Esophageal Surgical Specialist with the Center for Advanced Surgery at The Oregon Clinic in Portland, OR

Christy M Dunst, MD FACS is a practicing esophageal surgical specialist with the Center for Advanced Surgery at The Oregon Clinic in Portland, OR. Dr. Dunst joined the multispecialty group after completing the Thoracic Foregut Fellowship at University of Southern California in 2006 under Dr. Tom DeMeester. Dr. Dunst has been the Program Director for the Providence Portland Medical Center Advanced GI-Foregut Clinical Surgery Fellowship since 2018. Dr. Dunst graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver Colorado and completed general surgery residency training at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Dr. Dunst has been the Executive Director of The Foundation for Surgical Innovation and Education (, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of surgery through education and invention since 2011. Dr. Dunst is an active member of several organizations, including the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. Dr. Dunst also a founding member and active board member of the American Foregut Society. Her area of research focuses on mentoring surgical fellows in all aspects of disorders of the esophagus. A sampling of her most recent co-authored publications include:

Experience-based expert consensus on the intra-operative usage of the Endoflip impedance planimetry system. Surg Endosc. 2020

The Development and Natural History of Hiatal Hernias: Ann Surg. 2020

POEM: clinical outcomes beyond 5 years. Surg Endosc. 2021

High Resolution Manometry in a Functioning Fundoplication – Establishing a Standard Profile .Ann Surg. 2021