Find a Provider

Jessica Sanderson PA-C

Jessica Sanderson, PA-C

  • Primary Specialties
    • Pediatrics
  • Primary Address 1935 E. 19th Street
    The Dalles, OR 97058
  • Primary Phone 541.506.6520

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 Scholarship recipient.

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.


Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies from Oregon Health & Science University


Certified Physician Assistant by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Certified Medical Examiner by the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Primary Office

1935 E. 19th Street
The Dalles, OR 97058

Phone: 541.506.6520