Medical Education Faculty

John Mastronarde, M.D.
Garnjobst Chair, Medical Education,
Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep medicine

Mari Kai, M.D.
Residency Program Director,
General Medicine

Courtland Childers, M.D.
Associate Program Director,
General Medicine

Brinton Clark, M.D.
Clinic Medical Director
Associate Program Director
General Medicine

Amy Dechet, M.D.
General Medicine Faculty, Associate Program Director
Infectious Diseases

Andrea Roast, M.D.
Associate Program Director,
General Medicine

Stephen Campbell, M.D.
Rheumatology

Richard Cohen, M.D.
Behavioral Medicine

Ryan Dix, Psy.D
Behavioral Medicine

Ronald Dworkin, M.D.
Infectious Diseases

David Gilbert, M.D.
Infectious Diseases

Ruben Halperin, M.D.
General Medicine

John Heffner
Professor Emeritus
Pulmonary/Critical Care

Marian Hodges, M.D.
Palliative Care/Geriatrics/Ethics

Meera Jain, M.D.
General Medicine

Tricia James MD
General Medicine

Justin Jin MD, MSPH
Infectious Diseases

Brian Kendall, MD
Infectious Diseases

Sharon Kim, MD, FACP
General Medicine

James Leggett, M.D.
Infectious Diseases

Robert Lusk, M.D.
Infectious Diseases

Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
General Medicine Faculty, Director of compassion

Elizabeth Stephens, M.D.
Endocrinology

Richard Wernick, M.D.
Rheumatology

Paula Wichienkuer, M.D.
Medical Student Clerkship Director,
General Medicine

Subspecialty Faculty (sorted by subspecialty)

Department of Medical Education Hospital-Based Faculty

JohnMastronardeJohn Mastronarde, M.D.
Garnjobst Chair, Medical Education
Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine

Personal Statement: The most gratifying aspect of being a Medical Educator for me is assisting and watching as young doctors learn and grow both professionally and personally. Training new physicians allows us to extend our impact on patient care beyond our own practice. Providence is a wonderful training institution and is geared toward training new physicians for the modern world of healthcare delivery.

Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency: The Ohio State University, Columbus Children's Hospital
Fellowship: Pulmonary/Critical Care: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Sleep Medicine: Portland VAMC/Oregon Health & Science University

Areas of Academic Focus:

  • Medical Education
  • Asthma
  • Sports Pulmonology
  • Clinical Research

Recent National/Regional Responsibilities:

  • Vice-Chair – Education, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University, 2010-2015
  • Co-Chair – Internal Medicine Diversity Committee, The Ohio State University, 2014-2015
  • Councilor – Association of Specialty Professors, 2012-2015
  • President – Association of Pulm/Critical Care Program Directors, 2010-2011.

Selected Presentations:

  • D. Gorbett, R Calderon, D. Closser, M. Ali, M. de la Cruz, M. Exline, J. Mastronarde. “An Analysis of the Timeliness of Consultation and Appropriateness of Documentation in an Academic Medical Center Intensive Care Unit.” Poster Presentation. ATS International Conference, Denver, CO May 2015
  • J.G. Mastronarde, C.M. Risaliti, C. Allred, A. Rossetti, I.Gonsenhauser, J. Park, M. Velez, C. Hanks, N. Dunavin, D. Wininger, L.Nash, V. Tarver, A. Van Buren, J. Mansfield, S. Moffatt Bruce. “Targeted Early Hospital Discharge (TED): A Novel Process Improvement Program at a Large Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital.” Poster Discussion. ATS International Conference, San Diego, CA May 2014
  • Phillips K, J.P. Parsons, J.G. Mastronarde, C. Benninger, L. Hunt. “Analysis of compliance with national asthma guidelines at a tertiary care hospital.” Poster Presentation. ATS International Conference, San Francisco, CA May 2012

Selected Publications:

  • Kirkby SE, Hayes D Jr, Parsons JP, Wisely CE, Kopp B, McCoy KS, Mastronarde JG. Eucapnic voluntary hyperventilation to detect exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in cystic fibrosis. 2015 Lung Oct;193(5): 733-8.
  • McCallister JW, Gustin JL, Wells-DiGregorio S, Way DP, Mastronarde JG. Communication skills training curriculum for pulmonary and critical care fellows. 2015 Ann Am Thorac Soc. Apr;12(4): 520-5.
  • Parsons JP, Hallstrand TS, Mastronarde JG et al. American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline: Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2013; 187(9):1016-27.
  • Fessler HE, Addrizzo-Harris DJ, Berger R, Mastronarde JG et al. Hospitalist path to critical care fellowship is uneven and narrow. Crit Care Med 20134; 41(1): e-3-4.
  • Mastronarde JG. Is there a relationship between GERD and asthma? Gastroenterol Hepatol 2012;8(6):401-403.
  • Hanks CD, Parsons J, Benninger C, Mastronarde JG et al. Etiology of dyspnea in elite and recreational athletes. Physician Sports Med 2012;40(2):28-33.
  • Kynyk JA, Parsons JP, Mastronarde JG et al. HIV and asthma: is there an association? Respir Med 2012; 106(4):493-9.
  • Parsons JP, Cosmar D, Mastronarde JG et al. Screening for exercise induced bronchoconstriction in college athletes. J Asthma 2012; 49(2):153-7.
  • Buckley JD, Mastronarde J, Piquette CA. Training pathway for critical care medicine. JAMA 2011; 305(18):1860.
  • Benninger C, Parsons JP, Mastronarde JG. Vocal cord dysfunction and asthma. Curr Opin Pulm Med 2011; 17(1):45-9).

Personal Interests:

  • Following The Ohio State Buckeyes
  • Catering to Dog
  • Fitness: hiking, biking, weight lifting
  • Movies/Dining out

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kai_mari_md_2016bMari Kai, M.D.
Residency Program Director
General Medicine

Personal statement: I love that our residency gives such a well-rounded education for our trainees. It’s great to see our graduates succeed in different aspects of internal medicine and in various locations. As a program director, I will strive to continue the innovations and achieving the great balance of academic rigor in a supportive environment.

Medical school: Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship: General Medicine, Portland VA Medical Center

Area of academic focus:

  • Ambulatory education
  • Substance use and pain management
  • Women’s health
  • Geriatrics

National/Regional responsibilities:

  • Patient-Centered Medical Home Workgroup, Society of General Internal Medicine (2006)
  • Co-chair Society of General Internal Medicine Women’s Caucus 2005-2006.
  • SGIM NW Region – 2007 President/Meeting Chair, regional officer 2006-2008
  • Journal of General Internal Medicine Reviewer (2006-current)

Recent publications:

  • Kai M, Clark B, Rosenberg M.  Introduction to outpatient Medicine: An Innovative Approach.  Journal of Graduate Medical Education, June 2014
  • A Multisite, Multistakeholder Validation of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Competencies. Academic Medicine, Vol. 88, No. 7, July 2013
  • “Prevalence of Diagnosed Sleep Apnea among Type 2 Diabetics in Primary Care, “ John E. Heffner, MD, Yelena Rozenfeld, MPH, Mari Kai, MD, Elizabeth Stephens, MD, Lee K. Brown, MD, Chest, November 17, 2011.

Selected Presentations:

  • Oral Presentation at the National SGIM conference in Toronto, Canada May 2015. “Complex Case Conference: Multi-disciplinary Rounds in the Outpatient Setting” with Dr. Brinton Clark (selected as one of the Top 5 medical education innovation abstracts at the meeting)
  • Providence Spring Symposium May 2015, “ Updates in Cervical Cancer Screening”
  • Providence Spring Symposium May 2015, “ Chronic Pain Management Workshop”
  • Providence Portland Medical Center Grand Rounds August 2014, “Supplements, Friend or Foe?”
  • Society of General Internal Medicine, NW Regional Meeting Workshop presentation, “Teaching Residents How to Thrive in a Patient-Centered Medical Home Curriculum” Feb 2014 with Drs. Paula Wichienkuer, Ruben Halperin, and Brinton Clark
  • Invited speaker for the Providence Pharmacy Lecture Series- November 2013- “Chronic opiate use as a public health issue”- joint lecture with Dr. Gary Oxman from Oregon Department of Public Health
  • Workshop presentation at the National Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting in Denver, CO April 2013: “Procedures Training in Internal Medicine Residency” with Dr. Courtland Childers and Dr. James Dayton

Personal interests:
Cycling, triathlons, hiking, skiing, futsal, watching soccer, gourmet foods, reading, travel, spending time with Family (husband- Morgan, son- Makoto (13), and daughter- Minami(12))

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CourtlandChilders, M.D., Chief Resident Courtland Childers, M.D.
Associate Program Director
General Medicine

Personal statement: After completing my residency and chief residency at Providence Portland, I was honored to have the opportunity to join the teaching faculty.  I have always been impressed by Providence's longstanding commitment to the health of the surrounding community as well as the program's individualized approach to resident education.  The most rewarding aspect of my job is the mutual learning that occurs while working with residents providing patient care, researching clinical questions and collaborating to improve our health system.

Medical school: Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Residency: Providence Portland Medical Center
Chief residency: Providence Portland Medical Center

Areas of academic focus:

  • Integration of information technology to enhance medical education, point of care ultrasound.
  • Point of Care Ultrasound

National/Regional responsibilities:

  • Point of Care Ultrasound Privileging Development Workgroup, 2014-2016 Providence Oregon Region
  • Providence Oregon Region, Professional Quality Review Committee, Member 2016-Present
  • Providence Portland Medical Center, Hospital Amission Status ( Inpatient /Observation) Workgroup, Member 2015-Present
  • Providence Portland Medical Center; Schwartz Center Rounds, Planning Committee, Memver, 2013-Present Providence Portland Medical Center.
  • Member, Oregon Region Sentinel Event Committee, Providence Health & Services
  • Schwartz Center Rounds, Planning Committee, Member, 2013-present Providence Portland Medical Center

Selected Presentations:

  • Engaging Residents with Collaborative Learning and Technology - Workshop
    Stanford Medicine X | Ed conference, Palo Alto, CA
  • Aspirin in 2016: New Roles and Current Controversies 2016
    Providence Portland Medical Center, Medical Grand Rounds, Portland, OR
  • Update in Hospital Medicine, Regional SGIM, 2014
  • "Teaching Procedures to Internal Medicine Residents: Curricular Innovations in Procedures Training".  Society of General Internal Medicine - Annual Meeting, Denver Colorado, 2013
  • Low Dose Aspirin-An Evolving Role: Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Grand Rounds, 2014
  • Health Apps, Fitness Trackers and the Future of eHealth. Practical Advances in Internal Medicine, 2014
  • "Low Dose Aspirin Prophylaxis".  Practical Advances in Internal Medicine, 2013
  • Challenges in the Management of Chronic Insomnia, Practical Advances in Internal Medicine, 2012

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Mentoring resident scholarly activity
  • Inpatient attending  
  • Clinic preceptor  
  • Evidence Based Medicine Faculty
  • Morning Report Facilitator
  • Resident Noon Conference

Personal interests:
Spending time outdoors with family and friends.  I enjoy hiking, skiing, and camping.  My other hobbies are photography and blues guitar.

