Meet Our Residents


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Levana Amrock, MD
Medical School: Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai
Hobbies: Levana's interests include running, hiking, portrait drawing, yoga, and spending time with her husband and son.

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Max Barron, MD
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania SOM
Hobbies: Outside of the hospital, Max enjoys cycling (road and fixed gear) and he is an avid lover of cars and motorcycles.

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Reid Bennett, MD
Medical School:
Geisel SOM at Dartmouth
Hobbies: Reid is a (slightly) fanatical tennis player but also enjoys hiking, running, skiing, soccer, and most outdoor activities.

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Jenny Chen, MD, PhD
Medical School: Mayo Medical School
Hobbies: Jenny's interests include playing the cello and piano, swimming, yoga, cooking, writing poetry, and reading mystery novels. Jenny and her husband enjoy spending as much time outdoors as possible and are avid fans of Pac-12 sports.

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Andy Dilla, MD
Medical School:
University of Pittsburgh SOM
Hobbies:  Andy enjoys bicycling, running, camping, hunting, scuba diving, bread baking, brewing beer, playing guitar, and reading. Andy is always on his next adventure and determined to maintain his current situation of having visited more countries than he is old.

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Christopher Dukatz, MD
Medical School: Ohio State University COM
Hobbies:  Chris' hobbies include ping-pong and any outdoor activities including swimming, climbing, and fly-fishing. Chris especially enjoys hiking/backpacking with his wife, Emily, and their dog, Oliver.




Desire Ketchandji, MD
Medical School: Southern Illinois University SOM
Hobbies:  Desire enjoys traveling, playing soccer, watching movies, cooking, and trying different kinds of food. Desire has recently begun dabbling into photography.

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Brian Magnuson, MD
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania SOM
Hobbies: Brian enjoys a plethora of outdoor activities, including cycling, hiking, kayaking, disc golf, and nearly anything on the water. Brian also partakes in photography, gardening, computing, and geology at the amateur level.

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Jerrod Spence, MD
Medical School: Texas Tech University SOM
Hobbies: Between Jerrod's second and third year of medical school, Jarrod married his wife, Ashlee, a neonatal ICU nurse. Together they enjoy trying new foods, cooking, hiking, exercising, and reading.

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Abigail Tirrell, MD, MPH
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
Hobbies:  Prior to medical school, Abbie served as an AmeriCorps member in Seattle and coordinated international surgical programs for Operation Smile. Abbie and her husband, Jon, welcomed their sweet baby daughter, June, in December 2014. They enjoy taking advantage of all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer – including hiking with their dog, biking, camping, food, coffee, and beer.

CA-1 Residents

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Immaculeta Achilike, MD, MPH
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Hobbies: Imma enjoys preparing all types of food for friends and family. She also enjoys running to stay fit and staying in touch with close friends.

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Jeffrey Davis, MD
Medical School:
Loyola University Stritch SOM
Hobbies: Jeff's interests include snowboarding, backpacking, drawing and painting. He also enjoys home-brewing beer and social media in medical education.

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Errol Hull, MD
Medical School: University of Washington SOM
Hobbies: Errol's interests include automotive restoration/modification, home renovation, and flying.

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John Meyer, MD
Medical School: University of Kansas SOM
Hobbies: In his spare time, John likes to chase fish with fly rods, hunt birds with pointing dogs, paddle, ski and snowboard. He is married to a marathoning Geologist super-mom, and they are the proud parents of two toddler boys.


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Joanna Olsen, MD, PhD
Medical School: University of Rochester
Hobbies: Interests include running, hiking, yoga, cooking (and eating), and spending time with her husband and two little boys.

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Jay Robinson II, MD
Medical School: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Hobbies: Jay's interests include illustration, cooking, basketball, listening to music, marathon Star Trek The Next Generation sessions, anime, and Japanese theatrical features.

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Remigio Roque, MD
Medical School: University of Maryland, SOM
Hobbies: Remy likes to spend his time seeking out adventures and exploring his new surroundings, whether that means taking a scenic drive, hiking some trails, or seeking out cultural events around town. He spends a lot of time reading, caffeinating, eating out, and planning vacations. Goals for the upcoming year include picking up his saxophone again, seeing Oregon's Painted Hills, finally going camping, and learning how to shift gears on his bicycle. 

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Nicholas Saenz. MD
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Hobbies: Outside of medicine, Nick is a big fan of all the great things Oregon/Portland has to offer such as food trucks, restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, hiking all over the Columbia River Gorge, skiing, running trails, biking and outdoor music festivals. He is also a diehard San Antonio Spurs fan.

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Andrew Slupe, MD
Medical School: University of Iowa COM
Hobbies: Andy and his wife, Meghan, have two young children, Calvin and Hazel.

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Julia Stokes, MD
Medical School: University of Washington SOM
Hobbies: Julia married her high school sweetheart, Graham, and they have a daughter, Audrey, who is the light of her life. Julia’s interests include gardening, exploring local breweries (especially kid-friendly ones), and making trips out to the coast.

