Salem, Oregon Gastroenterologist : Salem Gastro : Richard Brandes, M.D.



Richard Brandes

Richard Brandes , M.D.

Board Certified Internal Medicine, Board Certified Gastroenterology

A native of Oregon, Dr. Brandes earned a Bachelor of Science in English at Willamette University and earned his Medical Degree at Oregon Health & Sciences University. He spent six years in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he completed his Internal Medicine residency as well as a Gastroenterology fellowship. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Brandes has particular interest in liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease and emerging endoscopic technologies.

Professional Experience

  • September 2009 - current Salem Gastroenterology Consultants. Partner - Practicing in gastroenterology, including general gastroenterology, hepatology, IBD. Endoscopic procedures including EGD, Colonoscopy & ERCP.
  • The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM.
    • July 2006 - June 2009 Fellow in Gastroenterology
    • July 2004 - June 2006 Resident Physician - Department of Internal Medicine
    • June 2003 - July 2004 Intern - Department of Internal Medicine
  • March 1998 - August 1999 Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR. Research Assistant, Sleep Disorders Laboratory; Project manager for a randomized clinical control trial evaluating the effects of melatonin on blind persons having free-running circadian rhythms.


  • August 1999 - June 2003 Doctor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR
  • September 1996 - August 1997 Bachelor of Science in Biology, Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • August 1992 - May 1996 Bachelor of Science in English, Willamette University, Salem, OR

Licensure and Certification

  • Certification in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Certification in Gastroenterology , American Board of Internal Medicine
  • State Of Oregon Medical License
  • Drug Enforcement Agency

Honors and Awards

  • The University of New Mexico, Department of Internal Medicine, Albuquerque, NM
    • 2003-2004 Chief Residents’ Intern Award
    • 2005-2006 Chief Residents’ Resident Award
  • Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR
    • 2000, 2001, 2002 Otterdale Scholarship
    • 2000, 2001 Clasey Scholarship
  • Willamette University, Salem, OR
    • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
    • Willamette University Honors at Entrance


  • 2006-present American Gastroenterological Association
  • 2006-present American College of Gastroenterology
  • 2006-present American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • 2009-present Oregon Medical Association

Personal Interests

  • Fly Fishing
  • Basketball
  • Skiing
  • Gardening
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Wine
  • Mountain Biking
  • Baseball