Roger Alberty

John P. St. John Memorial High School
Class of 1953

(Oct. 20, 1935 —       )

Before leaving his mark in the Pacific Northwest health care field, Roger was a standout high school athlete, club leader, avid scout and class president. He earned a psychology degree in 1957 from the University of Kansas and was a submarine officer in the United States Navy from 1957 to 1962. Roger earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1968 and arrived in Portland later that year, where he eventually served as chief of surgery. In 2008, the Portland Clinic named its surgical outpatient center in Tigard after Alberty, in honor of his 30-year career in medicine. A member of the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors, Roger has written for many medical journals and helps others through the Alberty Fund for Surgical Education.