Madiha Ahmad, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of Alabama, Biology
Medical school: University of Mississippi
The middle of three children with a physician father, Madiha was born in Pakistan and raised in
Mississippi. In school she was admired not only for her intelligence but also her compassion and
professionalism. She worked for AmeriCorps and taught reading to elementary aged children.
She likes cooking, reading, writing and travel. She is happy to be joining her husband in Portland
who is a urology resident at OHSU.
Lan Ban, M.D.
Undergraduate: Georgia Institute of Technology, Biomedical Engineering
Medical school: University of Tennessee
Lan emigrated from China at age 16. After studying biochemistry in college, he worked for
AmeriCorps, tutoring students with learning disabilities and teaching Algebra at an inner city high
school in Memphis. Through teaching, Lan learned to celebrate the small successes and problem-solve
creatively. These skills will serve him well during residency. He enjoys reading and sports,
notably basketball, jogging, soccer, swimming and hiking.
Ivan Biley, M.D.
Undergraduate: Washington State University, Biology & Psychology
Medical school: University of Washington
Ivan was raised in rural Ukraine and immigrated to the United States at age 15. During high
school he quickly learned English, led the Chess and Knowledge Bowl clubs, played sports,
worked in construction and still graduated at the top of his class. In addition to his academic success,
his evaluations note his kindness, work ethic and team building skills. He is interested in a
career in Primary Care. When not at work he enjoys soccer, football, fishing, reading and chess.
Maureen “Paulie” Bruns, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of West Florida, Biochemistry
Medical school: Florida State University
Paulie is a woman of many talents. She raised two children before entering medical school at
Florida State where she excelled, being elected to AOA and receiving the Gold Humanism award.
Her many interests include service work (both locally and globally), painting and drawing, quilting
and crafts, kayaking, hiking and camping. Professionally she is drawn to a career in Geriatrics.
Paulie’s San Francisco based daughter must be thrilled to have her on the West Coast.
Michelle Curry, M.D., M.P.H.
Undergraduate: Tufts University, Sociology
Medical school: University of Iowa
Michelle comes to us from University of Iowa where she also obtained her Masters in Public Health.
Michelle enjoys ultralight long distance hiking in the Sierras, has traveled to several continents, and
practices Iyengar yoga daily. After her preliminary year, she plans to pursue a career in Anesthesiology.
Beyond residency, Michelle plans to combine her skills in teaching, public health, and patient
care through a career in academic medicine.
Angela Gibbs, M.D.
Undergraduate: Reed College, Biology
Medical school: University of Washington
Angela has a passion for mentoring pregnant teens. She was co-founder of a mentorship program
between medical students and underserved pregnant teens in Seattle. Outside of medicine,
Angelaf's hobby is building and racing drift cars. She has been a pit crew chief and raceway judge.
Her other interests include running, rock climbing, reading and writing. Angela is planning to
pursue a career as a Hospitalist.
Maeve MacMurdo, M.D.
Medical school: University of Otago, New Zealand
Maeve just graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand, the alma mater of our own Dr. Elke Lorence and Dr. Patricia Fogarty. Maeve and her Minnesotan husband, Walker, are excited to be moving to Portland. Maeve received high honors in medical school, loves teaching, and lists baking and weight lifting among her hobbies.
Kristin Mendoza, M.D.
Undergraduate: Ohio State University, Psychology
Medical school: Ohio State University
Kristin comes to us from Ohio, but was born in the Philippines. Before medicine, Kristin was a
national champion and international medalist in competitive ice dancing. In medical school,
Kristin served as student mentor providing guidance and support to women in pre-med. She is
thrilled to be coming to Portland to join her fiancé who works at Adidas America. Kristin will
continue her training in Ophthalmology after her preliminary year.
Jill Provaznik, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of Arkansas, Biology & Spanish
Medical school: University of Arkansas
Jill was born in Portland but raised in Arkansas. She is an Alpine mountain climber and has
climbed the Grand Teton in Wyoming, several peaks in in the Andes of Ecuador and Peru, and
has attempted to summit Mt. McKinley in Alaska. Jill taught English at a high school in Spain. She
plans to practice hospital medicine with community service as an integral part of her career.
When not climbing mountains, Jill might be practicing yoga, cycling, or cooking.
Rakendu Shukla, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of Washington, Neurobiology
Medical school: Oregon Health & Science University
Rakendu will add to our history of excellent preliminary interns from OHSU who will be entering
Radiation Oncology. Rakendu’s hobbies include running, hiking, playing basketball, snowboarding,
cooking Indian and Italian cuisine, graphic design, and playing the table (classical Indian
percussion instrument). Rakendu is also fluent in Gujarati, Hindi and basic Spanish.
Michael Tran, D.O.
Undergraduate: University of Washington, Biology
Medical school: Western University
Michael’s father is an internal medicine physician who immigrated to America during the
Vietnam War and built a practice in Portland. Michael has chosen to follow in his father footsteps
and continues to foster the Vietnamese population. Michael is passionate about being part of
philanthropic groups and finds fulfillment in helping others. Outside of medicine, Michael enjoys
tennis, snowboarding, football, disc golf, photography, board games, baking and running.
Graham Wolf, M.D.
Undergraduate: Georgetown University, Music
Medical school: Georgetown University
Graham graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown. His work as an EMT solidified his interest in
medicine. Graham is an accomplished musician; plays, writes and records the guitar, banjo and the
piano. Other interests include graphic design, cooking, hiking, backpacking and camping. He is fluent
in Spanish. Graham is interested in preventive medicine and long-term relationships with patients.
Weifang "Wendy" Yu, M.D.
Medical school: Tianjin Medical University, China
Wendy received her medical degree from Tianjin Medical University in China, followed by two years of cardiology training. Due to her exceptional performance, she was invited as an exchange scholar to do cardiovascular research at Harvard. To escape the Boston weather, she and her family moved to San Diego, where she has continued research at UCSD. Wendy is excited to return to clinical medicine. She is the mother of two young girls and enjoys food, yoga and Zumba in her free time.