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Jenny Malcom, MD

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Languages: I speak English. Hablo español.
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Education: MD – Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Dietetic Internship: Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Pediatric Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

I strongly recommend fully vaccinating kids against preventable diseases on the schedule approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). I do not support nonmedical vaccine exemptions.

Care Philosophy

Taking care of infants, children, and adolescents is an incredible honor and privilege. Children are insightful, honest, and funny; I can think of nothing that makes me happier or more fulfilled than ensuring their general health and well-being. As a pediatrician, I believe in a team approach to health care, with parents and children being an integral part of the decision-making process. I strive to empower families with compassionate recommendations for physical and emotional health based on the most current medical evidence. My goal is to help kids grow and thrive in their environment and to give them the best chance at being happy, healthy adults."

"Cuidar a los niños es un honor y un privilegio. Los niños son inocentes y graciosos; no hay nada que me haga más feliz que cuidar a los niños, asegurando su bienestar y salud. Como pediatra, creo que es muy importante escuchar atentamente a las familias y a los niños, y tomar decisiones juntos. Mi deseo es que sus hijos estén sanos, que puedan crecer y ser adultos felices y puedan prosperar.”

– Jenny Malcom, MD


In her early professional years, Dr. Malcom worked as a registered dietitian. Although she loved being a dietitian, she couldn’t resist the call to become a doctor – something she had dreamed about since she was about eight years old. So she took the plunge and enrolled in medical school.

What most excites Dr. Malcom about working with children is the possibility of making a difference in their lives, whether it’s encouraging healthy habits early-on or being a listening ear for a teenager. Simply put, she just loves kids.

As a mom, Dr. Malcom’s love for children only continues to grow. Dr. Malcom freely admits that motherhood has opened her eyes to a lot of the things parents of her patients go through, and it has definitely helped her become more empathetic. Her most important teachers these days are her two feisty, independent, and hilarious daughters.

When not seeing patients, you will find Dr. Malcom in the company of her family and Great Dane. They love to camp, hike, travel, and spend time working on their old home built in 1899. Now that her kids are a little older, she has rekindled her love of running, and ran with the Metropolitan Pediatrics Hood to Coast team this past year. In quiet moments, Dr. Malcom enjoys sipping tea while reading a great book.

Dr. Malcom was born in Switzerland and moved to Oregon during middle school. She is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish.


"We are not regular patients, but came here to get my daughter’s ears pierced. Dr. Malcolm was incredibly kind, patient, and fabulous with my daughter. My daughter had extreme anxiety about getting her ears pierced, but wanted to so badly. Dr. Malcom took her time with my daughter and explained every single step until my daughter was comfortable. The piercing looks beautiful, and my daughter is so happy!"

– Janet T.

"We absolutely love Dr. Malcom. She never seems to be rushed, always has a thoughtful response to my questions, and is great at connecting with my 2 year old. We drive 25+ minutes just to see her even though there is a MP office much closer to us!! Also, the front desk staff is super friendly and helpful. All the nurses we’ve encountered have been vaccine-giving pros and were very kind. I was even able to get my (painless) flu shot during my child’s appointment last year. So convenient!"

– Seani B.

"Our doctor is the best. We feel our child is in the care of most caring , empathetic and most competent pediatrician Dr. Malcom.. My child Kendra felt at the center of her full attention. We are profoundly appreciative of her care."

– Gian G.

"We just started seeing Dr. Jenny Malcom this year, after moving away from our previous pediatrician. So far we really like her! She doesn’t rush us out, she’s happy to answer all questions, she’s open to collaboration with parents about the care of our children. She was also a dietician prior to becoming a pediatrician, so she approaches care holistically. The facility is very clean, and they take great care to make it safe during these unprecedented times."

– Beverly O.

"We love Metro! Our first pediatrician was a nightmare (and that's being kind). Their office was in the same parking lot, so it was an easy decision to switch. Metro was an absolute breath of fresh air. We love Dr. Malcolm and all staff. Our daughter is complicated, and it feels great to have competent and compassionate medical care that is so very close to home. Dr. Malcolm saw our daughter before her liver transplant, and now cares for her post-transplant with a holistic approach. She has referred us to OT, speech therapy, dermatology, you name it. They even called us while we were in-patient at our transplant center to send us love and check on our daughter. Because my daughter is a bit more involved, we also work with nurse Karen so we are proactive for flu/cold season. Thankfully, with our partnership with Metro, our daughter has been very healthy post-transplant.

After switching to Metro, I found out my co-worker takes her daughter to Dr. Sari in the same office, and drives all the way from Oregon City to see her. Everyone in the office is excellent.

We are planning to have one more child in a few years, and I'm glad we will already have a great relationship with them. It will make me feel much better knowing we have quality care lined up, especially after our experience with our daughter."

– Kallie C.
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