Pediatric Brain Tumors

Complete Treatment for Spinal Cord and Brain Tumors in Children

We are a comprehensive pediatric program for infants, children and adolescents with brain tumors. We treat 45-50 children with brain and spinal cord tumors each year.

Your child receives highly specialized care from a whole team of brain tumor experts. 

Your child’s unique needs are reviewed and discussed by our team of specialists who collaborate on the best course of brain tumor treatment for your child. Our specialists are experts in neuro-oncology, neurosurgery, radiation oncology, neuroradiology, neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, endocrinology, neuropsychology, neuropathology and nursing.  

We provide your child the most advanced surgical procedures and childhood brain tumor expertise.

Our pediatric neurosurgeons use the latest technology to maximize tumor removal and preserve brain function, assuring your child the best possible outcome. We are frequently called upon to teach these advanced techniques to neurosurgeons throughout the country.

Our research gives your child access to the newest brain tumor treatments for kids. 

We are the only center in Oregon to conduct Phase I clinical trials for pediatric cancer care. This means at Doernbecher your child can participate in a clinical study and find new hope when conventional pediatric brain tumor treatments have not been successful.

Meet the Pediatric Brain Tumor Treatment Team at Doernbecher Children's Hospital

We are a multi-specialty team of experts in several pediatric specialties related to oncology and the central nervous system. We work closely together to care for kids with brain tumors, pediatric brain cancer, and tumors of the spinal cord.




Your child and family also receive coordinated care, as needed, from specialists in:

  • Pediatric oncology nursing
  • Audiology
  • Neuro-opthalmology
  • Pediatric Opthalmology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Nutrition
  • Social work
  • Palliative care

Schedule an Appointment:

503 346-0640

877 346-0640 toll free


For Healthcare Providers:

Physician Consult and Referral Service

503 346-0644

888 346-0644 toll free

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OHSU Doernbecher

Children’s Hospital

10th Floor

700 S.W. Campus Drive

Portland, OR 97239


Chase's Story

Chase's Brain Tumor Story

"It was the biggest loss of control a parent feels when they have to send their child off to surgery, let alone brain surgery to remove a golf ball sized tumor. But it was out of our control at that point."

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“It is so important for subspecialists to be gathered in one room, looking at the MRIs and pathology slides together, and making decisions for patients as a team.  Doernbecher is big enough to have all the up-to-date technology, but we know that along with advanced technology, it is our professional collaboration that can make all the difference in a patient’s treatment.”

Kellie Nazemi, M.D.

Pediatric Brain Cancer Support

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital offers support for families and children with brain tumors.

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