Dr. Sima Desai, Residency Program Director
The OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program leadership is comprised of faculty from both the OHSU Hospital and the Portland VA Medical Center. Program leadership currently consists of:
- Program Director - Dr. Sima Desai
- Vice Chair for Education - Dr. Thomas Cooney
- Associate Program Directors (5) - Dr. Andrea Cedfeldt, Dr. Stephanie Halvorson, Dr. Joseph Hardman, Dr. Alan Hunter, Dr. Melissa Nyendak
- Chief Residents (4) - Dr. Ryan Clay, Dr. Andy Lawton, Dr. Kate Mackey, Dr. Brian Ricci
Each resident is linked to an Associate Program Director during their training in our program. Residents meet with their core Program Director bi-annually to review their educational progress and plan out their career pathway.
Our current housestaff originate from all geographical areas of the United States and beyond. We average 99 housestaff per year (33 per class).
Approximately six residents per class participate in the Primary Care Track. The rest participate in the Categorical Track. Residents may "track" back and forth between the two if their desired career pathway changes.
Recent Resident Graduate Destinations
Where have past graduates from the OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program gone? We have compiled a list of recent graduates and their career or educational destinations after residency. Destinations are divided into four categories: Fellowship, Hospitalist, Primary Care, Other.