Dr Louise Vaz


Dr Louise Vaz

Dr. Louise Vaz completed her Bachelor’s of Science in a self-designed curriculum in Infectious Diseases

at Duke University. She earned her medical degree from the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, in Nashville,

Tennessee and was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her

residency in pediatrics at the Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington, and two fellowships

at Boston Children’s Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts: one in pediatric infectious diseases and the

other in pediatric health services research. She also has a master’s degree in public health from the

Harvard School of Public Health. She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases.

Dr. Vaz is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Oregon Health & Science University

(OHSU). She attends on the inpatient infectious disease service and sees outpatients in infectious

disease clinic. Her clinical areas of expertise include global and refugee health, outpatient antibiotic

therapy, judicious antibiotic use and stewardship, and treatment of complex surgical infections. She

enjoys teaching medical students and residents, as well as providing education for community providers

and families.

At Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Dr. Vaz is medical director of the Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic

Therapy (OPAT) program, which helps children and families transition from the inpatient to outpatient

setting for further treatment of their infection.Her role with OPAT enables multi-disciplinary

collaborations with medical, surgical and psychosocial care providers to improve care delivery across

Oregon. She is also pediatric medical director for Clinical Integration at the OHSU which oversees large

scale system wide population health and quality improvement efforts. She is interested in developing

innovative methods of care delivery particularly in poor and under resourced areas.