Dr. Avery grew up on a working farm and vineyard in beautiful southwest Michigan with her family and four St. Bernard dogs. Dr. Avery obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English from Oberlin College where she had the privilege of studying 17th century Art History & Literature as a Dannenberg Scholar in London, England. She earned her medical doctorate from Tufts University School of Medicine where she graduated with Honors. She completed her pediatric residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - one of the largest and oldest children's hospitals in the world, and the United States' first hospital dedicated to the healthcare of children.
Dr. Avery served on faculty at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania as well as Stanford University School of Medicine before moving to Portland with her family. She is an accomplished medical educator earning accolades from patients, families, medical students, and her pediatric colleagues. She maintains a high level of expertise through continuing medical education, seminars and teaching. She is deeply committed to improving children's health and closing the gap in healthcare outcomes for medically underserved children.
Dr. Avery lives in Portland with her husband and two young children. She embraces any opportunity to laugh and play with her family, whether it is on a long walk at the beach, the ski slopes of Mt. Hood or the family garden, which includes a row of Catawba, Niagara and pinot noir vines. She is an avid reader and traveler captivated by learning about the untold stories of women in medicine and society at large. Her home away from home is London, England where she enjoys connecting with old friends and exploring small bookstores, off-the-beaten-path restaurants and open markets south of the Thames.