Lissa C. BairdM.D.

  • Pediatric neurosurgeon and medical director of pediatric neuro-oncology
  • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, School of Medicine


  • Neurological Surgery
  • Pediatrics

Special focus on

  • Neurological Surgery (Pediatric)

I see patients at


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Dr. Baird specializes in caring for children with neurosurgical disorders of the brain and spine. She has specific expertise in brain tumors and pediatric neurovascular disease, as well as using minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques for treating many disorders including hydrocephalus, tumors of the skull base and pituitary region, and arachnoid cysts. 

Her research interests are focused on neuro-oncology and working towards novel treatments and a better understanding of pediatric brain tumors.

Dr. Baird is Head of the Division of Pedatric Neurosurgery in the OHSU Department of Neurological Surgery. 


  • M.D., 2004, Columbia University
  • Residency:

    • Neurosurgery residency, University of California - San Diego, 2011
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship, Harvard University, Boston Children's Hospital, 2012
    • Skull Base Fellowship, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, 2010


  • English
  • Spanish (some)

Memberships and associations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2017

Patient ratings

4.8 out of 5 (156 Ratings, 46 Comments)

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