Dr. Corinda Hankins Elliott moved to Hood River about 13 years ago with her husband John. They have three children - their oldest Lucas, just entering HRMS, and daughters Kylin and Alyra, in 4th and 1st grades at May Street respectively. She is originally from Indiana where she was raised by two chemistry professors. Corinda attended university at Washington and Lee in Virginia and played soccer all four years. She also enjoyed a year of study at Oxford University. She was a Freshman Biology teacher at a small school in Virginia for one year between college and medical school and discovered just how hard a job it was to be a teacher. Corinda traveled back to Indiana to attend Medical School and journeyed to Africa to study medicine during that time. She crossed the country to attend University of Arizona for Pediatric Residency. It was there that she met her husband John. When John found his perfect job here (he loves windsurfing), she left her fellowship in Pediatric pulmonary medicine in Chicago to follow him.
Since she moved to Hood River she has been working with our local children. She has worked as a primary pediatrician in the area via MCMC in The Dalles and then again at NW pediatric and Adolescent medicine. She has also continued as a part-time pediatric hospitalist at Randall-Children’s Hospital. She has been actively involved in volunteering in the community through soccer, her local PTO, OBOB, and Lego Robotics. She feels strongly that each child should have the best opportunities possible to achieve all that they can in their local academic setting. She is excited to help fill the recent vacancy over the next school year. In her time off, Corinda loves to read, ski, play soccer, travel and be with her family and friends.