Our Current Residents

PGY-1 Roster

BlairJacob2015Jacob Blair, M.D., M.S.
B.A. University of Missouri
Major: Biological Sciences
M.S. School: Wayne State University; Major: Basic Medical Sciences
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine

Jacob was born in Detroit, MI and grew up in Kansas City, MO, where he aspired to be a doctor even as a young child. After attending the University of Missouri and receiving a degree in biological sciences, he worked in an immunology lab as a researcher and flow cytometrist. Deciding to return to Detroit, he earned a masters degree in medical science, focusing his research on the immunology of the eye. Jacob then made the decision to remain in Detroit for medical school due to his passion for working with the underserved. While growing up, his love for music led him to learn the piano, eventually competing in various competitions. In addition to still enjoying the piano, Jacob loves to travel, eat sushi, and explore outdoor fairs or farmer’s markets – while being with family and friends as much as possible.

BrekkeKyle2015Kyle Brekke, D.O.
B.S. School: University of Montana
Major: Cellular & Molecular Biology
Medical School: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kyle was born and raised with his two younger brothers in Billings, Montana, where he played multiple sports while growing up, including soccer and basketball. He was also regularly crowned the neighborhood ping-pong champion! He received an undergraduate biology degree from the University of Montana and worked as a phlebotomist when not in school. Kyle researched the Rift Valley Fever Virus and presented his research at the National Conference in Undergraduate Research. As a college tutor of chemistry and biology, he developed a passion for teaching. Kyle has interest in primary care and preventative medicine. In his free time, Kyle enjoys watching and playing sports and spending time with friends and family, including his new wife, Ally.

CaseyJacob2015Jacob Casey, M.D.
B.A. School: University of Washington
Major: Comparative Literature & History
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Jacob grew up in Vancouver, WA and initially had no interest in medicine after graduating from the University of Washington in the humanities. He spent the following years as a special education teacher as well as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jordan. It was there, while serving abroad, that he decided to pursue medicine as a career and received training at the University of Washington School of Medicine. In his free time he likes running, listening to classical music and keeping up on international events.

ChancellorLeia2015Leia Chancellor, M.D.
B.A./B.S. School: University of Nevada Reno
Major: BA English, BS Neuroscience, AS Computer Science
Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Leia hails from Northern California. Starting at age 15, she attended Mendocino Community college where she received an A.S. in computer and Information Sciences and furthered her education earning dual bachelor degrees in English and Neuroscience at the University of Nevada, Reno. She attended medical school at the University of Nevada, where she volunteered at a student run clinic and spent time working in an infectious disease laboratory. Her professional interests include hospitalist medicine, hematology & oncology, and infectious disease. During her free time she enjoys writing, playing strategy-based games, having brunch with friends, and exploring the great outdoors.

CoatesSarah2015Sarah Coates, M.D.
B.A. School: The University of Texas at Austin
Major: Government
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College

Sarah grew up in San Angelo, Texas, working jigsaw puzzles, watching football and attending Harry Potter midnight release parties. At the University of Texas, she became interested in the interface of medical science and healthcare systems. In medical school, she gained international clinical experience in Tanzania, where she lived and worked twice; in 2011, she engaged in social and medical outreach to benefit the local population of patients with albinism in Moshi, and in 2014 she developed a smartphone-based teledermatology connection between dermatologists in New York and physicians in Mwanza. Sarah’s professional interests include infectious disease, particularly HIV, and dermatology healthcare service delivery to resource-poor settings, both domestic and international. She enjoys adventuring, SLR and iPhone photography, eating tacos and spending quality time with Dean, her acoustic guitar named after Jack Kerouac’s supporting character in On the Road. After her internship, Sarah will begin a dermatology residency at UCSF.

DugganMatt2015Matthew Duggan, M.D.
B.S. School: Wheaton College
Major: Biology
Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Matt was born and raised near Charlotte, NC. He studied biology at Wheaton College, IL and spent time researching an invasive aquatic organism in Lake Michigan (scuba diving included!). Quickly realizing the midwestern winters were not for him, Matt lived in New Orleans for a year, leading volunteer teams on reconstruction projects throughout the city. He then returned to his native North Carolina for medical school at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston Salem. During his time there, he was surprised to discover a love for ophthalmology and, more importantly, his wonderful wife Kristy (who is starting her residency at OHSU). In his time outside of the hospital, Matt enjoys hiking, cooking, playing ultimate Frisbee, and woodworking. After his internship, Matt will begin his ophthalmology training at OHSU.

