Mother holding baby with a cleft lip

A forever smile: Oliver’s Doernbecher story

Seven-month-old Oliver was born with cleft lip, a craniofacial disorder that occurs when the tissues that form a baby’s mouth and lips do not align. He had his repair surgery nearly two months ago....

Two side-by-side photos, one with a smiling infant and the other the same baby in his mother's arms, touching her face

Ezra’s Doernbecher Story

Ezra and his mom, Andra, have been “frequent flyers” at Doernbecher since 2019, when Ezra was diagnosed in utero with a congenital heart defect (CHD) called hypoplastic left heart syndrome...

Side-by-side photos of someone running a race and reaching for high fives. The other photo is a headshot of the same person in a suit and tie.

Get to know Dr. Yoshio Otaki

OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital and the OHSU Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery are excited to welcome Dr. Yoshio “Yoshi” Otaki to our Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery team. Dr....

Selfie of smiling child and adult, both lying on a hospital bed

The heart of kings: Kingston’s Doernbecher story

Kingston was born with a congenital heart defect (CHD) called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Today, he’s almost 6 years old and is coming up on the one-year anniversary of a heart...

A “magic” approach to scoliosis

This article was written by Allison Jones and originally appeared in the Portland Monthly 2017 Kids’ Health Annual magazine. Early detection and new treatment methods help doctors treat the...

Doernbecher Freestyle: behind the scenes with Nike’s Carson Brown

Being nominated and selected to work on the Doernbecher Freestyle collection is a once-in-a-lifetime experience ­for our patient-designers, but it’s also special for the Nike employees who work...

Jacob’s heart story

Below, Janice Burris shares her son’s Doernbecher story. Thirteen-year-old Jacob is one of our 2015 Doernbecher Freestyle patient-designers, and he’ll be following up next week with a post of his...

2014 in review: small patients, big stories.

It's difficult to capture and share even a fraction of the amazing stories that happen every single day at OHSU Doernbecher – and you know what? This is a marvelous challenge to face. From...

From strength to strength: our people

I am proud to announce the recruitment of another superb young pediatric neurosurgeon to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at Oregon Health & Science University for the service of children and...

Q: How can I help my child prepare for surgery?

A: Although specific details will depend on your child's age and the surgical procedure, it's always best to be clear and honest, as well as reassuring. In other words, don't baby your child --...