Dr. Elise Hewitt DC, DICCP, FICC


2001                Board Certification in Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCP), International College of Chiropractic Pediatrics.


1999                Certification in Craniosacral Therapy (CST), Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.


1988                Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, Oregon - Graduated summa cum laude.


1982                Bachelor of Environmental Design (B.Envd.), University of   Colorado,    
, Colorado
- Graduated with Honors.


1978-1980     Pre-medicine major, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts,  Dean's List 1978 & 1979.


Leadership Experience

2016-Present Immediate Past President, American Chiropractic Association Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics. (www.acapedscouncil.org)

2010-2016                   Member, Bylaws Committee, American Chiropractic    

2006-2016               President, American Chiropractic Association Pediatrics Council

2006-2016                   Member, House of Delegates, American Chiropractic Association (www.acatoday.org).

2007-2009                  Member Board of Directors, Integrative Pediatrics Council; Secretary, Exec. Committee 2008


2007-2008                  Pediatrics Council representative to ACA American Board of Chiropractic Specialties (ABCS)


Professional Experience

2016-Present Editorial Board member, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 

2015-Present               Adjunct Professor, College of Chiropractic, University of Western States       

2015 Steering Committee member, "Pediatric Chiropractic Practice Guidelines and Parameters Consensus Project 2015", update funded by NCMIC Foundation.

2104-2015 Steering Committee member, "Core Competencies of the Certified Pediatric Doctor of Chiropractic: Results of a Delphi Panel", International project initiated by the American Chiropractic Association's Pediatrics Council.

2012-2014 Editorial Board member, Global Advances in Health and Medicine

2009-Present Member, NCMIC Speaker's Bureau; Specialty: Chiropractic Pediatrics

2008-Present               Peer reviewer for Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (JCM), and Explore: Journal of Science and Healing.

2008-2009                   Steering Committee member, “Pediatric Chiropractic Practice Guidelines and Parameters Consensus Project”, national project funded by FCER (Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research) 


2005-2007                   Co-Investigator, Dysfunctional nursing investigational study, Western States Chiropractic College.


2005-Present              Member, University of Western States Postgraduate Speakers
Bureau; Specialty: Chiropractic Pediatrics


1999                              Writer/producer of educational video & pamphlet “Chiropractic Care for Children.”


1992-Present               Educator and Author on topics related to chiropractic pediatrics.


1989-Present               Pediatric Doctor of Chiropractic, Portland, Oregon ; practice limited to pediatrics.


Awards and Honors

2017 Rising Star Award, American Public Health Assn. (APHA) Section on Chiropractic Health Care

2016 Oregon Chiropractor of the Year, Oregon Chiropractic Association

2016 Presidential Award, American Chiropractic Association

2014 Named one of Portland's Top Doctors, Portland Monthly Magazine

2013 Presidential Award, American Chiropractic Association

2013  Specialty Council of the Year Award, ACA (recognized as president of the         ACA Pediatrics Council)

2008  Fellow, International College of Chiropractors (FICC)

2001 Valedictorian, Pediatric Diplomate certificate recipients,  International College of Chiropractic Pediatrics

1988 Valedictorian, Western States Chiropractic College

1987 Clinical Excellence Award, Western States Chiropractic College

Professional Affiliations

  • Founding member, ACA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics
  • Founding member, ICA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics
  • American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
  • American  Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Oregon Chiropractic Association

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