About our staff

You can rely on our cardiac health team to give you the professional care and compassion you need.

Meet our physician leaders

Photo of Yong Shin, MD

Yong Shin, MD
Director, Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Heart and Vascular Care

Dr. Shin earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical School and completed his surgical training at Harvard and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He comes to us from Manhattan's St. Vincent's Hospital, where his patient survival rates were among the highest in the region. To date he has performed more than 2,000 heart surgeries. Dr. Shin has been voted one of Portland's "Top Docs" in Portland Monthly magazine.

Kathy A. Crispell, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Sunnyside Medical Center, and advanced heart failure specialist, Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Heart and Vascular Care

Dr. Crispell earned her medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She went on to do training in internal medicine and cardiovascular surgery at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Dr. Crispell has been voted one of Portland's "Top Docs" in Portland Monthly magazine.

Photo of Robert Crawford, MD

Robert Crawford, MD
Interventional cardiologist and Chief, Department of Cardiology
Dr. Crawford earned his degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He then performed his medical training at the University of Southern California Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Southern California. Dr. Crawford is board certified in interventional cardiology. He joined the Permanente Medical Group in 1996.

 

 

A team dedicated to your health

We've gathered doctors and other health care professionals from heart centers throughout the Northwest. The result is a highly qualified group of committed professionals.

  • Our doctors use the full range of heart care treatment options, including minimally invasive care that's ideal for frail or elderly patients.
  • All our nurses are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
  • If you stay overnight, physicians are available 24/7 to oversee your care.

Learn more about our team and about each member's qualifications.

 

Getting care

Look here for the medical care our hospitals provide, from emergency care to having a baby or heart surgery. Find Kaiser Permanente hospitals and partner hospitals.

Quality and research

Kaiser Permanente has hundreds of medical researchers looking for connections between lifestyle and wellness, and between promising treatments and outcomes.

About our hospitals

Learn about our hospitals’ history, role in the community, commitment to the environment, and opportunities for work or volunteering.