Jennifer Polley, MD, FAAP


Doctorate of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (Rochester, NY), 1984

Bachelor of Arts, Houghton College (Houghton, NY), 1977

University of Paris, Sorbonne Cours de Civilisation Francaise, 1975-1976 

Post Doctoral Training

Internship/Residency in Pediatrics: University of Rochester Strong Children’s Hospital (Rochester, NY), 1984-1990

Harborview Sexual Assault Training Course, 1991

Licensure and Board Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics, 1991; recertified 1998, 2004.

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

License: Washington


American Academy of Pediatrics

Christian Medical and Dental Association

Washington State Medical Association

Lewis County Medical Society

Professional Positions and Major Appointments

Pediatrician, Chehalis Children’s Clinic, Chehalis WA (1990-1992)

Physician, County of Monroe Foster Care Clinic, Rochester NY (1987-1990)

Awards and Honors

American Academy of Pediatrics CATCH grant recipient, 2000, 2008.

Personal Interests

A French major in college, Dr. Polley studied abroad for a year at the University of Paris, Sorbonne. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Houghton College, she planned to work for Wycliffe Bible Translators. However she felt called to medicine and instead enrolled at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

JP family

Dr. Polley with her children Luke, Nate and Abby

In 1992, Dr. Polley co-founded Northwest Pediatric Center in Centralia. Dr. Polley is well known in the community for her volunteerism. She has coached youth soccer, led ladies’ Bible studies, and remains active in many charitable causes, and is part of her church’s music ministry team.  At various times, she has also run the Lewis County Growth Clinic and an Eating Disorders Clinic and is very involved in the formation of Lewis County’s new free medical clinic. A perennial favorite, she has been voted Best Physician in the Chronicle’s annual Best of Lewis County awards four years in a row.

An outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Polley loves backpacking, hiking, boating, sea kayaking, diving, snow-shoeing, downhill and cross-country skiing, and road cycling. She has summitted some of the Northwest’s tallest peaks, including Rainier, Hood, Adams, and Baker, and summitted Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2004. A seasoned world traveler, she has done medical mission work in Papua New Guinea, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nicaragua, Honduras, India, Africa, and China. She has three grown children: Abby, Luke, and Nate.