IngValerie2015Valerie Ing, D.O.
B.S. School: Oregon State University
Major: Chemistry
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Valerie grew up in Gresham, Oregon. She completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Oregon State University. At a young age she knew that she was destined to serve as a physician. Prior to attending medical school, Valerie worked as a manager in the hospitality industry. In her free time she enjoys hiking, berry picking, baking and spending time with family.

LogendranVerni2015Verni Logendran, D.O.
B.S. School: University of Oregon
Major: Biology
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University

Verni grew up in Corvallis, Ore., and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in biology. During her undergraduate studies, she conducted two years of research in molecular biology and neuroscience. She spent a summer volunteering in the Indian Himalayan foothills. After graduation, she worked as a caregiver in an assisted living facility. While in medical school, she volunteered at free clinics, served as President of the Midwestern University Internal Medicine Club, and conducted diabetes research with funding by the National Institutes of Health. She also served as Co-Chair of the American College of Physicians (ACP) Medical Students’ Committee-Arizona Chapter, and received the Medical Student of the Year Award for the ACP-AZ Chapter in 2013. Outside of medicine, Verni enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, meditation, and playing the violin and piano.

PedrojaBenjamin2015Benjamin Pedroja, M.D.
B.S. School: Reed College
Major: Biology
Medical School: State University of New York Upstate Medical University

Ben grew up in Los Angeles, California and earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Reed College. After graduation, he moved to Brooklyn, New York and spent several years conducting basic science research before completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Ben’s interests include hospital medicine, critical care and medical education. He enjoys biking, homebrewing, politics and live music.

SanchezKatherine2015Katherine Sanchez, M.D.
B.S. School: University of New Mexico
Major: Biology and Chemistry
Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Katherine was raised in New Mexico with her twin sister, Cassie. She attended University of New Mexico and studied Biology and Chemistry. She also minored in Asian studies and taught English in China for a semester. She has worked in restaurants since high school, managed while getting her undergrad, and co-owned a restaurant while attending medical school. She loves cooking and entertaining, running, and playing with her puppy, Duke.

SouthworthCole2015Cole Andrew Southworth, D.O.
B.S. School: University of Oregon
Major: Biology
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Cole was raised in Eugene, OR along with his twin brother. While attending the University of Oregon, Cole enrolled in a medical internship in the townships of Cape Town, South Africa. It was here that he developed his love for medicine. Before attending medical school he worked several years in a conservation program leading at-risk youth in the Northwest. During his free time Cole loves any opportunity that can take him and his wife back into the outdoors including fly-fishing, hiking, camping, and rafting.

TormoenGarth2015Garth Tormoen, M.D., Ph.D.
B.S./M.S. School: Michigan Technological University
Major: Materials Science and Engineering
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

Garth grew up in Wisconsin Rapids, WI and completed his undergraduate and Masters degrees in Materials Science and Engineering at Michigan Technological University. During college, Garth developed an interest in biomedical research that led him to San Antonio, TX where he worked as a research engineer at the Southwest Research Institute. Garth moved to Portland in 2008 for medical school at OHSU, where he also completed a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering. Garth enjoys cooking, backpacking, gardening and spending time exploring the PNW with his wife Ann, son Graham and dog Emma Loo.

PGY-2 Roster

AnagorChudeChude Anagor, MBBS
Medical school: College of Medicine, University of Nigeria
PGY-1: University of Maryland Medical Center, Midtown

Chude grew up in southeastern Nigeria, where he learned goodness, altruism and fortitude. After medical school, he moved to Ireland where he completed a psychiatry residency and subsequently did further training in addiction medicine and substance misuse. During these periods of time he explored many facets of the interface between mental health and physical health which ultimately led him to transition to internal medicine training before coming to the USA for further residency in internal medicine. He has interest in autoimmune diseases and hospital medicine. He enjoys playing soccer, tennis, cycling and spending time with family.

Carrie Austin, M.D.
Bachelor of Arts, University of Denver
Major: Biology and French
Medical school: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

Carrie Austin grew up in Denver, Co. She completed her undergraduate degrees at the University of Denver and studied abroad for a semester in Avignon, France. After college, she moved with her family to the great Northwest. She worked as a study coordinator and conducted research in the genetics of inflammatory eye diseases. She then attended medical school at the Oregon Health & Science University, where she volunteered at free clinics, mentored high school students and conducted quality improvement projects. She enjoys exploring the outdoors, skiing, sailing, surfing, learning to fly and play the drums, and spending time with family and friends.

