Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Sports Medicine Certification (CAQSM): American Board of Family Medicine in conjunction with the American Board of Pediatrics
Education: MD – Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Internship: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Pediatric Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Sports Medicine Fellowship: Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver, CO
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.
I strive to create a caring and inclusive environment for my patients and their families, with the goal of providing an evidence-based and holistic approach to each child’s health. As a specialist in pediatric sports medicine, I am especially passionate about keeping all of my patients active and helping athletes prevent injury and safely return to sport after sustaining an injury."– Kathryn Stockbower, MD, CAQSM
Dr. Stockbower discovered her calling for medicine while shadowing her childhood pediatrician over summer break in college. Not only did her pediatrician inspire her to pursue a career in pediatrics, she has fond memories of visits to the doctor because her pediatrician always made her feel like a rock star, even when she was sick!
Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Dr. Stockbower attended college and medical school close to home before moving cross-country to attend pediatric residency at OHSU. She loves working in pediatrics because children are so resilient and her patients make her laugh and smile on a daily basis! One of the greatest gifts offered by this career is the opportunity to develop longstanding relationships with patients, watching them grow and develop over time.
As a former collegiate basketball and tennis player, Dr. Stockbower has a special passion for physical fitness and working with youth athletes. She completed fellowship training in pediatric sports medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado to gain expertise in treating acute and overuse injuries. She believes that participation in athletics offers physical and mental health benefits for children, as well as many valuable life lessons. Ask her about ways for your family to incorporate more physical activity into your life!
Outside of the office, you can find Dr. Stockbower spending her time outdoors—running, hiking, and backpacking. She also loves exploring all of the cafés and restaurants in Portland, and tasting the latest flavors of ice cream at Salt & Straw!
"I bring my twin daughters here. Wonderful staff, they’re all so nice and welcoming. As a first time mom I appreciate their doctor, Dr. Stockbower. She makes sure my questions are answered and always goes above to ensure my girls are doing well."– Selene G.
Thank you for choosing Metropolitan Pediatrics as your child’s Medical Home! Our physicians and staff are pleased to have the opportunity to build a relationship with you, your child, and family.