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Dr. Stephen L. Noble is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon and a decorated United States Navy veteran who has served 7 years on active duty as a general surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2016 as part of Operation Resolute Support. His clinical interests include minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery, health outcomes disparities, heart disease prevention, cancer screening and prevention, and the integration of science and technology in medicine.
A native of Portland, OR, Dr. Noble obtained his bachelor’s degree from the Xavier University of Louisiana. He then attended the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he earned a master’s degree in medical sciences and a medical degree. He completed a residency in general surgery at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR.
Following his training, he began his active duty career and was stationed at the Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital in Twentynine Palms, CA, serving as a general surgeon at one of the largest military training centers in the nation. After concluding his tour, Dr. Noble completed his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the Ohio State University, serving as chief resident and receiving the Housestaff Citizenship Award.
Dr. Noble was then stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) in Portsmouth, VA, one of three military treatment facilities in the Navy that perform cardiothoracic surgery services. During his tenure at NMCP, Dr. Noble served as the chairman of the Thoracic Tumor Board and created the Adult Thoracic Robotic Surgery Program.
In 2018, Dr. Noble and his family moved to Modesto, CA. He practiced as a physician with Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, performing cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery services. He was the first surgeon in the Central Valley area to perform robotic-assisted thoracic surgery, a complex and innovative procedure, providing patients the opportunity to heal quickly from chest surgery. In 2020, he and his family relocated back to their Pacific Northwest roots, and he joined Providence Medical Group in Olympia, Washington.
Dr. Noble has had various leadership positions and is the recipient of numerous awards. He is a member of several organizations, including Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the American College of Surgeons, and the National Medical Association. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed academic medical journals and was an assistant professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, where he actively participated in the education of medical students and the training of general surgery residents. He is passionate about mentorship, youth advocacy, entrepreneurship, health education, civil rights, and social action.
An excerpt from Dr. Noble’s professional mission statement reads, “With a patient-centered focus, I strive to provide the best, cutting-edge, and evidenced-based care my patients deserve. I work daily to be a leader in my family, my community, and the field of cardiothoracic surgery. I believe it is not only a privilege to aid in helping the next generation of American leaders in medicine and the community, but an obligation. Blessed with talent, I am blessed even more to serve.” Dr. Noble is a man of faith, family, fitness, and fun. He and his wife Bajik are the proud parents of five children.