Robert J. SteelmanM.D., D.M.D.

  • Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care, School of Medicine
  • Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry


  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Special focus on

  • Critical Care (Pediatric)
  • Intensive Care Medicine

I see patients at


Dr. Robert Steelman specializes in the care of critically ill and injured children with a special emphasis in the care of post-operative surgical and trauma patients. He has over 20 years of critical care experience and over 30 years of experience in dental surgery for children and adults with developmental disabilities and chronic medical conditions.

Dr. Steelman lives in Portland with his wife, Marie, and still enjoys his work outside of OHSU with the United States Federal Healthcare Services.


  • B.A., 1972, University of Washington
  • D.M.D., 1982, Washington University School of Dental Medicine
  • M.S., 1989, Baylor University
  • M.D., 1993, West Virginia University School of Medicine
  • Internship:

    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Emory University: 1983
    • Pediatrics/Anesthesia: West Virginia University School of Medicine:1994
  • Residency:

    • Residency: Pediatrics; West Virginia University School of Medicine: 1996
    • Residency: Pediatric Dentistry; Baylor College of Dentistry:1989
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric critical care medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, 1998
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Pediatrics: 1994, 2004, 2014
    • American Board Pediatrics Sub Board Critical Care Medicine: 2002, 2012
    • Americ Board Pediatric Dentistry: 2006
    • MSNDRCSEd, Hospital Dentistry/Special Needs Dentistry: 2002


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society Critical Care Medicine
  • American Academy Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Board Pediatric Dentistry: Oral Clinical Examination

Patient ratings

4.6 out of 5 (45 Ratings, 10 Comments)

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