Meet Our Residents

PGY 1

Natalie Dale

Natalie DaleNatalie Dale

Hometown
Born in Portland, grew up in Amboy, Washington

Undergraduate education
Lawrence University, Biochemistry major, minor in music

Medical school
Rosalind Franklin University

Before medical school
Lived in New Zealand for 1 year studying public health 

Medical interests
Interest in Multiple sclerosis but open to anything!

Hobbies
Music: violin, piano, singing. Also love reading, board games, disc golf and other nerdy

Pets
Luna the dog and Kiwi the cat

Favorite books and authors
Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Favorite music
Classical, alternative, metal....my favorite band is Ra.

Favorite job (before this one)
Parking lot attendant at my parents' RV storage facility (got paid to read)

Why Oregon?
I love the Pacific Northwest. It's beautiful, it's fun, and it's home

Why OHSU neurology?
Loved the other people, both faculty and residents, and the commitment to education and community.

Younes Jahangiri

Younes Jahangiri Younes Jahangiri

Hometown
I was born and raised in Ardebil, Iran.

Undergraduate education
I don't have college major since in Iran we enter med school directly from high school (It seems hard at first, but it is kinda cool).

Before medical school
I think my most amazing work experience was volunteering in an outpatient clinic in Iraq and visiting around 120 patients a day from dawn to dusk.

Medical school
Iran University of Medical Sciences.

Medical interests
My goal is to subspecialize in headaches, migraines with aura, and cluster headaches.

Hobbies
Playing volleyball, hiking, biking, driving, finding new restaurants, cooking, playing violin and singing.

Brett Lee

Brett LeeBrett Lee

Hometown
Walhalla, North Dakota

Undergraduate education
North Dakota State University, Clinical Laboratory Science

Medical school
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Before medical school
I was born and raised on the rugged tundra of North Dakota. I worked as a phlebotomist during college. After graduation, I moved to Oregon to start working as a clinical lab scientist (aka med tech). I spent several years working in the Portland area and met my wife during this time. She graduated from Willamette University College of Law. We then returned to the rugged tundra for medical school.

Prior to residency, I took part in a variety of volunteer/research experiences. Volunteering included math tutoring, organizing a clothing donation center, community health screenings, and elementary school wellness presentations. For research, I worked to create a viral vector able to express a neurotrophic factor with a fluorescent tag which will be used in Parkinson's disease research projects.

Medical interests
Epilepsy/EEG

Hobbies
Sports (I'm an obsessive Minnesota Vikings fan), Guitar, Computer games, my wife and dog, documentary films, trying to stay physically fit, catching up on Game of Thrones

Pets
Hugh, my 8 year old dachshund

Favorite books and authors
Oliver Sacks, JRR Tolkien, Atul Gawande, Stephen King, V.S. Ramachandran

Favorite movies
Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Knight, Star Wars (No prequels), Lord of the Rings trilogy, Forrest Gump, any bad horror movie, any 80's action movie

Favorite music
Anything that rocks and isn't Nickelback.

Favorite job (before this one)
Cook - in a small town diner

Why Oregon?
You couldn't ask for a more beautiful state to call home. Oceans, mountains, and forests are all within an hour's drive. Portland offers anything you could want in terms of great food, beer, wine, music, beautiful scenery, things to do, and nice people. It's impossible to not fit in here. Also, rain beats snow any day.

Why OHSU neurology?
Everyone here is very friendly and committed to providing the best training experience possible. The faculty is supportive and approachable. The residents are excellent and welcoming. The hospital is beautiful. Also, there are a variety of fellowship and elective opportunities. 

Orly Moshe-Lilie

Orly Moshe-Lilie Orly Moshe- Lilie

Hometown
Haifa, Israel

Undergraduate education
University of California Riverside, Neuroscience 

Medical school
Oregon Health & Science University          

Before medical school
Served in the Israeli Air Force, moved south to Eilat where I had lived by the Red Sea and enjoyed every second of it swimming, scuba diving or just staring at its marvelous beauty, then moved to the USA where I met Nitzan... fast forward couple of years later...we got married on the first day of summer by the Mediterranean Sea in Israel. 