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 style= Brinton Clark, M.D.
Clinic Medical Director
Associate Program Director
General Medicine

Personal statement: I joined the faculty at Providence in 2005, and love being part of this dynamic community of faculty and physicians-in-training.  I enjoy the close relationships and mentoring that are possible in a smaller training environment.  The academic focus of the residency continues to challenge me in my personal learning and growth.

Medical school: University of California, San Francisco (AOA)
Residency: University of California, San Francisco (PRIME program)

Areas of academic focus

  • Ambulatory Medicine and Primary Care
  • Multicultural Health/Cultural Competency
  • Working with Underserved Populations
  • Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders
  • Quality Improvement
  • Population-Based Health/Healthcare systems
  • Obesity Management
  • Dermatology for Primary Care Providers

Recent Regional/National Responsibilities:

  • $100,000 grant through Providence Clinic Transformation Council, “Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders in Primary Care Settings”, 2016.
  • American College of Physicians, invited reviewer for clinical vignettes, 2013-16
  • Society of General Internal Medicine, invited reviewer for research abstracts 2014-2016
  • Oregon American College of Physicians, planning committee

Selected Publications:

  • Kai M, Clark B, Rosenberg M. Introduction to Outpatient Medicine: An Innovative Approach. J Grad Med Education June 2014; 365-67. PMID 24949158.
  • Clark BC, Grossman E, White MC, Goldenson J, Tulsky J. The State of Diabetes Care in the San Francisco County Jail. American Journal of Public Health 2006; 96: 1571-1574.
  • Levinson W, Kaufman K, Clark B, Tolle S. Mentors and Role Models for Women in Academic Medicine. West J Med 1991; 154:423-26.

Selected Presentations:

  • Community Resource Desks: Connecting Patients to Resources in the Medical Home. Poster presentation, Regional Society of General Internal Medicine, Seattle, WA. February 2016.
  • Innovations in Medical Education Oral Presentation: Complex Case Conference: Multi-Disciplinary Rounds in an Outpatient Clinic. National SGIM Meeting, April 23, 2015. Toronto, Canada. One of top abstracts selected for oral presentation.
  • Weighing your options: What is the evidence for safety and efficacy of newer weight loss medications? Rx Question of the Quarter, PMG Oregon Clinical Pharmacy Department, August 2015.
  • Bariatric Surgery: PCP Primer. Medical Grand Rounds, Providence Portland Medical Center, December 10th, 2014. Medical Grand Rounds, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, June 9th, 2015
  • Kai M, Clark B, Rosenberg M.  Introduction to outpatient Medicine: An Innovative Approach.  J Grand Med Education (Accepted for publication February 2014)
  • Building the Foundations for Success:  Teaching Residents to //thrive in the Patient-Centered Medical Home.  Brinton Clark, Mari Kai, Ruben Halperin and Paula Wichienduer
  • The New Patient Clinic Visit and How to Teach It.  Ruben Halperin, Paula Wichienkuer, Brinton Clark and Joe Hardman.  Workshop, NW Regional SGIM Meeting, February 2013.
  • George K, Clark BC.  DRESSing Up Our Approach to Drug Reactions: A Case of Allopurinol-Induced Dress Syndrome.  Poster Presentation Regional American College of Physicians meeting November 2012.  1st Place Winner in Poster Competition.
  • Clark BC, Segal B, Castanares T.  Advance Care Planning Across Cultures.  PMG Grand Rounds.  Providence Portaland and Providence St. Vincent Medical Centers (October 2nd, 3rd 2012).
  • Bajema K, Clark BC. Acute Intermittent Porphyria: Regression of Hallucinations and Neuropathy with Hemin.  Poster presentation, NW Regional American College of Physicians meeting, November 2011
  • "PCP Tools for Obesity Management," Presentation at Providence Symposium for Continuing Medical Education, April 2011
  • "Managing Obesity in the Primary Care Setting," Medical Grand Rounds Presentation at Providence Portland Medical Center, July 2010 and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, January 2011.
  • Synopsis of journal articles for the online journal resources site, "Faculty of 1000's" in 2009-2010.
  • "Teaching Systems-Based Practice to Residents," Workshop for Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pa., April 9, 2008. 
  • Clark BC, Grossman E, White MC, Goldenson J, Tulsky J. The state of diabetes care in the San Francisco County jail. Am J Public Health  2006; 96: 1571-1574
  • Clark BC. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, pulmonary capillaritis and renal failure: a case of catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome. Poster presentation. Society for General Internal Medicine annual meeting, May 2004. SGIM California regional meeting, March 2004.
  • Levinson W, Kaufman K, Clark B, Tolle S. Mentors and role models for women in academic medicine. West J Med 1991;154:423-26

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Clinic Block for PGY1 and PGY2 residents
  • Oversee the dermatology elective and outpatient advance-focus area
  • Outpatient morning report
  • Noon conference topics including kidney disease, diabetes, liver disease, skin and soft tissue infections, urgent care and geriatrics, women’s health, behavior change, endocrine disease, vascular disease. 
  • Faculty Mentor, quality improvement projects focused on catheter-associated urinary tract infections, hepatitis C screening and treatment.
  • Medical student preceptor

Community Involvement:

  • Volunteer at Wallace Medical Concern free clinic
  • Volunteer for Compassion Connect free clinic

Personal interests:
Spending time with family including my three children (age ranges from 6 to 12 years old). I enjoy hiking, reading, playing futsal, gardening, traveling and meeting people from different cultures.

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Amy Dechet, M.D. Amy Dechet, M.D.
General Medicine Faculty,
Associate Program Director,
Infectious Diseases

Personal statement: I have been privileged to be a part of the medical education staff since 2008. While having specialty training in infectious diseases, I still very much enjoy general internal medicine and find it challenging and stimulating to incorporate both into my practice. Above all else, I am passionate about teaching and exploring innovative ways in which this might be done effectively. The energy and compassion of the residents and staff here make for an exciting and rewarding work environment.

Medical school: University of Washington
Residency: University of California, San Francisco
Chief residency: San Francisco General Hospital (University of California, San Francisco)
Fellowship: University of California San Francisco, Infectious Diseases
Additional graduate training: Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Areas of academic focus:

  • Judicious antibiotic use
  • Public health
  • HIV training
  • Evaluating teaching methods
  • Curriculum development

Selected publications:

  • Dechet AM, Herman KM, Parker C, et al. Outbreaks Caused by Sprouts, United States 1998-2010: Lessons Learned and Solutions Needed. Foodborne Pathogens & Disease. Accepted for publication 2014
  • Dechet AM, Parsons M, Rambaran M, Mohamed-Rambaran P, Florendo-Cumbermack A, Persaud S…, Mintz ED. Leptospirosis Outbreak following Severe Flooding: A Rapid Assessment and Mass Prophylaxis Campaign; Guyana, January-February 2005. PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e39672. Epub 2012 Jul 9
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Workshop, Annual Symposium, 2011 Infectious Diseases in the Urgent Care Setting, OHSU Urgent Care Conference, 2011
  • HIV/AIDS Routine Testing Curriculum Guide. July 2008. AIDS Education and Training Center. Co-author.
  • Jain S, Chen L, Dechet A, et al. An outbreak of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli associated with sushi restaurants in Nevada. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Jul 1;47(1):1-7.
  • Dechet A, Yu PA, Koram N, Painter J. Non-foodborne Vibrio infections: an important cause of morbidity and mortality – United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Apr 1;46(7):970-6.
  • HIV/AIDS Basic Training Curriculum Guide June 2007. AIDS Education and Training Center. Contributing author.
  • Dechet AM, Scallan E, Gensheimer K, et al. Outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium Definitive Type 104 infection linked to commercial ground beef, northeastern United States, 2003-2004. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Mar 15;42(6):747-52.
  • Karen E. Hauer, A Teherani, A Dechet, E Aagaard. Medical students' perceptions of mentoring: a focus-group analysis. Med Teach. 2005 Dec;27(8):732-4.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak associated with egg salad. MMWR 2004; 53 (48): 1132-4. 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Outbreak of Salmonella serotype enteritidis infections associated with raw almonds – United States and Canada, 2003-2004. MMWR 2004; 53 (22): 484-7.

Selected presentations:

  • "Tips to Decrease antibiotic Overuse," Practical Advances in Internal Medicine Symposium, Portland, OR, 2015
  • “Sexually Transmitted Diseases” Practical Advances in Internal Medicine Symposium, Portland, OR 2015
  • Reinvigorating Resident Conference: Out with PowerPoint and Traditional Lectures! Engaging Residents with Small Group Learning & Technology” Society for General Internal Medicine – Regional Meeting February 2015

Personal interests:
My family—especially my three lively children, hiking, Pilates and spending time on Mt. Hood.

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Andrea Roast, M.D.
Associate Program Director
General Medicine

Personal statement: To me, the practice of medicine is a multi-dimensional puzzle. Collaborating with others, both as an educator and as a learner, and using all the clues to work through this puzzle drives my enthusiasm. There’s nothing more exciting than being surrounded by the experience and knowledge of clinically academic colleagues and driven residents, both of which I experience here at Providence. One of my personal interests includes the integration of medicine and computers for resident education, improved patient care and productivity benefits.

