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Rachel Bengtzen Rachel Bengtzen, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Residency Director, Department of Emergency Medicine Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine

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Rachel Bengtzen, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Assistant Residency Director, Department of Emergency Medicine

503-494-6076 | bengtzen@ohsu.edu

Dr. Bengtzen joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at OHSU, as full-time faculty in July of 2012. She recently completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship in the Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation and the Department of Family Medicine at OHSU, where she holds a joint appointment. Dr. Bengtzen currently serves as the Assistant Program Director for the OHSU Emergency Medicine residency program where she also completed her residency in 2011. Her professional interests include sports sideline emergency action planning, sudden cardiac arrest in youth athletes, community education, acute musculoskeletal injuries, and facilitating injured athletes of all ages and experience levels to return safely back to exercise. In her free time you may find her playing soccer, making a home cooked meal or traveling and taking photos of her adventures.

Education:

MD Degree:Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 2008
Residency:Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 2011
Fellowship:Primary Care Sports Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 2012

Awards and Recognition:

2015Named one of Portland's 2015 Top Doctors in Sports Medicine - Portland Monthly Magazine
2010-2011Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine Residency - OHSU
2011Humanitarian Award, Emergency Medicine Residency - OHSU
2011Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA): House staff, Oregon Chapter
2010Golden ROSE (Recognizing Outstanding Service Excellence) Award - OHSU
2002Senior thesis: The Development of Learning: 10-year-olds and Neurobiology, awarded Magna cum laude - Harvard University
2002Sally and Cresap Moore Prize for outstanding academic work in interdisciplinary studies - Harvard University

Patrick Brunett Patrick Brunett, MD, FACEP

Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education

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Patrick Brunett, MD, FACEP

Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education

503-494-9590 | brunettp@ohsu.edu

Dr. Brunett joined the Department of Emergency Medicine in 1994. He has been instrumental in creating the Education Research and Global Health Fellowships at OHSU and has expanded his program's use of evidence-based medicine and medical simulation as educational tools. His interests include bedside teaching, curriculum development and simulation. In his free time he enjoys music of all kinds and plays the piano, mandolin and ukulele. He also enjoys literature and poetry and believes strongly in universal access to health care.

Education:

Degrees:Doctor of Chiropractic (Magna Cum Laude Graduate) Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Whittier, CA
Doctor of Medicine (Cum Laude Graduate), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 1989
Residency:University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, CA, 1993
Fellowship:Residency Educators' Teaching Fellowship Emergency Medicine Foundation/ACEP Fellowship Project: "Sonographic evaluation of the heart and abdomen in the trauma patient" 1998

Awards and Recognition:

2014Academy for Scholarship in Education in Emergency Medicine - Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors
2012J. David Bristow Award - Oregon Health & Science University
2011Resident Advocate Award - Oregon Health & Science University
2011Impact Award - Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors
2010Faculty Excellence in Education Award - Oregon Health & Science University
2007Distinguished Faculty Award - Oregon Health & Science University
2006Distinguished Faculty Award - Oregon Health & Science University
2003Certificate of Appreciation - Emergency Medicine Residents Association
2002Finalist, Outstanding Teaching Award - Oregon Health & Science University
2002Certificate of Appreciation - Emergency Medicine Residents Association
2001Certificate of Appreciation - Emergency Medicine Residents Association

Robert Cloutier Robert Cloutier, MD, MCR

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Co-Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Residency Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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Robert Cloutier, MD, MCR

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Co-Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Residency Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

503-494-2647 | cloutier@ohsu.edu

Dr. Cloutier joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at OHSU in 2001 following his Emergency Medicine Residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and his Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. Prior to becoming Fellowship Co-Director he started the Clinical Research Investigative Studies Program (CRISP); an undergraduate academic associate program that has facilitated numerous prospective studies in the Emergency Department since 2004. He has earned his Masters Degree in Clinical Research from OHSU and has become a core member of the teaching faculty for the Human Investigations Program that all PEM Fellows are encouraged to participate in. From 2007 he has served as the Director of the Emergency Medicine Simulation Program. During that time he developed numerous pediatric centered didactic sessions and curricula for a wide variety of learners from pre-hospital personnel to nurse and physician. He is dedicated to Pediatric Emergency Medicine education and finding novel means of training all providers charged with the care of children independent of training. Dr. Cloutier is also a graduate of the McMaster Evidence Based Medicine Program, the ACEP Teaching Fellowship and serves on the ABEM Subboard for Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He is also an Associate Editor for the 6th Edition of Harwood and Nuss's Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Cloutier's other interests include backcountry skiing, beekeeping, cycling and running.

