Passionate and personable, I believe my role as a pediatrician is more than diagnosis and treatment – it is about prevention and building relationships with the entire family – from birth through young adulthood. Empathetic, but also straightforward, I empower parents and instill confidence and trust in each of my patients.
Knowing at a young age she wanted to become a Pediatrician, Dr. Neal started the journey as an undergraduate at Santa Clara University. There, she graduated cum laude from the Honors College with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Neal obtained her medical degree from the University of Washington, participating in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) Underserved Programs. She joined PANW after completing her pediatric internship and residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center Residency. Dr. Neal spent extra time in residency focusing on pediatric sports medicine issues. With this special interest and additional training, Dr. Neal ensures patients have a safe return to school and sports. She is board-certified and practices in our Beaverton office and Tigard office.
Dr. Neal is a firm believer that one of the best preventative medicines is to get outdoors and be active. Whether it is on her daily walks, hiking throughout beautiful Oregon, or playing soccer – it is not uncommon to see her being active in the Portland area. In addition, she has been known to be seen cheering on the Portland Thorns or attending Oregon football and basketball games. Being an avid sports fan, Dr. Neal has attended a Super Bowl, Women’s World Cup, Basketball Final Four, and a College Football Championship.
With the goal of traveling to all 50 states, Dr. Neal is well on her way, having visited 35 states thus far. Oregon is her favorite! In addition to exploring the vast United States, she has started to expand abroad, visiting over a dozen countries. Do not hesitate to offer suggestions of your favorite places to visit the next time you see Dr. Neal!
Dr. Neal is a daughter and dog mother. Being from Eugene, Oregon, she feels blessed that she gets to share in the achievement of the common goal she, her mother, and late father set out to become a Pediatrician and return to Oregon. These days, in addition to being dedicated to family, Dr. Neal has been busy training Riley, her cavapoo puppy.