Graduate school: Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Ohio State University
Medical school: Michigan State University
Chief residency: Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR

Areas of academic focus:

  • Integration of computers and medicine
  • Inpatient medicine
  • Resident evaluation and advancement tools

Recent National/Regional responsibilities:

  • EPIC Provider Informaticist

Selected presentations:

  • Resident Noon Conference, Presenter, Providence Portland Medical Center. EKG series: NSTEMI. March, 2015
  • Faculty Development, Internal Medicine Residency Faculty, Providence Portland Medical Center. Resident to faculty Feedback: Opportunities to Increase Resident Autonomy and Efficiency on the Wards. January, 2015
  • PMG Hospitalist Meeting, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center, Opportunities to Increase Resident Autonomy on the Wards. December, 2014
  • Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center, Chronic Hypoxia Week. October 2014
  • Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center, COPD Management. October 2014
  • Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center, Acute Coronary Syndrome Week. August 2014
  • Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center, Atrial Fibrillation Week. June 2014
  • Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center, Chronic Heart Failure Week. May 2014
  • Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center, Chronic Renal Failure Week. March 2014
  • Management of Resident Noon Conference: Chronic Stable Angina, August 2013
  • Epic Physician Optimization Workshop for Inpatient Setting, 2013
  • Medical Board Reviews
  • Grand Round Lecturer, Providence Portland Medical Center, "Cardiac Stress Testing for Chronic Stable Angina." December 2010
  • Resident Noon Conference Presenter, Providence Portland Medical Center, "EMR Tips for Effective Patient Care and Efficiency." 2010
  • Resident Noon Conference Presenter, Providence Portland Medical Center, "Exercise Testing for Cardiac Risk." December 2009
  • Resident Noon Conference Presenter, Providence Portland Medical Center, “Emergency Treatment of Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia.”  July 2008 and July 2007
  • Workshop Co-Moderator, Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, “Formalized Teaching of the Electrocardiogram to Medicine Residents.” April, 2008.  Pittsburgh, PA
  • Workshop Moderator, 19th Annual Practical Advances in Internal Medicine Symposium. “Getting Better at ECG Reading.”  April, 2008.  Portland, OR
  • Resident Noon Conference Presenter, Providence Portland Medical Center, “Exercise Testing for Cardiac Risk.”  4/2008, 1/2007 and March, 2006
  • Resident Noon Conference Presenter, Providence Portland Medical Center, “Clinical Prediction Rules.  An Evidence-Based Review.”  May, 2007
  • Northwest Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, “Development of a Year-Round EKG Curriculum.” 4/07
  • Grand Round Lecturer, Providence Portland Medical Center, “Update in Internal Medicine.”  September, 2006
  • Workshop Co-Moderator, 17th Annual Practical Advances in Internal Medicine Symposium. “Exercise Testing for Cardiac Risk.”  April, 2006.  Portland, OR

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Teaching Attending on the Wards – approximately one month/year
  • Clinical preceptor (1/2 day per week)
  • Medical Student Teaching for a 5-week block each year. (OHSU third year medical students)
  • EKG Curriculum Coordinator

Personal interests:
Spending time with my family, traveling, skiing, hiking, cycling and yoga.

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Stephen M. Campbell, M.D.
Rheumatology

Personal statement:  I moved to Providence in a part-time capacity in 2007 after a 25 year career as a clinician-teacher at OHSU.  The Providence Internal Medicine residency program has always had a stellar reputation in education, and I have greatly enjoyed becoming part of that tradition.


Medical school:
  UC San Diego
Residency: OHSU
Fellowship: OHSU

Areas of academic focus:

  • Clinical rheumatology
  • Techniques of medical education

Selected publications:

  • Paudyal S, Campbell SM. Intra-articular corticosteroids in osteoarthritis.  Geriatrics Aging 2009; 12:247-52.
  • Wernick R, Campbell SM.  Update in rheumatology.  Ann Intern Med 2000;132:125-133.
  • Campbell SM, Wernick R.  Update in rheumatology.  Ann Intern Med 1999;130:135-142.
  • Rosenbaum R, Campbell SM, Rosenbaum J. The Clinical Neurology of Rheumatic Disease.  Butterworth Heinemann (1996).

Selected presentations:

  • "Joint aspiration and injection," OHSU Primary Care Review 2010-2014
  • "Update on vasculitis," Providence Internal Medicine Review 2012
  • "Vasculitis for the Inpatient Physician," Oregon Hospitalist Association, 2009
  • "Rheumatology Yearbook," Northwest Rheumatism Society, 2009

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Rheumatology week noon teaching sessions (4/year)
  • Evidence-based medicine preceptorTeaching attending on general medicine ward services (2 months/year).
  • Medical student teaching attending (2 months/year)
  • Teaching attending on rheumatology resident rotation: supervision in rheumatology clinic and medical orthopedics clinic; didactic sessions.
  • MedOrtho clinic weekly in PACE clinic: designed to give housestaff experience in office musculoskeletal medicine and local injection techniques.

Personal interests:
Family of wife and 3 daughters; hobbies of landscaping, woodworking, hiking.

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Richard Cohen, M.D.Richard Cohen, M.D.
Behavior Medicine

Personal statement: My work here is about teaching and supporting residents and helping patients. I feel lucky to work with such talented and compassionate people doing work that I love.

Medical school: Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Residency: Northwestern University Medical School/Evanston Hospital

Areas of academic focus:

  • Behavioral health integration into primary care 
  • Doctor/patient relationship
  • Psychotropic medication

Selected Presentations:

  • Behavioral Medicine Noon Conferences. Motivational Interviewing Intro to Outpatient Medicine
  • Behavioral Health Integration, Intermountain Healthcare Mental Health Integration Bootcamp, August 22, 2013
  • Common Outpatient Psychiatric Problems, Practical Advances in Internal Medicine, 2012
  • Antipsychotic Medication: A Primary Care Approach. Oregon Society of Physician Assistants Annual Meeting, Legacy Meridian Park Hospital Primary Care Educational Conference, and Providence Portland Medical Center Medical Grand Rounds; April, 2007; September, 2006; and March, 2006 respectively
  • Use of Newer Antipsychotics. Scientific Program, Oregon Chapter of the American College of Physicians Scientific Meeting, November 2004
  • Critical Incident Conferences. Workshop Regional SGIM 2003.

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Complicated Illness Clinic didactics and precepting, Complex Case Conference, Self-reflection module in Palliative Care rotation
  • Resident Support Groups PPMC, PSVMC, and PMH. Psychotherapy Seminar for Senior Psychiatry Residents at OHSU. 
  • Resident Support Group
  • Complicated Illness Clinic
  • Self-reflection module in Palliative Care Elective Rotation
  • Critical Incident Noon Conferences
  • Complex Case Conference

Community Involvement:
Program Committee, Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association; Physicians for a National Health Program

Personal interests:
Family, travel, tennis, hiking, cycling and social justice.

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Ryan Dix, Psy.DRyan Dix, Psy.D
Behavioral Medicine Faculty, Licensed Psychologist

Personal statement:  I have been at Providence for 3 years and greatly enjoy shaping the medical providers of the future while also exposing them to integrated behavioral health.

Graduate school: George Fox University, Newberg OR
Internship: Denver Health Medical Center, Denver CO
Fellowship: Kaiser Permanente NorthBay Consortium, Vallejo, CA

Areas of academic focus:

  • Behavioral medicine
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Diversity
  • Community education/outreach

Regional responsibilities:
 09/15 – Present Member, Continuing Education Committee, Oregon Psychological Association. 7/16 – Present  President-Elect, Oregon Psychological Association. 05/14 – Present OPA Liaison, Oregon Board of Psychologists Examiners. Member,  Conference Committee, Oregon Psychological Association

Selected Presentations:

  • Dix, R., (2016). Nicotine addiction. Presentation. Rebels Leadership Training; Portland, OR
  • Halperin, R., Dix, R. (2016). Integrated Care for Opioid Management: Finding Whole-Person Strategies to Improve Pain. Integrating Behavioral Health Conference. Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • James, T., Dix, R., Stephens, E., Cohen, R. (2016) Resident Resilience. Poster Presentation. Academic Achievement Day; Portland, OR
  • Dix, R. (2016). Mindfulness. Spring Epilepsy Conference; Portland, OR
  • Jain, M., Dix, R., White, J., Rozenfeld, Y. (2016). Implementing a Multi-disciplinary Tobacco Cessation Clinic in the Medical Home. Poster Presentation. Society of General Internal Medicine Regional Meeting

Selected Publications:

  • Teaching Responsibilities: Accompanies residents as a "shadow preceptor" giving real-time feedback in the PMG-NE clinic and consulting on specific PMG-NE cases as requested
  • Presents at behavioral medicine noon conferences
  • Lead Faculty: Quality Improvement Project: Hepatitis C

Community Involvement:
Nicotine addiction. Presentation. Rebels Leadership Training; Portland, OR

Personal interests:
Spending time with my family, anything related to exercise or being outside.

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Ronald J. Dworkin, M.D.
Medical director of Oregon Region Infection Prevention Program, Providence Health and Services

Personal statement: Infectious diseases remains a fascinating specialty; cross-disciplinary, always in the news, and critically important to healthcare quality.  I enjoy working with residents to expose them to the diversity of ID.

Medical school: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York
Residency: Presbyterian Hospital, New York; University of California, San Francisco
Fellowship: Infectious diseases, Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco

Areas of academic focus:

  • Infection prevention

National/regional responsibilities:

  • Multiple Providence System and Region committees dealing with clinical ID and Infection Prevention
  • Past President, Infectious Disease Society of Oregon
  • Medical Director, Regional Infection Prevention, Providence Health and Services Oregon

Selected Publications:

  • Douville EC, Asaph JW, Dworkin RJ et al. Sternal preservation: a better way to treat most sternal wound complications after cardiac surgery. Ann Thoracic Surg 2004;78:1659-64.
  • Dworkin RJ. Aminoglycosides for the treatment of gram-negative infections: therapeutic use, resistance, and future outlook. Drug Resistance Updates 1999;2:173-179.
  • Gilbert D, Dworkin R, Raber S, Leggett J. Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial drug therapy. N Engl J Med 1997;337:829-838.
  • Dworkin RJ, Drew WL. Therapy of herpes virus infections in AIDS. Curr Op Infect Dis 1990;3:108-112.
  • Dworkin RJ, Lee BL, Sande MA, Chambers HF. Treatment of right-sided Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis in intravenous drug users with ciprofloxacin and rifampin. Lancet 1989;ii:1071-1073.

Selected Presentations: 

  • Screening for Infectious Diseases in Primary Care.  Medical Grand Rounds PPMC, Feb 2011
  • Infectious Diseases Testing in Rheumatology, Northwest Rheumatism Society, 2009.
  • Kearsley J, Dworkin R, Kai M. Is sulfa the new "great mimic"? A case of hypersensitivity myocarditis. National SGIM meeting, February 2009.
  • Marsal S, Dworkin R. Case presentation. A man with a stubborn pneumonia. National SGIM meeting, April, 2008.

