Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics


The Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics is a division within the Department of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). The Division is comprised of three sections; two at OHSU and one at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The three sections often collaborate on teaching and training activities, research, and clinical care. The Division is home to a group of outstanding physicians, nurse practitioners, researchers, and educators who are dedicated to serving the people of Oregon by providing excellent clinical care, and serving the region and the nation through research and education. It is an exciting time to be involved in primary care, with innovative educational models and health care reform initiatives that are transforming how care is delivered.

The Division has over 50 full time and part time faculty members, and over 180 volunteer clinical faculty located throughout the region. Dr. Katherine Bensching is Division Head and Dr. Elizabeth Allen, MD is Section Chief at the Portland VAMC.

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Internal Medicine faculty members receive national recognition. Congratulations to Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD, MPH, Martha Gerrity, MD, MPH, PhD, Abigail Lenhart, MD, Reem Hasan, MD, Samuel Edwards, MD, and Meredith Niess, MD for having their excellent work recognized by the Society of General Internal Medicine at this years annual conference. See the full list of award and grant recipients here.

Our own Melissa Weimer, DO, MCR, was recently quoted as a pain management expert in an article by MedPage Today, The Continuing Problem of Opioids and Pain. The story was included in the sites Daily Headlines which is seen by over 200,000 health professionals.

Congratulations to our incoming addiction medicine fellow for 2017, Daniel Warren, MD, for winning the Next Generation Award for Adolescent Substance Use Prevention from the Addiction Medicine Foundation. This grant will expand adolescent substance use prevention and treatment training for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship. It will allow Dr. Warren to spend time at Cascadia's adolescent and family treatment services center and build additional capacity to train providers in early intervention.



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