Medical Education Faculty

Mari Kai, M.D.
Residency Program Director,
General Medicine

Courtland Childers, M.D.
Associate Program Director,
General Medicine

Brinton Clark, M.D.
Clinic Medical Director
Associate Program Director
General Medicine

Amy Dechet, M.D.
General Medicine Faculty, Associate Program Director
Infectious Diseases

Andrea Roast, M.D.
Associate Program Director,
General Medicine

Stephen Campbell, M.D.
Rheumatology

Richard Cohen, M.D.
Behavioral Medicine

David Gilbert, M.D.
Infectious Diseases

Sheldon Levy, Ph.D.
Infectious Diseases

Mary Beth Kuebrich, N.P.

Geriatrics

Gillian Lashen, Psy.D.

Behavioral Medicine

Mary Anne Nidiry, M.D.

Medical Student Clerkship Director
General Medicine

John Heffner
Professor Emeritus 
Pulmonary/Critical Care

Marian Hodges, M.D.
Palliative Care/Geriatrics/Ethics

Sarah Hopkins, M.D.
Endocrinology

Meera Jain, M.D.
General Medicine

Tricia James, M.D.
General Medicine

Brian Kendall, M.D.
Infectious Diseases

Jesse Powell, M.D.
General Medicine Faculty

Craig Riley, M.D.
General Medicine Faculty

Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
General Medicine Faculty, Director of compassion

Elizabeth Stephens, M.D.
Endocrinology

Paula Wichienkuer, M.D.
Medical Student Clerkship Director,
General Medicine

Ben Pedroja, M.D.

Hospitalist/General Medicine

Lisa Sanders, M.D.

General Medicine/Geriatrics

Subspecialty Faculty (sorted by subspecialty)

Department of Medical Education Hospital-Based Faculty

kai_mari_md_2016algMari Kai, M.D.
Residency Program Director
General Medicine

Personal statement: I love that our residency gives such a well-rounded education for our trainees. It’s great to see our graduates succeed in different aspects of internal medicine and in various locations. As a program director, I will strive to continue the innovations and achieving the great balance of academic rigor in a supportive environment.

Medical school: Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship: General Medicine, Portland VA Medical Center

Area of academic focus:

  • Ambulatory education
  • Substance use and pain management
  • Women’s health
  • Geriatrics

National/Regional responsibilities:

  • Patient-Centered Medical Home Workgroup, Society of General Internal Medicine (2006)
  • Co-chair Society of General Internal Medicine Women’s Caucus 2005-2006.
  • SGIM NW Region – 2007 President/Meeting Chair, regional officer 2006-2008
  • Journal of General Internal Medicine Reviewer (2006-current)

Recent publications:

  • Kai M, Clark B, Rosenberg M.  Introduction to outpatient Medicine: An Innovative Approach.  Journal of Graduate Medical Education, June 2014
  • A Multisite, Multistakeholder Validation of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Competencies. Academic Medicine, Vol. 88, No. 7, July 2013
  • “Prevalence of Diagnosed Sleep Apnea among Type 2 Diabetics in Primary Care, “ John E. Heffner, MD, Yelena Rozenfeld, MPH, Mari Kai, MD, Elizabeth Stephens, MD, Lee K. Brown, MD, Chest, November 17, 2011.

Selected Presentations:

  • Oral Presentation at the National SGIM conference in Toronto, Canada May 2015. “Complex Case Conference: Multi-disciplinary Rounds in the Outpatient Setting” with Dr. Brinton Clark (selected as one of the Top 5 medical education innovation abstracts at the meeting)
  • Providence Spring Symposium May 2015, “ Updates in Cervical Cancer Screening”
  • Providence Spring Symposium May 2015, “ Chronic Pain Management Workshop”
  • Providence Portland Medical Center Grand Rounds August 2014, “Supplements, Friend or Foe?”
  • Society of General Internal Medicine, NW Regional Meeting Workshop presentation, “Teaching Residents How to Thrive in a Patient-Centered Medical Home Curriculum” Feb 2014 with Drs. Paula Wichienkuer, Ruben Halperin, and Brinton Clark
  • Invited speaker for the Providence Pharmacy Lecture Series- November 2013- “Chronic opiate use as a public health issue”- joint lecture with Dr. Gary Oxman from Oregon Department of Public Health
  • Workshop presentation at the National Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting in Denver, CO April 2013: “Procedures Training in Internal Medicine Residency” with Dr. Courtland Childers and Dr. James Dayton

Personal interests:
Cycling, triathlons, hiking, skiing, futsal, watching soccer, gourmet foods, reading, travel, spending time with Family (husband- Morgan, son- Makoto (13), and daughter- Minami(12))

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CourtlandChilders, M.D., Chief ResidentCourtland Childers, M.D.
Associate Program Director
General Medicine

Personal statement: After completing my residency and chief residency at Providence Portland, I was honored to have the opportunity to join the general medicine faculty in 2011.  I have always been impressed by Providence's longstanding commitment to the health of the surrounding community as well as the program's individualized approach to resident education.The most rewarding aspect of my job is the mutual learning that occurs while working with residents providing patient care, researching clinical questions and collaborating to improve our health system.

Medical school: Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Residency: Providence Portland Medical Center
Chief residency: Providence Portland Medical Center

Areas of academic focus:

  • Point of care ultrasound
  • Systems approach to patient safety
  • Integration of information technology to enhance medical education

National/Regional responsibilities:

  • Department of Medicine, Chair, Providence Portland Medical Center, 2018-present
  • Professional Quality Review Committee, Member, Providence Portland Medical Center, 2016-Present
  • Schwartz Center Rounds Planning Committee Member, Providence Portland Medical Center, 2013-Present
  • Oregon Region Sentinel Event Review Committee, Providence Health & Services, 2011-Present

Selected Presentations:

  • Updates in Hospital Medicine 2017 Society of General Internal Medicine - Northwest Meeting, Portland, OR 2017
  • Engaging Residents with Collaborative Learning and Technology - Workshop
    Stanford Medicine X | Ed conference, Palo Alto, CA
  • Aspirin in 2016: New Roles and Current Controversies 2016
    Providence Portland Medical Center, Medical Grand Rounds, Portland, OR
  • Update in Hospital Medicine, Regional SGIM, 2014
  • "Teaching Procedures to Internal Medicine Residents: Curricular Innovations in Procedures Training".  Society of General Internal Medicine - Annual Meeting, Denver Colorado, 2013
  • Low Dose Aspirin-An Evolving Role: Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Grand Rounds, Corvallis, Oregon, 2014
  • Health Apps, Fitness Trackers and the Future of eHealth. Practical Advances in Internal Medicine, Portland, Oregon, 2014
  • "Low Dose Aspirin Prophylaxis".  Practical Advances in Internal Medicine, Portland, Oregon, 2013

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Mentoring resident scholarly activity
  • Inpatient attending  
  • Clinic preceptor  
  • Evidence Based Medicine Faculty
  • Resident Report Facilitator
  • Resident Noon Conference

Personal interests: 
Spending time outdoors with family and friends.  I enjoy hiking, skiing, and camping. I love discovering new music and playing guitar.

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 style=Brinton Clark, M.D.
Clinic Medical Director
Associate Program Director
General Medicine 

Personal statement: I joined the faculty at Providence in 2005, and love being part of this dynamic community of faculty and physicians-in-training.  I enjoy the close relationships and mentoring that are possible in a smaller training environment.  The academic focus of the residency continues to challenge me in my personal learning and growth.

