2017 ACP Oregon Chapter Laureate Award

Mark RosenbergMark Rosenberg, M.D., FACP
General Medicine
PPMC Medical Education Faculty
Director of Providence health & Services Compassionate Care Program

Mark Rosenberg, MD, FACP was honored with the Laureate Award which honors Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated, by their example and conduct, an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research, and service to their community, their chapter, and the ACP. Dr. Rosenberg has tirelessly given to the field of Medicine as he is recognized as an outstanding clinician, educator, and mentor to many. He was the recipient of the Oregon Chapter ACP Howard P. Lewis Distinguished Teaching Award in 2007. In 2014 he was honored with the Providence Leadership Formation. He served as Director for the Providence Internal Medicine Residency Program from 1990 to 2016. He is Director of Providence Health & Services Compassionate Care Program and Associate Director for Providence Portland Department of Medical Education. Dr. Rosenberg has a special interest in the Compassionate Care Program at Providence which entails a seven-state, 50 Hospital, 105,000 employee system, focusing on strengthening the culture of compassion for caregivers. Multidisciplinary forums have been created for conversations around the meaning and challenges of health care, and with a 12-week curriculum provided to employees, documentation shows improved rates of burnout, better engagement, and more patient satisfaction and better productivity. Dr. Rosenberg has been an outstanding educator for residents and medical students, serving in an exemplary leadership role. Mark served on the Chapter Scientific Meeting Planning Committee and was Chairman for the Scientific Meeting. He is also a journal reviewer for ACP Journal Watch. Mark has enjoyed mentoring residents in the Providence Program since 1985 for many wins at the Chapter local Competition. Beyond this compilation of achievements, Dr. Rosenberg's humanism and dedication to education shines above all. With his exemplary career in teaching and dedication to Internal Medicine, Dr. Rosenberg is a role model for all Internists.

2017 PPMC Department of Medical Education Alumni Academic Achievement Awards Recipient

TeresaHilliermdTeresa Hillier, M.D., M.S.
PPMC IM Residency:  Alumnus Class of 1993
Senior Investigator, Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Teresa Hiller is active in diabetes and obesity research and has done pioneering work in gestational diabetes in Pregnancy (GDM).  In 2007, she and her team demonstrated an ongoing effect of maternal hyperglycemia to imprint childhood obesity in a study of nearly 10,000 children at KPNW and KP-Hawaii. She directs a study partnering with both the KPNW and KP-Hawaii regions to determine whether early screening and treatment of GDM among high-risk obese women reduces complications for both mother and baby.  

Dr. Hillier has nearly 20 years’ experience as the principal investigator (PI) of multicenter trials and as the PI of multi-site projects at both CHR-NW and Hawaii. Since 2000, she has been PI of the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF) CHR clinical site, an ongoing, nearly 30-year US multicenter prospective cohort study of 9,704 women ages 65 and older. The SOF study examines risk factors for osteoporosis 

2017 Internal Medicine Residency Alumni Clinician Service Award

Michael BowerMichael Bower, M.D.
PPMC IM Residence:  Alumnus Class of 1976
Primary Care; Medical Director Gateway, Medical Group

Dr. Michael Bower has been practicing primary care medicine for more than 45 years in Portland area.  At Gateway Medical Group, Dr. Bower led the clinic from the paper chart, phone and pager-based practice through the beginning of the EHR in 1997, beginning of Prov RN call centers,  the splitting of the inpatient and outpatient internal medicine programs, the beginning of the registries, the roll out of EPIC, integration of clinical pharmacists and BHI team members,  multiple iterations of the PCMH up to and including CPC+, and he with a staff member way back in the 90’s began what is now our Medication Assistance Program.   

