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Heike Gries, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Clinical Coordinator for Craniofacia
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine


  • Anesthesiology
  • Pediatrics

Special focus

  • Anesthesia (Pediatric)

Locations and contact

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About me

Dr. Gries specializes in caring for infants, children and adolescents requiring anesthesia for surgery. She also specializes in sedation for diagnostic procedures and acute pain management. Dr. Gries is interested in resident and fellow education and is the leader for the residents from other departments rotating through pediatric anesthesiology. She is also contact person for peri-operative questions at Doernbecher. In her spare time, Dr. Gries enjoys spending time with her husband, with the company of Golden Retriever “Lilly” and Cat “Jenny”, and will always have a story to tell about their animals. She also enjoys Yoga, running and reading novels.

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

Education and training

    • M.D., 1996, Freie University of Berlin
    • Ph.D., 1997, Freie University of Berlin
  • Residency

    • Anesthesiology and intensive care, Eberhard-Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany, 1996–2000
    • Anesthesiology, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, 2001-2003
  • Fellowship

    • Pediatric anesthesiology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, 2004-2005
  • Certifications

    • German Board of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, 2003

Memberships and associations:

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Oregon Society of Anesthesiology
  • Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • Oregon Medical Association
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