Medical interests
neurogenesis and cellular communication, dementia, movement and neuromuscular disorders, medical student education

Hobbies
dancing Argentinean Tango and Milonga, sketching and designing, cooking, antiquing, and watching Sci-Fi.

Pets
None currently. Love beagles and Great Danes.

Favorite books and authors
Paulo Coelho

Favorite movies
The Fifth Element

Favorite music
Tango

Favorite job (before this one)
Public relations, had the opportunity to meet and work with many interesting characters 

Why Oregon?
The people, the diversity, the views, and, believe it or not, the weather 

Why OHSU neurology?
Definitely the people. the faculty, residents, and staff made it the most inviting and supportive educational environment for me as a medical student, and I knew that these are the people that I would like to train with.

Christopher (Chris) Wilkins

Christopher (Chris) WilkinsChristopher (Chris) Wilkins

Hometown
Born in Concord, Massachusetts. I grew up in a military family so I lived in various states across the country. I currently call Atlanta, Georgia my home.

Education
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Psychology

Medical school
Boston University

Before medical school
Emergency department Clerk at Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital

Medical interests
Stroke, Neurocritical Care

Hobbies
Music, Dancing, Guitar, Video Games

Favorite books and authors
Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut

Favorite movies
Pulp Fiction 

Favorite music
Ringo Deathstarr

Favorite job (before this one)
Tutoring 1st year medical students

Why Oregon?
A friend I met during medical school vacationed in Oregon and said I should absolutely come to visit if I had the chance. When I came to Portland for my interview at OHSU I really liked the scenic views, mellow atmosphere, and plethora of local breweries.

Why OHSU neurology?
Everyone here seemed very friendly and there's a neuroscience ICU that's sure to give me a good idea of what's involved in practicing neurocritical care.

PGY 2

Annie Chiu, M.D.

Annie Chiu

Hometown
Brooklyn, NY

Undergraduate education
University of Chicago

Medical school
Albany Medical College

Before medical school
Research, worked in public health, and got my master's degrees

Medical interests
Neuroimmunology and neurocritical care

Hobbies
Food and wine

Favorite books and authors
Rivka Galchen, Michael Polland, Oliver Sacks, and children's books

Favorite movies
Anything by Wong Kar Wai, but especially In the Mood for Love

Favorite music
Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Broken Social Scene, Sam Cooke, Chance, Prince, Andrew Bird

Favorite job (before this one)
Working in a museum

Why Oregon?
OHSU is a forward-thinking institution, has great research opportunities, and has an intellectually curious and supportive culture. Also, it's in Portland. :)

Shereen Seyal, M.D.

Shereen Seyal, M.D.Shereen Seyal

Hometown
Louisville, KY 

Undergraduate education
Transylvania University (in Kentucky, not Europe) – biology (ex: tropical ecology, comparative vertebrate anatomy, evolution)

Medical school
University of Cincinnati

Medical interests
I'm still undecided, but neurohospitalist and stroke are two I've been considering!

Hobbies
Hanging out with my spicy Italian boyfriend and Axel, my dog (here he is in a fedora). Music festivals, motorcycle rides, traveling, potlucks with friends, beer/wine festivals

Pets
Axel, the best dog ever

Favorite TV shows
TV shows: The Office, Arrested Development, the United States of Tara, Walking dead, Veep, Shameless, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones

Favorite music
Electronic/EDM (great for writing notes in the middle of the night), indie/folk, classic rock

Why Oregon?
I've known for a long time that I wanted to escape the Midwest and plant roots on the west coast. I thought that meant California, but then I came to the Pacific Northwest for the first time and feel instantly in love.  Portland is a big city, but it's got some small town Midwest vibes and it felt like home almost immediately. This city has endless things to do and tons of awesome weekend trips into the mountains, the gorge, and the coast. The people here are warm, welcoming, and weird (in the best way).

Why OHSU neurology?
The people - when I interviewed here it struck me how happy everyone was and that amazingly, the residents all had lives and interests outside of work. I even went to a beer festival after my interview day and met up with some of the resident.

The program is full of faculty that are unbeatable, receptive, caring, brilliant, and funny.

Elizabeth Sun, M.D.

Elizabeth Sun, M.D.

