Bryan V. Pham, M.D.
Bryan Pham was born in St. Paul, MN, but raised in Texas. Much to the disappointment of those he meets outside of Texas, he does not have an accent. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he earned his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering as a part of the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s inaugural undergraduate class.
After college, Bryan conducted research in cervical cancer screening at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Two years later, he found himself enrolled at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. While in medical school, Bryan participated in the McGovern Medical Humanities Certificate Program, where he enjoyed the opportunity to study something other than science (not to mention all the free lunches!). He also indulged his global health proclivities by spending a week in a clinic in a small village in Honduras during his first and second years, as well as a month in China learning about traditional Chinese medicine during his fourth year.
Bryan is currently interested in general neurology and neuro-infectious disease but has not yet decided where the future will take him. The one thing he does know is that he is ecstatic to be completing his residency in Portland! Outside of medicine, he is a first-degree black belt in taekwon-do, an avid Dallas Stars and Texas Longhorns fan, and loves to cook and travel.
The University of Texas at Austin
Before Med School
I spent two years at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center helping develop devices for cervical cancer screening. Suffice it to say, I am much happier now that I have moved on to the other end of the body.
Right now, I really enjoy general neurology. Whether I go on to sub-specialize or not remains to be seen. What I do know for certain is that I ultimately see myself being involved in both medical education and neurology as it relates to global health.
Non Medical Interests
Taekwon-do, college football (Hook 'Em Horns!!), hockey (Go Stars!!), cooking, eating, traveling, exploring everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Favorite books and authors
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Dune, Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology (just kidding...Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice is way better).
I'm not a particularly big movie buff, but I do like (good) scary movies.
Matthew Mayfield, Fuel, Lifehouse
Favorite Jobs (before this one)
I have always wanted to live in the Pacific Northwest, so that was a huge draw for me when I was looking for places to apply to for residency. Now that I'm here, I've found that the greatest assets of the program are its people. My co-residents are some of the most fun people I know, and the faculty that I have worked with so far have been just as great. Plus, who wouldn't want to ride a gondola to work every day?