Nameeta Richard

Nameeta Penkar Richard, MD


  • Specialty: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Sub Specialties: Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer, Clotting Disorders, Germ cell tumors, Hemoglobinopathies, Histiocytosis, Leukemia, Lymphedema, Neuroblastoma, Soft Tissue Sarcomas, Tumors, Wilm’s tumor
  • Languages: English, Interpreters Available
  • Gender: Female


Dr. Nameeta Penkar Richard was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed her internship and pediatric residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She moved to the Pacific Northwest for her Pediatric Hematology/Oncology training at Oregon Health and Science University. During her fellowship training, she was awarded the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fellow grant and the Umpqua Bank Innovation Award for Pediatric Cancer Research for her T-cell leukemia research. She also received an international elective grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Child Health where she worked at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania on the pediatric oncology ward.

Dr. Richard specializes in caring for children with cancer and blood disorders and greatly values her relationship with children and families facing challenges. Her clinical interests include leukemia, lymphoma, solid tumors (neuroblastoma, germ cell tumors, Wilm’s tumor, and hepatoblastoma), bone and soft tissue sarcomas, and histiocytosis. Dr. Richard also has an interest in taking care of patients with hemoglobinopathies and clotting disorders.

She is a member of American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, American Society of Hematology, American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society.

In their spare time, Dr. Richard and her husband enjoy camping, hiking, skiing, and cheering on the Portland Timbers.

Education and Certification

  • Bachelor of Science: Emory University
  • Pediatric Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Brenner Children's Hospital
  • Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Personal Interests

Camping, Hiking, Skiing, Watching Sports

Contact Information

  • Practice Name: Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Program

Office Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Program
    • 2801 N. Gantenbein Ave., Third Floor
    • Portland, OR, 97227
    • Phone: 503 276-9300
    • Fax: 503 276-9351

Hospital Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel
    • 2801 N. Gantenbein
    • Portland, OR, 97227
    • Phone: 503-276-6500