Steven J. Skoog M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S.

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Professor of Urology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (112 Ratings, 30 Comments)


  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery
  • Urology

Special focus on

  • Urology (Pediatric)
  • Urology Surgery (Pediatric)


  • M.D., University of Oregon Medical School, Portland Oregon 1976
  • Residency:

    • Walter Reed Army Medical Center Children's Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1982
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric urology, Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1986
  • Certifications:

    • National Medical Board, 1977
    • American Board of Urology 1984
    • American Board of Urology, Pediatric Urology 2008


Dr. Skoog serves as professor and chief of pediatric urologic surgery at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. He completed pediatric fellowship training at Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. Additionally, he received endourology training in London, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy training in Germany, and laparoscopic surgery training at George Washington University. He has also been an instructor in microvascular surgery for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Skoog is a graduate of West Point Military Academy and was stationed in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm.

His primary interests involve open, endoscopic and laparoscopic surgical correction of pediatric urologic disease in children. He is well respected throughout the pediatric urologic community and has authored numerous articles on urologic diseases of childhood. He currently functions as co-director of the STEP Clinic specifically designated for children with voiding and elimination problems.

Dr. Skoog specializes in comprehensive care of all pediatric urologic issues including:

Bladder exstrophy Hernia/hydrocele Hydronephrosis Hypospadias/epispadias Neurogenic bladder Renal anomalies Surgical urologic oncology Undescended testis Ureter anomalies Vesicoureteral reflux

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Urological Association

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (112 Ratings, 30 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 13, 2019

    He explained everything to us about what was going on and what we had to do going forward. Answered all our questions. Very patient with our little boy and our toddler daughter.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    We were late, our MA quickly came and got us. She was very kind and took her time with us. She also updated us that the doctor was ready to see us and that he would come in as soon as she was done. Really appreciated the update on doctors time even though we were late and had to reason to expect being seen in a timely manner.

  • Aug 28, 2019

    Straight to the point and cares about my child. I love ohsu

  • Aug 08, 2019

    Dr. Skoog was very thorough in his explanation of pre operative procedures as well as post operative instructions of care. We were very satisfied. Thank you.

  • Jun 05, 2019

    I wish more doctors for like Dr. Skoog. He was really awesome the whole entire time that we've dealt with this problem with my son. He's a really nice guy and I wish more doctors were like him, thanks.

  • May 01, 2019

    We have always had a wonderful experience with Dr. Skoog. Always gives us information we need and answers our questions. We are very happy to have had him as our provider and we are sad to see him retire but happy for him.

  • May 01, 2019

    Everyone is so helpful and Dr. Skoong super good doctor and very nice person, he always cares about us and always willing to hear our questions.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Dr. Skoog is a wonderful provider. He is always listens to myself the parent and gives input and is just overall very kind and respects patient and parent. Going to miss him when he retires.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Dr. Skoog was wonderful when we visited with him or had our consultation with him and he's very friendly and straight to the point. He did a wonderful job with our son in keeping him happy and entertained while he was making his observation and we really recommend him to any of our family members.

  • Feb 07, 2019

    Trusted everyone with my son's life and came out super happy with the services and results of the surgery. I appreciated the updates on the beeper while he was in surgery. Everyone was nice and the best part is my son is all better!

  • Feb 07, 2019

    Dr. Skoog was really clear on everything, he answered all of our questions.We really like him, very nice person.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    My son was there for surgery. The doctors and nurses were fantastic, they were very attentive, made sure he was comfortable and not nervous before hand. Each doctor, nurse, and everyone else talk to us and let us know what was going on each step of the way. I have never been anywhere we’re this happens. We appreciate everything they did for us and our son

  • Jan 16, 2019

    We've seen Dr. Skoog numerous times over the last 4 years. He is 100% professional and makes a real effort to explain problems and solutions in a thorough and understandable manner. He is friendly and warm to our child, which is an important element in pediatric providers.

  • Jan 08, 2019

    The staff was kind and the doctors performed amazingly. Thank you for helping my son.

  • Jan 02, 2019

    Dr. Skoog is very experience and detail orientated doctor. He took very good care of my son.

  • Dec 30, 2018

    he was kind, thorough and experienced

  • Dec 06, 2018

    He was amazing I wish he worked in Vancouver so he could take over my sons care.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    He was very friendly and helped to make my son feel more comfortable in what was an uncomfortable doctor's visit. My son was more at ease because of the doctor.

  • Nov 30, 2018

    He was such a good doctor with my son. He helped me a lot. He explained everything to me. All my concerns were answered in a very good way. I was so happy to have him as my child's doctor.

  • Nov 25, 2018

    He was amazing and fully explained and addressed all needs and concerns in detail

  • Nov 21, 2018

    The Pediatric sedation nurses really needed to communicate BETTER with the Dr and his staff. We fed when we weren't supposed to. They collected a dirty urine sample. Seemed to not have the correct catheter. The rest of the staff and experience was great, this was a major hiccup. Overall this dept just seemed to need improvement.

  • Nov 13, 2018

    Dr. Skoog was wonderful. Communicative, helpful, and professional.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    Very pleasant and informative!They saw us in a timely manner and made sure all our questions were answered.

  • Oct 23, 2018

    Dr Skoog is warm, friendly, and makes you feel like less of a patient and more of a friend. We appreciate him greatly.

  • Oct 12, 2018

    Dr. Skoog explained everything well enough for us to understand the process and what was going on. He made sure we understood everything.

  • Oct 12, 2018

    Thoroughly explained the issues and possible treatments and future monitoring

  • Oct 04, 2018

    Excellent, except I was disappointed to find out he was retiring only after I came in and had the appointment. I would have rather seen his colleague initially. I wish the provider was more upfront about who would be doing the surgery from the beginning. It is fine that he is referring us to his colleague, I just wish that would have been made clear when we called to make the appointment and that we could have gone directly to his colleague.

  • Oct 04, 2018

    I love that everyone was so nice and patient with my very squirmy two year old.

  • Sep 06, 2018

    The facility is nice, although large and crowded, we are seen quickly and everyone is friendly. The only negative is that I had to tell both the doctors we saw that [Name] (our son) was born 10 weeks early. The first doctor didnt know at all and the second one we saw thought it was 4 weeks. I expect that a doctor would at least know my son's history before we come in to see them.

  • Aug 23, 2018

    Everyone was incredibly warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and made me feel very comfortable and well cared for.

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