Kellie J. Nazemi M.D.

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (34 Ratings, 12 Comments)


  • Pediatrics

Special focus on

  • Neuro-Oncology (Pediatric)
  • Residency:

    • Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, Eastern Virginia Medical School (2000 - 2003)
  • Fellowship:

    • Children's Hospital Boston / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School (2003 - 2006)
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Pediatrics, 2003


Dr. Nazemi specializes in the care of children with cancer. She has dedicated her career to the treatment of children and adolescents with brain tumors, and has developed a weekly pediatric neuro-oncology clinic that offers multi-disciplinary care from neuro-oncologists, neurologists, endocrinologists, radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, a neuropsychologist, social workers, school teachers/liaisons, and specialized nurses in neuro-oncology. She is also the founder and chairperson of the weekly Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board, where individualized treatment plans are made for brain tumor patients as MRI results and pathology slides are reviewed by neurosurgery, neuro-radiology, radiation oncology, neuropathology, and neuro-oncology.

Her days outside the hospital are spent enjoying time with her family, including her husband who is a physician at Meridian Park Hospital, and her son and daughter who keep the family busy with soccer, basketball, dance, gymnastics, piano, baseball and swimming.


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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Society for Neuro-Oncology Children’s Oncology Group

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (34 Ratings, 12 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 19, 2019

    Extremely kind, supportive, and caring.

  • Oct 03, 2019

    Kellie Nazemi was very conscientious of my needs as a patient, as well as really how I felt and what was best for me. I really feel like she had my best interest at heart, and I would trust her with my life.

  • Sep 05, 2019

    Very caring and knowledgeable

  • Aug 31, 2019

    Dr. Nazemi treats my daughter [Name] and my family like a family, she is a wonderful doctor, very educated, and is been treating my daughter for 10 years, and I wouldn't go anywhere else, and my daughter wouldn't go anywhere else.

  • Jul 06, 2019

    Kellie Nazemi has been an excellent doctor for us for my daughter [Name] She uses her resources well from other hospitals that she was at when my daughter had to have some therapy to try to shrink the tumor and (INAUDIBLE) therapy. And anyway, we love her. She's a great doctor. So just want to say. Okay. [Name]

  • Jul 01, 2019

    Amazing, always wonderful, kind, and takes their time with us to make sure we cover all questions and concerns with our child. I absolutely love all the staff at ohsu. Definitely worth the drive for us.

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Very kind, compassionate and knowledgeable.

  • Jun 03, 2019

    Doctor and her staff are always kind and patient with my daughter.

  • May 23, 2019

    I am so in love with Dr. Nazemi and her staff. I look forward to my time there and always have such a positive and fun experience.

  • May 23, 2019

    This is one of the most knowledgeable doctors for an F1 that we found a recommend her to anybody that has an F1 to go see her that is what we want to say about Dr. Kelly Nazemi. If she's very polite she's very good. She knows what she's doing and I would highly recommend this person and her interns that she's had working with her. They've all been great up there there. You can't get any better than what they're doing. They've been working with our son now for over 10 years and this is the best know the best doctors for him.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    No problems

  • Nov 03, 2018

    Dr. Nazemi is funny. She's super intelligent. She brings everything down to my level and she's just the perfect doctor. She's amazing.