Jillian N. Sanford M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonology School of Medicine

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4.7 out of 5 (174 Ratings, 29 Comments)


  • Pediatrics

Special focus on

  • Sleep Medicine
  • Residency:

    • Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University, 2016
  • Fellowship:

    • Sleep Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, 2017
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Pediatrics, 2016


Dr. Sanford is a pediatrician and children’s sleep specialist at the OHSU Sleep Disorders clinic. She is excited to be part of a multidisciplinary program that strives for excellence in teaching, research, and providing high quality care to patients.

Dr. Sanford stays active by hiking, biking, and running. She enjoys her morning cup of coffee, taking trips home to her native New Mexico for green and red chili, and spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Sanford has a love for animals, especially for her French bulldog George.

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  • English
  • Spanish (some)

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (174 Ratings, 29 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Dec 10, 2019

    The doctor is very nice and answers all of our questions and concerns.

  • Dec 03, 2019

    She was friendly and warm and spoke to my daughter directly rather than through me. She was very thorough and did an excellent job of breaking down complex info into digestible parts.

  • Oct 23, 2019


  • Oct 16, 2019

    She was very polite, explained things well and tried her best to understand our worries and concerns to help my child.

  • Oct 15, 2019

    Dr Sanford has a wonderful bedside manner. A talented physician and a gem to partner with in the care of my child

  • Sep 19, 2019

    They provided a lot of very helpful information.

  • Aug 20, 2019

    She was kind and informative. Very attentive.

  • Aug 05, 2019

    we had a really good experience the provider and her staff were really nice she answered all our questions and took the time to listen to what we had to say very friendly

  • Jul 02, 2019

    The doctor listened well and was great with the kids

  • Apr 23, 2019

    She was kind and explained everything very well.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Dr. Sanford was kind and provided helpful information but had zero ability to read the stress response, and the fact that the recommendations were not a good fit for our individual situation.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    They are polite, helpful very knowledgeable and friendly.

  • Apr 03, 2019

    Took time to answer all questions thoroughly.

  • Mar 29, 2019

    She really spent the time necessary to gather my son’s history, explain future tests, possible treatment options and interventions.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    We didn't feel rushed and she took the time to answer any and all questions in a way that was respectful and knowledgeable. She pointed out things we were doing right and suggested ways to improve without making me feel like I was parenting WRONG

  • Jan 26, 2019

    Well, she was a very nice provider. It was like ... I have a special needs child, it was like that she didn't even look over any of the stuff that the doctor sent over that, that ... or anything, any of the special needs stuff that we required, or it was just the same advice over and over again that I had heard for the last 9 years and we're finally here because none of those things works, and she just didn't listen, she just kept suggesting the same things, and while I understand that's what you have to do the first time, it was and helpful for us to go. And we didn't get anything out of it. So maybe have your providers read the stuff that people send over, the chart notes and stuff.

  • Jan 24, 2019

    Provider was extremely patient with my daughter and gave very helpful suggestions.

  • Dec 20, 2018

    She was very pleasant, listened to our concerns and explained all of our options. She took the time to help when she could have just brushed us off and sent us home. She informed us of a referral that had been placed that we were unaware of and explained why we were sent to her office.

  • Dec 20, 2018

    I took [Name] 6 years old to a Sleep Clinic wasn't really sure what to expect as I am a C-PAP wearer. And I was treated absolutely by far the best that I've ever been treated in terms of my relationship with [Name] being his grandfather and his foster parent. The doctor was just fabulous and she asked a lot of questions and then went over everything a second time in such a respectful way that I didn't feel like I was being talk down to. Dr. Jill is a fabulous sleep doctor and I'm really looking forward to going through with the sleep study for a [Name]

  • Nov 26, 2018

    She was extremely kind, informational, and very engaging with all of the family members, and it was just a very good experience. I did enjoy her very much.

  • Nov 08, 2018

    Friendly and kind but passed the buck to psychiatry when we're trying to better understand sleep disorders.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    We had a very nice visit, felt heard and understood and value the professionalism and care given to our child.

  • Sep 25, 2018

    She was very knowledgeable and my son who has anxiety, felt relaxed and able to talk with her about the medical issues. We could tell she cared and wants to help

  • Sep 24, 2018

    Very nice doctor, explained everything very good

  • Sep 10, 2018

    I appreciated her knowledge and assessment- that provided me with aftercare suggestion that i will try thereafter offering to come back if necessary.

  • Aug 22, 2018

    She was very easy for our son to answer all the questions, she presented information in a way that was good for the parents to understand everything involved but also sorta kept our son interested and understanding and engaged and asking questions about what was going to happen so by the end of our experience he was actually excited to go in and have a sleep study done and that was really fortunate for us that we didn't know how things were going to be perceived by our son so we walked away with all our questions for the most part answered, we also sorta were told right up front that, you know, to anticipate that there might be a bit of a line and kinda, you know, we understood a little bit more why that is and everything but we did sorta luck out and got an appointment due to a cancellation *

  • Aug 21, 2018

    I liked how we were treated. The provider is excellent and kind.

  • Aug 20, 2018

    Good. Friendly warm and to the point

  • Aug 14, 2018

    She was very understanding and willing to answer all questions kaory and I had.

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