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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Joseph Miller, M.D.

Medical School: University of Vermont School of Medicine
Graduate: Creighton University, Biomedical Science
Undergraduate: Gonzaga University, Exercise Science

After 7 years in Vermont, Joseph is thrilled to be moving back to the PNW. He has a Masters in Biomedical Science and has an impressive list of oral and poster presentations. Joe’s interests include running, hiking, skiing, and being in the mountains. Joe and his wife, who will be a Heme/Path fellow at OHSU, have two sons. Joe has a particular interest in quality improvement, which he is hoping to build on during residency.


Bao-Ngoc “Kristy” Nguyen, M.D.

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Undergraduate: University of Texas, Biology

Kristy was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the U.S. when she was in 3rd grade. She has known from a very young age she wanted to be a physician. She previously worked as an MA just to gain more exposure to medicine. She is leaning toward a future in Cardiology. Kristy enjoys hiking, writing, reading, fashion and video games; and is also fluent in Vietnamese.


Jennifer Nguyen, M.D.

Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Portland State University, Science

Jennifer is looking forward to returning to Portland where she was born. For a brief period, Jennifer worked as an EPIC tutor and was part of the team that helped the Providence system during its “go-live” implementation. Her hobbies include cooking, baking, exploring Asian cuisines, going to yard sales, and spending time with friends and family. Jennifer is fluent in Vietnamese.


Heidi Reich, M.D.

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Walla Walla University, History

As a PNW native, Heidi is excited to be making her way back to the area from sunny California. She spent a year doing mission work in Honduras, and taught English in Italy prior to medical school. Heidi’s passion is music, but she also enjoys hiking, backpacking, sailing, skiing, cooking and photography. She loves to travel, and has explored Central America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Heidi is fluent in Spanish, and dabbles in Italian. She hopes to pursue a career in Geriatrics, where she can enable independence and quality of life for the older and wiser generations.


Larissa Sharma, M.D.

Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Portland State University, General Science

Larissa was born in Portland and is excited to be coming back after completing medical school in Nebraska. She has a passion for the uninsured and immigrant population and volunteered with various groups in both Portland and Nebraska. Larissa’s hobbies include gardening, cooking, and creative arts (painting, drawing, ceramics, reusing/recycling for home projects). She has 2 beautiful young children. She is passionate about preventive medicine and plans for a career in hospital medicine or primary care. 


Michael Silvas, M.D.

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Washington State University, Basic Science

Michael grew up on the Sodoba Indian Reservation in California before moving to Idaho. He attended medical school in Idaho as part of the WWAMI program. Michael has a wide variety of interests, snowboarding, competitive swing dancing, homemade wine making, quilting, traveling and is passionate about football. Michael is interested in a future career as an academic hospitalist.


Garrett Spencer, M.D.

Medical School: University of Iowa College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, Russian Studies

Garrett grew up in Rochester, MN but came to Oregon from Iowa. He spent several years during undergrad living in Russia for both volunteer work and study abroad, and is fluent in Russian. To relax, Garrett enjoys skateboarding at the Burnside skatepark, trying new restaurants and breweries around town, and cooking new recipes with friends. He chose Providence for their commitment to resident education and close-knit feel between residents and staff, and has personal interest in LGBT health. Other hobbies include swimming, rock climbing, fishing, and DIY automotive repairs. He has spent time on a cattle farm where he helped deliver calves, vaccinate cows, and of course eat delicious steaks and hamburgers.


Annette Whitney, M.D.

Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
Undergraduate: University of Rochester, Nursing

After a 15 year career as a nurse, Annette decided to pursue medical school. During her tenure as a nurse, she served on several different committees and was a teacher/ mentor to her peers. Annette and her husband have 4 grown children (youngest in high school). Her interests include cycle touring with the family, gourmet cooking, crocheting, and reading. Annette plans to pursue a career as a Hospitalist.


Annie Dunn, M.D.

Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
Undergraduate: Portland State University, Health Sciences

Annie is a small business entrepreneur. She co-founded and taught at an art-based preschool. In her personal time she enjoys spending time in nature, playing tennis, swimming, camping, clamming/crabbing, painting, sculpting and photography. Annie plans to continue her training in Preventive Medicine following her Preliminary year.


Amy Hopkins, PhD, M.D.

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Graduate: Tufts University, Biomedical Engineering (PhD)
Undergraduate: Tufts University, Biology/Biomedical Engineering

Amy will be relocating to Portland from Vermont. In addition to completing medical school, Amy has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and has an impressive list of presentation and publications. Some of Amy’s hobbies include marathon running, snowboarding, backpacking, hiking, and canine obedience and agility training. After her preliminary year, Amy will be joining the Dermatology program at OHSU.


Danielle Williams, PhD, M.D.

Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
Undergraduate: Whitman College, Biology/Biochemistry

Danielle is another Portland native. During her Junior High/High School years, she lived in Thailand/Indonesia. Danielle extended her medical education to complete a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Her hobbies include trail running and ultra-marathons, yoga, rock climbing, cooking, hiking, and knitting. After her preliminary year, Danielle will continue her training in Anesthesiology at UC San Francisco

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Chad Brizendine, M.D.

