March 26, 2013
Benjamin Schneider, M.D., an instructor in the department of family medicine, has been appointed the new medical director of the Physician Assistant (PA) Program in the School of Medicine, effective March 11. Dr. Schneider succeeds Chip Taylor, M.D., M.P.H., who stepped down as PA Program medical director to assume the role of Chief of Staff at the VAMC in Roseburg, Oregon.
Dr. Schneider is an alumnus of the Rush University MD program. He completed his family medicine residency training at OHSU following which he served as chief resident and clinical leadership fellow at OHSU.
In addition to his new role as medical director of the OHSU PA Program, Dr. Schneider maintains a clinical practice at the Center for Health and Healing Family Medicine Clinic. He is also a part of the core faculty of the family medicine residency where he supervises the resident didactic curriculum and serves as the chair of the didactics committee. He has also served as the chair of the family medicine privileges advisory committee. Dr. Schneider's scholarly interests lie in medical education, curriculum development, transitions of patient care and chronic disease management strategies including group visits.
"We warmly welcome Dr. Ben Schneider to his new role as medical director of the OHSU PA Program," said Ted Ruback, PA Program Director. "We look forward to working with him and the contributions he will surely make to continuing the record of success achieved by the OHSU PA Program over its eighteen year history."