Rebecca A. Harrison, MD, FACP

Rebecca Harrison, MD, FACPAssociate Professor of Medicine
Chief of University Section of Hospital Medicine
4th Year Medicine Clerkship Director
Medicine Teaching Service 


MD: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, 1994
BA: Boston University, Biology (Cum Laude), Boston, MA, 1986


Chief Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 1998 
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1997
Internship: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1995

Research Interests:

Source: The Society of General Internal Medicine: Mary O’Flaherty Horn Scholars Program
PI: Rebecca Harrison
Dates: June 2004-June 2007  

My main areas of Research and Scholarly interest are in medical education, hospitalist careers, and work / life balance in Internal Medicine

Representative Publications:

  1. JO. Lo, RA Harrison, AJ Hunter “ Fulminant hepatic failure resulting in liver transplantation in the setting of secondary syphilis” Journal of Infection
  2. SS Desai, RA Harrison, M Murphy “Capnocytophaga Ochracea, Causing Severe Sepsis and Purpura Fulminans in an Immunocompetent Patient”. Journal of Infection Accepted for Publication June 2006. Date Pending
  3. RA Harrison , T Vu, AJ Hunter “Wernicke’s Encephalopathy in a Patient with Schizophrenia” J Gen Intern Med. Accepted for Publication July 2006. Date Pending.
  4. RA Harrison , EA Allen, “Teaching Internal Medicine Residents in the New Era” Inpatient Attending with Duty-Hour Regulations.” J Gen Intern Med . 2006; 21:1-6.
  5. AJ Hunter, SS Desai, RA Harrison, BCK Chan "Medical Student Evaluation of the Quality of Hospitalist and Non-Hospitalist Teaching Faculty on Inpatient Medicine Rotations." Academic Medicine 79:1 (2003): 1-5.
  6. RA Harrison , Bahar A, Payne MM "Postinfantile Giant Cell Hepatitis Associated with Long-term Elevated Transaminase Levels in Treated Graves’ Disease." The American Journal of Medicine 112:4 (2002).


During residency and chief residency at OHSU, I developed my interest in teaching. As a Hospitalist and Clinician Educator, I teach in a variety of clinical and class room settings to a wide spectrum of learners. The clinical setting and patients provide the content that I teach to dozens of Internal Medicine and Family Practice residents, interns, medical students, and physician assistant students every year.

I have developed and participate in a variety of teaching conferences to resident and medical student and serve as a small group facilitator for the PCM course for students and the Ambulatory Block Journal Club for residents. Along with my Hospitalist colleagues, I teach internal medicine at the Dental School. I find mentoring and advising the many residents and medical students with whom I work quite fulfilling.

I have been the Course Director for the 4th Year Internal Medicine Interest Group for the past five years providing me the opportunity to mentor and advise a large number of students pursing Internal Medicine.

For the past two years, I have been able to teach students, residents, and faculty on an international level as a visiting professor at Otowa University in Japan. I am most appreciative of my patients, residents, students and colleagues from whom I am constantly learning.

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