Teaching responsibilities:

  • ID elective
  • Daily ward rounds in infectious diseases
  • 3 outpatient clinic sessions per week, working with residents and medical students on the ID elective

Personal interests:
Fishing, hiking, art.

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David N. Gilbert, M.D., MACP
Infectious Diseases
Previously, Director of Medical Education (35+ years)

Personal statement: I have had the extreme pleasure of watching the Internal Medicine Residency mature from one full-time faculty member (myself) in 1971 to the current status of over 15 full-time faculty, literally hundreds of volunteer teaching faculty, and a superb academic teaching clinic in a vibrant atmosphere of mutual respect and intellectual curiosity. I have always been driven by what is referred to as the "multiplier effect." It has not been enough to provide quality patient care to patients. I need to teach, and simultaneously learn, with residents and students, so that the knowledge and experience accrued can be "multiplied" and disseminated to an ever-greater number of physicians. For the highly motivated individual, I truly believe that our program represents an intellectual and academic feast.

Medical school: Oregon Health & Science University
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship: University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School at Dallas

Areas of academic focus:

  • All facets of infectious diseases with emphasis on antimicrobials and molecules diagnostics
  • Current project – Role of rapid molecular diagnostics in antimicrobial stewardship.

National/Regional responsibilities:

  • 2012: Recipient of Watanakunakorn Clinician of the Year Award of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Past-President, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)-2001-2002
  • Past Member, Infectious Diseases Section, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University 
  • Co-Chair, IDSA/FDA Sponsored Workshop on Clinical Trials of Antimicrobials for Community Acquired Pneumonia
  • Co-Director, National Infectious Disease Board Review Course
  • Member, Laboratory Diagnostics Task Force of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Selected publications:

  • Spellberg B, Gilbert DN. The future of antibiotics and resistance: a tribute to a career of leadership by John Bartlett. Clin Infect Dis 2014;59(S2):S71-5.
  • Gilbert DN. Where do we go from here? J Infect Dis doi:10.1093/infdis/jiv253
  • Spellberg B, Bartlett J, Wunderink R, Gilbert DN: Novel approaches are needed to develop tomorrow’s antibacterial therapies. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015;191(2):135-140
  • Gilbert DN. Where do we go from here? J Infect Dis 2015;212:1687-9.
  • Gilbert DN, Gelfer G, Wang L, Myers J, Bajema K, Johnston M, Leggett JK. The potential of molecular diagnostics and serum procalcitonin levels to change the antibiotic management of community-acquired pneumonia. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. doi:10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2016.06.008.
  • Over 150 original peer-reviewed publications in the area of infectious diseases.
  • Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy revised annually: Co-editor
  • Sanford Guide to HIV/AIDS Therapy revised annually: Co-editor ; Sanford Guide to Hepatitis: Co-eductor
  • Boucher HW, Talbot GH, Benjamin Dk, Bradley J, Guidos Rj, Jones Rn, Murray BF, Bonomo Ra and Gilbert D. 10x'20 progress - development of new drugs active against gram-negative bacilli: An update from the Infectious Diseases Society of America.  Clin Infect Dis 2013; 56:1685-94  
  • Spellberg B, Gilbert DN. The future of antibiotics and resistance: a tribute to a career of leadership by John Bartlett. Clin Infect Dis 2014:59(S2):S71-5
  • Bartlett JG, Gilbert DN, Spellberg B. Seven ways to preserve the miracle of antibiotics.  Clin Infect Dis 2013;56:1445-50
  • Gilbert DN. Serum procalcitonin levels. Arch Intern Med 2012; 172:722-23.
  • Gilbert DN et al.  White Paper: recommendations on the conduct of superiority and organism-specific clinical trials of antibacterial agents for the treatment of infections caused by drug-resistant bacterial pathogens.  Clin Infec Dis 2012:55 1031-1046
  • Gilbert DN et al (13 other authors). Combating antimicrobial resistance: policy recommendations to save lives.  Clin Infect Dis 2011;52 (Suppl 5): S397-S428.
  • Gilbert DN, Spellberg B, Bartlett JG.  An unmet medical need: rapid molecular diagnostics tests for respiratory tract infection. Clin Infect Dis 2011; 52(Suppl4):S384-S395
  • Gilbert DN. Procalcitonin as a biomarker in respiratory tract infection.  Clin Infect Dis 2011; 52(Suppl 4):S346-S350.
  • Gilbert DN, Bartlett JG guest editors.  Proceedings of a workshop on molecular diagnostics for respiratory tract infections.  Clin Infect Dis 2011;52(Suppl 4):S277-S395.

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Daily Participation in multidisciplinary Leading Rounds in the ICU
  • Leadership of Monthly citywide ID conferences
  • Periodic Leader of morning Report

Personal interests:
Family. I have been blessed with a loving wife, five children and, at the moment, 13 beautiful grandchildren. Hobbies include golf in the summer and skiing in the winter. Some say that medicine is my ongoing hobby.

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Ruben Halperin, M.D., MPH
General Medicine Faculty

Personal statement: I enjoy the challenges of teaching residents and medical students to become clinically skilled, compassionate physicians. Providence Portland has a wonderful residency that gives me the opportunity to collaborate with highly skilled faculty, and work with amazing residents who in turn stimulate me to keep learning and growing as a physician.

Medical school: Emory University School of Medicine
Residency: UCLA Center for Health Sciences
Fellowship/MPH: Harvard General Medicine Fellowship/Harvard School of Public Health

Areas of academic focus:

  • Persistent Pain
  • Managing opioids in primary care
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Integration of Behavioral Medicine into Primary Care
  • Quality Improvement/Health Services

Recent National/Regional Responsibilities:

  • Vice-Chair Oregon Pain Management Commission
  • Coordinating Council Tri-County Prescription Opiate Safety Committee, Co-chair provider education committee
  • Providence Regional Pharmacy and Therapeutics - member
  • PMG Regional Pain Implementation Workgroup
  • Vice Chair of the Oregon Pain Management Commission
  • Member Coordinating Committee Tri-County Prescription Opiate Safety Coalition
  • Member of Providence 1st annual Pain Symposium Planning Committee
  • Member Providence Regional Pain Implementation Workgroup
  • Data Safety Monitor:   De Por Vida Study,  Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research/ Virginia Garcia Clinic.

Grants and research project:

  • Persistent Pain Program - Collaboration between Primary Care, Physical Therapy and Behavioral Health

Selected Publications:

  • Prescription painkillers: 10 things you need to know; PMG “To Your Health” blog June 7, 2016
  • Halperin R, Pork Products in Medicine, SGIM Forum 2013 36(11):6
  • Lindberg NM, Stevens VJ, Halperin RO. Weight-loss Interventions for Hispanic Populations; The role of Culture. Journal of Obesity, 2013;542736.
  • Halperin RO, Gaziano JM, Sesso HD. Smoking and the Risk of Incident Hypertension in Middle-aged and Older Men. Am J Htn 21; 148-52 2008 February
  • Halperin RO, Sesso HD, Jing M, Stampfer M, Buring JE, Gaziano JM. Plasma Lipids and the Risk of Incident Hypertension. Hypertension 47(1): 45-50 2006 January
  • Halperin RO. Establishing Goals of Care. Hospital Medicine Secrets. Ch 88. 586-589 November 2006

Selected Presentations:

  • Integration of Behavioral Health into Persistent Pain Care, Integrating Behavioral Health Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL; April 2016
  • Integrated Care for Chronic Pain Management: Finding Whole-Person Strategies to Improve Care speaker at Integration of Behavior Health Care Conference, Fort Lauderdale  Florida; April 2016 
  • Beyond Opiates: A New Paradigm for Understanding and Treating Persistent Pain St. Mary’s Hospital Grand Rounds, Madison WI; April 2016
  • Persistent Pain:   Prescribe Carefully, Treat Successfully, PMG quarterly CME   Providence St. VincentMC, Providence Portland MC ; February 2016
  • Prescribe for Success, Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians Symposium, Portland, OR; June 2014.
  • Is Persistent Pain a Preventable Disease? 6th Annual Montana Pain Initiative, Missoula MT, May 2014.
  • "Building the foundation for success: Teaching residents to thrive in the Patient Centered Medical Home," NW Regional SGIM Seattle, WA; Feb 2014
  • “The New Patient Visit: Establishing a Longitudinal Relationship,” NW Regional SGIM Portland, OR Feb 2013
  • Teaching Quality Improvement to Residents: Inpatient Handoffs. Workshop. APDIM October, 2009

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Inpatient and outpatient precepting of residents
  • Director of Quality Improvement

Personal interests:
I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, and skiing, and indoor ones like playing the fiddle.

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Marian Hodges, M.D., M.P.H.Marian Hodges, M.D., MPH
Bain Chair of Geriatrics
Palliative Care/Geriatrics/Ethics

Personal statement: 
I joined Providence in 1992 to teach the residents how to give the best possible care to older patients. Since then, I have added palliative care as an interest and educational focus: I want to make sure all patients and families facing critical illness get the best support from their physicians, which means that the residents are skilled in difficult conversations and handling tense emotional moments. I am passionate in my desire to make sure the residents are prepared to deal with their OWN emotions and issues around caring for chronically and critically ill patients, as well as to make sure the patients and families are served well. In 2011, I embarked on a major research project to help better understand what families of patients with dementia need from primary care physicians; I am developing a tool for doctors to use with these patients/caregivers whose efficacy will be tested with both groups.

Medical school: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship (Geriatrics): University of Washington/Portland VA Medical Center
Board certification: Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Medicine.
Additional postgraduate training: Master of Public Health (MPH) with emphasis on Medical Ethics, University of Washington (Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar)

Areas of academic focus:

  • Improving care for patients with dementia and their families
  • Palliative care, hospital quality improvement initiative in end-of-life care

Selected Publications: 

  • Segal BA, Hodges M, Care Across Cultures Does Every Patient Need to Know?  Health Progress March 2012; 31-36 
  • Tuohey J., Hodges M. POLST reflects patient wishes, clinical reality.  Health Progress 2011; 2:60-64
  • Hodges M, London M, Lundstedt J. Family-driven quality improvement in end of life care. J Healthcare Qual 2006;2:20-26,31.
  • Frost D, Hodges M. Prescription pain medicine: "Hooking" you or helping you? J Pall Med 2006;9:507.
  • McSkimming S, Hodges M, Super A,Driever M,Schoessler M, Lee M. The experience of life-threatening illness: patients and their loved ones' perspective. J Palliative Med 1999;2:173 184.
  • Super A, Hodges M. Living and healing during life-threatening illness (Video). Supportive Care of the Dying: A Coalition for Compassionate Care, Catholic Health Association, 1997.
  • Hodges M. Reflections on the most meaningful experience for me in my training. In Caring for the Dying: Identification and Promotion of Physician Competency. Personal narratives. Project of the American Board of Internal Medicine 1996;23-24.
  • Hillier TA, Patterson JR, Hodges MO, Rosenberg MR. Physicians as patients: choices regarding their resuscitation. Arch Intern Med 1995;155:1289-1293.
  • Hodges MO, Tolle SW, Stocking C, and Cassel CK. Tube feeding: internists' attitudes regarding ethical obligations. Arch Intern Med. 1994;154:1013-1020.

Selected Presentations:

  • Help! I Want Out of Here!: Use of Self in Difficult Conversations "Oregon Statewide Palliative Care Conference, 2013
  • EGAD!-They’re Back! An Update on the Family Caregiver Notebook for Dementia Patients: An Interactive Session. Oregon Geriatric Society Annual Meeting, Sun River, with Anne Hill, J.D., October, 2012
  • Complex Medical Decisions in Palliative Care: Artificial Nutrition in Severely Demented. Providence Portland Medical Center Internal Medicine Symposium. Workshop co-led with Dr. Pamela Miner, April, 2011.
  • Start Tube Feeding? Complex Decision-Making in Advanced Illness. Ethics Grand Rounds, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, April, 2011.
  • First Do No Harm: Optimizing Quality and Caring for Frail Elderly and families in Final Months of Life. 2009 Statewide Palliative Care Conference, June, 2009.
  • Cross-Cultural communication in End of Life Care: Understanding Challenges and Identifying Strategies. Workshop, 3rd National Congress, Supportive Care Coalition, San Antonio, February, 2008.

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Coordinate PGY2 rotation in geriatrics and palliative care electives
  • Coordinate palliative care curriculum for residents, including elective noon conferences
  • Co-lead ICU Ethics Rounds weekly with the three ICU house staff to discuss and debrief their most challenging cases
  • Precepts residents interested in geriatrics training in a shared practice setting

Personal interests:
Family: husband Matt and daughter Kate. Hobbies: cooking, music/singing, watching baseball.

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Meera Jain, M.D.
General Medicine Faculty

Personal statement: I love working with the residents at Providence! Our size and structure allow the faculty to really get to know our residents at both a professional and personal level and to follow their progress longitudinally. I find this truly rewarding.

Medical school: University of Florida (Alpha Omega Alpha)
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University

Areas of academic focus:

  • Tobacco prevention and cessation
  • Chronic disease management
  • Preventive health
  • Critical appraisal of the literature

Selected Publications:

  • Jain M and Wernick R. Commentary on “In abstinent adults with type 2 diabetes, a daily glass of wine (vs mineral water) improved cardiometabolic factors.” ACP J Club. 2016 Feb 164(4):JC17/ Comment on: Effects of initiating moderate alcohol intake on cardiometabolic risk in adults with type 2 diabetes: a 2-year randomized,controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 2015;163:569-79. PMID: 26882302Commentary: Statins & Side-Effects, ACP Journal Club, July 2014
  • Jain M and Rosenberg M.  Commentary - Meta-analysis: Lowering LDL-C levels using statins reduces major vascular events regardless of baseline risk.  ACP J Club.  2012 October; 157:8.
  • Comment on: Gandhi GA, Nuttal GA, Abel MD, et al.  Intensive intraoperative insulin therapy versus conventional glucose management during cardiac surgery: a randomized trial.  Annals of Internal Medicine 2007; 146:233-43.
  • Jain M and Stephens L.  Commentary - Intensive insulin therapy during cardiac surgery did not reduce mortality or morbidity but increased risk for stroke.  ACP J Club.  2007 July-Aug:147:2. Comment on: Gandhi GA, Nuttal GA, Abel MD, et al.  Intensive intraoperative insulin therapy versus conventional glucose management during cardiac surgery: a randomized trial.  Annals of Internal Medicine 2007; 146:233-43.
  • Rosenberg M and Jain M.  Commentary - Amlodipine or Lisinopril was not better than chlorthalidone for reducing CVD risk in hypertensive blad or nonblack patients.  ACP J Club.  2005 Nov-Dec; 143:63.  Comment on :  Wright JT Jr, Dunn JK, Cutler JA et al.  Outcomes in hypertensive black and nonblack patients treated with chlorthalidon, amlodipine, and lisinopril.  JAMA. 2005;293:1595-608.
  • Jain M and Rosenberg M. Commentary - An Indo-Mediterranean diet was more effective than a control diet in primary and secondary coronary artery disease prevention. ACP J Club. 2003 May/June;138:63. Comment on: Singh RB, Dubnow G, Niaz MA, et al. Effect of an Indo-Mediterranean diet on progression of coronary artery disease in high risk patients (Indo-Mediterranean Diet Heart Study): a randomized single-blind trial. Lancet. 2002;360:1455-61.
  • Jain M and Rosenberg M. Commentary - Review: Aspirin reduces CAD events in persons with no history of cardiovascular disease, but it increases gastrointestinal bleeding. ACP J Club. 2002 July-Aug;137:6.

Selected Presentations:

  • Implementing a Multi-disciplinary Tobacco Cessation Clinic in the Medical Home. PH&S IRB #14-038B -QI project at PMG NE- with Ryan Dix, Jonathan White, and Yelena Rozenfeld Poster Presentation-
    • PMG January 2016 Collaborative (January 21, 2016)
    • Northwest Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting, Seattle, WA (February 5, 2016)
    • Academic Achievement Day (April 27, 2016)
  • Reducing Polypharmacy in the Elderly at PMG NE Clinic PH&# IRB #14-331A
  • Tobacco Update: Grand Rounds, Providence Portland Medical Center, May 2015
  • Practical Tip for Tobacco Cessation, 2011 Thoracic Oncology Symposium, November 2011
  • Practical Questions in Lipid Management, Providence Portland Medical Center Medical Grand Rounds, February 2010
  • Preventive Visits (workshop), Practical Advances in Internal Medicine 18th Annual Symposium, April 2007
  • Cancer Screening: The New Evidence. Practical Advances in Internal Medicine, 16 th Annual Symposium, April 2005.

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Director, Evidence Based Medicine rotation
  • Attending on the inpatient wards, leading morning report, leading teaching rounds, precepting residents in their continuity clinic.

Personal interests:
Being a mother to a smiley and happy little girl, enjoying food and wine, reading, walking.

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Tricia James MD
General Medicine Faculty

Personal statement: After completing my residency and chief residency at Providence Portland I joined the hospitalist group for three years. I am now extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of the medical education faculty. I have always been passionate about teaching and I have been continuously impressed with this programs ongoing enthusiasm for and dedication to education. I love that it is a smaller program which allows us to get to know each person as an individual. I enjoy both outpatient and inpatient medicine and feel fortunate that I get to do both. I am also very passionate about resident and physician wellness and I am excited to continue to explore ways to improve this.

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Residency: Providence Portland Medical Center
Chief Residency: Providence Portland Medical Center

Areas of academic focus:

  • Resident and physician wellness
  • Resident career development
  • Inpatient education
  • Point of care ultrasound

Recent National/Regional Responsibilities:

  • Co-chair of the inpatient education committee
  • Liaison for the medical education department with the hospitalist group
  • Director of the procedures rotation
  • Creator and director of the resiliency elective
  • Co-creator and director of the career development curriculum
  • Faculty leader for QI project aimed to prevent delirium in the hospital
  • Member of Collaborative on Healing and Renewal in Medicine (CHARM) workgroup in collaboration with the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM)

Selected Presentations:

  • Procedures in Internal Medicine Residency Training (Workshop at NW Regional SGIM meeting, Seattle, WA), 2012
  • Will vaccinations do away with lumbar punctures? A case of pneumococcal meningitis (poster presentation at national SGIM meeting), 2011
  • Resident well-being and its effects on patient care (Residency senior talk), 2011
  • Feeling the Burn: A Resiliency Intervention (Poster presentation, Academic Achievement Day PPMC), 2016
  • Teaching Responsibilities:

    • Wards attending
    • Clinic preceptor
    • Medical student preceptor
    • Resident noon conference

    Personal interests: I love traveling and exploring the world. I also enjoy all things outdoors. I particularly love camping and hiking. I also enjoy reading fiction and gardening. My time is also filled with my almost 3 year old twins. They are bundles of energy and fun that always keep me moving.

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    Justin Jin MD, MSPH
    Infectious Diseases

    Personal statement: It has been a great honor to join the department of Infectious Diseases and be a part of the Providence Portland Medical education faculty. After finishing my fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, OR, I left to work in Seattle, WA where I was on medical staff at Swedish Hospital and worked in Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship. The opportunity to be part of such a wonderful training program was a major impetus that brought me back to the Portland area and it is a true pleasure to work with such dedicated staff and residents.

    Medical School: Tulane School of Medicine
    Residency: Oregon Health & Sciences University
    Fellowship: Oregon Health & Sciences University
    Additional training: Masters of Science of Public Health (Parasitology) Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

    Areas of academic focus:

    • Infection Prevention
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship

    National/Regional Responsibilities:

    • Medical Director of Infection Prevention at Providence Portland Medical Center

    Teaching Responsibilities:

    • Ward rounds with the infectious disease team
    • Outpatient Infectious Diseases clinic with residents and medical students

    Recent presentations:

    • Regular participant in Infectious Diseases Citywide conferences
    • Infection Prevention for the Internist. Medical resident noon conference, 2014
    • Viral Encephalitis. Medical resident noon conference, 2014
    • Tuberculosis Update. Grand Rounds Swedish Medical Center, 2014
    • Procalcitonin in Respiratory Tract infections Annual National Conference: Advanced practice in Primary and Acute Care; Seattle, WA, 2013
    • CLABSI. Swedish Hospital Nursing Grand Rounds, 2013
    • Influenza. Nursing Grand Rounds Swedish Medical Center, 2013
    • Travel Medicine in Primary Care. The Polyclinic; Seattle, WA, 2011

    Personal interests: Crossfit, hiking, skiing, reading and activities with my family

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    BrianKendallBrian Kendall, M.D.
    Infectious Diseases

    Personal Statement:
    As a graduate of this program, I am very excited to return as faculty. Since graduating, I completed fellowships in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology at the University Of Utah where I remained as faculty until returning to Providence Portland. Academically, I am interested in improving diagnostic accuracy, focusing on the use of the microbiology laboratory and respiratory tract infections. The practice of infectious diseases medicine is endlessly fascinating and I hope to engage residents in both the clinical and research challenges of this unique field.

    Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
    Residency: Providence Portland Medical Center
    Fellowships: University of Utah, Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

    Areas of academic focus:

    • Diagnostic microbiology
    • Respiratory tract infections

    National/Regional responsibilities:

    • Member, Editorial Board, Open Forum Infectious Diseases

    Teaching responsibilities:

    • Ward rounds with the infectious disease team
    • Outpatient ID clinic with residents and medical students

    Publications:

    1. Powell C, Kendall B, Wernick R, Heffner JE (2007). A 34-year-old man with amyopathic dermatomyositis and rapidly progressive dyspnea with facial swelling. Diagnosis: pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema secondary to amyopathic dermatomyositis-associated interstitial lung disease. Chest, 132(5), 1710-3.
    2. Lewis PF, Schmidt MA, Lu X, Erdman DD, Campbell M, Thomas A, Cieslak PR, Grenz LD, Tsaknardis L, Gleaves C, Kendall B, Gilbert D (2009). A community-based outbreak of severe respiratory illness caused by human adenovirus serotype 14. J Infect Dis, 199(10), 1427-34.
    3. Kendall BA, Varley CD, Hedberg K, Cassidy PM, Winthrop KL (2010). Isolation of non-tuberculous mycobacteria from the sputum of patients with active tuberculosis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis, 14(5), 654-6.
    4. Winthrop KL, McNelley E, Kendall B, Marshall-Olson A, Morris C, Cassidy M, Saulson A, Hedberg K (2010). Pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial disease prevalence and clinical features: an emerging public health disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 182(7), 977-82.
    5. Kendall BA, Varley CD, Choi D, Cassidy PM, Hedberg K, Ware MA, Winthrop KL (2011). Distinguishing tuberculosis from nontuberculous mycobacteria lung disease, Oregon, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17(3), 506-9.
    6. Kendall BA, Dascomb KK, Mehta RR, Mason EO, Ampofo K, Pombo DJ, Pavia AT, Byington CL (2011). Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes in Utah adults at the end of the PCV7 era. Vaccine, 29(49), 9123-6.
    7. Stockmann C, Ampofo K, Hersh AL, Blaschke AJ, Kendall BA, Korgenski K, Daly J, Hill HR, Byington CL, Pavia AT (2012). Evolving Epidemiologic Characteristics of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease in Utah, 2002-2010. (Epub ahead of print) Clin Infect Dis.
    8. Kendall BA, Winthrop KL (2013). Update on the epidemiology of pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacteria disease. [Invited article]. Semin Respir Crit Care Med, 34(1), 87-94.
    9. Kendall BA, Tardif KD, Schlaberg R (2014). Chlamydia trachomatis L Serovars and Dominance of Novel L2b ompA Variants, USA. Sex Transm Infect, 90(4), 336.
    10. Kendall BA, Barker AP, Hadley JC, Florell SR, Winthrop KL (2015). Disseminated mycobacterial infection after international medical tourism. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 2(2).
    11. Spivak ES, Kendall B, Orlando P, Perez C, De Amorim M, Samore M, Pavia AT, Hersh AL (2015). Evaluation of Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy at a Veterans Affairs Hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 1-3.
    12. Hanson KE, Caligiuri P, Wiggins III RH, Quigley III EP, Kendall B (2015). Radiologic imaging techniques for the diagnosis and management of invasive fungal disease. Current Fungal Infection Reports, 9(3), 180-189.

    Presentations:

    • The tip of the iceberg, American College of Physicians Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. 2008.
    • To treat or not to treat, Providence Internal Medicine Residency graduation lecture, Portland, OR. 2008.
    • Epidemiology of mycobacteria: a changing of the guard, University of Utah Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds, Salt Lake City, UT. 2010.
    • What I did last summer: treating nontuberculous mycobacteria at National Jewish Medical Center, University of Utah Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds, Salt Lake City, UT. 2010.
    • Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes causing invasive disease in Utah adults in the late PCV7 era, University of Utah Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds, Salt Lake City, UT. 2011
    • Current and future options for the diagnosis of tuberculosis, Universidad Cesar Vallejo, Trujillo, Peru. 2011
    • The reemergence of adenovirus type 14, ARUP Laboratories Microbiology Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. 2011
    • A national screening study for LGV serotypes of Chlamydia trachomatis, University of Utah Pathology Fellow Research Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. 2012
    • A national screening study for LGV serotypes of Chlamydia trachomatis and development of a pyrosequencing-based typing assay, University of Washington Laboratory Medicine Conference, Seattle, WA. 2012
    • Urinary Tract Infections, University of Utah Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds, Salt Lake City, UT. 2013
    • Tick borne infections, University of Utah Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds, Salt Lake City, UT. 2014
    • The microbiology and diagnosis of urinary tract infections; Annual summer update in medical immunology, microbiology, and infectious diseases, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 2014
    • Diagnosis of community acquired pneumonia, current options and future directions; Annual summer update in medical immunology, microbiology, and infectious diseases, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 2014
    • Diagnosis of community acquired pneumonia: why is it so difficult and can we do better?, University of Utah Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds, Salt Lake City, UT. 2015

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    SharonKimSharon Kim, M.D., FACP
    General Medicine Faculty

    Personal Statement: After completing my residency training at Johns Hopkins, I relocated to the Bay area for a fellowship in academic hospital medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, before transitioning into a GME core faculty role at a community program in California. I am tremendously honored to have recently joined the Medical Education faculty at Providence Portland. The stellar teaching and supportive culture make this an academically strong program; but the smaller residency size allowing for close relationships with faculty, the curricular innovations spearheaded by my colleagues, commitment to serving underserved patients, and emphasis on compassion and wellness all make it truly special. I feel very fortunate to work with such an incredible group of people.

    Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
    Residency: The Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Areas of Academic focus:

    • Inpatient medicine
    • Resident career development
    • Transitions of care, including patient handoffs
    • Narrative medicine

    Selected Publications:

    • Kim S (2016).  Alpha Thalassemia.  In Miller, Burger, Lai, and Pahwa (Eds.), Clinical Decision Support: Hospital Medicine.  Wilmington: Decision Support in Medicine, LLC.
    • Khanna RR, Kim SB, Jenkins I, El-Kareh R, Afsarmanesh N, Amin A, Sand H, Auerbach A, Chia CY, Maynard G, Romano PS, White RH. Predictive Value of the Present-on-Admission Indicator for Hospital-acquired Venous Thromboembolism. Medical Care. 2015 Apr;53(4):e31-6.
    • Dezern AE, Sung A, Kim S, Smith BD, Karp JE, Gore SD, Jones RJ, Fuchs E, Luznik L, McDevitt M, Levis M. Role of Allogeneic Transplantation for FLT3/ITD Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Outcomes from 133 Consecutive Newly Diagnosed Patients from a Single Institution. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2011 Sep;17(9):1404-9.

    Selected Presentations:

    • Chan R, Lam C, Kim S. Bones, Groans, Moans and Iatrogenic Overtones [Clinical Vignette: Hypophosphatemic osteomalacia due to acquired Fanconi syndrome]. Poster Presentation, Regional (CA) American College of Physicians Meeting, November 2012.
    • Kim SB, Khanna RR, Jenkins I, et al. Validating the Present-on-Admission Indicator for Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism in Administrative Discharge Data. Poster Presentation, National Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting, May 2012.
    • Kim SB, Tripp JA, Ghorbani T, Lee GH, Martin EN, Scheld WM. Adoptive transfer of differentially stimulated macrophages induces protection from anthrax lethal toxin (LeTx) in a C57/bl6 mouse model. Poster Presentation, National Infectious Diseases Society of America Meeting, Toronto, ON, October 2006.

    Teaching Responsibilities:

    • Inpatient attending
    • Clinic preceptor
    • Resident noon conference
    • Medical student preceptor

    Personal Interests: Spending time with my family, exploring Portland, cooking/eating, hiking, reading, writing, wine-collecting, traveling, and singing.

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    James Leggett, M.D.
    Infectious Diseases

    Personal statement: As a member of the Infectious Diseases faculty, I see patients with residents and students in the hospital and clinic, including HIV/AIDS patients whose primary care is provided by our residents.  I participate in clinical and didactic Medical Education teaching, and am actively involved in clinical research.  Administratively, I participate in antibiotic stewardship, serve on the Infection Prevention committee, and co-chair system-wide and regional Pharmacy & Therapeutics committees.

    Medical school: University of Kentucky
    Residency/chief residency: University of Wisconsin
    Fellowship: University of Wisconsin

    Areas of academic focus:

    • Antimicrobial pharmacodynamics
    • Antimicrobial stewardship
    • HIV

    Recent National/Regional Responsibilities:

    • Co-Chairman, Providence Health & Services Medication and Therapeutics Committee
    • Co-Chairman, Oregon Regional Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Providence Health & Services
    • Member, Joint Task Force on Antimicrobial Stewardship, Infectious Diseases Society of America
    • Ad hoc member, Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee, Food and Drug Administration
    • Editorial Board, Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy
    • Editor, mSphere

    Selected Publications:

    • Frye A et al. Clinical impact of a realtime polymerase chain reaction assay for rapid identification of staphylococcal bacteremia.  J Clin Microbiol 2012; 50:127-133.
    • Leggett JE, Au V, Norfleet D, Rozenfeld Y, Heffner JE. Hypovitaminosis D in Pacific Northwest HIV-infected Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy. Infect Dis Clin Prac 21:344, 2013.
    • Bajema K, Alter A, Dale C, Leggett JE. Real-time Computerized Flagging of Potential Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) Agrees with National Health and Safety Network (NHSN) LabID Case Identification. Abstract 40796, IDSA IDWeek, October 2013
    • Gelfer G, Leggett J, Myers J, Wang L, Gilbert DN. The Clinical Impact of the Detection of Potential Etiologic Pathogens of Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Diagnostic Microbiol and Infect Dis. 83:400-406, 2015.
    • Brandabur JJ, Leggett JE, Bartles RL, Baxter L, et al. Surveillance of Guideline Practices for Duodenoscope and Linear Echoendoscope Reprocessing in a Large Health System. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. March 28, 2016.
    • Gilbert D, Gelfer G, Wang L, Myers J, et al. The Potential of Molecular Diagnostics and Serum Procalcitonin Levels to Change the Antibiotic Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Diag Microbiol and Infect Dis. In press, 2016
    • Book chapters:
    • Leggett J: Aminoglycosides. In: Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, Mandell G, Bennett J, Dolin R, ed. Elsevier, 2015, pp 310-321.
    • Leggett JE: Approach to fever of suspected infection in the normal host. In: Cecil Medicine, 25th ed., Goldman L, Ausiello D, ed. Saunders, 2016, in press.
    • Leggett JE: Aminoglycosides. In: Infectious Diseases, 4th ed., Cohen&Powderly&Opal, ed. Elsevier, 2016, in press.

