3rd Year Residents
2019 OB/GYN Residency Class
Tommy Brennan (OHSU) - Tommy is a native Oregonian. He began his education at the University of Portland where he majored in biology and earned numerous academic awards, including the President's Scholarship. He worked as an athletic trainer at UP, and after graduation joined the Neuro- muscular Disease Center of Oregon at OHSU as a research assistant for three years. As an OHSU med student Tommy volunteered at the Southwest Community Clinic and served as an anatomy presenter to high school students. Tommy's proudest achievement is being the father of two. While he enjoys all sports including soccer and biking with small children, his primary indoor hobby is writing poetry--mostly for his wife.
Amy Caldwell (U Michigan) - Amy grew up in Michigan and attended University of Michigan for both undergraduate and medical school. While working on her BBA she took a gap year to become a Robert Woods Johnson Scholar, doing research into health disparities. At U Mich med school she was awarded the Warner/Goldberg Women's Health Program Award for Excellence and Commitment to Women's Health, given to the graduating senior demonstrating outstanding academic achievement and commitment, and has also completed a Certificate in Women's Studies. Amy collaborated with OHSU grad Alexa Kaskowitz on several projects investigating delivery of reproductive health services in pediatric practices. Her hobbies include running marathons, backpacking, and live music (including Fleetwood Mac).
Annessa Kernberg (Boston U) - is truly bicoastal she was born in Durham NC, grew up in SanFrancisco, attended Stanford for undergrad and returned to the East Coast for med school at Boston University. Her BA is in Art History and Biology, and she worked as a research assistant in two labs while at Stanford. At BUSM she was elected to AOA, co-chaired the med school LGBTQ organization, and was nominated for the AMA Minority Scholars Award for commitment to elimination of health care disparities, academic achievement, leadership, and community service. Annessa's artistic side found expression through work as the head costume designer for Stanford's theater group, and as a costume designer for BUSM's production of The Vagina Monologues.
Amie Leaverton (Brown) - will be returning home to Oregon for residency after spending time in New York City, Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania, and Providence RI. Her BA is from the University of Oregon in political science and Spanish, and her master's is in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from PACE U in New York. While she worked on her master's she also worked full time for Teach for American the South Bronx with non-English speaking children. She went to med school at Brown where she co-founded an elective in sexual health and created an independent study elective in rural Nicaragua, designing a community doula training program. She served on the board of directors of the student-run underserved clinic and completed Brown's Women's Reproductive Health Scholarly Concentration. She is an avid reader but gets outside for skiing, biking, and fly fishing like the Oregonian she is.
Vanessa Lee (OHSU) - is another native Oregonian who is also a world citizen. She grew up in Lake Oswego and attended Northwestern University where she obtained her BA in Anthropology and Global Health. She began her work a broad as an undergraduate, volunteering at a primary care clinic in Accra, Ghana between her junior and senior years. At OHSU she completed an MPH, served on the MD/MPH Council, and won a Global Health summer research scholarship to do research with our department faculty in Gimbie, Ethiopia. Her MPH research focuseson the impact of early
elective deliveries and she has presented this work at SMFM and ACOG. She's worked with Dr. O'Reilly on the surgical skills training for the Society of OBGYN Hospitalists. She's also working on learning Spanish and brushing up on her French. She is an avid runner since high school and completed the Chicago Marathon last year.
Emily Schloff (Vermont) - Emily comes to OHSU to join her med school classmate Allison Guillet. She was born and raised in Salisbury, Vermont and lived in Italy during her senior year of high school. Her BS is from U Vermont in nutrition and food science, and she spent a year after graduation in Boston working as a research assistant and in the office of the chair of pediatrics at Boston Medical Center. At UVM she was a leader in many areas; she was the inaugural recipient of the Robert Larner UVM SOM Student Award, recognizing leadership, commitment, and service. She also was an elected member of the SOM Executive Board and the Student Education Committee. Emily was the president of the AMWA chapter at UVM. She worked with the OBGYN clerkship director to create a curriculum to train students in residency interviewing which was presented at the 2015 APGO meeting. She speaks French, Italian, and Spanish and enjoys alpine skiing/instructing, Nordic skiing, and just about any outdoor activity.
Greta Weaver (Indiana) - Greta grew up in central Illinois, often accompanying her father on his rounds as a pediatrician. She attended Goshen College, a small liberal arts college in Indiana, where she obtained a BA in Biology and Psychology. As an under-graduate she spent several months in Peru volunteering as a physical therapy assistant and in Costa Rica honing her Spanish skills. After undergrad she worked as a sleep technologist and a research assistant before matriculating at Indiana University SOM. She held leadership positions as manager of the Student Outreach Clinic, co-president and programming chair of Med Students for Choice, and leader of the OBGYN Interest Group. She assisted with research on impact of immediate postpartum contraception on rates of rapid repeat pregnancies that won the resident research day award in 2014 and will be presented at ACOG 2015. She speaks Spanish and enjoys traveling, snowboarding, and hiking/backpacking.