Heather M. Larson MD, FAAP
Heather M. Larson, MD, FAAP
I thrive on building relationships and partnerships with my patients and their families. It is my pleasure to help guide families through both the trials and joys of raising a child. I believe in the science of medicine and know that when applied, it benefits both my patients and our community as a whole.
Dr. Larson does not remember a time when she wanted to be anything other than a pediatrician. She loved going to the doctor, even when shots were involved. This desire persisted through high school, college and medical school without wavering. She graduated medical school at Emory University and completed her pediatric residency at NYU in New York City. Over the years, Dr. Larson has made a conscious choice not to specialize in a particular area of pediatrics because she enjoys applying her full range of knowledge and training to support her patients and their families. Dr. Larson is board-certified and practices in our Tigard office.
Dr. Larson caught the bug to travel when she was 14. After seventh grade, she traveled to the British Isles with a study group, and her love of international travel was set. Going abroad and experiencing different cultures and cuisines continues to be one of her great pleasures. She has fallen in love with the Eastern Mediterranean region from the islands of Crete, Malta, Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica to mainland Italy and Greece, where her husband claims the feta is properly made and tastes great.
Oenophile and Foodie
Dr. Larson considers herself incredibly lucky to live and travel to places with some of the best food in the world. She loves living so close to the Willamette Valley and enjoying the region's fantastic pinots.
Dr. Larson lives in Portland with her husband, daughter (Madeline), and 2 dogs. All of her littles (human and fur babies), teach her every day how to love and about the unpredictability of life. Since the arrival of her daughter, she has learned the difference between the theory of parenting and reality. This knowledge strongly influences her practice.