Biography & Education

Biography

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.

Areas of Academic Focus:

House Staff Education

Inpatient Medicine

Clinical Pathway Development and Implementation

HIV Provider Training

National/Regional Responsibilities:

Northwest Medical Teams International, China HIV/AIDS Training Team Delegate

Medical Director, Our House of Portland (HIV/AIDS residential care facility)

Secretary-Treasurer, Infectious Disease Society of Oregon

Publications:

The Healing Touch, On Being a Doctor, Annals of Internal Medicine, Volume 127, No. 6, 486, 1997.

Beta-carotene in HIV infection: an extended evaluation, AIDS, 1996, 10:967-973.

Apoenzyme of Pseudomonas cepacia Salicylate Hydroxylase: Preparation, Florescence Properties, and Nature of Flavin Binding, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Volume 259, No. 2, 1136 – 1142, 1984.

Presentations:

Extending the Core Competencies to Faculty Evaluation. Workshop, APDIM 2008 Spring Meeting, New Orleans.

Developing an Electronic Sign0Out as part of a Resident QI Project, Invited Workshop, APDIM 2009 Fall Meeting, Philadelphia

1999, Keynote speaker, "HIV and Mental Health". Oregon Health Division Conference on HIV and Mental Health

2004 ,"Syphilis". Medical Grand Rounds, Providence Portland Medical Center; Infectious Diseases Society of Oregon, Fall Meeting; Grand Rounds, Albany General Hospital, Albany, Oregon.

2007, "HIV Co-Management between HIV Specialist and Primary Care", Annual Review Course, Practical Advances in Internal Medicine, Providence Portland Medical Center.

2008, "Medical Strategies to Prevent HIV Transmission: Occupational, Sexual and Mother-to-Child". Medical Grand Rounds, Providence Portland Medical Center.

Teaching Responsibilities:

Clinic Preceptor, 2 half-days weekly

Inpatient Teaching Attending, 2 months annually

Ward Attending, 4 months annually

Morning Report, 2 one month annually

Night Float Rounds

Medical Student Teaching, 1 month annually

ID Consult Service, every month

Personal Interests:
My partner and I are active in local organizations, including Our House of Portland and our church. I enjoy gardening, cooking, reading.  We have just finished a major remodel of our old house and are already planning what we want to do next! Chris and I share our home with our very spoiled “pound dog,” Esther.

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.
Areas of Expertise

Internal medicine

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

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St.
Suite 540
Portland, OR 97213
Phone 503-215-6601
Fax 503-215-6727

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Infectious disease
  • Internal medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and neck pain, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and corns, Cellulitis, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, hiatal, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Inguinal hernia, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Kidney stones, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pigmented lesions, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rash, Age 12 and Older, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts