Visiting Pediatric Specialists
Sometimes, children have specific medical conditions that require diagnosis and treatment by pediatricians with advanced training and deep experience in focused areas. However, the pediatric specialists in our region practice in Portland at the children’s hospitals, which can be a burden on local families who must travel for treatments.
To help our patients and keep families at home, COPA has partnered with fifteen pediatric specialists from Portland hospitals: Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at OHSU and Providence Medical Center. These visiting specialists listed below are able to see patients at regular clinic times at COPA’s east Bend location.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with these physicians, 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.
Developmental Pediatricians - OHSU
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.
Steve Colson, MD - Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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. Colson completed 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.
Cynthia Gingalewski, MD - Pediatric Surgery
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.
Jason Glover, MD - Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
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. Most importantly he enjoys spending time with his family and dog Charlie. He also enjoys volunteering at Camp UKANDU.
Andrew Lasky, MD - Pediatric Rheumatology
Dr. Lasky is a pediatric rheumatologist 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.
John McQueston, MD - Pediatric Pulmonology
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.
Naghmeh Moshtael, MD - Pediatric Eating Disorders
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.
Parvez Pohowalla, MD, M.P.H. - Pediatric Neurology
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.
Ronald Prauner, M.D. - Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Dr. Prauner is a board-certified pediatric hematologist-oncologist and pediatrician. He earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Tripler Army Medical Center. He earned his fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. During his 25-year career as a U.S. Army physician, Dr. Prauner received the Surgeon Generals A Proficiency Designator for Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and was inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit. Some of his clinical interests include neuroblastoma, transfusion medicine and pediatric leukemia.
Matthew R. Riley, MD - Pediatric Gastroenterology
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.
Sharon Su, MD - Pediatric Nephrology
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.
Katie Woods, MBBS, MRCP, MD - Pediatric Endocrinology
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)
Sevket Yigit, MD - Pediatric Endocrinology
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.
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