Dr. Barbara Sniffen

Dr. Barbara Sniffen, a Lake Oswego pediatrician with Olson Pediatric Clinic

Meet Dr. Sniffen (Dr. Sniffen’s practice is closed to new patients at this time.)

The future is bright with the amazing young people of today! I have had the ultimate privilege of over 30 years of practicing pediatrics, first in rural Southern Oregon, where we raised our two sons, and now in the Portland area, where my husband and I enjoy every opportunity to spend time with our children and four grandchildren.”

Special Interests

  • Sports Medicine
  • Nutrition

I have been married to Carl, a lawyer and high school Track and Field and Cross Country coach, for over 40 years. We live in Oregon City. I enjoy all the Pacific Northwest has to offer by trail running/hiking/exploring as well as gardening and raising my backyard chickens with help from my grandchildren. Sewing, knitting and cooking keep me busy when I have to be inside.

I joined Olson Pediatrics in 2014.

Love Dr. Sniffen and her nurse!  They always take the time to answer any questions and seem to really care about the kids.”

Dr. Sniffen listens, she answers all questions thoroughly.  It is so nice not to be rushed trough the visit.  She sees how different issues fit together and really makes an effort to talk to the child and not the parent, which I really appreciate.  It makes them feel the responsibility for their own health.”

Certifications and Education

Education & Residency

Undergraduate education: University of Kansas, BS, Science Writing and Photojournalism
Medical School: University of Health Sciences, Kansas City, MO, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Pediatric Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, Chief Resident

Board Status

Certified – American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Associations

American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow