• Tualatin Pediatric Clinic

  • Meridian Park Medical Plaza 2
  • 19260 SW 65th Ave., Suite 340
    Tualatin, OR 97062
    United States
  • P: (503) 691-9777
  • Portland Pediatric Clinic

  • Peterkort Centre 1
  • 9555 SW Barnes Rd., Suite 301
    Portland, OR 97225
    United States
  • P: (503) 297-3371

RJ Gillespie, MD, MHPE

RJ Gillespie, MD, MHPE Spanish Speaking Pediatrician

RJ Gillespie, MD, MHPE

Graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1997, and completed his residency training at Rush Children Hospital in Chicago, Illinois in 2000. He completed a year as Chief Resident at Rush in 2001, and has also received a Master of Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois – Chicago.  He is board certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Gillespie’s passion lies in improving the quality of care delivered to children of all ages, with particular interest in early childhood.  He has been instrumental in training providers across the state on the implementation of various screening tools, including for developmental delays, autism, adolescent depression and substance abuse, and maternal depression.  He is currently working on screening for parental Adverse Childhood Experiences (a project shared within TCC with Dr. Pettersen) and has been recognized nationally for this work.

Dr. Gillespie serves as the Medical Director for the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership, where he works with multiple practices across the state in improving the quality of care given to all children.  He also advocates for children in multiple state policy committees, including the workgroups responsible for deciding the maternal and child health quality measurements that are used in assessing the care delivered through the Coordinated Care Organizations.  He has also been involved in the committees responsible for determining the standards for practices becoming certified as a medical home under the state’s Patient Centered Primary Care Home Program.

He is fluent in Spanish.  He is a Master Gardener with the OSU Extension Service, and also enjoys travel, reading, photography, cooking, and hanging out with his German Shepherd.

Accepting siblings of established patients.


Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 – 5:30
Thursdays – 1:00 – 5:30
Tuesday off

Is your child going to summer camp? Playing sports?

Please be sure to have your camp or sports forms turned in well before the due date. Typical turnaround time for completion is 3-5 days. A generic sports form is located via the link below with further directions available for submission options.



The Children's Clinic of Oregon

Nurses and pediatricians of Portland and Tualatin Oregon's The Childrens Clinic have been serving the community since 1911.  Our pediatric department is here for you and your child. We are a Tier 3 Patient Centered Medical Home. Our pediatricians, nurses, and staff provide comprehensive primary care. After hours care, 24 hour advice nurses, and well child visits are a few of our available services.

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