Headshot photo of Joseph D. Pinter, M.D., M.B.A.

Joseph D. Pinter, M.D., M.B.A.

  • Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Pediatrics, School of Medicine
  • Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology, School of Medicine
  • Pediatric Neurology Residency Program
  • Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Program


Dr. Joseph Pinter is a pediatric neurologist who provides care in the Neurodevelopment Clinic at OHSU’s Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC) and the Pediatric Neurology clinic at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

He directs the Down syndrome and congenital brain anomalies programs at the CDRC. He also works with the spina bifida program and provides prenatal (before birth) and neonatal (newborn) consultations for this and other conditions. He staffs the spina bifida clinic at Shriners Children’s Portland. 

He is board certified in neurology with special qualification in child neurology. His research has focused on neuroimaging in congenital brain anomalies and Down syndrome. His clinical interests include:

  • Down syndrome
  • Spina bifida
  • Congenital brain anomalies
  • Tourette syndrome 
  • General child neurology

Dr. Pinter received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He completed residency in pediatrics at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA. He then completed a pediatric neurology residency in the neurological training program at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard-Longwood. After post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Stanford University, he worked at Seattle Children's Hospital and UC Davis Medical Center prior to coming to OHSU.

Education and training

    • B.S., 1986, Stanford University
    • B.A., 1986, Stanford University
    • M.D., 1990, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine
  • Residency

    • Pediatrics Children’s Hospital, Seattle/University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1990
    • Pediatrics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, 1992
    • Pediatric and Adult Neurology, Harvard-Longwood Neurological Training Program, Boston, Massachusetts, 1993
  • Fellowship

    • Pediatric Neurology (Neuroimaging and Developmental Brain Malformations), University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, 1996
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Neurology

Memberships and associations:

  • Child neurology

Areas of interest

  • Down syndrome
  • Spina bifida
  • Fetal neurology
  • Congenital brain malformations
  • General child neurology including tics/Tourette syndrome and headaches
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Neuroimaging


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