Albert E. Chaffin MD, FAAP
Caring and thoughtful, Dr. Albert Chaffin maintains a playful and interactive relationship with his patients and families. He enjoys spending time with his patients and listening to them. His goal is to thoroughly understand their needs, and he will go the extra mile for any of them. Dr. Chaffin has a particular interest in LGBTQ health and has trained PANW providers and staff to create a welcoming environment for patients and families in the LGBTQ community.
Dr. Chaffin grew up in a small town in Southeast Ohio. He knew from a young age that he liked science and his parents—both high school graduates but never college students— encouraged him to pursue higher education. By seventh grade, he had his heart set on becoming a doctor. He never changed his mind and, from that point on, pursued his ultimate dream. After graduating from medical school, he wanted to explore the world beyond Ohio. So, he traveled to Portland, Oregon where he trained at OHSU in pediatrics. He joined PANW in 2009 shortly after finishing his residency training. Dr. Chaffin practices in our Tigard office.
As a home chef, Dr. Chaffin enjoys learning about new cooking techniques, the most recent being sous vide. One of his favorite pastimes is hosting friends for dinner parties that are usually themed around good wine, good cheese and good appetizers. Oh, and don’t forget the dessert!
Dr. Chaffin learned to play the piano at a young age. His mother and sister taught him how to read basic music. His grandmother taught him how to play by ear. In college he de-stressed by playing on-stage at the Conservatory of Music auditorium at his undergraduate institution.