    Selected Presentations:

    • Bone and Joint Infections
    • Antibiotic Pearls A-Z
    • Antibiotics in Palliative Care
    • Antibiotic Stewardship for the 21st Century
    • Bugs ESKAPEing Drugs: Emergence of Multi-resistant Bacterial Strains
    • Bad Bugs, No Drugs: Big PhRMA and the FDA. 
    • Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics.

    Teaching responsibilities:

    • Attending for the Infectious Diseases Service 
    • Preceptor for internal medicine residents in weekly HIV clinics

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    Robert C. Lusk, M.D., FACP
    Infectious Diseases/Internal Medicine

    Personal statement: I enjoy being part of an academically focused community-based residency, because it allows for such close relationships between residents and faculty. Nothing compares to the joy of watching young physicians grow into accomplished clinicians. During your time with us, we’ll help you develop your clinical skills, your commitment to our profession and help you negotiate the difficult balance between career and family.

    Medical school: The University of Texas Medical Branch
    Residency: The University of Texas Medical Branch Affiliated Hospitals
    Fellowship: Infectious Diseases, Oregon Health & Science University

    Areas of academic focus:

    • House Staff Education
    • Inpatient Medicine  
    • HIV Provider Training

    Recent National/Regional Responsibilities:

    • Northwest Medical Teams International, China HIV/AIDS Training Team Delegate
    • Medical Director, Our House of Portland (HIV/AIDS residential care facility)
    • Immediate Past Board President, Cascade AIDS projec

    Selected Presentations:

    • Caring for the Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Patient; We Aren’t All That Different From You (With A Few Exceptions), March 2016
    • The Healing Touch, On Being a Doctor, Annals of Internal Medicine, Volume 127, No. 6, 486, 1997.
    • Beta Update on HIV- New Strategies to Reduce Transmission, New Meds and New Data on When to Start Therapy Grand Rounds, 2011
    • Developing an Electronic Sign Out as part of a Resident QI Project, Invited Workshop, APDIM 2009 Fall Meeting, Philadelphia
    • Extending the Core Competencies to Faculty Evaluation. Workshop, APDIM 2008 Spring Meeting, New Orleans.
    • 2008, "Medical Strategies to Prevent HIV Transmission: Occupational, Sexual and Mother-to-Child". Medical Grand Rounds, Providence Portland Medical Center.
    • 2007, "HIV Co-Management between HIV Specialist and Primary Care", Annual Review Course, Practical Advances in Internal Medicine, Providence Portland Medical Center.
    • 2004, "Syphilis". Medical Grand Rounds, Providence Portland Medical Center; Infectious Diseases Society of Oregon, Fall Meeting; Grand Rounds, Albany General Hospital, Albany, Oregon.
    • 1999, Keynote speaker, "HIV and Mental Health". Oregon Health Division Conference on HIV and Mental Health

    Teaching responsibilities:

    • Clinic Preceptor, 2 half-days weekly
    • Inpatient Teaching Attending, 3 weeks annually
    • Medical Student Teaching, 1 month annually
    • ID Consult Service, every month

    Personal interests:
    My husband and I are active in local organizations, including Our House of Portland, Cascade AIDS Project, Basic Rights Oregon and Oregon Repertory Singers. I enjoy gardening, cooking and reading.

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    Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
    General Medicine Faculty, Director of compassion

    Personal statement: Working collaboratively with residents and faculty to create a challenging and supportive training environment has been a tremendously gratifying way to spend my professional career. Seeing the impact our graduates make is a powerful confirmation of our training program.

    Medical school: University of Pittsburgh
    Residency: Oregon Health & Science University

    Areas of academic focus:

    • Compassion in Healthcare
    • Cardiovascular risk modification
    • Professional and Inter-professional Development

    Recent National/Regional Responsibilities:

    • Director of Compassionate Care PH & S System (2015)
    • Clinical Advisor for Providence Health International (2014)
    • Emerging Models in Palliative Care Task Force Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2013)
    • PHS Strategic Council in Palliative Care (2011-2015)
    • PHS International Site Development-Leadership Team (2011-2016)
    • Project Access Now (Board Chair) – Linking volunteer physicians to patients (2009-11)
    • National e-Learning Task Force APDIM (2010)
    • Program Planning Regional ACP (2010)
    • International Collaborative for Healthcare in Africa (ASANTE) (1997-2016)
    • International Workgroup on Patient Safety (Jerusalem 2008)
    • Geriatrics Education Task Force, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
    • Long-Range Planning Committee, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
    • Review Board: Cost Effective Use of Cardiovascular Drugs – State of Oregon

    Select Publications:

    • Kai M, Clark B, Rosenberg M. Introduction to Outpatient Medicine: An Innovative Approach. J Grad Med Education June 2014; 365-67. PMID 24949158.
    • Jain M and Rosenberg M. Commentary on “Meta-analysis: Lowering LDL-C levels using statins reduces major vascular events regardless of baseline risk.”  ACP J Club. 2012 Oct:157:9:JC4-2. Comments on: Cholesterol Treatment Trialists’(CTT) Collaborators. The effects of lowering LDL cholesterol with statin therapy in people at low risk of vascular disease: meta-analysis of individual data from 27 randomized trials. Lancet. 2012;380:581-90.
    • Lusk RC, Rosenberg MA, Heffner JE.  Extending the Core Competencies from the Resident to the Faculty.  Academic Internal Medicine Insight.  2008; 6:(4):20-21
    • Guitteau M, Rosenberg M.  Effects of Comprehensive Lifestyle Modification, ACP Journal Club 2006. Commentary on: Elmer PJ et al, Annals of Internal Medicine 2006,  144:485-95
    • Rosenberg M, Jain M. Nothing is better than thiazides..for blacks or non-blacks. ACP Journal Club 2005. Commentary on: Outcomes in black and non-black hypertensives. Wright JT et al. JAMA 2005:1595-608.
    • Jain M, Rosenberg M. Review: Aspirin reduces CAD events in persons with no history of cardiovascular disease, but it increases gastrointestinal bleeding. ACP J Club 2002 Jul-Aug; 137:6. Commentary on: Hayden M, Pignone M, Phillips C, Muldrow C. Aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events: a summary of the evidence for the US Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2002;136(2):161-172.
    • Jain M and Rosenberg M. Commentary on “An Indo-Mediterranean diet was more effective than a control diet in primary and secondary coronary artery disease prevention.” ACP Journal Club. 2003 May/June; 138:63.
    • Patmas MA, Rosenberg M, Gragnola T. A rotation in population-based health for internal medicine residents. Acad Med 2001;76:557.
    • Hillier T, Patterson J, Rosenberg MR Physicians as patients. Choices about their own resuscitation. Arch Intern Med 1995;155:1289-93.
    • Rosenberg M, McNulty D Beyond night float? The impact of call structure on internal medicine residents. J Gen Intern Med 1995;19:95-8.

    Select Presentations:

    • Strengthening Outpatient Practice IHI Dec 2016
    • Compassionate Leadership AMA/CMA/BMA, sinational Medical Student Rotation Development Meeting Sept 2016.
    • Compassion and the Patient Experience. National Meeting Press Ganey, November 2015
    • Silent Suffering of Leadership – Or Regional Leadership-July 2015
    • Creating a Compassionate Healthcare System – National Meeting Catholic Healthcare Association Washington, DC June 2015
    • Sustaining Compassion in Turbulent Times – Grand Rounds Providence Portland Medical Center June 2014
    • Creating Value in Healthcare, 2013 - Advances in Internal Medicine
    • Integrating Core Competencies into Faculty Development - National APDIM, 2008
    • Teaching About the Healthcare System - National SGIM, 2008

    Teaching responsibilities: 

    • Inpatient Attending,2 months Precepting-weekly

    Personal interests:
    Community Organizing, outdoor activities (camping, kayaking, tennis,) yoga, and oceanography.

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    Elizabeth Stephens, M.D.
    Endocrinology

    Personal statement:  I joined Providence Portland Medical Education because of the department's commitment to education. In this division, I have had the good fortune of being able to teach the residents the intricacies of endocrine pathways in many different venues - noon conference, clinic, and in the hospital. I also enjoy the faculty and staff at PMG-Northeast who have such great teaching skills, enthusiasm and support for each other. Our smaller program size allows us to get to know the residents well and help them have a rich experience during their training, as well as navigate the medical system as they move toward their area of expertise following graduation.

    Medical school: Vanderbilt University
    Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
    Fellowship: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

    Areas of academic focus:

    • Resident and physician wellness
    • Resident education in diabetes management and the chronic care model, including motivational interviewing
    • Alternative strategies for insulin use in diabetes management

    National/Regional responsibilities:

    • Co-Chair, Committee for Providence Portland Medical Center Annual Practical Advances in Internal Medicine Symposium
    • Associate Director, Continuing Medical Education at PPMC 

    Most significant publications:

    • Stephens EA, Insulin Therapy Type 1 Diabetes. Med Clinics of North Amer. 2015:99:145-165
    • Stephens EA, Klopfenstein B. Management of Type 1 Diabetes, online chapter in AACE Self Assessment Program (ASAP), 2013
    • Heffner JE, Rozenfeld Y, Kai M, Stephens EA, Brown LK. Prevalence of Diagnosed Sleep Apnea among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care. Chest 2012; 141:1414-1421
    • Stephens EA, Heffner J. Evaluating Older Patients with Diabetes for Insulin Pump Therapy.  Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics 2010;12:S91-97
    • Stephens EA, Ryan T. Intensive insulin therapy. In: Endocrine Secrets. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc., 2005, 2009.
    • Jabbour S, Stephens EA, HIrsch I, Goldstein B, Garg S, Riddle M (eds). Type 1 Diabetes in Adults: Principles and Practice. New York, New York: Taylor & Francis Informa, 2008.
    • Jain M, Stephens EA. Commentary on: Intensive insulin therapy did not reduce mortality or morbidity but increased risk for stroke in cardiac surgery review. ACP Journal Club, 2007.
    • Mader SL, Fuglee KA, Allen DS, Werner LR, Wanlass WA, Pagel KJ, Beliel KL, McEuen JA, Stephens EA, Allison NL, McWhorter KA, Wandling JE. Developing of a protocol of capillary blood glucose testing in nursing home and rehabilitation settings. J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1114-1118, 2006.
    • Wong A, Stephens EA. A 25 year old female with Wolfram (DIDMOAD) syndrome. EndoTrends, August, 2006; 7-8.
    • Stephens EA, Ryan-Turek T, Frias JP. New directions in diabetes management: Pramlintide as an adjunct to insulin therapy in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Pract Diabetol 23(1):7-13, 2004.
    • Stephens E, Riddle M. Evolving Approaches to Intensive Insulin Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes: Multiple Daily Injections, Insulin Pumps and New Methods of Monitoring. In: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders. Norwell, Massachusetts: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003:325-334.
    • Stephens EA, Eisenbarth G. Type 1A diabetes as an immunologic disorder. In: Medical Management of Diabetes Mellitus. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc. 2000:19-29.

