Jessica Sanderson is a Physician Assistant at MCMC Pediatrics and an Instructor
at Oregon Health and Science University. She is a nationally certified
Physician Assistant, and she is also certified in Pediatric Advanced Life
Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Sanderson received her bachelor’s degree from Hobart and William
Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY where she graduated as a Laurel Honor Society
member and student athlete inducted into the NCAA Coaches Association
All-Academic Squad. She went on to complete the Premedical Program at
Harvard University Extension in Cambridge, Massachusetts and received
her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Oregon Health
& Science University in Portland. While at OHSU, she was awarded for
excellence in the clinical year and was a National Health Service Corps
Prior to joining MCMC, Sanderson worked as an emergency medicine physician
assistant and a family practice physician assistant serving the needs
of children and families in the Gorge and Eastern Oregon. Throughout her
career, she has enjoyed volunteer work abroad and has participated in
trips to Antigua, Guatemala to manage the post-op medical care of surgical
patients and Ticuantepe, Nicaragua to build homes. Sanderson enjoys speaking
Spanish with her patients.
Her general practice focus is pediatrics. Sanderson loves the opportunity
to be silly with her youngest patients, collaborate with her adolescents
to overcome obstacles and meet their health goals, and engage in medical
decision-making and education with parents. She feels privileged to help
make a difference in the lives of children and their families and enjoys
getting to know her patients, so she can provide the best possible care.
In her spare time, Sanderson volunteers on the Mt Hood Ski Patrol as an
alpine and nordic ski patroller. She also enjoys running, cycling, hiking,
rafting, and spending time with her family.
She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy
of Physician Assistants, Oregon Society of Physician Assistants, and the
National Ski Patrol.