Medical school: University of California, San Francisco (AOA)
Residency: University of California, San Francisco (PRIME program)

Areas of academic focus

  • Medical Director, PMG-NE Faculty-Resident Clinic
  • Ambulatory Medicine and Primary Care
  • Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders
  • Multicultural Health/Cultural Competency
  • Working with Underserved Populations
  • Quality Improvement
  • Population-Based Health/Healthcare systems
  • Obesity Management
  • Dermatology for Primary Care Providers

Recent Regional/National Responsibilities:

  • $100,000 grant through Providence Clinic Transformation Council, “Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders in Primary Care Settings”, 2016-17.
  • American College of Physicians, invited reviewer for clinical vignettes, 2013-17
  • Society of General Internal Medicine, invited reviewer for research abstracts 2014-2017
  • Oregon American College of Physicians, planning committee

Selected Publications:

  • Kai M, Clark B, Rosenberg M. Introduction to Outpatient Medicine: An Innovative Approach. J Grad Med Education June 2014; 365-67. PMID 24949158.
  • Clark BC, Grossman E, White MC, Goldenson J, Tulsky J. The State of Diabetes Care in the San Francisco County Jail. American Journal of Public Health 2006; 96: 1571-1574.
  • Levinson W, Kaufman K, Clark B, Tolle S. Mentors and Role Models for Women in Academic Medicine. West J Med 1991; 154:423-26.

Selected Presentations:

  • Opioid Management Using Medication-Assisted Treatment Waivers at Providence Portland Medical Center.  Featured article on Carezooming blog, July 2018.
  • Improving Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Primary Care. Poster presentation. Clark BC, Kai M, Dix, R, White J, Society of General Internal Medicine, National Meeting April 2018.
  • Improving Access to Treatment of Opioids Use Disorders in Primary Care. Medical Grand Rounds, Providence Portland Medical Center, November 2016.
  • Community Resource Desks: Connecting Patients to Resources in the Medical Home. Poster presentation, Regional Society of General Internal Medicine, Seattle, WA. February 2016.
  • Innovations in Medical Education Oral Presentation: Complex Case Conference: Multi-Disciplinary Rounds in an Outpatient Clinic. National SGIM Meeting, April 23, 2015. Toronto, Canada. One of top abstracts selected for oral presentation.
  • Weighing your options: What is the evidence for safety and efficacy of newer weight loss medications? Rx Question of the Quarter, PMG Oregon Clinical Pharmacy Department, August 2015.
  • Bariatric Surgery: PCP Primer. Medical Grand Rounds, Providence Portland Medical Center, December 10th, 2014. Medical Grand Rounds, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, June 9th, 2015
  • The New Patient Clinic Visit and How to Teach It.  Ruben Halperin, Paula Wichienkuer, Brinton Clark and Joe Hardman.  Workshop, NW Regional SGIM Meeting, February 2013.
  • George K, Clark BC.  DRESSing Up Our Approach to Drug Reactions: A Case of Allopurinol-Induced Dress Syndrome.  Poster Presentation Regional American College of Physicians meeting November 2012.  1st Place Winner in Poster Competition.
  • Clark BC, Segal B, Castanares T.  Advance Care Planning Across Cultures.  PMG Grand Rounds.  Providence Portland and Providence St. Vincent Medical Centers (October 2nd, 3rd 2012).
  • Bajema K, Clark BC. Acute Intermittent Porphyria: Regression of Hallucinations and Neuropathy with Hemin.  Poster presentation, NW Regional American College of Physicians meeting, November 2011
  • "PCP Tools for Obesity Management," Presentation at Providence Symposium for Continuing Medical Education, April 2011
  • "Managing Obesity in the Primary Care Setting," Medical Grand Rounds Presentation at Providence Portland Medical Center, July 2010 and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, January 2011.
  • "Teaching Systems-Based Practice to Residents," Workshop for Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pa., April 9, 2008. 
  • Clark BC. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, pulmonary capillaritis and renal failure: a case of catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome. Poster presentation. Society for General Internal Medicine annual meeting, May 2004. SGIM California regional meeting, March 2004.

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Ambulatory block curriculum development and oversight, teaching sessions on office-based procedures and contraception
  • Oversee the dermatology elective
  • Outpatient resident report
  • Noon conference topics including kidney disease, diabetes, liver disease, skin and soft tissue infections, urgent care and geriatrics, women’s health, behavior change, endocrine disease, vascular disease. 
  • Faculty Mentor, quality improvement projects focused on fall risk reduction, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, hepatitis C screening and treatment.
  • Medical student preceptor

Community Involvement:

  • Volunteer at Wallace Medical Concern free clinic
  • Volunteer for Compassion Connect free clinic

Personal interests:
Spending time with family including my three children (age ranges from 8 to 14 years old). I enjoy hiking, reading, exercise, gardening, traveling and meeting people from different cultures.

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Amy Dechet, M.D.Amy Dechet, M.D.
General Medicine Faculty, 
Associate Program Director, 
Infectious Diseases

Personal statement: I have been privileged to be a part of the medical education staff since 2008. While having specialty training in infectious diseases, I still very much enjoy general internal medicine and find it challenging and stimulating to incorporate both into my practice. Above all else, I am passionate about teaching and exploring innovative ways in which this might be done effectively. The energy and compassion of the residents and staff here make for an exciting and rewarding work environment.

Medical school: University of Washington
  Residency: University of California, San Francisco 
  Chief residency: San Francisco General Hospital (University of California, San Francisco)
  Fellowship: University of California San Francisco, Infectious Diseases
  Additional graduate training: Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Areas of academic focus:

  • Judicious antibiotic use
  • Public health
  • HIV training
  • Evaluating teaching methods
  • Curriculum development

Selected publications:

  • Dechet AM, Herman KM, Parker C, et al. Outbreaks Caused by Sprouts, United States 1998-2010: Lessons Learned and Solutions Needed. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2014 Aug;11(8):635-44.
  • Dechet AM, Parsons M, Rambaran M, Mohamed-Rambaran P, Florendo-Cumbermack A, Persaud S…, Mintz ED. Leptospirosis Outbreak following Severe Flooding: A Rapid Assessment and Mass Prophylaxis Campaign; Guyana, January-February 2005. PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e39672. Epub 2012 Jul 9
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Workshop, Annual Symposium, 2011 Infectious Diseases in the Urgent Care Setting, OHSU Urgent Care Conference, 2011
  • HIV/AIDS Routine Testing Curriculum Guide. July 2008. AIDS Education and Training Center. Co-author.
  • Jain S, Chen L, Dechet A, et al. An outbreak of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli associated with sushi restaurants in Nevada. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Jul 1;47(1):1-7.
  • Dechet A, Yu PA, Koram N, Painter J. Non-foodborne Vibrio infections: an important cause of morbidity and mortality – United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Apr 1;46(7):970-6.
  • HIV/AIDS Basic Training Curriculum Guide June 2007. AIDS Education and Training Center. Contributing author.
  • Dechet AM, Scallan E, Gensheimer K, et al. Outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium Definitive Type 104 infection linked to commercial ground beef, northeastern United States, 2003-2004. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Mar 15;42(6):747-52.
  • Karen E. Hauer, A Teherani, A Dechet, E Aagaard. Medical students' perceptions of mentoring: a focus-group analysis. Med Teach. 2005 Dec;27(8):732-4.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak associated with egg salad. MMWR 2004; 53 (48): 1132-4.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Outbreak of Salmonella serotype enteritidis infections associated with raw almonds – United States and Canada, 2003-2004. MMWR 2004; 53 (22): 484-7.

Selected presentations:

  • "Tips to Decrease antibiotic Overuse," Practical Advances in Internal Medicine Symposium, Portland, OR, 2015
  • “Upper Respiratory Tract Infections”, Practical Advances in Internal Medicine Symposium, Portland, OR 2016
  • “Sexually Transmitted Diseases” Practical Advances in Internal Medicine Symposium, Portland, OR 2015
  • Reinvigorating Resident Conference: Out with PowerPoint and Traditional Lectures! Engaging Residents with Small Group Learning & Technology” Society for General Internal Medicine – Regional Meeting February 2015

Personal interests:
My family—especially my three lively children, hiking, Pilates and spending time on Mt. Hood.

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Andrea Roast, M.D.
Associate Program Director
General Medicine

Personal statement: To me, the practice of medicine is a multi-dimensional puzzle. Collaborating with others, both as an educator and as a learner, and using all the clues to work through this puzzle drives my enthusiasm. There’s nothing more exciting than being surrounded by the experience and knowledge of clinically academic colleagues and driven residents, both of which I experience here at Providence. One of my personal interests includes the integration of medicine and computers for resident education, improved patient care and productivity benefits.

