This news comes from the OHSU Government Relations team.
One of the outcomes of the mid-September Legislative Days in Salem was the confirmation of OHSU’s newest Board member, student representative Poorav Patel.
A second-year M.D. student in the School of Medicine and a member of the class of 2015, he was confirmed by the Senate Rules Committee on Friday.
Poorav has impressive academic credentials as well as deep ties to Oregon and a first-hand understanding of health care in small communities. The son of Indian-immigrant parents, he was raised in Brookings, where his father has been a physician for the past 25 years.
Poorav studied bioengineering at UC San Diego and has a master’s in genetic epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has displayed leadership characteristics throughout his academic career and serves as a Dean’s Advisor in the OHSU School of Medicine.