Ross is a member of various organizations, such as: The American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Oregon Society of Physician Assistants, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Ross now focuses on various lung and sleep disorders at The Oregon Clinic - Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine.

Other Interests: 

In his spare time, Ross enjoys family time with his wife, child, and dog, doing family activities like hiking, biking, running, traveling, camping, playing soccer, and enjoying delicious Oregon food and beverages.

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
Physician Assistant
Education & Training: 
  • MS, Physician Assistant, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2015
  • BS, Health Science, Portland State University, Portland, OR, 2013
  • AAS, Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI, 2010
Other Activities: 
  • Member, Oregon Society of Physician Assistants, 2015-Present
  • Member, Washington Academy of Physician Assistants, 2015-Present
  • Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2014-Present
  • Member, James K. Tolton Student Society, The George Washington University, 2013-Present