Co-Chairs & Panel Members

Christopher G. Slatore, M.D., MS

Co-Director; VHA Portland Health Care System, Lung Cancer Screening Program

Core Investigator; VHA Portland Health Care System, Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care

Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

Christopher Slatore is interested in the prevention, detection, treatment, and healthcare delivery for patients with tobacco-related lung diseases, chiefly lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His research has focused on improving patient outcomes and identifying innovative approaches to treatment in these areas. He is currently investigating the influence of patient-clinician communication on patient-centered outcomes for patients with and at risk of having lung cancer. Through the application of comparative research methodologies, he hopes to improve healthcare quality for patients with tobacco-related lung diseases.

VA Portland Health Care System

VA Portland Health Care System; Level 1A VA facility in the Pacific Northwest.

Program Structure

Centralized: SDM and orders performed by dedicated LCS program personnel

Program Governance Structure


Type of Tracking System

EMR-based registry

Unique Population Served by Program

Minority representation