Meet Our Residents
Mike Carrigan, MD
Medical School: Unviersity of Minnesota Medical School
Hobbies: Mike and his wife have three children and two Labrador mutts. He spends his free time exercising, hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, reading, brewing beer, taking mediocre photos, embarrassing himself on the basketball court, harassing his family, and eating good food.
Diana Cheng, MD
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Diana likes spending time with her family and four dogs, gardening, meditating, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Alex Fu, MD
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Hobbies: Alex's interests include electric guitar, enjoys a variety of music (most recently Italian opera!), snowboarding, and [eating] food. Before starting his intern year, he went backpacking for 40 days around 88 Buddhist temples in Japan!
Admire Kuchena, MD
Medical School: Mayo Clinic
Hobbies: In addition to loving the joys of new fatherhood, Admire enjoys jogging in the outdoors, traveling, and is a self-proclaimed avid cook.
Tomas Lazo, MD
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Outside of science and medicine, playing music is one of Tomas' biggest passions. Tomas can play a variety of different instruments, but percussion has always been his favorite. Other than music, he enjoys reading, hiking, biking, video games, and playing sports such as soccer, volleyball, and badminton.
Travis Melin, DO
Medical School: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Travis enjoys any form of rock climbing (multi-pitch speed climbing is where he excels the most). He also enjoys international travel, trail running, unicycling, and hunting for wild, edible mushrooms.
Tyler Paradis, MD
Medical School: Toledo College of Medicine
Hobbies: Tyler and his family have two miniature Daschunds, Daisy and Mickey. In addition to spending time in the outdoors, Tyler enjoys traveling, cooking/baking, watching college football, and spending time with his family and friends.
Austin Peters, MD
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Austin is an avid runner and cyclist, a decent cook, a consummately underprepared outdoorsman, and a constant reader. He has conducted research in genetics, epidemiology and clinical drug trials. He is thrilled to be joining OHSU's Department of Anesthesiology where he will pursue an additional concentration in research in the Oregon Scholars Program.
Justin Ramos, MD
Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine
Hobbies: Justin interests include snowboarding, wakeboarding, hiking, camping, tennis, travel, cooking, baking, and of course eating great food.
Michelle Tully, MD
Medical School: OHSU
Hobbies: Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She likes being outdoors, especially running on the downtown Portland waterfront and playing co-ed flag football on the weekends. She also loves to bake and experiment with recipes to make healthier substitutions without compromising the taste.
Ashley Valentine, MD
Medical School: Stanford Medical School
Hobbies: Ashley is a huge fan of jazz music, microbrews, and cooking meals for friends and family. Ashley has lived in/traveled to many countries including France, Madagascar, Chile, Thailand, and Taiwan and before medical school.
Cory Hoffbuhr, MD
Medical School: Ohio State University School of Medicine
Hobbies: I treasure my time with my wife, my daughter Emerson and my newborn daughter. My favorite activities include photography, cycling, running, soccer, hiking, recreational diving, aviation and hunting.
Jordan Johnson, MD
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Hobbies: Interests are foremost my family including my wife and my daughter Jayva, our chihuahuas and cats. I love photography, and spending time outdoors looking for arachnids and reptiles to photograph. I am fascinated by cacti and succulent plants as well. I watch and play sports, mainly baseball and football as I was a placekicker and punter. I am passionate about singing and also art- I sing and draw every chance I get.
Natalea Johnson, MD
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center
Hobbies: My interests include traveling, reading, yoga, live music, cycling, and cooking.
Dustin McGirr, DO
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Hobbies: I enjoy outdoor activities like camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, snowboarding, and golfing. I get to do these activities with my friends and family who I really love to spent time with. I also like to play and follow baseball and football and since I was born and raised in AZ my teams are the Diamondbacks and the Cardinals.
Bernie Miller, MD
Medical School: University of California Davis School of Medicine
Hobbies: I enjoy ultimate frisbee, Music/ guitar playing, travel, outdoor activities.
Seth Palesch, MD
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolinga College of Medicine
Hobbies: I love to play soccer and follow the English Premier Soccer league. During my free time I enjoy technology, running, and cooking.
Luis Sauceda-Cerda, MD
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
Hobbies: I enjoy golfing, running, weight training, hiking, white water rafting, skiing, snowboarding, and travel.
