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Visiting Pediatric Specialists

COPA is committed to providing the highest standard of pediatric care, including access to medical specialists, if needed. Sometimes, children have specific medical conditions that require diagnosis and treatment by pediatricians with advanced training and deep experience in focused areas of pediatric care. However, these specialists practice at Portland area children's hospitals, which can be a burden on local families who must travel for treatments.

We are fortunate to have fifteen pediatric specialists from Portland hospitals, Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Doernbecher Children's Hospital at OHSU and Providence Medical Center, who schedule regular clinic times at COPA's east Bend location. COPA and the children's hospitals work together in order to provide convenient access to their Central Oregon patients.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with a specialist listed below, please call the phone number for that physician at their Portland medical office. COPA does not schedule appointments for these providers, however, our physicians may refer a patient to a specialist below, based on the patient's medical needs.

Pediatric Specialties

Pediatric Specialists are available in the following areas of focus. Please scroll down for more information about each physician.

Pediatric Specialists

  • Steve Colson, MD - Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition | 503-281-5139

    Steve Colson

    Dr. Colson is a pediatric specialist at Randall Children's Hospital. His clinical interests include inflammatory bowel diseases, eosinophilic esophagitis, celiac disease, and many other areas of pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology. He is actively involved in the Improve Care Now quality improvement collaborative for inflammatory bowel diseases in the Legacy Health Clinic. Dr. Colsoncompleted his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in 2008. He then spent three years completing a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Children’s Hospital Colorado at the University of Colorado. He also earned a Master of Science in Clinical Sciences degree at the University of Colorado during that time.

    Fax: 503-249-3782

  • Cynthia Gingalewski, MD - Pediatric Surgery | 503-413-4300

    Cynthia Gingalewski

    Board-certified in pediatric surgery, Dr. Gingalewski is the medical director of Randall Children's Hospital surgical services. She completed her surgical residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and pediatric surgical fellowship at JW Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. She moved to Portland from Washington, DC, where she was an associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center. Her clinical interests include congenital abnormalities of the newborn and thyroid disease. She enjoys hiking, swimming, jogging and spending time with her three children.

    Fax: 503-413-5301

  • Jason Glover, MD - Pediatric Hematology-Oncology | 503-276-9300

    Jason Glover

    Dr. Glover is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist with Randall Children’s Hospital’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Program. His clinical interests include solid tumors (including Neuroblastoma, Osteosarcoma, Ewings Sarcoma and other rare solid tumors), new and experimental therapeutics, leukemia and sickle cell disease.  Dr. Richard attended medical school at University of Vermont, College of Medicine and completed his internship and pediatric residency at the University of Virginia. He completed his pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University. While there he worked in the lab of Brian Druker MD, who helped pioneer the drug Gleevec for the cancer CML. In his spare time, Dr. Glover likes hiking, cycling, participating in triathlons and surfing very badly. Most importantly he enjoys spending time with his family and dog Charlie. He also enjoys volunteering at Camp UKANDU.

    Fax: 503-276-9351

  • Andrew Lasky, MD - Pediatric Rheumatology | 503-413-3930

    Andrew Lasky

    Board-certified in pediatric rheumatology, Dr. Lasky is a pediatric rheumatologist at Randall Children’s Rheumatology at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. Dr. Lasky earned a medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He then completed both his pediatric residency and pediatric rheumatology fellowship at Indiana University Medical Center and Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. After fellowship he spent 4 years at the University of Minnesota in Department of pediatrics and then moved on to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City Missouri. After 13 years there, he and his wife decided to move the family to Portland Oregon, where they have already experienced many of the natural wonders that living in the Northwest affords.

    Fax: 503-413-3948

  • John McQueston, MD - Pediatric Pulmonology | 503-413-2050

    John McQueston

    Dr. McQueston, M.D., MBA, is the Medical Director of Pediatric Respiratory Therapy at Randall Children's Hospital, with more than 25 years of clinical experience in pediatric lung disorders. His work in asthma disease management has been nationally recognized, and he has repeatedly been voted one of Portland's top doctors. Dr. McQueston is based full time at Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. Dr. McQueston's goal is to ensure that children with lung illnesses achieve their full potential in all activities including school and sports. His clinical interests include asthma disease management as well as chronic aspiration, cystic fibrosis, and clinical quality improvement. Dr. McQueston's outside interests include mountain climbing and model railroading.

    Fax: 503-413-2026

  • Naghmeh Moshtael, MD - Pediatric Eating Disorders | 503-249-8851

    Naghmeh Moshtael

    A board certified pediatrician, Dr. Moshtael is also a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She completed her pediatric residency at OHSU and served as Chief Resident there until joining Randall Children's Hospital in 2006. She became Kartini Clinic's first full partner in 2009. The Kartini Clinic is a medical and mental health treatment facility dedicated exclusively to the treatment of eating disorders in children and young adults. Dr Moshtael holds a master's degree in international studies and community health development. She is the proud parent of a daughter, and her hobbies include gardening, knitting and traveling.

    Fax: 503-282-3409

  • Parvez Pohowalla, MD, M.P.H. - Pediatric Neurology | 503-216-1280

    Parvez Pohowalla

    Dr. Pohowalla is a pediatric neurologist who has practiced in the Portland community for the past 25 years. He recently joined the Providence physician division as director of Pediatric Neurology for Providence Health and Services. He has special interest and experience in pediatric epilepsy and EEG. Under his leadership, Providence Health Services is establishing inpatient EEG monitoring at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in NICU and pediatrics to better serve children with seizure disorders. Dr. Pohowalla earned his medical degree from University of Indore, India. He completed a pediatric residency at New Jersey Medical School, and a fellowship in pediatric neurology and EEG from UCLA School of Medicine.

    Fax: None

  • Nameeta Penkar Richard, MD - Pediatric Hematology-Oncology | 503-276-9300

    Nameeta Penkar Richard

    Dr. Richard is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist with Randall Children’s Hospital’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Program. Her clinical interests include leukemia, lymphoma, solid tumors, bone and soft tissue sarcomas, and histiocytosis. Dr, Richard also cares for patients with hemoglobinopathies and clotting disorders. Dr. Richard attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed her internship and pediatric residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She completed her pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University where she won numerous awards for her research. In her spare time, Dr. Richard enjoys camping, hiking, skiing, and cheering on the Portland Timbers.

    Fax: 503-276-9351

  • Matthew R. Riley, MD - Pediatric Gastroenterology | 503-281-5139

    Matthew R. Riley

    Dr. Riley is a pediatric specialist at Randall Children's Hospital. He enjoys all areas of pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology, but has special interests in celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease and fatty liver disease. After attending Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Riley completed his residency in Pediatrics at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Autism Foundation with the goal of improving access and coordination of care for children with autism.  He is currently to Co-Chair of the Clinical Practice Committe of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. 

    Fax: 503-249-3782

  • Sharon Su, MD - Pediatric Nephrology | 503-413-3926

    Sharon Su

    Dr. Su is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric nephrology. She is the medical director of the Pediatric Nephrology Clinic at Randall Children's Hospital. Dr. Su completed medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and her residency through the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Pediatrics Residency Program. She completed her fellowship through the Stanford University Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program. Her clinical interests include dialysis, hypertension, chronic kidney disease and kidney disease with urological abnormalities.

    Fax: 503-413-3927

  • Katie Woods, MBBS, MRCP, MD - Pediatric Endocrinology | 503-418-5710

    Katie Woods

    Dr. Woods’ research interests lie in the area of growth, particularly the physiology and the molecular pathology of the growth hormone (GH)- insulin-like growth factor -I (IGF-I) axis. Dr Woods has characterized several pathologic mutations in the genes involved the regulation of the GH-IGF axis, and described phenotype-genotype associations in GH receptor deficiency. Dr. Woods was instrumental in the identification and characterization of the first human case of a mutation in the IGF-1 gene in man, which provided important insights into IGF-I functioning in the human in both pre-and postnatal life. She is currently pursuing genetic studies in subjects with IGF deficient short stature, and is involved in clinical trials of recombinant IGF-I therapy in human subjects. She is affiliated with Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)

    Fax: None

  • Sevket Yigit, MD - Pediatric Endocrinology | 503-413-1600

    Sevket Yigit

    Board-certified in pediatric endocrinology, Dr. Yigit is the medical director of pediatric endocrinology at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. Dr. Yigit earned his medical degree at Ankara University Medical School in Turkey. He completed pediatric residencies at Maimonides Medical Center in New York and Ankara University Medical School. Dr. Yigit completed a fellowship at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, University of Connecticut. He is certified as a clinical densitometrist, and his clinical interests include osteoporosis and bone disorders.

    Fax: 503-413-1915

  • Developmental Pediatricians, - OHSU | 503-346-0640

    Developmental Pediatricians

    Dr. Mario Petersen, Dr. Rita Panoscha and Dr. Kevin Senn from Doernbecher Children's Hospital at OHSU specialize in pediatric physical and behavioral developmental delays, disorders and conditions. Dr. Petersen has a special interest in feeding disorders, spina bifida and Rhett syndrome. Dr. Panoscha specializes in diagnosis, assessment, and intervention related to disorders affecting development. Dr. Kevin Senn works in delayed development in speech and motor skills, autism spectrum disorders, and others. All specialists work with learning disorders, attention and behavioral disorders, regulatory disabilities, and delayed development in physical and behavioral conditions. Call the general appointment line to schedule your consultation and appointment.

    Fax: None


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