Elizabeth Sun

Hometown
Seattle, WA

Undergraduate education
University of Washington;BS Neurobiology, BA Business Administration

Medical school
The Ohio State University

Medical interests
Neuro ICU, Stroke

Hobbies
I enjoy hiking, camping, painting, yoga, sleeping

Pets
Two dumpster cats (Fortuna, Cinder) and a part time Shiba Inu (Sabrina)

Favorite books and authors
Harry Potter

Favorite movies
I will watch anything on TV with the right company. I generally enjoy sci-fi, drama, international films

Why Oregon?
The PNW is unbeatable in its natural beauty and grandeur!

Why OHSU neurology?
The entire interview process and program qualities made me feel I would be a good fit: it was the only program with 1:1 dinners and whose website emphasized work-life balance and resident well-being. It has fellowships in every subspecialty of Neurology, and has a strong ICU program to rotate through as a resident.

Victor Tseng, M.D.

Victor Tseng, M.D.

Victor Tseng

Hometown
West Linn, Oregon

Undergraduate education
Washington University in St. Louis: Philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology

Medical school
Oregon Health & Science University

Before medical school
I was a group addictions counselor for adolescents.

Medical interests
Outpatient general neurology

Hobbies
Hiking, tennis, and trying every cool restaurant in the Northwest

Favorite movies
The Incredibles, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy

Favorite music
Korean Pop (just a little)

Why Oregon?
I love the northwest!

Why OHSU neurology?
I love the staff!

PGY 3

Tracy Bazan, M.D.

Tracy Bazan, M.D.Tracy Bazan

Hometown
Portland, Oregon

I was born in Lima, Peru and my family moved to Portland when I was one year old. We moved around for a few years because of my father's job and ended up back Portland where I spent most of my formative years.

Undergraduate education
University of Oregon: Major in Biology, minor in Spanish 

Medical school
New York Medical College 

Before medical school
I took a year off after undergrad and worked at a physical therapy clinic as a physical therapist assistant.  

Medical interests
Neuromuscular and general neurology 

Hobbies
Traveling (especially abroad), trying new restaurants, gardening, Oregon Ducks football, spending time with my family

Favorite books and authors
To Kill a Mockingbird 

Favorite job (before this one)
It technically was not a job, but I really enjoyed volunteering as a Spanish interpreter at a local free clinic. Patients were so appreciative of your time, and I felt it to be very rewarding to help people who had been marginalized from healthcare. 

Why Oregon?
I'm a bit biased because Oregon is home, and I did not realize how much I loved it until I left. Oregonians are some pretty friendly people and it's not uncommon to have a stranger smile, say hi, or even strike up a conversation. This is a beautiful state and living in Portland puts you in prime location to enjoy the mountains or the coast in just a two hour drive. Portland has grown so much over past few years with so many new neighborhoods and restaurants to explore. 

Why OHSU neurology?
There are several reason why I think this has been a great place to train. I think the people at OHSU play a big role. The attendings as a whole provide a very supportive learning environment and are eager to teach. We have strong ancillary staff who are not only helpful but pleasant to work with, which allows you to focus most of your energy on patient care and learning. Last but certainly not least, I love my co-residents. Our program does a wonderful job at attracting people who are not only smart and hardworking, but who are also fun to spend time with outside of the hospital.

Jessica Rice, M.D.

Jessica Rice, M.D.

Jessica Rice

Hometown
Denver, Colorado

Undergraduate education
Colorado College: major in Biology, minor in Anthropology

Medical school
Creighton

Medical interests
Neuroimmunology, MS, movement disorders

Hobbies
I spend my free time with my awesome husband, hiking the lush forests of Oregon, reading mystery or sci-fi/fantasy novels, watching too much TV (especially HGTV), drinking tea, zip-lining, gardening, trying to learn how to cook. Also, I was very involved in theatre and acting in a former life. 

Jessica Rice, M.D., with friend, in front of mountain

Favorite books and authors
A Song of Ice and Fire series, anything by Neil Gaiman or JK Rowling, Blumenfeld's Neuroanatomy Through Clinical Cases (Kidding. Or am I?)

Favorite music
Almost anything alternative, indie, indie pop, etc.

