Dr. Norm Herron grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and moved to San Antonio, Texas for medical school and pediatric residency at the University of Texas Health SciencesCenter. His wife, Dawn, attended seminary at Austin Presbyterian seminary. In 1992, they traveled all over the country while Dr. Herron worked on short-term assignments as a pediatrician in Massachusetts, Maine, Texas, and finally in Ketchikan, Alaska. Their assignment in Ketchikan was for eight weeks (during the rainy fall season!), but they fell in love with Alaska, and stayed in Ketchikan for 25 years, despite the rain. In Ketchikan,

Dr. Herron worked as one of three pediatricians on the island and Dawn served as a pastor. The pediatric practice in Ketchikan included providing clinic and hospital care for patients from newborn to young adults with all sorts of medical problems.


Dr. Herron enjoys taking care of children with chronic medical conditions, ADHD, and mental health concerns like anxiety and depression. He encourages all kids to get vaccinated to protect against serious diseases. He enjoys getting to know families and seeing the children as they grow up.

He enjoys playing guitar and mandolin, helping with the music and children’s programs at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, where his wife Dawn is a pastor, and bicycling and other activities in great Alaska outdoors.