Jocelyn Hayes, M.D.
Location of Care
Peterkort Centre 1
9555 SW Barnes Rd., Suite 301
Portland, OR 97225
Education and Training
Board Certification: The American Board of Pediatrics
Medical Degree: University of Washington School of Medicine
Pediatric Residency: Seattle Children’s Hospital
Membership/Awards: Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics, International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
Jocelyn Hayes, M.D.
I like to meet families where they are, which sometimes means families want a lot of advice and guidance while other times they do not, but I always work to ensure my patients are safe, healthy and thriving. Pediatricians love to watch kids grow, but it is equally enjoyable to watch how parents evolve with their children, especially when there are new additions to the family.
In high school, once I decided I didn’t want to be President of the United States, I fell in love with science because of Ms. Chowning, a fantastic biology teacher. She showed me women could be amazing, cool AND good at science. In high school and college, I coached soccer and swim team and was a swim instructor, so I knew I enjoyed working with kids and families. For a brief moment in college, I considered being a marine biologist after working with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins but switched gears and entered medical school, knowing I wanted to be a pediatrician.
Growing up in Kirkland, Washington, and the oldest of five children, I saw myself as a kind of second mom to my siblings. With so many kids in the house and our neighborhood, I was often outside playing tag, building forts and riding my bike. My mom bred dogs when I was a kid, so I don’t have a dog as an adult. I had enough puppies for a lifetime.
My husband and I have two young boys who are into sports, biking, Legos, board games and family movie nights. We love it. I am obsessed with my garden and growing my own vegetables and love to cook and hope to learn to play the piano someday.
I share my practice with Dr. Cigdem Toroslu.
Every patient has a primary pediatrician. Sometimes, especially for last-minute appointments, your pediatrician may not have available appointments, so our pediatricians partner with each other to reduce wait times and improve access to care. Additionally, they partner with someone that complements their style and brings a fresh perspective to their patient’s care.