Michael Vanderlind, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine


Dr. Michael Vanderlind is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. He is a neuropsychologist within OHSU’s Pediatric Critical Care and Neurotrauma Recovery Program (PCCNRP). The PCCNRP supports youth starting when they are in the hospital and continuing throughout the recovery process. Dr. Vanderlind evaluates children and adolescents with a history of traumatic or acquired brain injury. He partners with families to identify services that support children's social, psychological, and academic development. Dr. Vanderlind also has expertise in providing psychotherapy to youth and their parents. He is proficient in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

Dr. Vanderlind's research aims to identify factors that underlie disparities in health care. A better understanding of those factors will help to create systems that serve to promote equity. To that end, Dr. Vanderlind prioritizes advocacy in his clinical work. He is dedicated to supporting families who need extra assistance to access treatments and services.

In his spare time, Dr. Vanderlind enjoys running, yoga and hiking. He and his husband love exploring Oregon’s endless nature and eating their way through Portland’s delicious food scene.


  • B.S., 2011, The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.S., 2016, Yale University
  • Ph.D., 2019, Yale University
  • Internship:

    • Clinical Psychology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, 2019
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric Neuropsychology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, 2021



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