Medical School: University of Rochester
Undergraduate: Whitman College, Philosophy

Chad first fell in love with the Pacific Northwest while attending Whitman College. He studied Ancient philosophy there and further refined his background in technology by working part time while he went to school. He plans to utilize this experience to further innovate the use of technology in medical education. He also has a passion for discovering new coffee brewing methods, watching Japanese animation, and growing Phalaenopsis Orchids. His career goals include pursuing fellowship in Oncology and Palliative care and becoming a clinician educator where he can treat patients and share his passion for Medical Humanities and Bioethics with both his colleagues and students.


Carly Crider, D.O.

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Undergraduate: Western Washington University, Biology/Anthropology

Carly is a native of the Pacific Northwest and a vocalist. She sang regularly in a cappella group of students and staff and has performed at school functions and community events. Other interests include playing acoustic guitar, hiking & spending time outdoors, knitting/crocheting, and enjoys a good cup of coffee. She has an interest in critical care or hospice/palliative medicine where she can provide comprehensive, compassionate, high quality care for her patients.


Barbara Jacobs, M.D.

Medical School: Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Barbara grew up in a small town in Austria where her father is a family physician. She has been awarded scholarships for her academic excellence and research. Outside of medicine, Barbara enjoys running, hiking, traveling, developing photos in her own darkroom, and playing the piano (which she has enjoyed since age 7). In addition to being fluent in German and English, Barbara is conversant in French and Spanish. She is thrilled to be able to complete her residency in Portland to be with her husband. Rheumatology is an area of medicine of particular interest for Barbara.


Katharine ‘Kate’ Marshall, M.D.

Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
Undergraduate: Lewis and Clark College, Studio Art

Kate had a prior career as a studio artist and has held several gallery shows in the Portland art scene. To support her art endeavors, Kate become a Phlebotomist, which introduced her to the world of medicine. Her favorite hobby is writing. Since 2010 she has published four books: 3 readaptations of Pride & Prejudice, and has written her own webcomic. Kate is considering a future career in Primary Care. She is a new mom to a beautiful girl, Betty.


Kathleen Moffitt, M.D.

Medical School: University of Mississippi
Undergraduate: University of Mississippi, Spanish

Kathleen comes to us from Mississippi. Her grandfather, a small town physician, taught her to be holistic in her care of patients. She majored in Spanish, studied abroad in Spain and Argentina, and has done work as a Spanish interpreter in medical and non-medical settings. Other interests include choral and instrumental music. Particularly the oboe, which she has played in the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. She will join her husband here in Portland who works at Intel.


Cody Talbot, D.O.

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Undergraduate: Oregon State University, Pharmaceutical

Cody was born and raised in Oregon. He worked for 8 years in the pipe-bursting and tunnel industry and then decided to go back to school. Cody rotated with us as a medical student and we couldn’t be happier he is joining our program. His hobbies include everything involving the outdoors: fishing, hiking, camping, and mountain biking; and being with family. He has two daughters, Juniper and Willa. Cody plans to pursue Hospitalist medicine.


Brandon Tullis, M.D.

Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, Biophysics

Brandon rotated with us a medical student as well. He has held several volunteer leadership roles which included student government, student health insurance committee, interest group, research, and a 2-year mission in Sweden. Brandon enjoys playing the violin/fiddle; and was a violinist in an orchestra that placed 3rd at the National Orchestra Competition. Brandon and his wife have a two young sons, Oliver and Lorenzo. Brandon has done extensive research but was especially admired for his work ethic and commitment to his patients.


Qian ‘Lucy’ Zhou, M.D.

Medical School: University of Washington
Undergraduate: University of Washington, Molecular, Cellular Biology

Lucy was born in Tianjin, China. Over the years she has done volunteer work with the underserved, homeless, and rural community populations. She has a particular interest in cultural diversity and plans to deepen this sensitivity in her health care experience. Lucy graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Washington. She was also a student representative for local ACP chapter and facilitated several student events in medical school. Her career interests may include Cardiology or Gastroenterology. Outside of medicine; she enjoys cooking, hiking, traveling and swimming.

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Madiha Ahmad, M.D. 

Medical school: University of Mississippi
Undergraduate: University of Alabama, Biology

Madiha was born in Karachi, Pakistan but considers herself a Southerner as she has spent the majority of her life in Mississippi. She was inspired to go into medicine by her physician father. She considers her most important role as a physician to be listening to patients and providing health care that is consistent with their goals and beliefs. Madiha is interested in a career in rheumatology and would also like to focus on being a clinical educator in the field. She found her passion for teaching when she worked for AmeriCorps teaching reading to elementary students. Outside of work, Madiha’s true passion is traveling and experiencing various cultures, languages, and cuisines. She also hopes to continue to participate in global service work throughout her career. 


Lan Ban, M.D.

