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Mubeen A. Jafri M.D.

    • Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery School of Medicine

Dr. Mubeen Jafri joined the OHSU Division of Pediatric Surgery in September 2011. He was appointed interm chair of pediatric surgery in 2017. Dr. Jafri came to Portland after almost a decade of training and research in Cincinnati, Ohio. He completed his training at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center where he also spent two years of research in the area of biliary atresia, the most common cause of liver failure requiring transplant in children. His care of these special children that usually require operative intervention in the first few months of life helped develop an understanding of the role of pediatric surgery in the care of the most fragile patients.

The unique nature of pediatric surgery involves long-term care of patients, making it different from many other fields of surgery. This results in special relationships between surgeons and families. Dr. Jafri enjoys developing these bonds with patients and families. He feels that the care of children involves patience and that every family must be treated individually and with respect.

In his free time, Dr. Jafri, his wife, and their three children enjoy discovering the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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  • B.S., Old Dominion University, Norfolk Virginia 1999
  • M.D., Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk Virginia 2002
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, University of Cincinnati Department of Surgery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2009
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric Surgery Research Fellowship, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2007
    • Pediatric Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2011
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery, 2010

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

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