Mike has also welcomed and mentored many PPMC/PSV graduates through our clinic as they started practice.  All of us there now received this mentorship plus others (amongst others: Lisa Paul, Linda Hungerford, Richard Hsu, Phil Buckley, Leslie Cook, Diana McNulty, Barbara Esselink, Jesse Powell, Judy Lindsay, Daniel Norfleet, Kay Gates)

2016 ACP Oregon Chapter Laureate Award

Richard WernickRichard Wernick, M.D., FACP
PPMC Medical Education Faculty
Regional Director of Continuing Medical Education, PH&S Assistant Director of Rheumatology Training, PPMC Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, OHSU

Dr. Richard Wernick has tirelessly given to the field of Medicine as he is recognized as an outstanding clinician, educator, and mentor to many. Dr. Wernick has contributed immeasurably to the medical community. He has been recognized with the Faculty Teacher of the Year, Top Doctor Award in Portland, the Sister St. Vincent De Paul Award for leadership in advancement of diversity, and very recently Best Doctors in America. He was the recipient of the Oregon Chapter ACP Howard P. Lewis Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Wernick has been an outstanding educator for residents and medical students, serving in an exemplary leadership role. He enjoys his role in Continuing Medical Education helping to bring the highest quality of education and professional development experiences for his colleagues.

Within the Oregon Chapter ACP, he has served on the Scientific Meeting Planning Committee since 2005, and is a constant supporter of the annual Oregon Chapter Resident and Medical Student Competition.

Beyond this compilation of achievements, Dr. Wernick’s humanism and dedication to education shines above all. With his exemplary career in teaching and dedication to Internal Medicine, Dr. Wernick is a role model for all Internists. For all his is and has done, the Oregon Chapter American College of Physicians is proud to recognize Dr. Wernick as the recipient of the 2016 Laureate Award.

2016 PPMC Department of Medical Education Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

ChristopherDaleChristopher Dale, M.D.
PPMC IM Residency: Alumnus Class of 2007
Medical Director Quality & Value, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Swedish Medical Group, Greater Seattle Area

Originally from Bellevue, Washington, Chris holds a BA from the University of Washington and an MD from Northwestern University in Chicago. He completed a Transitional Internship in San Diego and was then a Flight Surgeon with the Marines in Yuma, AZ. After leaving the Navy, Christopher completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency year at Providence Portland Medical Center. He worked as a Hospitalist for a year at Skagit Valley Hospital before doing his Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Washington. There he earned his MPH in Health Services, with a research focus on order sets and protocols in the intensive care unit.

Ruth MarkeeJanan Markee, M.D.
PPMC IM Residency: Alumnus Class of 2006
Physician-Hospitalist, Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, OR

Dr. Janan Markee has been committed to international health care and development since she was a teenager.  With her family she was worked tirelessly to grow the healthcare available to their Haitian community.  Through the Haiti Foundation for Hope they have built clinics and schools.  They have led multiple trips of providers to both teach and to provide care in Haiti.  Many of these providers have come from the local Providence Portland group of doctors and nurses.  This in turn has influenced our hospital and our providers to have a broader more compassionate outlook.

Marianne ParshleyMarianne Parshley, M.D.
PPMC IM Residency: Alumnus Class of 1987
Physician-Internal Medicine, Providence Medical Group, Portland, OR

Dr. Marianne Parshley has committed herself to medical political work as a way of improving the care of patients and improving the quality of professional life of physicians.  She has held a variety of leadership positions at Providence Portland, in the Metropolitan Medical Society of Portland, the OMA and most recently in her election to Governor of the Oregon Chapter of the ACP.


2016 Dr. George E. Miller Patient Safety Award

David GilbertDavid Gilbert, M.D.
Infectious Diseases 
Previously, Director of Medical Education (35+ years)

Dr. David Gilbert was nominated by his peers and selected by the OMA Community Health & Quality Committee as the 2016 recipient of the OMA’s George E. Miller Patient Safety Award. He was honored at the 142nd Annual OMA Meeting on April 23, 2016. Dr. Gilbert is chief of the infectious diseases program at Providence Portland Medical Center and a professor of medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. He was director of medical education at Providence Portland for more than 35 years. He is senior editor of the Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy, as well as the Sanford Guide to HIV/AIDS Therapy, which are updated annually and distributed worldwide. Read More ›

2016 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Senior Physician Award

Marian HodgesMarian Hodges, M.D., M.P.H.
Bain Chair of Geriatrics 
Palliative Care/Geriatrics/Ethics
PPMC Medical Education Faculty

Dr. Marian Hodges received the prestigious award for end-of-life care from the Hastings Center. It’s not every day that a Providence physician becomes the sixth recipient of a prestigious national award. Learn why Marian Hodges, M.D., Bain Chair of Geriatric Medicine and regional medical director for geriatrics, was honored with the Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award.  Read More ›