Our Current Residents

Our residents originate from several areas throughout the U.S. and beyond. Despite varied academic backgrounds, geographic diversity and career goals ranging from primary care to academic research, our residents share one common goal: to become the best physicians possible.

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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, Angelaf'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.

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Lee Anthony, M.D. 

Lee Anthony, M.D. 

Undergraduate: University of Oregon, biology
Medical school: Oregon Health & Science University

Lee is a 2004 Iraq War veteran and worked as a combat medic instructor with the Oregon Army National Guard where he still dedicates and volunteers his time to this day. He was born in Arlington Heights, Ill. and comes from a family of 10. In his spare time, Lee enjoys running, hiking, fishing, gardening, and traveling. Lee also speaks Spanish.

Stephanie Griffith, M.D. 

Stephanie Griffith, M.D.

Undergraduate: Oregon State University, biology
Medical school: University of Washington

Stephanie was born in San Diego, Calif., but has lived in the Pacific Northwest most of her life. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband, and their 2-year-old son and love doing all the fun things in the area like the zoo, children's museum and lots of parks. She is very committed to providing care for underserved populations like those struggling with homelessness, socioeconomic barriers to healthcare, and addiction issues. Other interests include hospice/palliative care (which stems from her caregiving background) and critical care.

Candace Meinen, D.O. 

Candace Meinen, D.O.

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin, biology and chemistry
Medical school: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern

Candace was born in Chippewa Falls, Wis. She has an extensive history of volunteer work at various hospitals, care facilities and with the Boys and Girls Club, in both Wisconsin and Arizona. Candace is an avid photographer and tends to view life through the images she captures. She also enjoys an active lifestyle of the great outdoors, traveling, hiking, swimming, and participating in triathlons.

Justin Moyers, M.D. 

Justin Moyers, M.D.

Undergraduate: University of Kansas, chemistry
Medical school: University of Kansas

Justin comes to us from Kansas. He is an accomplished researcher and has published several articles and presented photos. Through his tenure in medical school, he received several scholarships. Justin is also an accomplished trumpet player and played in the Medical Arts Symphony, an orchestra, jazz ensembles, and a marching band. Justin is fluent in Spanish and enjoys running and playing tennis.

Nikolas Robins, M.D. 

Nikolas "Skye" Robins, M.D.

Undergraduate: University of Arizona, microbiology
Medical school: University of Arizona

Skye was born in Tucson, Ariz. He has been a medical volunteer in Thailand, a hospice volunteer and has done volunteer research involving bumble bee colonies. He is an avid photographer and has won photo contests. Skye studied at Vaskivouri Music School in Finland for violin, piano and composing. He is also fluent in American Sign Language, Spanish and Finnish. Skye plans to pursue primary care.


Danny Wightman, M.D. 

Undergraduate: University of Utah, Political Science
Medical school: American University of the Caribbean

Danny is joining our program as a PGY2 from the American University of the Caribbean. He completed a preliminary year at Nassau University Medical Center in New York. Danny was born and raised in Utah. Playing golf, bowling, disc golf, running and playing the guitar are among many of his interests and hobbies. Danny and his wife, Katie, are excited to be moving to Portland with their 9 month old daughter, Edie.

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Rhett Butler, M.D.

Undergraduate: Whitman College, English, New York University, Post-Bacc Premed
Medical school: Case Western Reserve University

Rhett comes to us after a former career as a computer programmer and teacher. He has a particular interest in patient care handoffs.


Jacquelyn Dunn, D.O.

Undergraduate: Willamette University, Biology
Medical school: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern

Jackie is a member in the National Guard and is currently the Officer in Charge of her medical, dental and nursing providing education bridging these specialties. Jackies' hobbies include cooking, gardening, hiking and traveling. She plays the piano and is a singer.  



Jason Heino, D.O.
Undergraduate: University of Puget Sound, Biology & Chemistry
Medical school: Michigan State University of Osteopathic Medicine

Jason is a native of the Pacific Northwest. In addition to being an avid backpacker, hiker and runner-having completed several races-he also enjoys to spend time fishing, playing tennis, and skiing. Jason is also active in politics and stays up-to-date with current events.


Laura Holton, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of Colorado, Developmental Biology
Medical school: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Laura was born and raised in Colorado. She has a degree in molecular, cellular and developmental biology, comes to us with an extensive background in research, and has presented several posters. She is an avid rock climber and equates it to many of the calculating decisions in life.


Amer Salam, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of Wyoming, Chemistry/Economics
Medical school: University of Washington

Amer's family emigrated from India to Cheyenne, Wyo. Throughout medical school, Amer was extensively involved in research. He loves to snowmobile, fish and just be outdoors. Amer is fluent in four different languages: English, Hindi, Spanish and Urdu.


Roberta Trandev, D.O.
Undergraduate: University of Arkansas, Chemistry & International Business
Medical school: Pacific NW University of Health Sciences

Roberta was born and raised in Lithuania. She came to the U.S. to study on a full volleyball scholarship to University of Arkansas. Roberta is fluent in Lithuanian. She has aspirations to learn how to kite-surf. She has worked extensively with the medically underserved.


Brandon Young, M.D.
Undergraduate: Portland State University, Biochemistry
Medical school: Oregon Health & Science University

Brandon is a native of the Pacific Northwest. He comes to us after a former career as a footwear designer at both Nike and Columbia Sportswear. Brandon takes a particular interest in the complexities of the patient-doctor relationship.

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