Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Education: MD – Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pediatric Internship: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
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.
I enjoy becoming part of a team with my patients and their parents, working together for the good of the child. I listen and encourage open communication with my families. I strive to help my patients become healthy, happy, and confident young adults and, of course, encourage that they stay physically active! I truly understand the value of going the extra mile, whether it's treating my patients or training for marathons.”– Laura Dahl, MD
Originally on track to become a veterinarian, Dr. Dahl worked briefly with large animals, taking their vital signs, before making the switch to pediatrics. Always a fan of working with kids, including a happy history of coaching youth sports and umpiring youth softball, the decision to become a pediatrician seemed obvious. Now in practice for more than 25 rewarding years, Dr. Dahl knows she made the right call.
The epitome of an exercise enthusiast, Dr. Dahl lives for active endeavors and will try her hand at any sport. She has run several Hood to Coast relays and many marathons (her all-time favorite: the Boston Marathon). She also enjoys biking, hiking, skiing, golf, and playing basketball. Next up on her adventure list: The Columbia River Highway Trail, a newer 73-mile hiking/biking trail that goes from Troutdale out to the Gorge and Hood River!
Speaking of things that keep her on-the-go, Dr. Dahl has one teenage son, Josh, and two high-energy Standard Poodles, Rudy and Russell. Together, she and Josh enjoy friendly basketball games in the backyard, playing with their dogs, and cooking – actually, Josh enjoys eating… Dr. Dahl enjoys cooking!
FUN FACT: While pregnant with her son, Dr. Dahl realized she had college eligibility left to play basketball. She tried out when her son was two weeks old and was a starter for Mt. Hood Community College women’s basketball team for two seasons!
"My daughter has seen Dr Dahl her entire life. She's nearly grown now and I'm grateful that she has built trust and honesty with her health care provider. Teaching kids to self-advocate is key and Dr. Dahl is great it speaking directly to the kids and engaging them."– Kate M.
"Dr. Dahl is a fantastic Pediatrician. She has been our Pediatrician for 2 generations. It took awhile to find a good Pediatrician for my children. Once we found Dr. Dahl we knew we didn’t have to look any further."– Julie G.
"Followed our daughters (5 yrs old) pediatrician (Dr. Dahl) to the new Bridgeport location and had a wonderful experience from when we walked through the doors, to nurses to follow up. Glad we made the switch from Pediatrics of the NW to Metro Peds and followed Dr. Dahl!!"– Sierra 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.