About Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Photo of a child with a parent in an exam room speaking with a healthcare provider.
Dr. Jenny Wilson, pediatric neurologist, is one of our many providers who specialize in caring for children.

Pediatric care

From the ordinary to the extraordinary

OHSU Doernbecher offers the region’s broadest range of pediatric treatments – to more children in more places than any other hospital in Oregon or Southwest Washington.

Education and training

Educating pediatric specialists throughout the region

  • More than half of Oregon’s practicing pediatricians were trained at Doernbecher
  • Doernbecher offers the only pediatric residency program in Oregon – and each year roughly 1,000 medical students from around the country vie for the program’s 18 spots
  • More than a quarter of all physicians in the U.S. pursuing pediatrics apply to Doernbecher each year as interns and residents
  • Doernbecher provides a wide range of professional development

Pediatric research

Finding cures and treatments, changing the face of pediatric medical science

  • Involved in more than 80 active pediatric clinical trials and databases – more than all other Oregon hospitals combined
  • Part of OHSU, a nationally ranked research institution where more than 4,000 research studies are currently under way
  • Testing the newest potential cancer therapies as one of only 21 National Cancer Institute-designated pediatric Phase 1 cancer centers in the nation; world’s first hospital to test the effectiveness of Gleevec, the revolutionary cancer pill* on kids
  • Breakthrough research in the genetic and cellular causes of childhood diseases

Community outreach

Doernbecher experts collaborate to improve the health of children

  • Doernbecher experts travel the region to provide specialty care at more than 150 outreach clinics in 13 locations so kids can receive care in their own communities
  • The Pediatric and Neonatal Doernbecher Transport (PANDA) team responds to emergencies throughout the state, making more than 800 trips each year
  • Doernbecher’s telemedicine network includes sites in Eugene, Medford, Roseburg, Silverton, Astoria, Coos Bay and McMinnville – allowing Doernbecher specialists to partner with regional providers via state-of-the-art technology

Only at Doernbecher

Offering services available nowhere else in Oregon, including:

  • Pediatric bone marrow/stem cell transplants
  • Pediatric epilepsy surgery
  • Phase I clinical trials for new pediatric cancer therapies
  • Comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents with brain tumors
  • Pediatric hemophilia services
  • Pediatric renal transplant
  • Treatment for inborn errors of metabolism
  • Most advanced non-invasive treatments for heart defects
  • See an A-Z list of all Doernbecher services