Bob Nickel

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Special Interests:
Pediatrics (General), Child Development
Accepting Patients:
English, Spanish (some)

"It is a great privilege for me to work with children with chronic conditions and disabilities and their families, and share in what are some of each family’s most challenging times as well as their most rewarding."


Dr. Nickel is a developmental pediatrician and Professor of Pediatrics at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, Department of Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University. He has nearly 30 years of experience evaluating and treating children, adolescents and young adults with a variety of developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders (ASD), ADHD, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy and spina bifida. He is former Director of the Eugene CDRC office and former Director of the Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHN), Oregon's statewide program for services for CYSHN. He is currently medical consultant to the Center for CYSHN and the health care representative on the Governor's Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). His clinical activities are primarily in CDRC's Autism, Child Development, and Neurodevelopmental clinics. He sees patients at the Eugene CDRC office and at the CDRC Autism clinic, Doernbecher Childrens Hospital.


  • Degree:
    M.D., University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA, 1971
  • Residency:
    Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, 1973 and San Diego, 1975
  • Fellowship:
    Developmental Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, 1980
  • Certification:
    American Board of Pediatrics, 1977

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