Why Oregon?
Oregon has it all: beautiful forests, amazing waterfalls, scenic coast lines, excellent wine country, and great people. Portland is perfectly situated to take advantage of it all. This is a wonderful city for people who love food, live music, coffee, beer, and anything offbeat. 

Why OHSU neurology?
We are a strong, well-rounded program with outstanding faculty and a close-knit group of residents! The nurses and ancillary staff are outstanding, and truly focused on patient care. There is an emphasis on resident well-being, education, and growth that makes OHSU a special place.



Kathryn Hagen, M.D.

Kathryn Hagen, M.D. Kathryn Hagen

Hometown
Reno, Nevada

Undergraduate education
Boston College: Chemistry and Art History

Medical school
University of Nevada

Before medical school
I earned a Master's degree in Ancient Roman architecture and Dutch 17th century painting at The Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. After spending a season at an archaeology dig at the ancient Roman city of Aphrodisias in Turkey, I decided I wanted to go back to science. I spent two years as a research associate working in a clinical research lab in virology and immunology before deciding to attend medical school at the University of Nevada

Medical interests
Epilepsy and neurophysiology

Hobbies
Baking, reading, hiking, cross-country skiing, sailing, wine tasting, glitter portraits

Pets
Dr. Indiana Jones Douglass

Favorite books and authors
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, John Steinbeck, Yukio Mishima, Margaret Atwood, Graham Greene, and Isabel Allende

Favorite movies
Casablanca, Star Wars, Super Troopers, Sense and Sensibility, Gone with the Wind

Favorite music
Abba, Creedance Clearwater, Elton John, Modest Mouse, Dolly Parton, Arctic Monkeys, Sigur Ros, The Sounds

Favorite job (before this one)
Archaeologist

Why Oregon?
I'm a West Coast person, and wanted a good town with lots of outdoor things to do. Portland is a great town, with great food and drinks, and tons of outdoor activities within one hour of town, including hikes, Mt. Hood, and the coast. 

Why OHSU neurology?
This program had everything I was looking for, including awesome residents, a top tier program with exposure to a wide range of pathology and a faculty that was invested in resident education and was great to work with. I love working at OHSU and am glad I made the decision to come here.

Pippa Macdonald, M.D.

Pippa Macdonald, M.D.Pippa Macdonald

Hometown
Kailua, Hawai`i

Undergraduate education
University of California- Berkeley: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Psychology

Medical school
University of Hawai`i

Hobbies
Most things outside... hiking, soccer, running, food and the Portland craft beer scene

Pets
None, unfortunately. LOVE dogs.

Favorite books and authors
History of Love (Nicole Krauss)
Case Histories (Kate Atkinson)
Catch 22 (Joseph Heller)
The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
Anything by Diana Wynne Jones, but especially Archer's Goon

Favorite movies
Inside Man
Lilo and Stitch
Sin City
Duck Soup

Favorite music
folk country and reggae

Why Oregon?
Oregon is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been, with such diverse landscapes. Portland is a small, friendly city with all the benefits of an urban environment, but a short drive in any direction and you're immersed in the great outdoors. We have the Oregon coast, the Columbia River Gorge, Mt Hood, and the high desert, all very accessible even on a resident's schedule.

Why OHSU neurology?
We have an abundance of sub-specialty training, with incredibly knowledgeable and passionate teachers in so many fields. The department is very cohesive and supportive, and we have great teamwork among all of our providers;nursing, rehab therapists, social work, residents, and attendings. And last but certainly not least, there's such a spirit of comradery within this program, where the residents will go out of their way to help each other out when needed.


Scott Rewinkel, M.D.

Scott Rewinkel, M.D.

Scott Rewinkel

Hometown
Richland, Washington

Education
University of Washington: BS Mechanical Engineering
Washington State University, MS Mechanical Engineering (2009)

Medical school
University of Kentucky

Before medical school
ARES Corporation, Mechanical Engineer 

Medical interests
Vascular Neurology, Movement disorders, neuro-ophthalmology 

Hobbies
Automotive mechanics, ice hockey, wildlife photography 

Favorite books and authors
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

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!

PGY 4

Jill Kaspar Baird, M.D.

Jill Kaspar, M.D.