Graduate school: Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Ohio State University
Medical school: Michigan State University
Chief residency: Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR

Areas of academic focus:

  • Integration of computers and medicine
  • Inpatient medicine
  • Resident evaluation and advancement tools

Selected presentations:
Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center. Arrhythmia Series: October, 2018

Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center. Critical Care Series: August, 2018

Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center. Stroke Series: June, 2018

Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center. Colon, Breast, Prostate Cancer: April, 2018

Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center. Movement Disorders: January, 2018

Resident Noon Conference Presenter, Providence Portland Medical Center, “Creating an Effective Clinical Vignette Poster” September, 2017

Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center.  Arrhythmia series: September, 2017

Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center.  Stroke series: August, 2017

Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center.  Acute Coronary Syndrome series:  July, 2017

Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center.  Leukemia and Lymphoma series:  May, 2017

Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center.  Electrolytes week:  January, 2017

Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center.  Arrhythmia series:  October, 2016

Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center.  Acute Coronary Syndrome series:  August, 2016

Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center.  Stroke series:  July, 2016

Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center.  Electrolytes week:  April, 2016

Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center.  Risk Assessment:  January, 2016

Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center.  Arrhythmia series: November, 2015

Resident Noon Conference Presenter, Providence Portland Medical Center, “Creating an Effective Clinical Vignette Poster” October, 2015

Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center.  Acute Coronary Syndrome series:  July, 2015

Resident Noon Conference, Presenter, Providence Portland Medical Center. EKG series: NSTEMI. March, 2015

  • Faculty Development, Internal Medicine Residency Faculty, Providence Portland Medical Center. Resident to faculty Feedback: Opportunities to Increase Resident Autonomy and Efficiency on the Wards. January, 2015
  • PMG Hospitalist Meeting, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center, Opportunities to Increase Resident Autonomy on the Wards. December, 2014
  • Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center, Chronic Hypoxia Week. October 2014
  • Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center, COPD Management. October 2014
  • Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center, Acute Coronary Syndrome Week. August 2014
  • Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center, Atrial Fibrillation Week. June 2014
  • Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center, Chronic Heart Failure Week. May 2014
  • Resident Noon Conference, Presenter/Co-Moderator, Providence Portland Medical Center, Chronic Renal Failure Week. March 2014
  • Management of Resident Noon Conference: Chronic Stable Angina, August 2013
  • Epic Physician Optimization Workshop for Inpatient Setting, 2013
  • Medical Board Reviews
  • Grand Round Lecturer, Providence Portland Medical Center, "Cardiac Stress Testing for Chronic Stable Angina." December 2010
  • Resident Noon Conference Presenter, Providence Portland Medical Center, "EMR Tips for Effective Patient Care and Efficiency." 2010
  • Resident Noon Conference Presenter, Providence Portland Medical Center, "Exercise Testing for Cardiac Risk." December 2009
  • Resident Noon Conference Presenter, Providence Portland Medical Center, “Emergency Treatment of Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia.”  July 2008 and July 2007
  • Workshop Co-Moderator, Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, “Formalized Teaching of the Electrocardiogram to Medicine Residents.” April, 2008.  Pittsburgh, PA
  • Workshop Moderator, 19th Annual Practical Advances in Internal Medicine Symposium. “Getting Better at ECG Reading.”  April, 2008.  Portland, OR
  • Resident Noon Conference Presenter, Providence Portland Medical Center, “Exercise Testing for Cardiac Risk.”  4/2008, 1/2007 and March, 2006
  • Resident Noon Conference Presenter, Providence Portland Medical Center, “Clinical Prediction Rules.  An Evidence-Based Review.”  May, 2007
  • Northwest Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, “Development of a Year-Round EKG Curriculum.” 4/07
  • Grand Round Lecturer, Providence Portland Medical Center, “Update in Internal Medicine.”  September, 2006
  • Workshop Co-Moderator, 17th Annual Practical Advances in Internal Medicine Symposium. “Exercise Testing for Cardiac Risk.”  April, 2006.  Portland, OR

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Teaching Attending on the Wards – approximately one month/year
  • Clinical preceptor (1/2 day per week)
  • Medical Student Teaching for a 5-week block each year. (OHSU third year medical students)
  • EKG Curriculum Coordinator

Personal interests:
Spending time with my family, traveling, skiing, hiking, cycling and yoga.

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Stephen M. Campbell, M.D.
Rheumatology

Personal statement:  I moved to Providence in a part-time capacity in 2007 after a 25 year career as a clinician-teacher at OHSU.  The Providence Internal Medicine residency program has always had a stellar reputation in education, and I have greatly enjoyed becoming part of that tradition.


Medical school:
  UC San Diego
Residency: OHSU
Fellowship: OHSU

Areas of academic focus:

  • Clinical rheumatology
  • Techniques of medical education

Selected publications:

  • Paudyal S, Campbell SM. Intra-articular corticosteroids in osteoarthritis.  Geriatrics Aging 2009; 12:247-52.
  • Wernick R, Campbell SM.  Update in rheumatology.  Ann Intern Med 2000;132:125-133.
  • Campbell SM, Wernick R.  Update in rheumatology.  Ann Intern Med 1999;130:135-142.
  • Rosenbaum R, Campbell SM, Rosenbaum J. The Clinical Neurology of Rheumatic Disease.  Butterworth Heinemann (1996).

Selected presentations:

  • "Joint aspiration and injection," OHSU Primary Care Review 2010-2014
  • "Update on vasculitis," Providence Internal Medicine Review 2012
  • "Vasculitis for the Inpatient Physician," Oregon Hospitalist Association, 2009
  • "Rheumatology Yearbook," Northwest Rheumatism Society, 2009

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Rheumatology week noon teaching sessions (4/year)
  • Evidence-based medicine preceptorTeaching attending on general medicine ward services (2 months/year).
  • Medical student teaching attending (2 months/year)
  • Teaching attending on rheumatology resident rotation: supervision in rheumatology clinic and medical orthopedics clinic; didactic sessions.
  • MedOrtho clinic weekly in PACE clinic: designed to give housestaff experience in office musculoskeletal medicine and local injection techniques.

Personal interests:
Family of wife and 3 daughters; hobbies of landscaping, woodworking, hiking.

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Richard Cohen, M.D.Richard Cohen, M.D.
Behavioral Medicine

Personal statement: My work here centers on supporting the residents. I feel lucky to work with such talented and compassionate people doing work that I love.

Medical school: Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Residency: Northwestern University Medical School/Evanston Hospital

Areas of academic focus:
  • Professionalism, empathy, and resilience during residency
  • Doctor/patient relationship
  • Psychotropic medication

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Complicated Illness Clinic behavioral medicine didactics and precepting
  • Complex Case Conference
  • Resident support Groups PPMC, PSVMC, and PMH
  • Self-reflection module in Palliative Care rotation
  • Critical Incident Noon Conferences
  • Psychotherapy Seminar for Senior Psychiatry Residents OHSU
  • Ad hoc counseling
  • Schwartz Rounds

Community Involvement:
Program Committee, Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association; Physicians for a National Health Program

Personal interests:
Family, travel, tennis, hiking, cycling and social justice.

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

Personal statement: I have had the extreme pleasure of watching the Internal Medicine Residency mature from one full-time faculty member (myself) in 1971 to the current status of over 25 full-time faculty, literally hundreds of volunteer teaching faculty, and a superb academic teaching clinic in a vibrant atmosphere of mutual respect and intellectual curiosity. I have always been driven by what is referred to as the "multiplier effect." It has not been enough to provide quality patient care to patients. I need to teach, and simultaneously learn, with residents and students, so that the knowledge and experience accrued can be "multiplied" and disseminated to an ever-greater number of physicians. For the highly motivated individual, I truly believe that our program represents an intellectual and academic feast.

