Our Current Residents

PGY I Roster

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.

Kirsten Cooper, M.D.
Bachelor of Science University of Arizona
Major: Physiology
Medical school: University of Arizona College of Medicine

Kirsten was born and raised in Connecticut alongside her twin sister, Stacey. The family moved to Arizona together before high school and Kirsten stayed in the state to pursue both her Bachelor of Science in physiology as well as Doctor of Medicine at The University of Arizona. Throughout medical school, Kirsten developed her passion for teaching and global health. She has been an active equestrian since the age of 4, continuing to compete on the national hunter/jumper circuit and ride with her mother whenever the time allows. Beyond spending time with family (horses and canine members included), Kirsten enjoys traveling, enjoying new restaurants with friends, and searching for a great cup of coffee. After her preliminary internship, Kirsten will begin residency training in diagnostic radiology at Yale.

Anna Hare, M.D., MS
Bachelor of Science, Stanford University
Major: Earth systems and human biology
Medical school: Emory University School of Medicine

Anna grew up in Portland, Ore. loving soccer, science and the outdoors. At Stanford, she played Division I soccer and traveled to study logging in the Brazilian Amazon, soil conservation in Bolivia and Peru, and water rights in Wyoming. After graduating with a master's degree, she worked in dermatology clinics in Portland and San Francisco and worked on HIV testing research in Boston. In medical school at Emory, she researched HIV treatment failure in South Africa. Anna enjoys competing nationally and internationally in Ultimate Frisbee, trail running, blueberry picking, and adventuring. After her internship, Anna will begin a dermatology residency at OHSU.

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.

Brenden Matus M.D., MPH
Bachelor of Science, Andrews University
Major: Biochemistry
Medical school: Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Brenden was born and raised in Nunica, Mich. While in his undergraduate studies, he pursued summer research in neuroscience and brain injury. During medical school at Loma Linda, he continued his research interest on a Department of Defense study on high altitude exercise physiology. His desire to learn more about population and evidence-based medicine led him to earn an MPH in medical epidemiology before graduating from medicine. His interests include infectious disease, population medicine and cost-effective medicine. His hobbies include rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking, surfing, and sampling new foods and drinks.

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.

David Sanders, M.D., MPH
Oregon State University
Major: Bachelor of Arts, international studies, Bachelor of Science, biology
Medical school: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

David grew up in Elko, Nev. and lived abroad in Brazil his junior year of high school. He attended Oregon State University, where he participated in a pre-medicine study abroad program in Tunis, Tunisia. In medical school, he enjoyed collaborating on research involving economic impacts of cataract blindness in Ethiopia as well as an ophthalmology electronic health record research. He is interested in continuing research at the intersection of ophthalmology, global health and medical informatics. He enjoys doing yard work and cooking with his wife, Krisanna, snowboarding, and trail running with the new family puppy, Fiona. After internship, David is excited to begin residency training in ophthalmology at University of Michigan.

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-2 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.


PGY-3 Roster

Sarah Childers, M.D.
BS, University of Southern California, Calif.
Major: Biological sciences
Medical school: Oregon Health & Science University

Sarah was born in Tulsa, Okla., and grew up in Lake Oswego, Ore. She moved to Los Angeles, where she majored in biological sciences with a minor in art history at the University of Southern California. While at USC, she worked as a neurocognitive development fellow researching autism and schizophrenia, and traveled to Honduras with Global Medical Brigades. During medical school at OHSU, Sarah researched uveitis as a Tartar Trust Fellow, volunteered in clinics for the underserved and developed a passion for medical education. Her interests outside of medicine include art, food, music, family and friends. After residency, Sarah hopes to pursue a career in hospital medicine and clinical education.

Catherine Cotten, M.D.
BA, University of Oregon, Ore.
Major: Biology
Medical school: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Cathie was born in Hawaii, but her father's military career took the family all over the world. While moving across the country, she visited several national parks and developed a love of the outdoors. After earning bachelor of arts degrees in conservation and human biology at the University of Oregon, Cathie worked as a medical assistant and a research assistant at NIH, where she studied immunology and stem cell differentiation. She has volunteered with multiple organizations including hospice, free clinics and homeless shelters. Cathie enjoys spin classes, hiking, cooking, crocheting and spending time with family and friends. 

Timothy Gobble, M.D.
BS, Oregon State University, Ore.
Majors: Microbiology biology
Medical school: Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Tim grew up in Gresham, Ore. and completed his bachelor of science degree in microbiology at Oregon State. During this time, he did genetics research with Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellow and worked abroad in a Nigerian hospital. In medical school in California, Tim continued his passion for international medicine and whole person care. Outside of medicine, Tim loves to run, bike and climb mountains with his wife, Claire.
Naeemah Logan, M.D.
BA, Cornell University, N.Y.
Major: Collegiate scholar (ethics, molecular biology, Asian studies)
Medical school: University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine

Naima grew up in Athens, Ga., the daughter of two Sierra Leonian immigrants. She received her bachelor's degree from Cornell University with a major in ethics, molecular biology and Asian studies. Before entering medical school, Naima did clinical research at Sahlgrenska Institute in Sweden and molecular research at Yale University. At home, Naima is a weekend baker and especially likes trying new cupcake recipes. She also enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, reading, road trips and tackling the occasional Sudoku puzzle.
Augustine O. Okeke MBBS, MPH 
Medical school:  College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria
PGY-1 Internal Medicine: Yale-New Haven Medical Center (Saint Raphael)

Augustine grew up in Lagos, Nigeria where he attended medical school.  After graduation, he spent three years in medical missions providing free healthcare to indigent populations around Africa, before moving to Equatorial Guinea in 2003, where he worked in a clinic and also established a public health cause in the tiny island town of Malabo. Augustine relocated to the U.S. in 2005, earning a master's degree in public health at Southern Connecticut State University, where he taught for several years as faculty.  He went on to coordinate an integrative medicine program at Saint Raphael Hospital in New Haven, Conn. After completing an internship at Yale-New Haven Medical Center, he will be joining the residency as a PGY-2.  Augustine loves spending time with his wife, Tochi, and their two children, Debbie and Victoria, as well as cooking, traveling, and making handicrafts.

Jens Olsgaard, M.D.
BS, Pacific Lutheran University, Wash.
Major: Psychology and environmental studies
Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine

Jens was born in Portland, Ore. Shortly thereafter, his family moved to a small town in Montana where he spent the majority of his formative years. After college, Jens spent time traveling, making music and eventually served for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in China. There he coached a basketball team, filmed a nightly news segment and trained rural Chinese teacher in English. Jens and his wife, Tina, have two children, Osa and Finn.
Jesse Powell, M.D.
BA, University of Utah, Utah
Major: German
Medical school: University of Utah School of Medicine

Jesse grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. He had an early interest in languages and literature and studied German, Latin, Greek and French in high school. Jesse next spent two years in Germany as a missionary, where he volunteered at a rural hospital and fell in love with medicine. During medical school, Jesse created a community lecture series on various occupational and environmental hazards. After residency, Jesse hopes to pursue his interests in preventive medicine and infectious diseases. Jesse and his wife–a native of Portland–have two children. His hobbies include beekeeping, cycling, geology, vegetarian cuisine and exploring with his family.
Amanda Rosen, M.D.
BS, Arizona State University, Ariz.
Major: Biosciences and biotechnology
Medical school: University of Arizona College of Medicine

Amanda was born and raised in Tucson, Ariz. She attended Arizona State University, receiving a degree in molecular biosciences and biotechnology. During this time, she developed and interest in alternative medicine and conducted research on biofeedback and acupuncture. During medical school, Amanda studied depression in Parkinson's Disease, created a student interest group on aging, participated as a student member on the Curriculum Committee, and volunteered at a clinic for underserved populations. In her free time, Amanda enjoys running and traveling. After residency she hopes to pursue a career in geriatrics or palliative care.
Jocelyn Talbot, M.D.
BS, University of California at Davis, Calif.
Major: Neurobiology, physiology and behavior
Medical school: University of California at Davis School of Medicine

Jocelyn was born and raised in San Francisco, Calif. As a child, she aspired to be a truck driver, but she gradually fell in love with biology and medicine. Throughout college, Jocelyn sought teaching and tutoring positions, in constant search of that "Aha!" moment when a student's eyes light up with understanding. In her free time, Jocelyn enjoys hiking, music, church fellowship, cooking Italian food and exploring Portland with her husband, Adam. In the future, she hopes to share her passion for medicine in pursuit of humanitarian or medical missionary work.