Meet Our Residents
Natalie Dale was born in Portland but grew up on an alpaca farm in Washington State, first in the Columbia River Gorge and later in the tiny town of Amboy. She attended Lawrence University in Wisconsin, where she received a major in Biochemistry and a minor in music (violin performance). She was active in many student organizations, including Students Working Against Hunger & Poverty, for which she organized a volunteer trip to Sierra Leone, swing dancing, and the Balinese Gamelan. After graduation, she worked in an Infectious Disease lab at the University of Washington for six months, before receiving a scholarship through Rotary International to study public health in New Zealand. After much hiking, traveling, speech-giving, and getting married on a mountain top, Natalie returned to the U.S. to attend medical school at Rosalind Franklin University, during which time she started the Women's Health Interest Group, sang in the Pacemakers a cappella choir, organized a volunteer trip to Uganda, developed a passion for board games, and fell in love with Neurology. She is excited to be moving back home to Portland, with her husband, Edward, who recently completed his PhD in organic chemistry (and is fleeing academia to work for Intel), as well as her cat, Kiwi, and dog, Luna.
Shereen Seyal was born and raised in Louisville, KY and is the youngest of three children. She stayed in Kentucky for her undergraduate education, earning a Biology degree from Transylvania University. While in undergrad, she traveled to Spain/France to study the Mediterranean diet (and drink wine) and to Belize to study tropical ecology. Prior to entering medical school, Shereen backpacked through Italy, Greece, France, and Spain. She attended University of Cincinnati to complete her M.D. degree.
Outside of medicine, Shereen frequents music festivals and obviously loves to travel. She has recently fallen in love with rock climbing and looks forward to exploring all of the nature and trails that Portland and the surrounding areas have to offer. She is also a certified scuba diver and loves playing word games and jeopardy. Shereen will be moving to Portland with her dog, a mutt named Axel. She will be going into Neurology and is interested in being an academic Neurohospitalist. After 26 years, she finally made it out to the West coast and is here to stay.
Z. Elizabeth Sun was born in Payson, UT to immigrant parents who were BYU physics graduate students at the time. Her grandmother helped raise her in Jilin, China from the time she was eight months to 30 months old. Elizabeth’s earliest childhood memories, however, were of Seattle, WA; this is where she spent kindergarten through senior year of college. She attended the University of Washington and obtained dual degrees in Neurobiology and Business Administration. By this time, she was certain she wanted to become a physician, but she also explored interests in education and basic science research through volunteering in the Seattle Public School system and conducting genetics research in the Raskind lab.
Soon after graduation, Elizabeth made her way to the Midwest to attend medical school at the Ohio State University. It was in medical school that she returned to her fascination with the brain and nervous system and, late in third year, decided to pursue a career in Neurology (potentially neurological critical care). It was also during medical school that she met and married her wonderful husband, Luke, who works in computer science education and used to run professionally. Together they adopted two young cats, Fortuna and Cinder. The four of them are ecstatically looking forward to calling Portland home, making new friends, and exploring the beautiful Oregon geography! As a Pacific Northwesterner, Elizabeth enjoys hiking, skiing, biking, painting, and fresh coffee.
Victor Tseng was born and raised in Oregon. He attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied Psychology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy. He was a peer counselor, volunteer tutor, and resident advisor in college. After graduating, Victor took a year off to work as an addictions group counselor for adolescents in a dual‐diagnosis locked‐down facility (Northwest Behavioral Healthcare Services). He then matriculated to OHSU. While in medical school, he started a project to create video teaching modules based off of abnormal neurological physical exam findings seen in real patients (with their consent), and he plans to continue work on this project during residency.
During his free time, Victor enjoys volunteering, tutoring, pretending he doesn't like anime, listening to K‐pop, hiking, tennis, and trying a new and cheap food cart or restaurant every week or two.
Tracy Bazan was born in Lima, Peru, but moved with her family to Portland, Oregon at the age of two. In the following years, her father’s job relocated the family to several places, including Scottsdale, San Jose, Costa Rica, and Salt Lake City. However, her parents fell in love with the Northwest and moved back just in time for her to begin eighth grade. Also having an affinity for the Northwest, Tracy attended the University of Oregon with a major in Biology and a minor in Spanish. During her breaks from school, she enjoyed volunteering as an interpreter at a local free clinic.
A year after graduating, she made the leap cross‐country to attend New York Medical College, where she discovered her love for Neurology. Currently, she is interested in treating Multiple Sclerosis; however, she plans on entering residency with an open mind and see where it takes her. In her time outside of the hospital, Tracy enjoys traveling, hiking, trying new restaurants, and reading. As a huge Oregon Ducks fan, she also enjoys following college football and watching games with her husband. They are both very excited to be moving back home to Portland.