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Evan Thilo, MD
Medical School: Wake Forest University SOM
Hobbies: Evan is originally from Seattle, did medical school in North Carolina, and is now back in the Pacific Northwest. He enjoys cycling (mountain biking, road biking), rock climbing, and spending time at Portland's arcade bar Ground Kontrol improving his DDR, PacMan, and Time Crisis skills.

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Amber Tucker, MD
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College
Hobbies: During intern year, Amber successfully ran her first 5K. She enjoys spoken word poetry, eating culturally diverse food, and visiting amusement parks. She also enjoys serving underprivileged communities and inspiring others to be great, regardless of their circumstances.

CA-2 Residents

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Mike Carrigan, MD
Medical School: University 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.

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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.

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Alex Fu, MD
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Hobbies: Alex's interests include guitar, snowboarding, and food carts. He also appeared on a PBS documentary about the Shikoku Pilgrimage.

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Joelle Karlik, MD
Medical School: Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Hobbies: Joelle's interests include pickling, sailing, knitting, cooking/ baking, running, ultimate Frisbee, & digital photography.

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Admire Kuchena, MD
Medical School: Mayo Medical School
Hobbies:  In addition to loving the joys of new fatherhood, Admire enjoys jogging in the outdoors, traveling, and is a self-proclaimed avid cook.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Austin Peters, MD
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Austin is currently conducting research in traumatic brain injuries and pursuing a Masters in human research through the Oregon Scholars Program.

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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. 

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Michelle Tully, MD
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
Hobbies: Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband, Doug, and young son, Cade. She loves being a mother, hosting dinner for family and friends, baking, cake decorating, spending time outdoors, and shopping. In the summer, she enjoys camping and boating with family at Priest Lake in northern Idaho. 

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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.

CA-3 Residents


Cory Hoffbuhr, MD
Medical School: Ohio State University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Cory treasures his time with his wife and two daughters. His favorite activities include photography, cycling, running, soccer, hiking, recreational diving, aviation and hunting.

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Jordan Johnson, MD
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Hobbies: Jordan's interests are his family including his wife and daughters Jayva and Jaycee.  Jordan loves hiking in the Cascades, photography, and looking for arachnids and reptiles to photograph. He is fascinated by cacti and succulent plants as well. Jordan enjoys watching and playing sports, mainly baseball and football as he was a placekicker and punter. He is passionate about singing and  art - he sings and draws every chance he gets.

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Natalea Johnson, MD
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center
Hobbies: Natalea's interests include traveling, reading, yoga, live music, cycling, and cooking.


Dustin McGirr, DO
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Hobbies: Dustin enjoys outdoor activities like camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, snowboarding, and golfing. He gets to do these activities with his friends and family who he really loves to spent time with. Dustin also likes to play and follow baseball and football, and since he was born and raised in AZ his 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: Seth loves to play soccer and follow the English Premier Soccer league. During his free time he enjoys technology, running, and cooking.


Luis R. Sauceda-Cerda, MD
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
Hobbies: Luis likes seeing new places, spending time with loved ones, eating good food, and pursuing optimum health.


Wonita Shin, MD
Medical School: University of California, Irvine
Hobbies: Wonita enjoys exploring Portland and all of its festivals, spending time with her family, and squeezing in a workout or good novel when she can.



Megan Werntz, MD
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Megan enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan, an urology resident at OHSU. They enjoy hiking and biking in the gorge with their twins in tow, cookouts with friends, and racing on the Columbia river in their 22' sailboat Lady Di. 


Richard Wick, MD
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Hobbies: During Richard's free time, he enjoys photography, traveling, and hiking around the Pacific Northwest. One of his biggest passions would have to be movies. He discovered this while working at a local movie theater during high school and has never lost interest. He has been fortunate to travel around the world including Japan, Mexico, Central America, South America, and throughout the United States - Richard is always trying to plan the next adventure with his wonderful wife, Sarah!


Shaun Yockelson, MD
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis
Hobbies: Before medicine, Shaun believed that he would be a professional musician. He has taught himself to play piano, saxophone, guitar, and bass, and specialize in jazz and funk genres. In addition, he is an avid snowboarder.


Andy Young, MD
Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University
Aviation - Andy earned his Private pilot's license and Instrument rating in 2007.
Cooking - Andy has a small garden and loves cooking with ingredients he has grown.
Tennis - Andy was a division I college tennis recruit at St Mary's College of California.

CA-4 Residents


Anila Elliott, MD

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine

Hobbies: In Anila's spare time she enjoys practicing yoga, leisure reading, running, cooking, shopping, and spending time with friends and family. 


Jarrett Skirball, MD

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Hobbies: Outside of work, Jarrett enjoys spending time with his family. With his wife and two children, Jarrett enjoys going for walks with their dog, playing at the park or going to the various street fairs or events around the city. Jarrett's oldest son is just getting old enough to do fun things like playing at the beach and is trying to get him to ride waves on his surf board, or go camping.