Lissa C. Baird M.D.

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  • Pediatric neurosurgeon and medical director of pediatric neuro-oncology

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (170 Ratings, 26 Comments)


  • Neurological Surgery
  • Pediatrics

Special focus on

  • Neurological Surgery (Pediatric)


  • M.D., Columbia University, New York City New York 2004
  • 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


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. 

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  • English
  • Spanish (some)

Memberships and associations

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

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (170 Ratings, 26 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

  • Nov 30, 2018

    I think Dr. Baird did a good job on the surgery and my kid healed well. Hopefully me and my family wasn't a burden or causing her problems. But I think she did a wonderful job. I'm glad that the tumor is benign and it's not coming back. I was very happy to hear that, and just looking forward to having my daughter heal and become faster, stronger, a healthy, happy kid. Thank you again, Dr. Baird. My wife appreciates you, too. Bye.

  • Nov 21, 2018

    She's great. She did a good job explaining what was going on with our daughter, and we will be going back to her for further treatment.

  • Nov 13, 2018

    She is very kind and caring yet knowledgeable.

  • Nov 09, 2018

    Dr. Baird's professionalism was excellent, her bedside manners were very good. My daughter felt very comfortable with her and her knowledge of what my daughter had was beyond anything I could ask for, and I feel very confident in her job that she did and the surgery she performed.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    She is very compassionate and straightforward. She is sensitive to communicating in a way that was honest but not alarming to our 7-year-old. She explained everything and took her time answering all our questions and providing information about what comes next.

  • Oct 24, 2018

    Dr. Baird is great! We appreciated her calm presentation of the information about our daughter and explaining in detail what she would do.

  • Sep 28, 2018

    Dr. Baird and her staff are always awesome! Dr. Baird always answers all of our questions and never makes us feel rushed. We are so thankful for her expertise and ability to communicate clearly with us.

  • Sep 18, 2018

    Love Love Love Dr. Baird. She is the best.

  • Sep 13, 2018

    Very nice told me everything I needed to know very clearly

  • Aug 24, 2018

    We love Dr. Baird. She's the best. We call her wonder woman. We've referred her already. I would want nobody else to take care of my child.

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