Medical school: Oregon Health & Science University
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship: University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School at Dallas

Areas of academic focus:

  • All facets of infectious diseases with emphasis on antimicrobials and molecular diagnostics
  • Current project – Role of rapid molecular diagnostics in antimicrobial stewardship of sepsis and community-acquired pneumonia.

National/Regional responsibilities:

  • 2012: Recipient of Watanakunakorn Clinician of the Year Award of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Past-President, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)-2001-2002
  • Past Member, Infectious Diseases Section, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University 
  • Co-Chair, IDSA/FDA Sponsored Workshop on Clinical Trials of Antimicrobials for Community Acquired Pneumonia
  • Co-Director, National Infectious Disease Board Review Course
  • Member, Laboratory Diagnostics Task Force of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Senior Editor of the Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy
  • Founder and Advisory Board Member: Emerging Infection Network of CDC and IDSA

Selected publications:

  • Spellberg B, Gilbert DN. The future of antibiotics and resistance: a tribute to a career of leadership by John Bartlett. Clin Infect Dis 2014; 59(S2):S71-5.
  • Spellberg B, Bartlett J, Wunderink R, Gilbert DN: Novel approaches are needed to develop tomorrow’s antibacterial therapies. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015;191(2):135-140
  • Gilbert DN. Where do we go from here? J Infect Dis 2015; 212:1687-9
  • Gilbert DN Gelfer G, Wang L, Myers J, Bajema K, Johnston M, Leggett JK.  The potential of molecular diagnostics and serum procalcitonin levels to change the antibiotic management of community-acquired pneumonia. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis doi:10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2016.06.008
  • Gilbert DN. Role of Procalcitonin in the Management of Infected ICU Patients. Infect Dis Clin North America 2017 (in press)
  • Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy revised annually
  • Boucher HW, Talbot GH, Benjamin DK, Bradley J, Guidos RJ, Jones RN, Murray BF, Bonomo RA and Gilbert DN. 10x20 Progress – development of new drugs active against gram-negative bacilli: An update from the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis 2013;56:1685-94.
  • Bartlett JG, Gilbert Dn, Spellberg B. Seven ways to preserve the miracle of antibiotics. Clin Infect Dis 2013;56:1445-50.
  • Gilbert DN. Serum procalcitonin levels. Arch Intern Med 2012;172:722-23.
  • Gilbert DN et al. White Paper: Recommendations on the conduct of superiority and organism-specific clinical trials of antibacterial agents for the treatment of infections caused by drug-resistant bacterial pathogens. Clin Infect Dis 2012:455;1031-1046.
  • Gilbert DN et al. Combating antimicrobial resistance: policy recommendations to save lives. Clin Infect Dis 2011;52(2):S397-S428.
  • Gilbert DN, Spellberg B, Bartlett JG. An unmet medical need: rapid molecular diagnostics tests for respiratory tract infection. Clin Infect Dis 2011;52(4):S384-S395.
  • Gilbert DN. Procalcitonin as a biomarker in respiratory tract infection. Clin Infect Dis 2011;52(4):S346-S350
  • Gilbert DN, Bartlett JG guest editors. Proceedings of a workshop on molecular diagnostics for respiratory tract infections. Clin Infect Dis 2011;52(4):S277-S395.
  • Over 150 original peer-reviewed publications in the area of infectious diseases.

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Daily Participation in multidisciplinary Leading Rounds in the ICU
  • Leadership of Monthly citywide ID conferences
  • Periodic Leader of morning Report
  • Co-Director, Annual Infectious Diseases National Board Review course
  • Program Chair: Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of Oregon

Personal interests:
Family. I have been blessed with a loving wife, five children and, at the moment, 13 beautiful grandchildren. Hobbies include golf in the summer and skiing in the winter. Some say that medicine is my ongoing hobby.

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Marian Hodges, M.D., M.P.H.Marian Hodges, M.D., MPH
Bain Chair of Geriatrics 
Palliative Care/Geriatrics/Ethics

Personal statement: 
I joined Providence in 1992 to teach the residents how to give the best possible care to older patients. Since then, I have added palliative care as an interest and educational focus: I want to make sure all patients and families facing critical illness get the best support from their physicians, which means that the residents are skilled in difficult conversations and handling tense emotional moments. I am passionate in my desire to make sure the residents are prepared to deal with their OWN emotions and issues around caring for chronically and critically ill patients, as well as to make sure the patients and families are served well. In 2011, I embarked on a major research project to help better understand what families of patients with dementia need from primary care physicians; I am developing a tool for doctors to use with these patients/caregivers whose efficacy will be tested with both groups.

Medical school: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship (Geriatrics): University of Washington/Portland VA Medical Center
Board certification: Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Medicine. 
Additional postgraduate training: Master of Public Health (MPH) with emphasis on Medical Ethics, University of Washington (Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar)

Areas of academic focus:

  • Improving care for patients with dementia and their families
  • Palliative care, hospital quality improvement initiative in end-of-life care

Selected Publications: 

  • Segal BA, Hodges M, Care Across Cultures Does Every Patient Need to Know?  Health Progress March 2012; 31-36 
  • Tuohey J., Hodges M. POLST reflects patient wishes, clinical reality.  Health Progress 2011; 2:60-64
  • Hodges M, London M, Lundstedt J. Family-driven quality improvement in end of life care. J Healthcare Qual 2006;2:20-26,31.
  • Frost D, Hodges M. Prescription pain medicine: "Hooking" you or helping you? J Pall Med 2006;9:507.
  • McSkimming S, Hodges M, Super A,Driever M,Schoessler M, Lee M. The experience of life-threatening illness: patients and their loved ones' perspective. J Palliative Med 1999;2:173 184.
  • Super A, Hodges M. Living and healing during life-threatening illness (Video). Supportive Care of the Dying: A Coalition for Compassionate Care, Catholic Health Association, 1997.
  • Hodges M. Reflections on the most meaningful experience for me in my training. In Caring for the Dying: Identification and Promotion of Physician Competency. Personal narratives. Project of the American Board of Internal Medicine 1996;23-24.
  • Hillier TA, Patterson JR, Hodges MO, Rosenberg MR. Physicians as patients: choices regarding their resuscitation. Arch Intern Med 1995;155:1289-1293.
  • Hodges MO, Tolle SW, Stocking C, and Cassel CK. Tube feeding: internists' attitudes regarding ethical obligations. Arch Intern Med. 1994;154:1013-1020.

Selected Presentations:

  • Help! I Want Out of Here!: Use of Self in Difficult Conversations "Oregon Statewide Palliative Care Conference, 2013
  • EGAD!-They’re Back! An Update on the Family Caregiver Notebook for Dementia Patients: An Interactive Session. Oregon Geriatric Society Annual Meeting, Sun River, with Anne Hill, J.D., October, 2012
  • Complex Medical Decisions in Palliative Care: Artificial Nutrition in Severely Demented. Providence Portland Medical Center Internal Medicine Symposium. Workshop co-led with Dr. Pamela Miner, April, 2011.
  • Start Tube Feeding? Complex Decision-Making in Advanced Illness. Ethics Grand Rounds, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, April, 2011.
  • First Do No Harm: Optimizing Quality and Caring for Frail Elderly and families in Final Months of Life. 2009 Statewide Palliative Care Conference, June, 2009.
  • Cross-Cultural communication in End of Life Care: Understanding Challenges and Identifying Strategies. Workshop, 3rd National Congress, Supportive Care Coalition, San Antonio, February, 2008.

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Coordinate PGY2 rotation in geriatrics and palliative care electives
  • Coordinate palliative care curriculum for residents, including elective noon conferences
  • Co-lead ICU Ethics Rounds weekly with the three ICU house staff to discuss and debrief their most challenging cases
  • Precepts residents interested in geriatrics training in a shared practice setting

Personal interests:
Family: husband Matt and daughter Kate. Hobbies: cooking, music/singing, watching baseball.

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Sarah HopkinsSarah Hopkins, M.D.
Endocrinology

Biography: 
A high school medical condition proved life-changing for Sarah Hopkins, M.D., and inspired her to enter the field of medicine. "I was fortunate to be surrounded by health care professionals who empowered me in the medical decisions and recovery that I faced," she said. "I was drawn to endocrinology because it combines my love of working with people of all ages and backgrounds with my interest in the intricate balance of human hormones."

