Dr. David Adler, MD

Dr. David Adler, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. David Adler, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1040 NW 22nd Ave Ste 630

Portland, OR 97210

Contact Information

(503) 796-2743

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 88% of peers
Spine Deformities
more than 81% of peers
more than 80% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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23  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • SUNY
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • SUNY Downstate/King Co
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • SUNY Downstate/King Co
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Adler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch

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What People Say About Dr. David Adler, MD
I had a great experience with this office. Very professional and caring team. I Highly recommend Dr. Adler.
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May 17, 2018
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Horrible communication and follow through. Rudest, nastiness office staff. Have no confidence in this Dr if this is how he allows his staff to treat patients.
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Beaverton, OR – Aug 09, 2017
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Dr. Adler and his staff are overworked and rude. They seem to find follow up care to be tedious and their communication is short, incomplete and unhelpful. After surgery it feels like you are at the mercy of someone with a serious God complex and there is nowhere to turn for help. You're stuck...Read More
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Portland – Feb 25, 2017
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Dr. Adler was highly recommended to me and I have recommended Dr. Adler to many people. His staff is great, I had minimal wait time, I found him very personable, and most of all he is an excellent surgeon. People must be responsible for what they do after the surgery. Not everybody complies ...Read More
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Diane K-P in Mulino, Or – Sep 30, 2016
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