Dr. Walter John Urba MD Medical Oncologist

Dr. Walter Urba is a medical oncologist in Portland, Oregon. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including OHSU Hospital and Providence Portland Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and has been in practice for 33 years. Dr. Urba accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 11 doctors at OHSU Hospital and one of 16 at Providence Portland Medical Center who specialize in Medical Oncology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Medical Oncologist: General Oncology

Clinical Interests: Cancer Vaccines, Melanoma, CD8-Positive T-Lymphocytes, Treatment Outcome, Immunotherapy, Interleukin-2

Hospital Affiliation

Providence Portland Medical Center
High performing in Cancer

OHSU Hospital
Ranked #49 in Cancer

Education & Medical Training

Morristown Memorial Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1981 - 1983

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Fellowship, Medical Oncology, 1983 - 1986

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Class of 1981

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 29 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 27 years in Medical Oncology

OR State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

OX40 Is a Potent Immune-Stimulating Target in Late-Stage Cancer Patients.
Curti, B. D.,Kovacsovics-Bankowski, M.,Morris, N.,Walker, E.,Chisholm, L.,Floyd, K.,Walker, J.,Gonzalez, I.,Meeuwsen, T.,Fox, B. A.,Moudgil, T.,Miller, W.,Haley, D.,Coffey, T.,Fisher, B.,Delanty-Miller, L.,Rymarchyk, N.,Kelly, T.,Crocenzi, T.,Bernstein, E.,Sanborn, R.,Urba, W. J.,Weinberg, A. D.

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer consensus statement on tumour immunotherapy for the treatment of cutaneous melanoma.
Kaufman, H. L.,Kirkwood, J. M.,Hodi, F. S.,Agarwala, S.,Amatruda, T.,Bines, S. D.,Clark, J. I.,Curti, B.,Ernstoff, M. S.,Gajewski, T.,Gonzalez, R.,Hyde, L. J.,Lawson, D.,Lotze, M.,Lutzky, J.,Margolin, K.,McDermott, D. F.,Morton, D.,Pavlick, A.,Richards, J. M.,Sharfman, W.,Sondak, V. K.,Sosman, J.,Steel, S.,Tarhini, A.,Thompson, J. A.,Titze, J.,Urba, W.,White, R.,Atkins, M. B.

Development of ipilimumab: a novel immunotherapeutic approach for the treatment of advanced melanoma.
Wolchok, J. D.,Hodi, F. S.,Weber, J. S.,Allison, J. P.,Urba, W. J.,Robert, C.,O'Day, S. J.,Hoos, A.,Humphrey, R.,Berman, D. M.,Lonberg, N.,Korman, A. J.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net Oregon PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Lifewise Health Plan of Oregon
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • ODS Network
  • Pacificare HMO
  • PacificSource Preferred PSN
  • Providence Health System Personal Option
  • Providence Health System Preferred PPO
  • Regence Oregon - Preferred Provider Network
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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