Education:

MD Degree:University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT 1995
Residency:Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1998
Fellowship:Pediatric Emergency Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2001

Awards and Recognition:

2015Named one of Portland's 2015 Top Doctors in Emergency Medicine - Portland Monthly Magazine
2010Named one of Portland's 2010 Top Doctors in Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Portland Monthly Magazine
2004ACE (Acknowledging Clinical Excellence) Award, OHSU

Nicole Deiorio Nicole Deiorio, MD

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Co-Director, Education Section, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Medical Student Education, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Student Affairs and Colleges Program, School of Medicine

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Nicole Deiorio, MD

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Co-Director, Education Section, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Medical Student Education, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Student Affairs and Colleges Program, School of Medicine

503-494-4397 | deiorion@ohsu.edu

Dr. Deiorio joined the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2000. She currently is a Professor for the Department of Emergency Medicine. She is the Co-Director of the Emergency Medicine Education Section and also serves as the Director of Medical Student Education. Her academic interests include education research, especially the residency selection process, and informed consent. In her free time she enjoys reading, knitting, running, and supporting the Portland Trail Blazers.

Education:

MD Degree:George Washington University Medical School, Washington, DC 1996
Residency:Emergency Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, DC 2000

Awards and Recognition:

2013Semi-finalist, Distinguished Faculty, School of Medicine Teaching Award category from the OHSU Faculty Senate - Oregon Health & Science University
2013Inducted member, Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine Academy for Scholarship - Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors
2012Winner, Careers in Medicine Association of American Medical Colleges Award for innovative specialty advising activity -
2011National Faculty Teaching Award - American College of Emergency Physicians
2010Faculty Mentor Award - Oregon Health & Science University
2009Faculty Excellence Award in Education - Oregon Health & Science University
2007Accepted, inaugural year of the OHSU Education Leadership Initiative Program - Oregon Health & Science University

David Jones David Jones, MD, MBS

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Co-Director, Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship
Assistant Residency Director, Department of Emergency Medicine

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David Jones, MD, MBS

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Co-Director, Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship
Assistant Residency Director, Department of Emergency Medicine

503-418-7959| jonesdav@ohsu.edu

Dr. Jones joined the Department of Emergency Medicine as full-time faculty in July 2014 after completing fellowship training at OHSU. He currently serves as one of the Assistant Residency Director as well as the Co-Director of the Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship. His interests are in curriculum development, trauma, and diagnostic testing education. Outside of work he spends time with his family and likes to ski, climb and boat.

Education:

MD Degree:University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 2009
Residency:Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 2012
Fellowship:Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 2014

Awards and Recognition

2012AOA Resident Teaching Award - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2009Gold Humanism Honor Society - Gold Humanism Honor Society

Josh Kornegay Josh Kornegay, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director of Simulation Education, Department of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Residency Director, Department of Emergency Medicine

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Josh Kornegay, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director of Simulation Education, Department of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Residency Director, Department of Emergency Medicine

503-494-9590 | kornegaj@ohsu.edu

Dr. Kornegay joined the Department of Emergency Medicine as full-time faculty in July 2014 after completing his medical school, residency and fellowship training all at OHSU. He currently serves one of the Assistant Program Directors for the residency program. One of his greatest education passions is the residency program and assisting with recruitment, teaching and career development for residents joining the field of Emergency Medicine. His research focus is Adult Cardiac Arrest and ways to improve outcomes in this critically ill patient population. When not working, he enjoys martial arts, rock climbing, and spending time with his family.

Education:

MD Degree:Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 2010
Residency:Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 2013
Fellowship:Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 2014

Awards and Recognition

2013Resident Academic Achievement Award (nominee) - Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors
2010Edward S. Hayes Gold Headed Cane Award - Gold Humanism Honor Society

John Moorhead John Moorhead, MD, MS

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

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John Moorhead, MD, MS

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

503-494-6046 | moorhead@ohsu.edu

Dr. John Moorhead joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at OHSU in 1978. During his 30 plus years in the department he has held many positions including Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency program for 13 years and Chair of the department for 6 years. His special interests include administration, trauma services, medical education and health policy. In his free time he enjoys playing hockey and golf.

