Jessica Grant

  • Doernbecher Neonatal Care Ctr


Jessica Grant is Speech Language Pathologist at Doernbecher Children's Hospital that specializes in neonatal feeding and swallowing.  Her primarily role is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where she is able help premature infants learn to eat safely and effectively.  

She is also on a multidisciplinary team that sees infants once they've discharged from area NICUs.  On this team, she provides close follow-up and support for families along with a Developmental Specialist, a Nutiritionist, and an MD.  This team ensures these infants continue growing and developing on their trajectory.  We also stay in close contact with the infant's pediatrician to support the family as a healthcare team. 

Education and training

    • M.S., 2011, Portland State University
  • Fellowship

    • Clinical Fellowship Year at Children's Hospital Los Angeles specializing in Craniofacial disorders and infant feeding
  • Certifications

    • Certified Neonatal Therapist
    • Certificate of Clinical Competence

Areas of interest

  • Neonatal Feeding/Swallowing disorders
  • Quality improvement
  • Pediatric medical device innovation

Honors and awards

  • 2020 OHSU New Inventor of the Year



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