Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Education: MD – St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
Pediatric Internship: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Pediatric Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
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 believe in arming a patient and family with all the information that allows us, as a team, to make an informed decision about their care. My favorite thing about being a pediatrician is the connection I have with my families and how they have included me in their day-to-day lives. It is the greatest honor."– Sandy Sequeira, MD
In the words of Dr. Sequeira, “Pediatrics is not just about treating the child; it’s about treating the whole family.” After more than 15 years in practice, she is still humbled every time a family welcomes her into their lives, and feels blessed to share in each unique journey of childhood and parenthood. Helping families grow up happy and healthy is not only her pleasure, but also her greatest joy!
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Dr. Sequeira stayed true to The Golden State and her affection for warm weather by attending nearby University of California, Davis. Following the completion of her Bachelor of Science, she returned home to work as a chemist, conducting dermatology research at the University of California, San Francisco. Life’s next adventure took her outside her home state (but not beyond the sunshine) to the Caribbean island of Grenada, where she attended St. George’s University School of Medicine. She went on to complete her pediatric internship and residency in the east—definitely not the warm weather she had grown accustomed to, but good preparation for her next stop: Oregon!
Although our state is known for more rain than shine, Dr. Sequeira has happily called Portland home since 2000. She, along with her family—husband Dennis and daughters, Isabel and Delaney—combat grey skies by stealing away to warm, non-rainy destinations when they can. At home, the girls keep busy with piano, violin lessons, symphony, gymnastics, and dance. As a family, they enjoy spending time together and are actively involved in their church. When life slows down for a bit, Dr. Sequeira can often be found whipping something up in the kitchen, curled up with a good book, walking the family dog, or exploring the great outdoors.
"Dr. Sequiera and the nurses made my girls experience fun and lighthearted. I appreciate the care they give my girls. As a parent, I also feel listened to and that they take the time to give advice and listen to concerns."– Heather M.
"Dr. Sequeria is amazing! always makes time for us! most recently she stayed late just to see my daughter who become sick right before closing. really fantastic!"– JacQualine A.
"In the last 4 years our family has had nothing but amazing expereinces with Metro Pediatrics. From the front office staff, to every nurse and pediatrician we've encountered, we've felt heard and well taken care of. My kids (4,2 and newborn) are genuinely excited whenever we have to go to the doctors. Our pediatrician (Dr. Sequeira) takes the time to explain what is going to happen during the exam, and answers all the questions my inquisitive 4 year old can ask. As a parent of 3 kids, knowing that our childrens health provider truly cares and is invested in their wellbeing is one of the most comforting things. If you're looking for that experience too, you'll find no place better than Metro Pediatrics!"– Brittany V.
"We have been very pleased with the care we have received from Dr Sequeira. She has a very caring disposition, is extremely knowledgeable, and takes her time making sure all your questions have been answered. I would highly recommend her."– Justin & Shannon D.
"Since I became a first time mom back in 2016 we have been going to Dr. Sequira. I love her. She has always put me at ease when it came to anything. We still go to her with our second child and I just love her. I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you so much!"– Michelle N.
"Dr. Sequeira is a great doctor! She is always warm, caring, respectful to both me and to my son. I highly recommend her."– Karen K.
"Dr Sequeira is amazing. We saw her last Friday with one of our children and I was very worried about why we were being seen. She was very thorough and immediately put our minds at ease. Very thankful we have such a great dr for our kids who we truly trust."– Lisa D.
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.