Division of Pediatric Surgery | Department of Surgery

Mubeen Jafri, M.D., is the Interim Head of Pediatric Surgery

Mubeen Jafri, M.D., is the Interim Head of Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Jafri joined the OHSU Division of Pediatric Surgery in September 2011. He came to Portland after almost a decade of training and research in Cincinnati, Ohio. He completed his training at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center where he also spent two years of research in the area of biliary atresia, the most common cause of liver failure requiring transplant in children. His care of these special children that usually require operative intervention in the first few months of life helped develop an understanding of the role of pediatric surgery in the care of the most fragile patients.

The unique nature of pediatric surgery involves long-term care of patients, making it different from many other fields of surgery. This results in special relationships between surgeons and families. Dr. Jafri enjoys developing these bonds with patients and families. He feels that the care of children involves patience and that every family must be treated individually and with respect.

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Oregon Health & Science University 
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road 
Mail Code: CDW7
Portland, OR 97239

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CDRC West 227

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The Pediatric Surgery service at OHSU is a collaborative team of physicians and advanced-practice providers concerned with discovering and evaluating techniques of Pediatric Surgical care. The Division of Pediatric Surgery directs a busy inpatient and outpatient clinical service both at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at OHSU and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.

Our collaborative service utilizes not only the expertise of our OHSU staff but also incorporates the pediatric surgeons of the Legacy and Kaiser systems. Given the collective training experiences from such prestigious children’s hospitals located in Toronto, Montreal, Cincinnati, Columbus, Houston, and Indianapolis, we are able to offer the medical students, residents, and fellows of OHSU a complete and diverse educational experience.

The Pediatric Surgery faculty members have special expertise in such areas as congenital abnormalities, single port surgery, antegrade continence enema, congenital chest wall abnormalities, thoracoscopic repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, endoscopy (bronchoscopy, esophagoscopy, peritoneoscopy, and thoracoscopy), surgery for cancerous and noncancerous tumors, trauma surgery and neonatal minimal access surgery.

The Division of Pediatric Surgery proudly follows OHSU’s education tradition by instructing future generations of pediatric surgeons. The Division of Pediatric Surgery offers a two-year accredited Pediatric Surgery Residency, accepting one resident per year.

Our service performs over 2,000 operations per year. Our faculty is committed to serving this population not only during perioperative time-course but as they grow and develop over the long term. Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Randall Children’s Hospital are 2 of 56 hospitals participating in Pediatric NSQIP. This database is the only one of its kind, directed at surgical outcomes in the pediatric population.