Medical school: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital Icahn School of Medicine
Fellowship: Oregon Health & Science University

Areas of academic focus:
Diabetes, Multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 1, Multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 2,Neuroendocrine tumors, Osteoporosis, Pituitary tumors, Postpartum thyroiditis, Thyroid cancer, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

Selected Publications: 

  • Sarah Hopkins, Maria Fleseriu. “Medical Treatment of Cushing’s Disease.” Invited chapter in progress: ​Cushing’s Syndrome: A Not So Rare Disorder. ​(Springer 2016). Editors Louise Pace and Edward Laws
  • Galati SJ, Cheesman KC, Springer-Miller R, Hopkins SM et al. “Prevalence of Primary Aldosteronism in An Urban Hypertensive Population.” Accepted for publication by Endocrine Practice. ​Manuscript #EP161332.ORR
  • Galati SJ, Hopkins SM, Cheesman KC et al. “Primary Aldosteronism: Emerging Trends.” ​Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2013 Sep; 24(9):421-30

Selected Presentations:

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 25th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress, Orlando. FL, Department of Neurological Surgery and Medicine, OHSU Northwest Pituitary Center, Portland, OR Poster accepted and presented on “Medical Therapy With Pasireotide in Recurrent Cushing’s Disease -- Single-Center Experience of Patients Treated for at Least 1 Year.” May 2016
  • The Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting and Expo, ​Boston, MA, Department of Neurological Surgery and Medicine, OHSU Northwest Pituitary Center, ​Portland, OR Poster accepted and presented on “Role of Confirmatory Testing with Combined Dexamethasone Suppression -- CRH Stimulation Testing in Patients Histopathologic Confirmed Cushing’s disease.” April 2016
  • The Endocrine Society's​ ​Annual Meeting and Expo​, San Francisco, CA, ​June 2014
  • Department of Medicine Research Day at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, Poster accepted and presented on “Prevalence of Primary Aldosteronism in an Urban Hypertensive Population.” May 2014

Personal interests:
Traveling, learning other languages and spending time with her husband and son.

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Meera Jain, M.D.
General Medicine Faculty

Personal statement: I love working with the residents at Providence! Our size and structure allow the faculty to really get to know our residents at both a professional and personal level and to follow their progress longitudinally. I find this truly rewarding.

Medical school: University of Florida (Alpha Omega Alpha)
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University

Areas of academic focus:

  • Tobacco prevention and cessation
  • Chronic disease management
  • Preventive health
  • Critical appraisal of the literature

Selected Publications:

  • Jain M and Wernick R. Commentary on “In abstinent adults with type 2 diabetes, a daily glass of wine (vs mineral water) improved cardiometabolic factors.” ACP J Club. 2016 Feb 164(4):JC17/ Comment on: Effects of initiating moderate alcohol intake on cardiometabolic risk in adults with type 2 diabetes: a 2-year randomized,controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 2015;163:569-79. PMID: 26882302Commentary: Statins & Side-Effects, ACP Journal Club, July 2014
  • Jain M and Rosenberg M.  Commentary - Meta-analysis: Lowering LDL-C levels using statins reduces major vascular events regardless of baseline risk.  ACP J Club.  2012 October; 157:8.
  • Comment on: Gandhi GA, Nuttal GA, Abel MD, et al.  Intensive intraoperative insulin therapy versus conventional glucose management during cardiac surgery: a randomized trial.  Annals of Internal Medicine 2007; 146:233-43.
  • Jain M and Stephens L.  Commentary - Intensive insulin therapy during cardiac surgery did not reduce mortality or morbidity but increased risk for stroke.  ACP J Club.  2007 July-Aug:147:2. Comment on: Gandhi GA, Nuttal GA, Abel MD, et al.  Intensive intraoperative insulin therapy versus conventional glucose management during cardiac surgery: a randomized trial.  Annals of Internal Medicine 2007; 146:233-43.
  • Rosenberg M and Jain M.  Commentary - Amlodipine or Lisinopril was not better than chlorthalidone for reducing CVD risk in hypertensive blad or nonblack patients.  ACP J Club.  2005 Nov-Dec; 143:63.  Comment on :  Wright JT Jr, Dunn JK, Cutler JA et al.  Outcomes in hypertensive black and nonblack patients treated with chlorthalidon, amlodipine, and Lisinopril.  JAMA. 2005;293:1595-608.
  • Jain M and Rosenberg M. Commentary - An Indo-Mediterranean diet was more effective than a control diet in primary and secondary coronary artery disease prevention. ACP J Club. 2003 May/June;138:63. Comment on: Singh RB, Dubnow G, Niaz MA, et al. Effect of an Indo-Mediterranean diet on progression of coronary artery disease in high risk patients (Indo-Mediterranean Diet Heart Study): a randomized single-blind trial. Lancet. 2002;360:1455-61.
  • Jain M and Rosenberg M. Commentary - Review: Aspirin reduces CAD events in persons with no history of cardiovascular disease, but it increases gastrointestinal bleeding. ACP J Club. 2002 July-Aug;137:6.

Selected Presentations:

  • Implementing a Multi-disciplinary Tobacco Cessation Clinic in the Medical Home. PH&S IRB #14-038B -QI project at PMG NE- with Ryan Dix, Jonathan White, and Yelena Rozenfeld Poster Presentation-
    • PMG January 2016 Collaborative (January 21, 2016)
    • Northwest Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting, Seattle, WA (February 5, 2016)
    • Academic Achievement Day (April 27, 2016)
  • Reducing Polypharmacy in the Elderly at PMG NE Clinic PH&# IRB #14-331A
  • Tobacco Update: Grand Rounds, Providence Portland Medical Center, May 2015
  • Practical Tip for Tobacco Cessation, 2011 Thoracic Oncology Symposium, November 2011
  • Practical Questions in Lipid Management, Providence Portland Medical Center Medical Grand Rounds, February 2010
  • Preventive Visits (workshop), Practical Advances in Internal Medicine 18th Annual Symposium, April 2007
  • Cancer Screening: The New Evidence. Practical Advances in Internal Medicine, 16 th Annual Symposium, April 2005.

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Director, Evidence Based Medicine rotation
  • Attending on the inpatient wards, leading morning report, leading teaching rounds, precepting residents in their continuity clinic.

Personal interests:
Being a mother to a fantastic daughter, enjoying food and wine, reading, walking.

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Tricia James MD
General Medicine Faculty

Personal statement: After completing my residency and chief residency at Providence Portland I joined the hospitalist group for three years. I am now extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of the medical education faculty. I have always been passionate about teaching and I have been continuously impressed with this programs ongoing enthusiasm for and dedication to education. I love that it is a smaller program which allows us to get to know each person as an individual. I enjoy both outpatient and inpatient medicine and feel fortunate that I get to do both. I am also very passionate about resident and physician wellness and I am excited to continue to develop interventions in this important area.