Sarah Carter, M.D.
Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University
Major: Biology, Minor: Psychology
Medical school: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Sarah grew up outside Seattle, where as a child she aspired to become a marine biologist. She started playing the cello at a young age and after graduating from Harvard University, moved to New York City to pursue a career as a professional musician. Though initially exciting, she eventually realized that the life of a performing artist was not ultimately for her and decided to attend medical school. Her interests in medicine include infectious disease and global health. In her free time, Sarah enjoys trail running (preferably with her rescue dog, Milo), mountaineering, bread-baking, international travel, and photography.

Cami Hilsendager, M.D.
Bachelor of Arts, CUNY-Brooklyn College
Major: Political science
Medical school: George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Cami grew up in Colorado and received her undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College. She went on to work as an advocate for the advancement and protection of women's sexual and reproductive health in developing countries. During medical school, she gained international clinical experience in Kenya, Haiti and India. Cami's professional interests include infectious disease, particularly HIV, and care for vulnerable populations. She enjoys photography, film, music and running.

Robert Hudon, M.D.
Bachelor of Science, Santa Clara University
Major: Biology, Minor: Philosophy
Medical school: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Robert grew up in Colorado and attended college in California where he studied biology and philosophy. Soon after college, he moved to southern Venezuela to build a school, farm, and ecological center for an educational foundation. Over the course of seven years, he taught math and chemistry while serving as director, a role that led to increasing work in global health and community development. From Venezuela, he then worked in the Shan Hill tribes of Burma as assistant to the medical director for an international nonprofit. During interim periods, he worked for several consultancies in sustainable development focusing on Latin America. Afterwards he returned to the Bay Area to complete additional requirements for medical school and studied Traditional Chinese Medicine while teaching and tutoring science to high school and college students. Besides travelling, Robert enjoys most things outside, quiet things inside, and good sleep. He and his wife are anticipating their first child in June.

Lindsey McKinley, D.O.
Bachelor of Arts, Wartburg College
Major: Biology
Medical school: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Lindsey was born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa. She attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and graduated with a degree in biology. During her undergraduate years, she spent several months studying abroad in Tanzania and Guyana. It was through these travels that Lindsey began to cultivate her interest in global health and underserved populations. After graduation, major flooding occurred in Iowa and Lindsey spent time working with flood recovery efforts in Waverly. She then attended Des Moines University for medical school. Outside of medicine her interests include running, biking, snowboarding, rock-climbing, hiking, cooking and traveling.

Lisa Sanders, M.D.
Bachelor of Arts, Seattle Pacific University
Major: Biology and chemistry
Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine

Lisa was born in California but was raised in Nepal due to her parents' mission work in animal health and water systems training programs. She moved to Seattle as a high school junior and later attended Seattle Pacific University, where she discovered a love for teaching while tutoring biology and chemistry. Determined to be a physician from a young age, Lisa became interested in geriatrics through volunteer work at an adult day center. After graduation, she worked as a caregiver in an assisted living facility. Lisa spent her medical school clinical years in Boise and helped start a student-run free clinic. During her free time, she enjoys crafts, running, drinking tea, and spending time with her husband and their dog.

Kristin Seymour, M.D.
Bachelor of Science, Whitman College
Major: Biochemistry
Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine

Kristin grew up in Seattle, Wash. She attended Whitman College and received a degree in biochemistry. After college, she worked in rheumatology research for four years and trained as a yoga teacher. Her experiences in clinical research led her to attend the University of Washington Medical School. She hopes to pursue primary care with an interest in women's health and preventative medicine. Kristin's interests include cooking and gardening as well as being active through yoga, dance, hiking and biking.

Benjamin Ware, M.D.
Bachelor of Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Major: Computer science
Medical school: University of Vermont College of Medicine

Benjamin Ware grew up in Westford, Vt. and graduated with a degree in computer science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. While working as a computer programmer and IT specialist, he decided to go back to school and complete the post-baccalaureate pre-med program to finish prerequisites for medical school. The deep bond his grandfather – a former WWII German P.O.W. – formed with his physician while going through leukemia treatment led him to medical school. Ben is planning to pursue a palliative care fellowship after completing his residency. A member of the Air National Guard and a dedicated triathlete, Ware completed his first Ironman race – which includes a full marathon, 112-mile bike race, and 2.4 mile swim – in Madison, Wis. as a second-year medical student.


PGY-3 Roster

Jessica K. Chan, D.O.
BS, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
Major: Physiology
Medical school:  Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medical

Jessica was born and raised in Seattle, Wash. She was a dedicated gymnast for 11 years which included seven years of competitive gymnastics. She attended the University of Washington where she tutored biology students and volunteered at Seattle Children's Hospital. Jessica was also an intern for the UW Biomedical and Health Informatics Department, where she designed electronic templates to track disease outbreaks. After residency, she hopes to pursue primary care medicine with a special interest in preventative medicine. Jessica enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, hiking, reading and trying out new recipes.