    Recent presentations:

    • OHSU Annual Primary Care Review, "Diabetes Update," 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015
    • "Diabetes and Pregnancy," Oregon Diabetes Educators 26th Annual Conference 2012
    • Oregon ACP Chapter Scientific Meeting, "Case Based Studies in Diabetes Management," 2012
    • Sacred Heart Medical Grand Rounds, "What is new in Diabetes," 2012
    • Providence Portland Medical Grand Rounds, "Update in Diabetes," 2012, 2014
    • Third Annual Pacific Northwest Diabetes Summit, "Pregnancy in Type 1 Diabetes," 2010
    • NW Hospitalist Conference, "Update on Inpatient Diabetes Management," 2010
    • Internal Medical Grand Rounds, Providence Portland Medical Center, 2006, 2010
    • Providence Women's Health Lectureship, multiple sites, Portland, Ore., 2008
    • "Diabetes Update,"  American College of Physicians Regional Meeting, Eugene, OR 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2014
    • "Diabetes Update,"  Multnomah County Conference for Providers, 2008
    • Organizer/speaker, Providence Portland Medical Center Annual Practical Advances in Internal Medicine Symposium, 2006-present
    • Organizer/moderator/speaker, OHSU Ashland Endocrine Meetings, Ashland, Ore., 2004-2006

    Personal interests:
    I am a committed bike commuter—even during the rainy season—preparation is key! I also have two boys, ages 7 and 10, who keep me busy and active. In my free time, I love to sing with my husband (used to sing with a band during fellowship in Colorado), read fiction, and cook. I am also helping to develop mindful medicine, a collaborative of physicians, therapists and MBSR teachers; we will be offering retreats for physicians starting in May 2014.

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    Richard Wernick, M.D.
    Rheumatology

    Personal statement:I have spent virtually my entire career on the PPMC faculty because I find teaching so rewarding and have found Providence Portland to be incredibly supportive of our training program. As a teacher, I am stimulated in an atmosphere where I am pushed to keep learning by residents' questions, and I appreciate the opportunity to pass on the knowledge, perspective, and wisdom I have gained over the years.

    Medical school: Georgetown
    Residency: Washington Hospital Center
    Fellowship: University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School

    Areas of academic focus: 

    • Medical decision-making
    • Laboratory test selection and interpretation

    National/Regional responsibilities:

    • Regional Director of Continuing Medical Education, Providence Health & Services

    Most significant publications:

    • Geissal E, Wernick R. A case of severe MAGIC syndrome treated successfully with the tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitor infliximab. J Clin Rheum 16:185-7, 2010.
    • Wernick R, Campbell S: Update in rheumatology. Ann Intern Med 1323:125-133, 2000.
    • Campbell S, Wernick R: Rheumatology update. Ann Intern Med 130:135-142, 1998.
    • Wernick R, Smith D, Houghton D, et al: Reliability of histologic scoring for lupus nephritis: a community-based evaluation. Ann Intern Med 199:805-811, 1993.
    • Wernick R, Winkler C, Campbell SM: Tophi as the initial manifestation of gout: report of six cases and review of the literature. Arch Intern Med 152:873-876, 1992.
    • Wernick R, Smith D: CNS toxicity of low dose weekly methotrexate treatment. Arthritis Rheum 32:770-775, 1989.
    • Wernick R: Avoiding laboratory test misinterpretation in geriatric rheumatology. Geriatrics 44:61-80, 1989.

    Selected presentations:

    • Practical Gout: Avoiding the 6 Traps. Annual OHSU Primary Care Symposium, 2015
    • NSAID Update. Practical Advances in Internal Medicine, 2015
    • Everything A PCP Needs to Know About Testing for Rheumatologic Disease. OHSU Primary Care Symposium, 2014
    • Vasculitis: When It Is, When It Isn’t, When It Might Be. Providence St. Vincent Medical Grand Rounds, 2013
    • Osteoarthritis: Update in Therapy. Practical Advances in Internal Medicine Symposium, 2014
    • Everything a Hospitalist Needs to Know About Testing for Rheumatologic Disease.  OHSU Hospital Medicine Course, 2013.
    • Osteoarthritis - Pitfalls in Diagnosis & Treatment.  Legacy Medical Grand Rounds, 2012
    • Conundrums in Lab Testing for Rheumatologic Disease, Oregon ACP Meeting, 2012
    • When It's Not Vasculitis, OHSU Hospital Medicine Course, 2012
    • Geriatric Rheumatology, OHSU Annual Family Medicine Symposium, 2011 & Salem Hospital Family Medicine Update, 2011
    • Geriatric Rheumatology, Evidence-Based Update, Oregon Geriatric Association Meeting, Sun River, Oregon, 2011
    • The ANA & Other Rheumatologic Lab Conundrums, OHSU Family Medicine Symposium, 2010
    • Gout: The 6 Traps & How to Avoid Them, OHSU Medical Grand Rounds, 2009
    • Gout: The 6 Traps & How to Avoid Them, Oregon ACP Annual Meeting, 2009
    • Yearbook of Rheumatology. Annual meeting of NW Rheumatism Society, Portland, Oregon. May 2009.
    • Osteoarthritis: A Critical Look at Newer Evidence on Therapy. Oregon Health & Science University, Medical Grand Rounds, 2006.
    • Osteoarthritis: Pitfalls in Diagnosis and Therapy. Oregon Geriatrics Association Meeting, 2005.
    • Update in Rheumatology. Annual National American College of Physicians (ACP) meeting, New Orleans, LA, 1999.
    • Spine Pain: Facts, Fancy & Fiction. Kuzell Institute Annual Symposium, San Francisco, Calif., 1998.
    • Rheumatology Update, Annual National ACP meeting, San Diego, 1998.

    Recent honors:

    • Best Doctors in America, 2010-2014
    • The Sister St. Vincent De Paul Award (for Leadership regarding diversity), 2012
    • Howard P Lewis Oregon ACP Teaching Excellence Award, 2011

    Teaching responsibilities:

    • Noon Conference Teaching 9 weeks per year
    • Lead Morning Report 2.5 months per year
    • Directly supervise the rheumatology resident(s) in rheumatology clinic for 3-4 half-days weekly
    • Precepting rheumatologist on rheumatology rotation 12 months of the year
    • Available to consult directly with residents in their clinic on their patients
    • On the rheumatology rotation, conduct two core didactic sessions and one journal club (devoted to learning principles of critical analysis of the literature) weekly with the rheumatology resident(s)
    • Weekly critical appraisal session on QI rotation

    Personal interests:
    Family: my beloved dogs and (unofficial) residency mascots, Sunny and Luke. Hobbies: Well-known Irish folk/bluegrass band, "Whistlin' Rufus" (guitar, harmonica and vocals), song writing, dogs and baseball. Volunteer work: Multnomah County Animal Shelter, Vancouver Free Clinic.

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    Paula Wichienkuer, M.D.
    Med Student Clerkship Director,
    General Medicine

    Personal statement:  Providence's commitment to resident education and excellent patient care make this as stimulating and supportive environment in which to practice medicine.

    Medical school: Oregon Health & Science University
    Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
    Additional training: Masters of Public Health (epidemiology and biostatistics), Oregon Health & Science University

    Areas of academic focus:

    • Outpatient quality improvement
    • Effective use of the electronic medical record
    • Health literacy 

    Regional responsibilities: 

    • Membership Chair, Northwest Chapter, Society of General Internal Medicine

    Selected presentations and publications:  

    • Medical Reversals of the Past Decade: Learning from our mistakes. PPMC Medical Grand Rounds December 2013
    • Prospects for a universal medical record: health information exchange.  Oregon Health & Science University internal medicine residency noon conference.  March 2010.
    • Meeting hypertension treatment guidelines: an analysis of the Oregon Health & Science University internal medicine practice.  Oral presentation to OHSU IM practice.  March 2010.
    • The Risk of Barrett’s Esophagus in Patients with Mild Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms in the Context of Proton-Pump Inhibitor Use.  MPH thesis.  January 2007.
    • Healthcare and health insurance preferences of Oregon Health & Science University students.Cross-sectional survey, analysis, and recommendations to the OHSU Student Health Service Advisory Committee.March 2006.
    • Screening for Barrett’s esophagus in otolaryngology patients with symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux.  Poster presented at the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus World Congress, February 2006.
    • Van Griensven F,  Pitisuttithum P, Vanichseni S, Wichienkuer P, Tappero JW, Sangkum U, Kitayaporn D, Phasithiphol B, Orelind K,  Choopanya K  Trends in the injection of midazolam and other drugs and needle sharing among injection drug users enrolled in the AIDSVAX B/E HIV-1 vaccine trial in Bangkok, Thailand.  International Journal of Drug Policy June 2005;16(3):171-171.
    • Danoff A, Shi Q, Justman J, Mulligan K, Hessol N, Robison E, Lu D, Williams T, Wichienkuer P, Anastos K.  Oral glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity are unaffected by HIV-infection or antiretroviral therapy in overweight women.  J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr May 1, 2005;39:55-62.
    • Mulligan K, Anastos K, Justman J, Freeman R, Wichienkuer P, Robison E, Hessol N.  Fat distribution in HIV-infected women in the United States: DEXA substudy in the Women’s Interagency HIV Study.  J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr  Jan 1, 2005;38(1):18-22

    Teaching responsibilities:

    • Precepting residents’ continuity practice
    • Ward attending
    • Medical student teaching
    • Wards didactics teaching
    • Evidence-based Medicine Course Faculty 
    • 4th year Clerkship Director
    • Wellness Co-Director 

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