Jill Kaspar Baird

Hometown
Ames, IA

Undergrad
Grinnell College (also in Iowa), majored in French and Neuroscience

Med School
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

Medical Interests
Movement disorders, specifically development of therapies that target neuroinflammation in Parkinson's disease, medical education

Non-Medical Interests
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 authors
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

Favorite Music
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)

Why OHSU
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.

Madeline Nguyen, M.D.

Madeline Nguyen

Hometown
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Education
Macalester College, BA Psychology, Biology (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Georgetown University, MS in Pharmacology (Washington DC)

Medical school
University of Minnesota

Before medical school
I worked as a tech at Georgetown University in my former lab and volunteered as a docent at the National Geographic museum and various soup kitchens in Washington DC

Medical interests
Neurocritical care

Hobbies
Hiking the beautiful Columbia Gorge, mountaineering, downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, canoeing, biking, and hosting awesome family dinners

Favorite books and authors
West with the Wind by Beryl Markham
All of the Harry Potter series
The Stars by H. A. Rey
Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills
The Lost City of Z by David Grann

Favorite movies
Jurassic Park, Philadelphia Story, Up, Charade

Favorite music
Anything by The Oligoclonal Band

Favorite job (before this one)
Barista

Why Oregon?
I wanted to live in a city that has a Midwestern feel to it, where every neighborhood has a collection of restaurants and bars to walk to, and where I can bike freely. Plus, Oregon has amazing hikes that are fantastically close! I finally learned to downhill ski in residency because Mount Hood is just a short drive away. I've lived in the Midwest, East, and now West coast and I am happy to call Portland home. 

Why OHSU neurology?
When I visited OHSU it was immediately apparent how collegial everyone was. This is the atmosphere I thrive in — where learning is a discussion rather than an interrogation and learning is fun. The size of the program is smaller than some other ones and this allows us to be flexible in our education and catered to what we need. It also allows us to trouble shoot any difficulties that may arise. I love that our program focuses on our clinical education and that I am also well supported in research. All of the attendings have an interesting project to work on and are helpful in developing new research plans. 

Kimmy Su, M.D.

Kimmy Su

Hometown
Born in Akron, Ohio
Grew up in Cupertino, home of Apple
Call Portland home, have lived here for now 11 years

Education
University of California- Berkeley: majors in Neurobiology and Psychology with honors
Oregon Health & Science University: PhD on neurodegeneration in a mouse model of MS

Medical school   
Oregon Health & Science University

Before medical school
Worked at NIH in Bethesda, Maryland x 2 years
Worked for 6 months in Taiwan (where family is from) teaching English and writing restaurant articles for a bilingual magazine

Medical  interests
Movement disorders

Hobbies
Baking, cooking, trying out new restaurants, taking up new crafts, scuba diving, photography, traveling

Pets
Two cats

Favorite books and authors
Love the classics, including Bronte, Jane Austen

Favorite movies
Star Wars, Back  to the Future, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Inside Out, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Jane Austen adaptations

Favorite music
Odezsa, Of  Monsters and Men, Pink Martini

Favorite job (before this one)
Writing restaurant articles for the Taiwanese bilingual magazine

Why Oregon?
I have been living in Oregon since I started medical school in 2005. I love the fresh  air, greenery, laid-back attitude, ease to the outdoors (mountains, ocean), food options, and artsy vibe. 

Why OHSU neurology?
I went to med school here and had close  interactions with the neurology faculty while in my PhD years. I really  liked working with the faculty and felt that they would be great clinical  mentors for residency. They did not disappoint.

Stewart Weber, M.D.

Stewart Weber

Hometown: Born in Bozeman, Montana. Grew up on the Great Plains.

Undergraduate education: University of Wisconsin-Madison: Biology

Before medical school
Three and a half years of preclinical and translational research at the University of Colorado

Medical interests
Vascular Neurology

Hobbies
hiking, scuba diving, fly fishing, and travel

Favorite books and authors
Hemingway, London, Fitzgerald, Stevenson

Favorite job (before this one)
Weingut Ulmann - Staufen, Germany

Why Oregon?
lifestyle, ocean, mountains, family

Why OHSU neurology?
OHSU has exceptional faculty, neurosciences ICU experience, work-life balance
interview impressions, and successful previous residents