Cynthia Shaff-Chin, MD


Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician | Sellwood Clinic

Approach to Patient Care

I value ongoing relationships and personal connections with my patients of all ages and am passionate about advocating for each individual in our increasingly complex healthcare system. I strive to partner with each person to help make the best-informed decisions for optimal health.

I have cherished more than 20 years of delivering babies and caring for diverse families with comprehensive family medicine. Now that my own incredible children are adults, I am delighted to transfer my practice to NWPC for this next chapter of my career! I especially enjoy guiding families through the joys and challenges of childhood development, from newborns through young adults. I am also very experienced in reproductive, gynecological, and breast care and emphasize preventive health for everyone. I provide compassionate care for all of my patients with a particular focus on respectful inclusivity of LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Personal Interests

My wonderful husband and I settled in Portland in 2003. We love the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest, but also traveling whenever possible! We raised two amazing people, live with two hilarious cats, and enjoy gathering with family who moved from California and Michigan and now call Portland home. Enjoying food and exercising are important parts of my daily life, and when I get a chance, I love to recharge with music, gardening, movies, and books.

Specialties / Areas of Interest

  • Pediatrics (all ages)
  • Gynecological and breast health
  • Procedures
  • Reproductive health/contraception
  • Inclusive LGBTQIA+ and gender spectrum health


Medical Degree
MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Medical Residency
Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)

Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona with OHSU


Memberships & Associations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians



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