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Camilla Elven M.D.

Camilla Elven M.D.

Camille was born in Littleton, CO and a few months later moved to Kansas with her Mother, who started college at the University of Kansas. She spent most of her childhood living in the suburbs of Kansas City until moving back to Denver for the final two years of high school. After spending a year at DePaul University in Chicago, she couldn't resist the family tradition and transferred to the U of Kansas, where she earned a degree in Biology with emphasis in Genetics. As a tried and true Jayhawk, she decided to stay at the U of Kansas for medical school. Outside of studying and clinicals, she spent time working at the JayDoc Free Clinic, serving on the board of several student organizations, including one of the school's academic societies, and becoming an ambassador for the medical school. Some highlights during medical school include a medical mission trip to Belize and six weeks in Europe for an international elective.

Aside from medicine, Camille's interests include travel, SCUBA diving, hiking, biking, camping, running, and to balance all that exercise, baking (cupcakes are her specialty, but she loves to bake and cook just about anything). Other hobbies include party planning and anything that involves dance, which goes hand in hand with her love of music and obsession with "dubstep", as you are sure to quickly find out. After spending most of her life in the Midwest, Camille is excited to move to the NW to meet great people and start a new adventure!

Hometown

Centennial, Colorado & Olathe, Kansas

Undergrad

University of Kansas, BS in Genetics

Before Med School

Undergrad at KU

Medical Interests

movement disorders and neuro-oncology

Non-Medical Interests

Travel!!! Running, Biking, Hiking, Swimming, Kayaking, Scuba diving, Baking, Cooking, Reading, Weather, College Basketball (Rock Chalk Jayhawks!), NFL, party planning, decorating and hanging out with friends.

Favorite books and authors

Bill Bryson, anything and everything he writes! To Kill a Mockingbird and short story collections.

Favorite Movies

Gladiator, Shawshank Redemption, Fight Club, Inglorious Bastards, Django, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Clueless, Mean Girls, 10 Things I Hate About You, the whole Bourne series, Ocean’s 11, 12 & 13, The Departed and Good Will Hunting.

Favorite Music

GirlTalk, Kid Cudi, MGMT, Florence + The Machine, Incubus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, 311, Escape the Fate, Jack Johnson, Frou Frou, Daft Punk, Dubstep!! (Skrillex, Adventure Club, Avicii, Bassnectar, Benny Benassi, Borgore, Datsik, Emalkay, Flux Pavilion, Zeds, Dead, Nero, Mt. Eden), Rap, Hip-hop, Alternative, Hard Rock, Metal and the slightest bit of classic country hits.

Favorite Jobs (before this one)

Nanny, Starbucks Barista and Livestrong volunteer for the Chicago Bulls

Why Oregon

Mountains, rivers, ocean, food carts, cool people, awesome program, everything I could ask for and more, throw in great friends, relatives and endless fun inside and outside the city, I could not imagine being anywhere else!

Camilla Elven M.D.