Michael Marietta, M.D.
OHSU Radiation Oncologist | CCC Medical Director
University of Kansas School of Medicine
General Surgery, Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Radiation Oncology, Chief Resident, USC/LAC+USC Medical Center
Q. Where did you grow up?
A. I was born and raised in Salina, Kansas, a small town in the middle of the state.
Q. What’s your favorite part of your job?
A. As a radiation oncologist, I get to guide patients and their families through the challenges of a cancer diagnosis, and to apply advanced radiotherapy techniques to both improve treatment efficacy and decrease side effects.
Q. What do you appreciate most about CCC?
A. The shared mission of everyone I work with to provide excellent care to our patients.
Q. What words or phrase best describes CCC
A. Advanced care close to home.
Q. What are some of your favorite “Oregon” things to do?
A. Outside of work I love spending time in the outdoors (specifically hiking, cycling and camping).
Q. What’s your favorite song of all time and why?
A. “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac. My parents played a lot of Fleetwood Mac around the house when I was growing up and I still turn this one up every time it plays on the radio.
Q. What’s a fun fact about you that others might be surprised by?
A. I worked on a peony farm in high school and as a nuclear reactor operator in college.