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Nitza Quiles-Soo, MD, FAAP

Board Certified: American Board of Pediatrics
Education: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, PR
Pediatric Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Care Philosophy

The goal of my care is simple: to serve and help my patients and their families.

In order to serve, I keep myself up to date so the best quality of care can be provided. I must be a good listener, be honest and compassionate in all of my patient encounters.

I am interested in helping children and adolescents going through physical and social difficulties in our present times. I also have a special place in my heart for parents of teenagers. I am dedicated to helping young families succeed.

El objectivo de my practica diaria es simple: servir a mis familias y ayudar a mis pacientes.

Para servir, debo de estudiar y mantenerme al dia en los cambios de la medicina. Esto permite poder proveer medicina de calidad. Tambien debo, de escuchar con atención, tener compasión, y ser honesta.

Nuestros tiempos presentan nuevas dificultades. Yo quiero ayudar a ninos y adolescentes que estan sufriendo problemas de salud física y mental. Yo tengo un interés especial en ayudar a las madres y los padres adolescentes. Con ayuda, todos los padres jovenes pueden triunfar.

En estos 30 anos de practica ha sido un gran privilegio, bendición y alegria, cuidar sus hijos y verlos crecer.


I attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus. I completed my Pediatric Residency with Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital in 1991.  After practicing in Texas for several years, my family and I moved to Portland.  I joined Westside Pediatrics in 1999.

I have been married for 30 years to an oncologist, Dr. Edward Soo.  We are blessed with three sons. Together our family enjoys going to church, hiking, picnics and movies.  I enjoy swimming and teaching Sunday School. I am fluent in Spanish.

After 30 years of precticing pediatrics, it is a joy and a privilege to care for children, watching them grow. Better yet, I am able to care for their children as well!