Wonita Shin, MD
Medical School: University of California, Irvine
Hobbies: During my free time I enjoy running, kick-boxing, playing the violin, hiking, and biking.
Megan Werntz, MD
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Hobbies: I enjoy sailing Hobie Cats; road biking; Vinyasa Yoga; photography; traveling; playing guitar, piano, and the ukulele; camping and running.
Richard Wick, MD
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Hobbies: During my free time I enjoy tennis, photography, and playing my guitar. One of my biggest passions would have to be movies. I discovered this interest while working at a local movie theater during high school. From documentaries to foreign films, I enjoy all genres and try to make time to relax and enjoy a movie with my wife, Sarah. I take every opportunity to expand my horizons and have had the privilege to travel to Japan, Mexico, Central America, South America, and throughout the United States.
Shaun Yockelson, MD
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis
Hobbies: Before medicine, I believed that I would be a professional musician. I have taught myself to play piano, saxophone, guitar, and bass, and specialize in jazz and funk genres. In addition, I am an avid snowboarder.
Andy Young, MD
Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University
Aviation - I earned my Private pilot's license and Instrument rating in 2007.
Cooking - I have a small garden and love cooking with ingredients I have grown.
Tennis - I was a division I college tennis recruit at St Mary's College of California.
Chris Aldrich, MD
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Hobbies: My interests include basketball, baseball, football, hiking, camping, fishing, movies and politics.
Anila Balakrishnan, MD
Medical School : Wayne State University School of Medicine
Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy practicing yoga, leisure reading, running, cooking, shopping, and spending time with friends and family. I have also recently started to try my hand at calligraphy.
Nicole Conrad, MD
School of Medicine: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Hobbies: I am photographer, particularly of my growing nieces and nephews. Reading for pleasure is one of my favorite pastimes. Since age 3 I have been an avid downhill skier and spent many summers on Lake Washington and Chelan boating and water-skiing. I love to cook, bake and explore new restaurants and diverse types of food. My greatest passion and where I spend most of my time is with my family and friends, whether camping, hiking or simply sharing a meal.
Oumou Diallo, MD
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Hobbies: My interests include traveling, cooking, writing, jogging and watching soccer.
Omar Halawa, MD
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Hobbies: My interests include playing the Oud (Turkish stringed instrument), playing the piano, traveling, socializing with friends and family, running, weightlifting and playing soccer.
Cherie Long, MD
Medical School: University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
Hobbies: My interests include running marathons, swimming, hiking, family, dogs, living and traveling overseas, and Cystic Fribrosis.
Joe Mahoney, MD
Medical School: Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
Hobbies: Outdoor recreation is a passion of mine. Mountain biking, running,hiking, and, most recently, fly-fishing are my preferred activities. I have competed in numerous 5k races and sprint triathlons. Music is another outlet that is an important part in my life. I have played acoustic guitar for twelve years for both personal enjoyment and public performance. I enjoy reading both for pleasure and to stay informed on current events. Other sources of joy in my life are drawing, traveling, and my family.
Ross Martini, MD
Medical School:The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Hobbies: My interests include road biking and bike maintenance, furniture restoration, tailoring, marine aquariums, skiing, and snowboarding.
Camille Rice, MD
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Hobbies: My interests are running, photography and sewing.
Katie Seligman, MD
Medical School: Mayo Medical School
Hobbies: My interests include playing hockey, soccer, volleyball, reading, cake decorating, sky diving, history of medicine and foreign films.
Jarret Skirball, MD
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family. My wife and I enjoy going for walks with our dog, working in our garden and having friends over for dinner. I used to play tennis competitively, but now have more fun playing with friends. My newest interest is surfing.
Danny Zeldes, MD
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Hobbies: My interests include running, men's league hockey, intramural basketball and flag football.
Layton Alldredge, MD
Medical School: Tulane University School of MedicineHobbies: My hobbies and interests include hiking, SCUBA diving, rock climbing, mountaineering, music (performing and listening), camping, reading, building models, history, pop culture, and traveling.
Matt Healy, MD
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Hobbies: My interests include road biking, cyclocross, bird-watching, and cooking, especially fish!
Kate Menzel, MD
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Hobbies: My interests are in live music, rock climbing, snowshoeing, being a foodie.