Highlands Ranch, CO
Colorado College with a major in Biology, minor in Anthropology
Before Med School
I came right from undergrad, but did some traveling in between
General Neurology, Movement Disorders, MS
Reading, hiking, camping, trying new restaurants, watching too much TV/netflix, beer/wine tasting, listening to music, going to concerts, video games
Favorite books and authors
Anything by Neil Gaiman! A Song of Ice and Fire series, the Harry Potter series, anything by Dave Eggers. I like anything from sci-fi to mysteries to graphic novels to embarrassing YA novels (Hunger Games, etc)
Star Wars, The Fifth Element, Wayne's World, Pixar movies, Wes Anderson movies, Quentin Tarantino movies. I tend towards TV—Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, The Daily Show, Sherlock, Parks & Rec, House of Cards, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey...the list goes on...
The Decemberists, Metric, Ben Kweller, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Passion Pit, Rilo Kiley, The Avett Brothers, The Shins, The Beatles, BNL...generally indie and alternative stuff. This list also goes on...
Favorite Jobs (before this one)
Working at the student health center in college. It was my first introduction to medicine!
OHSU is an amazing program with awesome people. Plus, Portland truly has it all—great food, great music, outstanding natural beauty, great beer, great wine.
Kathryn (Katy) Hagen was born and raised in Reno, NV. She decided to see the world and moved east to attend Boston College. There, she discovered the Boston Red Sox (go Sox!) and improv comedy, and she studied abroad in the Erasmus program in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. She graduated with Bachelor degrees in Chemistry and Art History, then went on to earn a Master’s degree in Roman Architecture and Dutch Painting at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. After working on an archaeology dig at the ancient Roman city of Aphrodisias in Turkey, Katy decided to get back into science and spent two years as a research associate working in virology and immunology; this is where she discovered an interest in clinical medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Nevada, where she discovered her passions for Neurology and Halloween, winning the distinguished group best costume award as Star Child from KISS.
Katy is excited to begin her training in Neurology and is especially interested in Movement Disorders. Aside from medicine, she enjoys baking, reading, hiking, and cross‐country skiing with her husband, Jack, and their Siberian Husky, Dr. Indiana Jones. She looks forward to all Portland has to offer.
Pippa Macdonald was born and raised in Hawaii, growing up in the town of Kailua on the windward side of Oahu. She attended the University of California at Berkeley, where she majored in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Psychology and competed on the track and cross country teams. After college, she remained in the Bay Area for a few years, experimenting with several odd jobs before returning home to attend medical school at the University of Hawaii.
During medical school, Pippa was active in the department of medical education and also engaged in several epidemiological research projects in neurology. She was grateful to take advantage of the University of Hawaii's reaching presence in Asia and the Pacific, completing away rotations in both Japan and Guam. Throughout medical school, she made sure to carve out time for coaching track and cross country at her high school in Honolulu, an activity that she finds particularly rewarding. Pippa’s hobbies include running, hiking, reading and soccer, and she is very excited about Portland's many outdoor activities and professional sports teams (as Hawaii has none!). She will be sad, of course, to leave the rest of her family behind in Hawaii, but looks forward to meeting many great new people and experiencing all that Portland has to offer.
Scott Rewinkel was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Richland, Washington. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, he quickly developed an appreciation for the outdoors and enjoyed backpacking and camping throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. His love of automobiles led him to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington, where he was a design leader of the human‐powered submarine team and a team SCUBA diver. It was at UW that he was first exposed to the amazing projects that bridged the disciplines of engineering and medicine and sparked his interest in pursuing a career as a physician.
Following graduation, Scott went on to earn his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Washington State University, where he performed research on optimizing ceramics for bone tissue implants. After working as an engineer for a private firm, he attended medical school at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. His career interests include Movement Disorders, Neuro‐Ophthalmology, and Stroke Neurology. Outside of the hospital, Scott enjoys automotive mechanics, food, nature photography, hiking, camping, and ice hockey. He is thrilled to be moving back to the Pacific Northwest!
UndergradGrinnell College (also in Iowa), majored in French and Neuroscience
Dartmouth Medical School (now Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth)
Before Med School
Worked as a CNA in a nursing home and a memory care unit, did bioethics research at Georgetown
Movement disorders, specifically development of therapies that target neuroinflammation in Parkinson's disease, medical education
Climbing, yoga, cooking, baking, beer/winetasting, hiking, running the trails while my husband shreds them on his mountain bike, going on themed bike rides with large masses of Portlandians wearing ridiculous costumes
Favorite books and author
Life of Pi -Yann Martel, Matilda- Roald Dahl, His Dark Materials Trilogy- Philip Pullman, anything by Dave Barry or Thich Nhat Hanh
Favorite TV Shows
Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Documentary Now
I get to share an office with Kelsey, our program coordinator, and I pretty much love whatever she plays. Prince's Purple Rain is probably my favorite song of all time.
Favorite Jobs (before this one)
Student Health Center Clerk/Condom Fairy (refilled the condom machines, not as sexy as it sounds)
I was drawn here because it seemed like the program where I would be the happiest, and I haven't regretted my decision for a minute. My colleagues are fun, interesting and supportive; the nurses and auxiliary staff are fun to work with; everyone here takes pride in their work. Portland has a relatively low cost-of-living, great neighborhoods, fantastic variety and quality of food, and last-minute getaways to the coast or the Columbia Gorge are very doable — even on an intern's schedule.
Stewart Weber, M.D.