About Our Portland Team & Facility
Pediatric Cardiology Center of Oregon has been caring for children and adults with congenital heart disease in the Pacific Northwest since 1986. Our pediatric heart program has pioneered many important advances in the treatment of congenital heart disease, including the first Norwood surgical procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) in Oregon, as well as the first arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries (TGA).
Since our inception, we have added several board certified cardiologists with a wide range of specialties. In 1996, Dr. Marc LeGras began offering electrophysiology services for patients with abnormal heart rhythms, and since Dr. James Kyser’s arrival in 2005, we have markedly increased our ability to offer non-surgical repair for many heart defects in our cardiac catheterization laboratory. We are proudly affiliated with Legacy Emanuel Hospital and the brand new Randall Children’s Hospital, a state-of-the-art building designed and built to promote a healing environment for children.
Pediatric Cardiology Center of Oregon knows that traveling for medical appointments places a burden on patients and their families. Our doctors regularly travel throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington to staff our Outreach clinics, so that our out-of-town patients can see their pediatric cardiologist at a location closer to home. We have outreach clinics located in Albany, Woodburn, Pendleton, Hood River, Medford, Grants Pass, Salem, Vancouver (WA) and Longview (WA).
Our talented Physicians work hard to provide the best care for our patients.
Marc D. LeGras, M.D.
Specializes in heart rhythm disorders, pacemakers, defibrillators
Dr. LeGras is a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and has been with the Pediatric Cardiology Center of Oregon since 1996. He attended McGill University in Montreal for his Bachelor of Science and medical school. He did an internship at the University of Manitoba and his pediatrics residency and pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Toronto, Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. LeGras then completed a fellowship in pediatric electrophysiology and pacing at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital in 1993. He was an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Western Ontario, Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario in London prior to moving to Portland.
James P. Kyser, M.D.
Interventional catheterization procedures
Dr. Kyser joined the Pediatric Cardiology Center of Oregon as an Interventional Cardiologist in July 2005. Dr. Kyser received his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio, and completed his pediatric residency training at Kaiser Oakland Pediatrics in California. He returned to Ohio for his pediatric cardiology fellowship training at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland.
Peter H. Chang, D.O.
Non-interventional imaging, specializing in transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography with a special interest in fetal echocardiography
Dr. Chang joined the Pediatric Cardiology Center of Oregon as a pediatric cardiologist in July 2006. Dr. Chang returns to the Northwest after receiving his medical degree at Nova-Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He completed his pediatric residency training at University of Maryland, Baltimore. He continued his sub-specialty training in pediatric cardiology at the University of Rochester's Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong. His research interests have included the role of dystrophin in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, with publications investigating the accuracy of point of care testing devices.
Lindsay Urbinelli, M.D.
Fetal Cardiology & Cardiac MRI
Dr. Urbinelli joined the Pediatric Cardiology Center of Oregon in September 2016. She grew up in upstate New York which is also where she attended college and medical school. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a medical degree from SUNY Upstate University. She then ventured to New York City where she completed her pediatric residency and pediatric cardiology fellowship at Columbia University – New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. She then went on to complete an advanced imaging fellowship in fetal cardiology and cardiac MRI at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Margie “Niki” Tucker M.D.
Dr. Margie “Niki” Tucker joined the Pediatric Cardiology Center of Oregon in the spring of 2020. She earned a Bachelor of Science in biology and received her medical degree at the University of Louisville. She completed her pediatrics residency at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. From there, she traveled to St. Louis where she completed her pediatric cardiology fellowship at Washington University at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining Pediatric Cardiology Center of Oregon, she practiced general pediatric cardiology at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital where she was awarded the Outstanding Teacher of the Year and named one of the top pediatric cardiologists in Indianapolis.
Alisha Floyd, M.D.
Dr. Floyd joined Pediatric Cardiology Center of Oregon in December 2018. She attended college at Northwestern University where she studied anthropology and Michigan State University where she earned her MD. A southern California native, Dr. Floyd completed her residency training at Children’s Hospital in Orange County California. After practicing general pediatrics for three years, she went on to complete her pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Utah/Primary Children’s Hospital.
Douglas King, MD
We are sad to announce the retirement of Dr. King.
Dr. King attended the University of Washington, obtaining both his B.S. and M.D. degrees. His pediatrics residency was at the University of California, Irvine, and was followed by a three-year pediatric cardiology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. Dr. King is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. His special interests are in echocardiography and fetal echocardiography. He and his wife, Carole, have three children.