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Welcome the Class of 2016

Welcome Emergency Residency Class of 2016

The OHSU Department of Emergency Medicine is excited to announce the 11 incoming interns in the class of 2016. This year we received over 1100 applications for 11 open positions. A selection committee, comprised of 18 faculty members and current residents, spent over 300 hours interviewing over 100 applicants from October 2012 through January 2013. The applicants represent the top medical schools across the country. On March 15, 2013, the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) released the names of the 11 applicants who matched with OHSU Emergency Medicine. Please welcome the class of 2016.


Introducing our 11 new residents!

(in alphabetic order)

Mark Dammann

Mark Dammann

Undergraduate: BS, Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Medical School: MD, (AOA) University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Hobbies & Interests: Motocross, woodworking, construction, SCUBA diving, travel, surfing, gardening, rock climbing, running and cycling

Kavita Gandhi

Kavita Gandhi

Undergraduate: BS, Microbiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Medical School/Graduate Degree: MD/PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Hobbies & Interests: I enjoy being outdoors specifically hiking, camping, and backpacking. I love visiting national parks and hope to someday visit all the major parks in the United States. I also enjoy scuba diving, but am still a novice diver. I enjoy reading and writing poetry.

Casey Green

Casey Green

Undergraduate: BS, Psychology, Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA

Medical School: MD, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Hobbies & Interests: Bible study, weight lifting, hiking, running, rock climbing, skydiving, auto repair, welding, soccer, and family activities.

Lia LaBrant

Lia LaBrant

Undergraduate: BS, BA, Biology, History of Medicine, George Fox University, Newberg, OR

Medical School: MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Hobbies & Interests: International travel, hiking, playing the piano, violin, string bass, singing, cooking, and running.

Jay Loera

Jay Loera

Undergraduate: B.Ch., Biochemistry, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Medical School: MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Hobbies & Interests: Spending time outdoors, hiking, biking, snowboarding, traveling, reading non-fiction, and spending time with family and friends.

Beck Longstreet

Beck Longstreet

Undergraduate: BA, Spanish & Chemistry, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Medical School: MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Hobbies & Interests: Guitar, music, recording, boatbuilding/carpentry, snowboarding, running and hiking.

Ran Ran

Ran Ran

Undergraduate: BS, Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Medical School: MD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Hobbies & Interests: Swimming, dancing, art, website design, cooking and archery.

Tracy Rushing

Tracy Rushing

Undergraduate: BA, German Language and Literature, University of Virginia, VA

Graduate: Peds Residency, OHSU Pediatrics, Portland, OR

Medical School: MD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Hobbies & Interests: Figure skating, running, reading, being outdoors, going abroad, animal welfare and Broadway musicals.

Stacy Valenzuela

Stacy Valenzuela

Undergraduate: BA, Human Biology, Spanish, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Medical School: MD, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Hobbies & Interests: Salsa and latin dance, traveling, hiking and yoga.

Diane West

Diane West

Undergraduate: BA, Communication, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Medical School: MD, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Hobbies & Interests: Camping, hiking, cooking, book club, spending time with husband and kids, volleyball.

Ashley Zielinski

Ashley Zielinski

Undergraduate: BS, Microbiology/Spanish/Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Medical School: MD, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Hobbies & Interests: Spending time with husband and son, hiking, amateur photography, arts & crafts, gardening and yoga.

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