Education:

MD Degree:Queens University Medical School, Kingston, Ontario, 1975
Residency:Emergency Medicine-Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University 1978
Fellowship:American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1985

Awards and Recognition:

2014Chair-Elect - American Board of Medical Specialties
2013Teamwork Award to AMA Section Council on Emergency Medicine - American College of Emergency Physicians
2009Young at Heart Award - American Medical Association
2007Presidential Citation - Oregon Medical Association
2003John G. Wiegenstein Leadership Award - Emergency Medicine Residents Association
2002Joseph F. Waeckerle Founder's Award - Emergency Medicine Residents Association
2002John G Wiegenstein Leadership Award - Emergency Medicine Residents Association
2002Clinical Instructor of the Year Award - Oregon Health & Science University
2001Nominee for Distinguished Faculty Award - Oregon Health & Science University
2000Lifetime Honorary Membership - Emergency Medicine Residents Association
2000Honorary Member - ACEP Board of Directors
2000ACEP Council Commendation Award - American College of Emergency Physicians
1999Council Commendation Award - American College of Emergency Physicians
1997Board of Directors Award for Outstanding Contributions to the - Oregon Chapter - American College of Emergency Physicians
1993Contribution to Education Award - American College of Emergency Physicians
1992Excellence in Quality Management Award - Kaiser Permanente
1991Outstanding Contribution to the Battle against Drunk Driving - Multnomah County DUII Board
1985Fellow - American College of Emergency Physicians

Harold Thomas Harold Thomas, MD

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

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Harold Thomas, MD

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

503-494-8244 | thomash@ohsu.edu

Dr. Thomas joined the Department of Emergency Medicine in 1985.

Education:

MD Degree:University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 1976
Residencies:Internal Medicine, North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC
Emergency Medicine, Denver General Hospital, Denver, CO 1980

Lalena Yarris, MD, MCR

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Co-Director, Education Section, Department of Emergency Medicine
Residency Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Co-Director, Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship

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Lalena Yarris, MD, MCR

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Co-Director, Education Section, Department of Emergency Medicine
Residency Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Co-Director, Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship

503-494-2962 | yarrisl@ohsu.edu

Dr. Yarris joined the Department of Emergency Medicine faculty in 2005. She currently serves as the Co-Director of the Emergency Medicine Education Section, and Co-Director of the Emergency Medicine Education Research Fellowship as well as the Co-Chair for the 2012 Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference. She is also the Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Her academic areas of interest include promoting education research in academic emergency medicine, feedback in medical education, teaching and assessing clinical reasoning skills, teaching and evaluating professionalism and interpersonal & communication skills. Dr. Yarris enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, and training and competing in triathlons. She can also be found cooking, reading, and knitting.

Education:

MD Degree:Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 2002
Residency:Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 2005
Fellowship:Emergency Medicine Education Research, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 2007

Awards and Recognition:

2014Named one of 2014 Top Doctors in Emergency Medicine - Portland Monthly Magazine
2013Named one of 2013 Top Doctors in Emergency Medicine - Portland Monthly Magazine
2013Academy for Scholarship in Education Distinguished Educator Award - Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors
2012Longevity Award - Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors
2012Faculty Excellence Award for outstanding contributions to medical education - Oregon Health & Science University
2012Academic Emergency Medicine Outstanding Reviewer Award -
2010Resident Advocate Award - Oregon Health & Science University
2010Faculty Teaching Award - Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors
2009Western Regional Research Forum Plenary Session Presenter - Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
2009Mid-Atlantic Research Forum Best Poster Presentation - Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
2005Resident Academic Achievement Award Nominee - Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors
2005Medical Student Educator of the Year, Emergency Medicine Residency - Oregon Health & Science University
2005Housestaff inductee - Alpha Omega Alpha
2002Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award - Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

David Diller David Diller, MD

Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Education Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine

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David Diller, MD

Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Education Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine

503-494-7125 | diller@ohsu.edu

Education:

MD Degree:University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 2011
Residency:St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia Univ., New York, NY 2014

Awards and Recognition

2011Medical Student Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award - Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
2010Medical Student Professionalism and Service Award - American College of Emergency Physicians

Simran Vahali Simran Vahali, MD

Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Education Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine

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Simran Vahali, MD

Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Education Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine

503-494-7128 | vahali@ohsu.edu

Education:

MD Degree:George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Services, Washington, DC 2010
Residency:George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC 2014