 

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Residency: Providence Portland Medical Center
Chief Residency: Providence Portland Medical Center

Areas of academic focus:

  • Resident and physician wellness
  • Resident career development
  • Inpatient education

Recent National/Regional Responsibilities:

  • Director of the inpatient education committee
  • Liaison for the medical education department with the hospitalist group
  • Creator and director of the resiliency elective and a new longitudinal resilience curriculum
  • Co-creator and director of the career development curriculum
  • Faculty leader for QI project aimed to prevent delirium in the hospital
  • Member of Collaborative on Healing and Renewal in Medicine (CHARM) workgroup in collaboration with the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM)
  • Chair of the Physician Wellness Committee at PPMC

Selected Presentations:

  • Procedures in Internal Medicine Residency Training (Workshop at NW Regional SGIM meeting, Seattle, WA), 2012
  • Will vaccinations do away with lumbar punctures? A case of pneumococcal meningitis (poster presentation at national SGIM meeting), 2011
  • Resident well-being and its effects on patient care (Residency senior talk), 2011
  • Feeling the Burn: A Resiliency Intervention (Poster presentation, Academic Achievement Day PPMC), 2016
  • Resiliency—The missing Milestone (Lecture presentations, Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors Annual Conference), 2017
  • Well-being Toolbox: The Nuts and Bolts of Creating and Fostering a Well-being Program for your Trainees (Workshop presentation, Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors Annual Conference), 2017
  • Physician Resilience – The Missing Quality Metric (Lecture presentation, PPMC Medical Grand Rounds), 2017

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Wards attending
  • Clinic preceptor
  • Medical student preceptor
  • Resident noon conference

Personal interests:
 I love traveling and exploring the world. I also enjoy all things outdoors. I particularly love camping and hiking. I also enjoy reading fiction and gardening. My time is also filled with my 5 year old twins and almost 1 year old. They are bundles of energy and fun that always keep me moving.

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BrianKendallBrian Kendall, M.D.
Infectious Diseases

Personal Statement:
As a graduate of this program, I am very excited to return as faculty. Since graduating, I completed fellowships in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology at the University Of Utah where I remained as faculty until returning to Providence Portland. Academically, I am interested in improving diagnostic accuracy, focusing on the use of the microbiology laboratory and respiratory tract infections. The practice of infectious diseases medicine is endlessly fascinating and I hope to engage residents in both the clinical and research challenges of this unique field.

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: Providence Portland Medical Center
Fellowships: University of Utah, Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Areas of academic focus:

  • Diagnostic microbiology
  • Respiratory tract infections

National/Regional responsibilities:

  • Member, Editorial Board, Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Ward rounds with the infectious disease team
  • Outpatient ID clinic with residents and medical students

Publications:

  1. Powell C, Kendall B, Wernick R, Heffner JE (2007). A 34-year-old man with amyopathic dermatomyositis and rapidly progressive dyspnea with facial swelling. Diagnosis: pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema secondary to amyopathic dermatomyositis-associated interstitial lung disease. Chest, 132(5), 1710-3.
  2. Lewis PF, Schmidt MA, Lu X, Erdman DD, Campbell M, Thomas A, Cieslak PR, Grenz LD, Tsaknardis L, Gleaves C, Kendall B, Gilbert D (2009). A community-based outbreak of severe respiratory illness caused by human adenovirus serotype 14. J Infect Dis, 199(10), 1427-34.
  3. Kendall BA, Varley CD, Hedberg K, Cassidy PM, Winthrop KL (2010). Isolation of non-tuberculous mycobacteria from the sputum of patients with active tuberculosis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis, 14(5), 654-6.
  4. Winthrop KL, McNelley E, Kendall B, Marshall-Olson A, Morris C, Cassidy M, Saulson A, Hedberg K (2010). Pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial disease prevalence and clinical features: an emerging public health disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 182(7), 977-82.
  5. Kendall BA, Varley CD, Choi D, Cassidy PM, Hedberg K, Ware MA, Winthrop KL (2011). Distinguishing tuberculosis from nontuberculous mycobacteria lung disease, Oregon, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17(3), 506-9.
  6. Kendall BA, Dascomb KK, Mehta RR, Mason EO, Ampofo K, Pombo DJ, Pavia AT, Byington CL (2011). Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes in Utah adults at the end of the PCV7 era. Vaccine, 29(49), 9123-6.
  7. Stockmann C, Ampofo K, Hersh AL, Blaschke AJ, Kendall BA, Korgenski K, Daly J, Hill HR, Byington CL, Pavia AT (2012). Evolving Epidemiologic Characteristics of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease in Utah, 2002-2010. (Epub ahead of print) Clin Infect Dis.
  8. Kendall BA, Winthrop KL (2013). Update on the epidemiology of pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacteria disease. [Invited article]. Semin Respir Crit Care Med, 34(1), 87-94.
  9. Kendall BA, Tardif KD, Schlaberg R (2014). Chlamydia trachomatis L Serovars and Dominance of Novel L2b ompA Variants, USA. Sex Transm Infect, 90(4), 336.
  10. Kendall BA, Barker AP, Hadley JC, Florell SR, Winthrop KL (2015). Disseminated mycobacterial infection after international medical tourism. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 2(2).
  11. Spivak ES, Kendall B, Orlando P, Perez C, De Amorim M, Samore M, Pavia AT, Hersh AL (2015). Evaluation of Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy at a Veterans Affairs Hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 1-3.
  12. Hanson KE, Caligiuri P, Wiggins III RH, Quigley III EP, Kendall B (2015). Radiologic imaging techniques for the diagnosis and management of invasive fungal disease. Current Fungal Infection Reports, 9(3), 180-189.

Presentations:

  • The tip of the iceberg, American College of Physicians Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. 2008.
  • To treat or not to treat, Providence Internal Medicine Residency graduation lecture, Portland, OR. 2008.
  • Epidemiology of mycobacteria: a changing of the guard, University of Utah Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds, Salt Lake City, UT. 2010.
  • What I did last summer: treating nontuberculous mycobacteria at National Jewish Medical Center, University of Utah Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds, Salt Lake City, UT. 2010.
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes causing invasive disease in Utah adults in the late PCV7 era, University of Utah Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds, Salt Lake City, UT. 2011
  • Current and future options for the diagnosis of tuberculosis, Universidad Cesar Vallejo, Trujillo, Peru. 2011
  • The reemergence of adenovirus type 14, ARUP Laboratories Microbiology Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. 2011
  • A national screening study for LGV serotypes of Chlamydia trachomatis, University of Utah Pathology Fellow Research Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. 2012
  • A national screening study for LGV serotypes of Chlamydia trachomatis and development of a pyrosequencing-based typing assay, University of Washington Laboratory Medicine Conference, Seattle, WA. 2012
  • Urinary Tract Infections, University of Utah Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds, Salt Lake City, UT. 2013
  • Tick borne infections, University of Utah Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds, Salt Lake City, UT. 2014
  • The microbiology and diagnosis of urinary tract infections; Annual summer update in medical immunology, microbiology, and infectious diseases, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 2014
  • Diagnosis of community acquired pneumonia, current options and future directions; Annual summer update in medical immunology, microbiology, and infectious diseases, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 2014
  • Diagnosis of community acquired pneumonia: why is it so difficult and can we do better?, University of Utah Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds, Salt Lake City, UT. 2015

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JessePowellJesse Powell, M.D.
General Medicine Faculty

Personal statement: After completing my residency and chief residency at Providence Portland I worked in Primary Care before joining the faculty. Aside from my work in the residency I also work part-time in an Occupational and Environmental medicine clinic. I have deep admiration for the exceptional teaching, compassionate environment, and progressive dynamism of the Providence Portland Residency Program. I enjoy teaching in a way that incorporates illustrations and graphics.

Medical school: University of Utah School of Medicine
  Residency: Providence Portland Medical Center
Chief Residency: Providence Portland Medical Center

Areas of academic focus:

  • Outpatient medicine
  • Graphic medicine and medical illustration
  • Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Selected Presentations:

  • Occupational Medicine for the Primary Care Physician, Medical Grand Rounds, Portland, OR; 2016
  • Cartoons for Medical Education, Academic Achievement Day Poster, Portland, OR; 2016
  • Public Health Hazards of Volcanoes and Geothermal Areas, Resident Senior Talk, Portland, OR; 2015
  • Risk of Radiation Induced Lung Cancer from CT scanning, Evidence Based Medicine Resident Project, Portland, OR; 2014
  • Multisystem Meltdown and the Elusive Green Apple: How to Miss Systemic Amyloidosis for 10 Years, ACP Regional Conference Poster, Salem, OR; 2014
  • Catching Colitis: CMV Colitis in the Immunocompetent Host, ACP Regional Conference Poster, Salem, OR; 2013
  • Disaster Response & Preparedness for Providers, Senior project in Public Health, Salt Lake City, UT; 2012
  • Epidemiology of Animal Attacks in the United States, Student project in Public Health, Salt Lake City, UT; 2012
  • Hazards of Abandoned Mine Exploration, National Wilderness Medicine Conference, Salt Lake City, UT; 2011

Personal interests:
I love spending time with my wife and two spunky kids. I love reading, drawing, bicycling, beekeeping and birding.