Medical school: University of Tennessee
Undergraduate: Georgia Institute of Technology, Biomedical Engineering

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 Tennessee. Through teaching, he says he learned to celebrate small successes and problem solve with creativity. When he's not working, Lan enjoys reading, playing basketball and soccer, jogging, swimming and hiking. He keeps us all entertained with his dry sense of humor.


Ivan Biley, M.D. 

Medical school: University of Washington
Undergraduate: Washington State University, Biology & Psychology

Ivan was volunteering at a free clinic in southwest Washington as a Russian/Ukrainian-English interpreter when he fell in love with the medical profession. “This field is intellectually stimulating, ever-changing and allows me to help people and make a meaningful contribution to society,” he says. His number one role as a physician is to educate his patients about their health, illnesses and available treatments, and empower them to make their own choices. “I am a very good listener,” he says. “I treat every one of my patients as an individual.” 

Raised in rural Ukraine, Ivan immigrated to the United States at age 15. When he's not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, watching soccer and football and reading. He speaks Russian, Ukrainian and Transcarpathian dialect. Ivan is interested in a career in primary care or hospital medicine


Paulie Bruns, M.D. 

Medical school: Florida State University
Undergraduate: University of West Florida, Biochemistry

Paulie entered health care later in life, earning her medical degree from Florida State University after raising two children. “I wanted a career in service that was intellectually challenging and required lifelong learning,” she says. “I get to know my patients as people and help them maintain or achieve the best health and quality of life possible.” She considers her most important role as a provider to be service and caregiving. She is especially interested in the field of geriatrics.

Local and global service work are Dr. Bruns' passions, and she was involved in multiple projects throughout undergraduate and graduate school with a focus on seniors and global health. She also enjoys painting, drawing, quilting, kayaking, hiking and camping.


Angela Gibbs, M.D. 

Medical school: University of Washington
Undergraduate: Reed College, Biology

2017 National ACP Health Policy Intern, Washington DC

Angela became interested in becoming a physician after spending time doing cancer research at Oregon Health & Science University after college. She also volunteered at a free medical clinic in Gresham, which solidified her decision. She says her most important role as a provider is to be a good listener. “We can't always heal, but we can always listen.” “I like to hear my patients’ stories and learn about the interesting paths their lives have taken.” Angela grew up in Montana, and is the first member of her family to go to medical school. When she’s not working, she enjoys running, rock climbing, and building and racing drift cars. She has been a pit crew chief and raceway judge.


Maeve MacMurdo, M.D.

Medical school: University of Otago, New Zealand

Maeve was born in New Zealand where she completed her medical training before moving with her husband to Portland for her internal medicine residency. She is passionate about patient and resident education, and aspires to a career in Pulmonology and Critical Care. She states that her primary goal in clinic is to ensure that her patient’s receive treatment for their medical conditions in a way that respects their individual values and priorities. In her time away from the hospital, Maeve enjoys hiking, reading and weight lifting. She is always happy to answer questions about New Zealand, but plans to make America her permanent home.


Jill Provaznik, M.D. 

Medical school: University of Arkansas
Undergraduate: University of Arkansas, Biology & Spanish

Jill was born in Portland, but raised in Arkansas. She has a background in alpine mountain climbing and has climbed the Grand Teton in Wyoming, several peaks in the Andes of Ecuador and Peru, and has attempted to summit Denali in Alaska. After completing her undergraduate degree, she spent a year teaching English in Spain and has volunteered in clinics in Costa Rica and Guatemala. Jill plans to practice hospital medicine, with community service as an integral part of her career. When not working, she enjoys hiking with her dog, yoga, cycling, and cooking.


Michael Tran, D.O.

Medical school: Western University
Undergraduate: University of Washington, Biology

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 to serve his community and advocate for public health issues. Michael is passionate about being part of philanthropic groups and finds fulfillment in helping others. He is interested in pursuing a career in cardiology. Outside of medicine, Michael enjoys tennis, snowboarding, football, disc golf, photography, board games, baking and running.


Graham Wolf, M.D. 

Medical school: Georgetown University
Undergraduate: Georgetown University, Music

Graham graduated magna cum laude, earning his medical degree from Georgetown University, where he also completed his undergraduate degree in music. His work as an emergency medical technician solidified his interest in medicine. Graham is an accomplished musician. He plays, writes and records on guitar, banjo and piano. Other interests include graphic design, cooking, hiking, backpacking and camping. He is proficient in English and Spanish.


Weifang "Wendy" Yu, M.D.

Medical school: Tianjin Medical University, China

Wendy says it is fascinating to her to help those in need, make a difference and yet continue to learn on a daily basis. "I would tell my potential patients thank you for trusting me with your health. I'm here to listen and help," she says. She and her family later moved to San Diego, where she continued research at University of California, San Diego. Dr. Yu was excited to return to clinical medicine and hopes to become an oncologist.. Born in China, Dr. Yu's native language is Mandarin. When she's not working, she enjoy spending time with her husband and two daughters, cooking, yoga and Zumba.

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