Clinics: Pediatric Clinic

Jennifer File, DO

Dr. Jennifer File

Dr. File grew up as an Army brat, moving every few years to locations all over the country. Because she moved so much and spent a quarter of her childhood in Germany, she developed a love for learning about different cultures and languages. In college, she majored in German and minored in Spanish. Soon after college, she served two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the small village of Hort, Hungary, as a primary school teacher. During her second year, she volunteered monthly at a Bosnian refugee camp. When she arrived in the U.S., she started her premedical studies while working in various positions with Physicians for Human Rights, most notably as the liaison officer for the Bosnia Project. She then started medical school.

When not in the office, you might find her on the beach with her dog, snowboarding, going for a run or doing a little yoga.  Read more about Dr. File.

Ramchander Madhavarapu, MD

Dr. Ramchander Madhavarapu

Dr. Ram, as he is known, is board-certified in pediatrics. He received his medical degree in India and worked 10 years in various medical fields. He practiced in general pediatrics and specialized in neonatology in Ireland and England. He did his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital in New Jersey. After practicing for some years on the East Coast, he moved to Astoria, where he was an independent practitioner before joining Columbia Memorial Hospital. He is married and has a son and a daughter.  Read more about Dr. Ram.

Katrina McPherson, MD

Dr. Katrina McPherson

Dr. McPherson is a native Oregonian and was raised on a farm near Klamath Falls. Besides helping on the farm as a youngster, she was a competitive gymnast for 10 years. She also learned  to work on cars and restored a 1958 MG and a 1975 Camaro. She lived in Germany for a year with the study abroad program at Oregon State University, then lived in Ecuador and worked at a rainforest reserve for two summers. While attending medical school at Johns Hopkins University, she was able to spend two months at a hospital in Cameroon and returned there four years later at the end of her training in pediatrics. She lived in Miami, Fla., for eight years, where she worked in a pediatric emergency room and learned to speak fluent Spanish. She moved to Astoria in 2009. She and her husband have two children.  Read more about Dr. McPherson.

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