David Dorsa, M.D.
Sincere and engaging, Dr. David Dorsa believes that the best medical care happens when families and their pediatrician work together as a team. He recognizes that each family is unique and focuses on building open relationships, so children and parents feel comfortable asking questions, and aims to educate and empower moms and dads to be their child’s best advocate. Fascinated by the complexities of human anatomy and systems, his special interests include illnesses of the ears, nose and throat.
Dr. Dorsa earned his undergraduate degree in neurobiology, physiology and behavior from University of California, Davis. He received his medical degree at the University of Illinois in Chicago and served his pediatric residency at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland.
David and his wife, Yuri, an Air Force veteran and former cardiac nurse, met while he was in college. He credits his wife’s unwavering support and encouragement in his ability to pursue his passions in pediatric medicine.
Martial Arts Instructor
Enamored by The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when he was 7 years old, David developed an interest in martial arts that has continued into adulthood. He began taking karate lessons as a child and is now trained in Taekwondo, Krav Maga, Jujutsu and Escrima. With an appreciation for the discipline, physicality and practical applications of self-defense, David spent more than 10 years as an instructor, teaching martial arts to children and adults.
From hiking to camping, he enjoys exploring the outdoors and soaking in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Topping his wish list of places to visit: Japan, as well as the magnificent places that feature the lights of Aurora Borealis.
David is an avid player of classic-yet-lesser known video games—ask him which are his favorites! He listens to an eclectic range of music, from Irish folk songs to heavy metal—his go-to genre. While he’s set many broken bones, he’s never broken one of his own—despite years of martial arts and skateboarding.