V. Tammy De La Melena, MD

Breast Surgical Oncology - V. Tammy De La Melena, MD


Breast Surgical Oncology

Primary Location

9555 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 150
Portland, OR 97225
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Additional Languages

  • Spanish

V. Tammy De La Melena, MD

Medical School

Doctor of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, Portland, OR


General Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, Portland, OR

Board Certification

General Surgery


  • Breast cancer
  • Benign breast disease
  • High-risk screening
  • Oncoplastic surgery
  • Multidisciplinary surgical resident education


  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncologists
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Chairwoman, Breast Program Leadership Committee, Providence St. Vincent Hospital
  • Peer Review Committee, Legacy Good Samaritan, Portland, OR
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, OHSU Dept. of Surgery, Portland, OR
  • Chairwoman, Medical Advisory Committee, Breast Division, State of Oregon Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
  • Steering Committee, Ruth l. Spear Breast Center, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR


Dr. De La Melena is a breast surgical oncologist specializing in the surgical management of breast cancer and benign breast disease. She has a special interest in oncoplastic techniques, including skin and nipple sparing mastectomies. Having been part of a general surgery practice for a number of years, Dr. De La Melena has a unique perspective on the special concerns of breast cancer patients. Her practice philosophy hinges on the belief that the best breast cancer care is a partnership and team effort between patient, surgeon, nurses and physicians from different oncology specialties. Each brings a unique perspective, energy and enthusiasm to treatment planning which leads to improved outcomes.

Dr. De La Melena immigrated to America when she was ten. She is a wife and mother of two young children.