Drea Petersen, MD

Specialist
My Specialties: Pediatric Genetics-Metabolism, Board-certified, Board-eligible, Fellowship Trained
My Areas of Focus: Pediatric Cancers, Autism, Developmental Delays, Neuromuscular Disorders
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Female
Legacy Health Partners

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Children's Development and Rehabilitation

2801 N. Gantenbein Ave., Suite 2225 Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel
Portland, OR 97227
503-413-4505

About Me:

Drea Petersen, M.D., is a pediatrician and clinical geneticist. Dr. Petersen believes in comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and multidisciplinary, family-centered approaches to care for patients with suspected and diagnosed genetic conditions. She is committed to expanding access for patients and families from prenatal through adulthood, with current emphasis on neurofibromatosis, cancer predisposition, cardiac/vascular disorders, craniofacial and skeletal anomalies and hearing-loss. She is involved in clinical trials and therapeutics including IV and/or intrathecal enzyme replacement therapy for storage disorders, Nusinersen/Spinraza for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), and bisphosphonates for osteogenesis imperfect (OI). Born in Seattle but raised oversees in Bahrain, Dr. Petersen is thrilled to be back in the Pacific Northwest, which she enjoys exploring in her free time with her husband and two kids.

Education:
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Post-Baccalaureate pre-medical program: Bryn Mawr College
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital
Undergraduate: New York University
Year I Started Practice: 2012
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Publication: European Jouranl of Medical Genetics, JAMA Oncology,