Heike Gries, M.D., Ph.D.

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Pediatrics, Anesthesiology
Special Interest:
Anesthesia (Pediatric)
Accepting Patients:
English, German

"I love to work for our pediatric patients. It is my daily goal to give the very best care to our little patients. To provide the best possible care I will always listen to our patients and parents and include the unique needs for each child. Being trained in Germany and the United States, I feel honored to be one of the health care providers at Doernbecher."


Dr. Gries specializes in caring for infants, children and adolescents requiring anesthesia for surgery. She also specializes in sedation for diagnostic procedures and acute pain management.Dr. Gries is interested in resident and fellow education and is the leader for the residents from other departments rotating through Pediatric Anesthesiology. She is also contact person for per-operative questions at Doernbecher.In her spare time, Dr. Gries enjoys spending time with her husband with the company of Golden Retriever “Lilly” and Cat “Jenny” and will always have a story to tell about their animals. She also enjoys training for long distance running events and reading for the book club (even though is not always able to finish the book on time).


  • Degrees:
    M.D., Freie University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 1996
    Ph.D., Freie University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 1997
  • Residency:
    Anesthesiology & Intensive Care, Eberhard-Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany, 1996 – 2000
    Anesthesiology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, 2001-2002
    Anesthesiology, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, 2000-2001 and 2002- 2003
  • Fellowship:
    Pediatric Anesthesiology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon 2004-2005
  • Certifications:
    German Board of Anesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine, 2003
    USMLE 1, 2, 3, 1998 and 2004

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