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riley_craig_md_2012_sml_for_faculty_bio_2013Craig Riley, M.D., FACP
General Medicine Faculty

Personal Investigative Curiosities: multidisciplinary team interventions to reduce hospital readmissions, system-based monitoring and early warning systems in hospitalized patients to improve inpatient safety, improving transitions of care from the inpatient setting, prevention and management of inpatient delirium, the effect of physician risk tolerance on medical decision-making, physician burnout, and improving patient satisfaction in hospitalized patients with terminal illness. (Bold = active projects currently in development.)

Medical school: Oregon Health and Science University  
Residency: Providence Portland Medical Center
Chief Residency: Providence Portland Medical Center

Selected Lectures:

  • Diet and Cardiovascular Disease, Practical Advances in Internal Medicine 27th Annual Symposium, 5/2015
  • Choosing Wisely: What Internists Should Question in the Crusade to Choose Wisely, PPMC Medical Grand Rounds, 4/2014

Selected Presentations and Projects:

  • Implementation of a Modified Early Warning System (MEWS)
    • Quality Improvement project, Providence Portland Medical Center (2012 - present)
  • “Contaminant or Catastrophe? Virulent Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcus Endocarditis”
    • 2011 American College of Physicians Oregon Scientific Session, poster presentation
    • 2011 PPMC Medical Grand Rounds presentation
  • “ARISTOTLE and the Golden Mean: Apixaban vs. Warfarin”
    • 2012 Evidence-Based Medicine presentation
  • Noon conference educational curriculum presentations
    • Sepsis Management: Surviving Sepsis 2012 International Guidelines
    • The New Oral Anticoagulants: Data Review as of 11/2013

Curricular Development:

  • High Value Care Curriculum, 7/2015 – present
    • 4 hours of self-study curriculum designed for residents to improve high-value and cost-conscious medical decision-making, incorporating the most current online and mobile resources
  • “Teaching to Teach” series, 7/2013 – present, with Amy Dechet, M.D.
    • Monthly noon conference designed to help residents develop strengths in education, leadership, and professionalism
  • “The novel oral anti-coagulants”
    • Presentation to the annual TVC Primary Care joint meeting, 5/2015
    • Noon conference presentation, 3/2014, 3/2015, 2/2016
  • “Urgent Care Cases,” 5/2014 and 1/2015, with Mari Kai, M.D
    • Noon conference presentation
  • “Super Sick: Current Guidelines and Literature Overview in Severe Sepsis” 8/2013 and 7/2015

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Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
General Medicine Faculty PPMC, Director of Compassion Care, Providence St. Joseph Health 

Personal statement: Working collaboratively with residents and faculty to create a challenging and supportive training environment has been a tremendously gratifying way to spend my professional career. Seeing the impact our graduates make is a powerful confirmation of our training program.

Medical school: University of Pittsburgh
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University

Areas of academic focus:

  • Compassion in Healthcare
  • Cardiovascular risk modification
  • Professional and Inter-professional Development

Recent National/Regional Responsibilities:

  • Co-Chair National Conference: Compassion in Action Boston (2017)
  • Director of Compassionate Care Providence St. Joseph Health (2016)
  • AAIM Taskforce on Physician Wellness (2016)
  • Director of Compassionate Care PH & S System (2015)
  • Clinical Advisor for Providence Health International (2014)
  • Emerging Models in Palliative Care Task Force Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2013)
  • PHS Strategic Council in Palliative Care (2011-2015)
  • PHS International Site Development-Leadership Team (2011-2016)
  • Project Access Now (Board Chair) – Linking volunteer physicians to patients (2009-11)
  • National e-Learning Task Force APDIM (2010)
  • Program Planning Regional ACP (2010)
  • International Collaborative for Healthcare in Africa (ASANTE) (1997-2016)
  • International Workgroup on Patient Safety (Jerusalem 2008)
  • Geriatrics Education Task Force, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
  • Long-Range Planning Committee, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
  • Review Board: Cost Effective Use of Cardiovascular Drugs – State of Oregon

Select Publications:

  • Rosenberg M, Hawkins R., Chun L. et al Randomized Trial of a Compassion Curriculum to Improve the Quadruple Aim Submitted to JAMA  Sept. 2018
  • Kai M, Clark B, Rosenberg M. Introduction to Outpatient Medicine: An Innovative Approach. J Grad Med Education June 2014; 365-67. PMID 24949158.
  • Jain M and Rosenberg M. Commentary on “Meta-analysis: Lowering LDL-C levels using statins reduces major vascular events regardless of baseline risk.”  ACP J Club. 2012 Oct:157:9:JC4-2. Comments on: Cholesterol Treatment Trialists’(CTT) Collaborators. The effects of lowering LDL cholesterol with statin therapy in people at low risk of vascular disease: meta-analysis of individual data from 27 randomized trials. Lancet. 2012;380:581-90.
  • Lusk RC, Rosenberg MA, Heffner JE.  Extending the Core Competencies from the Resident to the Faculty.  Academic Internal Medicine Insight.  2008; 6:(4):20-21
  • Guitteau M, Rosenberg M.  Effects of Comprehensive Lifestyle Modification, ACP Journal Club 2006. Commentary on: Elmer PJ et al, Annals of Internal Medicine 2006,  144:485-95
  • Rosenberg M, Jain M. Nothing is better than thiazides..for blacks or non-blacks. ACP Journal Club 2005. Commentary on: Outcomes in black and non-black hypertensives. Wright JT et al. JAMA 2005:1595-608.
  • Jain M, Rosenberg M. Review: Aspirin reduces CAD events in persons with no history of cardiovascular disease, but it increases gastrointestinal bleeding. ACP J Club 2002 Jul-Aug; 137:6. Commentary on: Hayden M, Pignone M, Phillips C, Muldrow C. Aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events: a summary of the evidence for the US Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2002;136(2):161-172.
  • Jain M and Rosenberg M. Commentary on “An Indo-Mediterranean diet was more effective than a control diet in primary and secondary coronary artery disease prevention.” ACP Journal Club. 2003 May/June; 138:63.
  • Patmas MA, Rosenberg M, Gragnola T. A rotation in population-based health for internal medicine residents. Acad Med 2001;76:557.
  • Hillier T, Patterson J, Rosenberg MR Physicians as patients. Choices about their own resuscitation. Arch Intern Med 1995;155:1289-93.
  • Rosenberg M, McNulty D Beyond night float? The impact of call structure on internal medicine residents. J Gen Intern Med 1995;19:95-8.

Select Presentations:

  • Creating Compassionate Leaders AMA/CMA/BMA National Meeting Toronto October 2018
  • Compassion in Teams Vinzient National Webinar February 2018
  • Compassionate Leadership AMA National Meeting October 2017
  • Randomized Trial to Reduce Burnout in Outpatient Setting AMA National Meeting October 2017
  • Building a Compassionate Healthcare System National Meeting CIA 2017
  • Compassion Integration: Schwartz Center National Webinar May 2017
  • Strengthening Outpatient Practice IHI Dec 2016
  • Compassion and Physician Wellness October 2016
  • Compassionate Leadership AMA/CMA/BMA Meeting Sept 2016.
  • Compassion and the Patient Experience. National Meeting Press Ganey, November 2015
  • Silent Suffering of Leadership – OR Regional Leadership-July 2015
  • Creating a Compassionate Healthcare System – National Meeting Catholic Healthcare Association Washington, DC June 2015
  • Sustaining Compassion in Turbulent Times – Grand Rounds Providence Portland Medical Center June 2014
  • Creating Value in Healthcare, 2013 - Advances in Internal Medicine
  • Integrating Core Competencies into Faculty Development - National APDIM, 2008
  • Teaching About the Healthcare System - National SGIM, 2008

Teaching responsibilities: 

  • Inpatient Attending,2 months Precepting-weekly

Personal interests: 
Community Organizing, outdoor activities (camping, kayaking, tennis,) yoga, and oceanography.

