2018 OBGYN Residency Class
Megan Cohen (Emory) - Obtained an MPH in Maternal/Child Health during medical school. AOA, speaks Bengali, Hebrew, and Spanish. Enjoys ethnic food, various cultures, hiking, and snorkeling. Has worked in Uganda in a TB/HIV clinic on a project to reduce TB treatment failures, in Bihar, India on a SWOT analysis for micronutrient powders to combat maternal/child malnutrition, and has done breast-feeding research in Bangladesh. Thinking about family planning or MFM with a global health focus.
Gene de Haan (UCSF) - Grew up in Salem, Oregon, moving to Portland after high school to attend Reed College. After earning a degree in English, Gene accepted a job at the Coordinator of Q Center, Portland's LGBTQ Community Center. While at Q Center, Gene organized a number of programs serving Portland's Queer and Trans* communities. After creating a conference promoting LGBTQ cultural competency amongst health care providers, Gene became interested in medicine. Gene completed a second Bachelor's degree in Organismal Biology from Portland State University, and then attended medical school at the University of California San Francisco. While at UCSF, Gene organized a multidisciplinary elective for health professional students focused on Transgender health care and participated in numerous research projects related to Trans* health. Upon graduation, Gene moved back to Portland to complete residency training at OHSU. Gene's primary interest is LGBTQ health, with a focus in Trans* care. Gene is a proud member of the Trans* and Genderqueer community and is looking forward to serving the community in the Portland area.
Emily Griffin (OHSU) - AOA, coordinated women's health interest group, baby beeper program, and reproductive health choices elective. Has created and taught surgical models at the national OBGYN hospitalists meeting and presented her research at SMFM. Speaks Spanish and has worked at clinics in Nicaragua and India. She and her husband are renovating their midcentury modern home and own chickens. Plans to be an academic generalist.
Alyson Guillet (Vermont) - AOA, Gold Humanism Honor Society. Worked at Overland Summers, guiding high school students through the mountains of Europe, and as a member of the Dartmouth Ski Patrol. Albert Schweitzer Fellow while in med school, and served on Vermont admissions committee and LCME committees. Worked in Tanzania on HIV/AIDS prevention education in secondary schools, and presented a project looking at bullying behaviors before and after an educational puppet show for fourth graders at APHA. Speaks Spanish, hobbies are running, biking, hiking, skiing, and cross stitch.
Mitzi Hawkins (UCSF) - Spent 8 years after undergrad working and researching various arenas of sexual and reproductive health including Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health in New York City and Communities Against Rape and Abuse in Seattle. Co-authored the Early Abortion Training Workbook when working as a project coordinator for the Training in Early Abortion for Comprehensive Healthcare program in San Francisco. One of primary community organizers who worked together to save Lyon-Martin Health Services, a local LGBT community clinic, as an MS1. Describes themselves as an "avid cyclist", just joined a speculative fictions reading group, plans to pursue family planning or a surgical subspecialty.
Sylvia Moses (Case Western Reserve) - Worked at Teach for America and obtained an MA in Education before med school, played tuba in UC Symphony as an undergrad and in Doc Opera in med school. AOA, Did research working to "reconstruct ancient plate tectonics of the Mediterranean" and led geologic mapping projects through US and Italy as an undergraduate. Worked in rural clinics and orphanages in Kathmandu, Nepal. At Case SOM led a group of over 70 health care professionals to the rural Andes Mountains to establish health camps. President of the wilderness medicine outdoor interest group and led camping, rafting, and caving trips during med school. Speaks Spanish, played intraprofessional soccer and softball for 8 years, was a softball national champion pitcher in 2002.
Teresa Worstell (OHSU) - Worked as research assistant at OHSU for six years in physiology and pharmacology and in the Women's Health Research Unit before med school. Active in Medical Students for Choice and the women's health interest group, Gold Humanism Honor Society. Served on leadership team for the Surgical College as a peer mentor to students interested in surgical specialties and did a MS4C Reproductive Health externship in upstate New York. Speaks Spanish, has run both the Portland Marathon and the Hood to Coast relay.