Gita D. Gelfer, D.O., MSc
BA, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Majors: Religion, biology
Medical school: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine

Gita is a first-generation American and a fourth-generation physician. Her family emigrated from Moscow, Russia to Buffalo, NY, where Gita spent most of her childhood. Gita has always been interested in integrative and alternative medicine, and double majored in religion and biology at Colorado College. After graduation, she moved to Montana, where she worked as a caregiver in a rural assisted living home. She earned a master's degree in health and human development at Montana State University with an emphasis on nutrition and exercise science. During her free time, Gita enjoys skiing, hiking, cooking, dancing and gardening with her husband, daughter and two dogs. 
  

Caroline McCulley, M.D.
BA, Santa Clara University, Calif.
Major: English
Medical school:  Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

Caroline grew up in Beaverton, Ore., and completed her undergraduate education at Santa Clara University. During college, she spent her junior year living in the bush in South Africa. She also worked in an HIV/AIDS clinic and spent a semester at the University of Cape Town. Caroline moved back to Portland to work as a patient advocate for a year before beginning medical school at OHSU. Caroline's interests include international medicine and the connection between mental and physical health. She is an avid runner, reader and adventurer with her new husband, John.

Jennifer L. Rosenbaum, M.D
B.A., Brown University, Providence, R.I.
Major: Computer science
Medical school: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Jennifer was raised in Portland, Ore., then attended Brown University where she studied computer science. After college, she taught high school math in Oakland, Calif., through Teach For America and received a master's degree in education from Alliant International University. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco.  During medical school, she resumed writing computer code and released her first app, the Pocket Health Protector, to help clinicians better utilize community resources for underserved patients. Her hobbies include biking, hiking, crossword puzzles and fixing computers.

Louise M. Schultz, D.O., MPH
BS, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Calif.
Major: Natural science
Medical school:  Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine

Louise was born and raised in San Francisco where her love for medicine blossomed when she worked as an EMT. She completed her undergraduate degree at Loyola Marymount University. There, she developed a keen interest in musculoskeletal structure and function as a physical therapy major, which led her to pursue osteopathic medicine at Touro University in California. Her professional interests include infectious disease, women's health, and public health. Outside of medicine, she enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, surfing, and traveling.

Janelle D. Stevens, D.O.
BA, Seattle Pacific University, Wash.
Major: Biology
Medical school: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Janelle was born and raised in Santa Cruz, Calif. She attended Seattle Pacific University, where she majored in biology and competed on the cross country and track and field teams. During medical school, Janelle researched the effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) on patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She also completed a one-year OMM fellowship teaching OMM techniques to first and second year medical students. Her interests outside of medicine include running, cycling, rock-climbing, hiking, cooking and exploring with her husband, Andrew.

Nebiyu D. Tegegn, M.D.
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.
Major: Molecular and cell biology
Medical school: University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

Nebiyu was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and then immigrated to the United States in the summer of 2002. He attended community college then transferred to UC Berkeley. There he volunteered at a free clinic working with migrant workers. Subsequently he attended medical school at UCSF where he did research on trans-aortic catheter replacement valves.  Nebiyu's other interests include politics, public policy, road trips, cooking, hiking, and watching movies.

Ijeoma Uche, M.D., PharmD
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.
Major: Biology
Medical school: The University of Toledo College of Medicine

Ijeoma was born in California and grew up in West Africa. She attended the University of California, Berkeley where she received her degree in integrative biology. At Berkeley, Ijeoma participated in research on plant genes. She went on to complete a doctorial degree in pharmaceutical sciences with the intention of pursuing a career in drug development.  However, she fell in love with medicine and ultimately pursued further training as a physician. In her free time, Ijeoma likes spending time with family and friends, studying the gospel, reading, road trips and sampling food from various cultures.

Sarah N. Webber, M.D.
BS, University of Portland, Portland, Ore.
Major in biology, chemistry minor
Medical school: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

Sarah was born in Portland and grew up on a small family farm in Canby, Ore. She graduated from the University of Portland where she researched salmon habitat and human health concerns in the Sandy River Basin. After spending a semester in Salzburg, Austria, Sarah returned home to work for two years as an emergency department physician scribe. During medical school, she participated in volunteer work for the underserved, coordinating the emergency medicine interest group and researched contraception and substance abuse screening. In her free time, Sarah likes to garden, hike, snowboard, cook and spend time with her fiancé, Chris.