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Elizabeth Stephens, M.D.
Endocrinology

Personal statement:  I joined Providence Portland Medical Education because of the department's commitment to education. In this division, I have had the good fortune of being able to teach the residents the intricacies of endocrine pathways in many different venues - noon conference, clinic, and in the hospital. I also enjoy the faculty and staff at PMG-Northeast who have such great teaching skills, enthusiasm and support for each other. 

Medical school: Vanderbilt University
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Areas of academic focus:

  • Resident education in diabetes management and alternative strategies for insulin use 
  • Use of technology for diabetes care, including sensors and insulin pumps

National/Regional responsibilities:

  • Medical Director, PMG Endocrinology East & West, Diabetes Education and Medical Weight Loss

Most significant publications:

  • Stephens EA, Insulin Therapy Type 1 Diabetes. Med Clinics of North Amer. 2015:99:145-165
  • Stephens EA, Klopfenstein B. Management of Type 1 Diabetes, online chapter in AACE Self Assessment Program (ASAP), 2013
  • Heffner JE, Rozenfeld Y, Kai M, Stephens EA, Brown LK. Prevalence of Diagnosed Sleep Apnea among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care. Chest 2012; 141:1414-1421
  • Stephens EA, Heffner J. Evaluating Older Patients with Diabetes for Insulin Pump Therapy.  Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics 2010;12:S91-97
  • Stephens EA, Ryan T. Intensive insulin therapy. In: Endocrine Secrets. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc., 2005, 2009.
  • Jabbour S, Stephens EA, HIrsch I, Goldstein B, Garg S, Riddle M (eds). Type 1 Diabetes in Adults: Principles and Practice. New York, New York: Taylor & Francis Informa, 2008.
  • Jain M, Stephens EA. Commentary on: Intensive insulin therapy did not reduce mortality or morbidity but increased risk for stroke in cardiac surgery review. ACP Journal Club, 2007.
  • Mader SL, Fuglee KA, Allen DS, Werner LR, Wanlass WA, Pagel KJ, Beliel KL, McEuen JA, Stephens EA, Allison NL, McWhorter KA, Wandling JE. Developing of a protocol of capillary blood glucose testing in nursing home and rehabilitation settings. J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1114-1118, 2006.
  • Wong A, Stephens EA. A 25 year old female with Wolfram (DIDMOAD) syndrome. EndoTrends, August, 2006; 7-8.
  • Stephens EA, Ryan-Turek T, Frias JP. New directions in diabetes management: Pramlintide as an adjunct to insulin therapy in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Pract Diabetol 23(1):7-13, 2004.
  • Stephens E, Riddle M. Evolving Approaches to Intensive Insulin Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes: Multiple Daily Injections, Insulin Pumps and New Methods of Monitoring. In: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders. Norwell, Massachusetts: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003:325-334.
  • Stephens EA, Eisenbarth G. Type 1A diabetes as an immunologic disorder. In: Medical Management of Diabetes Mellitus. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc. 2000:19-29.

Recent presentations:

  • Providence Medical Group, Update in Diabetes for Primary Care, 2/18
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting, Think Out Loud, Type 1 Diabetes, 2017
  • Rocky Mountain Metabolic Syndrome Symposium, Update in Type 2 diabetes management, 5/17
  • Tricia James, MD; Ryan Dix, PsyD; Elizabeth Stephens, MD; Richard Cohen, MD. Feeling the Burn: a Resliency Intervention. Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers meeting, 2017.
  • Elizabeth Stephens, MD, Jonathan White, PharmD. Is access improved with Team-Based Care in a diabetes clinic? Society for General Internal Medicine meeting, Portland 2017.
  • OHSU Annual Primary Care Review, "Diabetes Update," 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015
  • "Diabetes and Pregnancy," Oregon Diabetes Educators 26th Annual Conference 2012
  • Oregon ACP Chapter Scientific Meeting, "Case Based Studies in Diabetes Management," 2012
  • Sacred Heart Medical Grand Rounds, "What is new in Diabetes," 2012
  • Providence Portland Medical Grand Rounds, "Update in Diabetes," 2012, 2014
  • Third Annual Pacific Northwest Diabetes Summit, "Pregnancy in Type 1 Diabetes," 2010
  • NW Hospitalist Conference, "Update on Inpatient Diabetes Management," 2010
  • Internal Medical Grand Rounds, Providence Portland Medical Center, 2006, 2010
  • Providence Women's Health Lectureship, multiple sites, Portland, Ore., 2008
  • "Diabetes Update,"  American College of Physicians Regional Meeting, Eugene, OR 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2014
  • "Diabetes Update,"  Multnomah County Conference for Providers, 2008
  • Organizer/speaker, Providence Portland Medical Center Annual Practical Advances in Internal Medicine Symposium, 2006-present
  • Organizer/moderator/speaker, OHSU Ashland Endocrine Meetings, Ashland, Ore., 2004-2006

Personal interests: 
I am a committed bike commuter—even during the rainy season! I also have two boys, ages 10 and 13, who keep me busy and active. In my free time, I love to sing with my husband (used to sing with a band during fellowship in Colorado) and read books that are non-medical.

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Paula Wichienkuer, M.D.
Med Student Clerkship Director,
General Medicine

Personal statement:  Providence's commitment to resident education and excellent patient care make this as stimulating and supportive environment in which to practice medicine.

Medical school: Oregon Health & Science University
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Additional training: Masters of Public Health (epidemiology and biostatistics), Oregon Health & Science University

Areas of academic focus:

  • Outpatient quality improvement
  • Effective use of the electronic medical record
  • Health literacy 

Regional responsibilities: 

  • Membership Chair, Northwest Chapter, Society of General Internal Medicine

Selected presentations and publications:  

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  • Medical Reversals of the Past Decade: Learning from our mistakes. PPMC Medical Grand Rounds December 2013
  • Prospects for a universal medical record: health information exchange.  Oregon Health & Science University internal medicine residency noon conference.  March 2010.
  • Meeting hypertension treatment guidelines: an analysis of the Oregon Health & Science University internal medicine practice.  Oral presentation to OHSU IM practice.  March 2010.
  • The Risk of Barrett’s Esophagus in Patients with Mild Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms in the Context of Proton-Pump Inhibitor Use.  MPH thesis.  January 2007.
  • Healthcare and health insurance preferences of Oregon Health & Science University students.Cross-sectional survey, analysis, and recommendations to the OHSU Student Health Service Advisory Committee.March 2006.
  • Screening for Barrett’s esophagus in otolaryngology patients with symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux.  Poster presented at the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus World Congress, February 2006.
  • Van Griensven F,  Pitisuttithum P, Vanichseni S, Wichienkuer P, Tappero JW, Sangkum U, Kitayaporn D, Phasithiphol B, Orelind K,  Choopanya K  Trends in the injection of midazolam and other drugs and needle sharing among injection drug users enrolled in the AIDSVAX B/E HIV-1 vaccine trial in Bangkok, Thailand.  International Journal of Drug Policy June 2005;16(3):171-171.
  • Danoff A, Shi Q, Justman J, Mulligan K, Hessol N, Robison E, Lu D, Williams T, Wichienkuer P, Anastos K.  Oral glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity are unaffected by HIV-infection or antiretroviral therapy in overweight women.  J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr May 1, 2005;39:55-62.
  • Mulligan K, Anastos K, Justman J, Freeman R, Wichienkuer P, Robison E, Hessol N.  Fat distribution in HIV-infected women in the United States: DEXA substudy in the Women’s Interagency HIV Study.  J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr  Jan 1, 2005;38(1):18-22

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Precepting residents’ continuity practice
  • Ward attending
  • Medical student teaching
  • Wards didactics teaching
  • Evidence-based Medicine Course Faculty 
  • 4th year Clerkship Director
  • Wellness Co-Director 

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