Monica Deshpande, F.N.P.

  • Instructor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, School of Medicine
  • Instructor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine


Monica Deshpande, F.N.P., joined the department of Otolaryngology in 2011 returning to the Pacific Northwest from Nashville, TN where she spent the previous 15 years. She enjoys seeing general pediatric otolaryngology patients as well as being part of a multi-disciplinary team that specializes in the care of pediatric hemangiomas and vascular disorders. Monica delivers an integrated approach in health care by involving the families and members of the pediatric specialty team. She earned her B.S. and Masters of Science in nursing from Vanderbilt University where she spent over 10 years providing health-care to children. Certified by the ANCC, a member of the Nurse Practitioners of Oregon and the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Nurses, she has also served as guest faculty at Vanderbilt University and OHSU School of Nursing mentoring students, seeing patients, and giving lectures. In her spare time, Monica enjoys the many outdoor activities that Portland has to offer, running, kayaking, hiking, and biking.

Education and training

  • Certifications

    • American Nurses Credentialing Center

Memberships and associations:

  • Nurse Practitioners of Oregon



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