About Doernbecher Children's Hospital

A young girl stands in front of the OHSU Doernbecher Emergency Room sign

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.

• Providing the greatest number of children’s specialists working together in one location 

• Offering the newest and most advanced treatments because Doernbecher is part of OHSU, Oregon’s only academic health center 

• Partnering with providers to deliver care to children from every county in Oregon 

• Integrating inpatient, outpatient and surgical care in one facility

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 more than 600 medical students from around the country vie for the program’s 16 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