EDUCATION Dr. Contino completed his undergraduate studies in Santa Clara, Calif. at Santa Clara University earning a bachelor's degree in combined science. He went on to attend Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago where he completed his medical degree. Dr. Contino attended the UC Davis Medical School where he completed his six year residency with one year in cardiac research. AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST After years of treating breast, colon and thyroid cancers, Dr. Contino has a special focus on breast related diseases using less invasive technologies such as breast ultrasound, stereotactic imaging, cryotherapy, and other new modalities. EXPERIENCE Dr. Contino is a board certified general surgeon at Covenant Cancer Care with a focus in diseases of the breast. Prior to joining the practice, Dr. Contino began with the Northwest Permanente Physicians in Salem, Oregon in 1994. He later joined Salem Clinic Physicians and Surgeons, PC in 1997. During this time, he participated in the Salem Hospital Breast Center Committee, Salem Hospital Planning Center for Outpatient Medicine and was appointed Section Chief of Salem Hospital General Surgery. PERSONAL Dr. Contino is married with four children. His interests include hiking, cooking, fishing and cycling. He is an advocate of the American Society of Breast Surgeons with the goal of improving physician education and communication. BOARD CERTIFIED Board Certified General Surgeon Ultrasound Certification with the American Society of Breast Surgeons MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS American Society of Breast Surgeons Clark County Medical Society Fellow of the American College of Surgeons Registered with The Mastery of Surgery Breast Program and Original Pilot Program
I am dedicated to treating breast cancer on an individualized basis. This requires staying up on the latest forms of breast cancer treatment, and closely collaborating with other specialists who are like minded. My goal is to spend time with my patients to inform them, and console if needed as I would hope others would treat members of my family. Ultimately I want to provide surgical cure, acceptable cosmetic outcomes, and good functional results.
Dr. Contino's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Breast Surgery
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Breast Surgical Oncology
Dr. Contino does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Contino's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Biopsy of Breast
Breast Cancer Treatment
Breast Surgical Procedure
Excision of Breast Tumor
Genetic Counseling Services
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mammosite Catheter Insertion
Port Placements or Replacements
Malpractice Claims not available
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Santa Clara University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1988
UC-Davis Med Ctr
Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
UC-Davis Med Ctr
Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Contino has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Contino has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
Dr. Contino does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Contino and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.