2nd Year Residents
2016 OB/GYN Residency Class
(Left to right) Keenan Yanit, Anne Cooper, Jen Lillemon, Jonas Swartz, Sarah Dilley, Hallie Gardner and Wan-Ju Wu
Anne Cooper (Yale) -- Anne grew up in Ohio and attended the University of Notre Dame on a full scholarship, graduating with a BA in Philosophy. She was on the rowing team, co-founded a national student bioethics organization, and spent two summers volunteering at a farm for abused girls in South Carolina and at a clinic in the West Bank. After working at a guest ranch in the Rockies, Anne completed an MA in Human Rights in England as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. Prior to medical school, Anne worked for Physicians for Human Rights in Washington, DC. At Yale, Anne was on the board of directors for the student-run free clinic and conducted research on both maternal mortality in Ghana and on placenta accreta. She speaks French and some Spanish and loves to travel, cook, ski and be outside.
Sarah Dilley (Indiana) -- Sarah grew up in Indiana and traveled south to attend Emory University. At Emory she was a thrower on the varsity track team and president of her sorority before graduating with a BA in psychology. She then worked for a year in Atlanta on maternal substance abuse research and prevention before returning home to attend medical school. At IUSM, Sarah was co-founder of Med Students for Choice and is a member of AOA. She spent two months in Eldoret, Kenya working at the Riley Mother-Baby Hospital, and is an Albert Schweitzer Fellow with a project focusing on homeless women's healthcare. She also pursued an MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health after her third year, where she evaluated the group prenatal care program at a community health center in south Boston. Sarah loves to do yoga, bake, ski and make jewelry, and she's always looking for someone to go see live music with!
Hallie Gardner (OHSU) — Hallie grew up in Portland before heading east to University of Virginia to obtain her BA in Neuroscience and Biology. After college, she moved to San Francisco where she worked as a medical assistant in a surgery clinic. In the year prior to medical school, she returned to Portland and worked for Legacy Health System as a medical scribe. During medical school at OHSU, Hallie discovered her love for women’s health while participating in a Reproductive Health Externship through Medical Students for Choice (MSFC). She was a co-leader of MSFC and did research through the Evidence-based practice center and the Family Medicine department. Hallie plays on two soccer teams and also enjoys attending sporting events, exploring the outdoors, and traveling.
Jennifer Lillemon (U Colorado) — Originally hailing from North Dakota, Jen has been a Denverite since middle school. To her parents’ surprise, she moved south to Texas Lutheran University to run Track & Cross-Country, where she received a BS in Molecular Biology and Chemistry. Jen returned to Denver and her family for medical school at the University of Colorado. While in medical school, she completed research on burnout-reducing interventions for medical students, was a leader of local AOA and Med Students for Choice chapters, traveled to Ecuador for a women’s health mission trip, and got married to the man of her dreams. She is ecstatic to be moving to the northwest and round out her geographic diversity! Some of her interests include hiking, skiing, running, traveling, cooking, and photography.
Jonas Swartz (UNC-CH) — Jonas grew up in Durham, NC and graduated with a B.A. in History, Leadership and Ethical Conduct from Duke. While at Duke, he spent three years as the Blue Devil mascot. Between college and medical school, he taught English for a year in Argentina on a Fulbright fellowship, and worked as a research assistant for two years in the Duke Brain Tumor Center. During medical school at UNC-CH, Jonas co-led the Honduran Health Alliance, a student group that women’s primary care services in rural Honduras. He also earned his MPH. Jonas is fluent in Spanish and enjoys cooking, baking, mountain biking and recreational soccer. His wife, Laura, is a recently-graduated attorney.
Wan-Ju Wu (UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson) — Wan-Ju received her BA in International Relations from Brown University and her MPH from Boston University. Prior to medical school she spent a year in Kenya coordinating a program targeting adolescent girls and teenage mothers. She has also worked on various projects related to TB and HIV/AIDS in South Africa, China, Burma, and Haiti. During medical school, Wan-Ju served as the health resources co-coordinator for a student-run clinic and spent a year after her third year with Partners in Health's Boston-based, PACT Project, working to implement a community health worker care management program. Wan-Ju speaks Mandarin, has run a few marathons, and enjoys traveling, hiking, and playing frisbee.
Keenan Yanit-Mitchum (OHSU) – Keenan graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Human Physiology from the University of Oregon where she was an active member of the student government. Following her studies at UO she traveled to the Philippines to participate in a medical mission and gain insight into her family culture. The experience reinforced her passion about medicine and serving others. During her tenure at OHSU she assumed the role of a student leader for Medical Students For Choice and organized a pregnancy options workshop to facilitate medical students practicing pregnancy options counseling. As a junior, she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha. Beyond her traditional studies at OHSU, Keenan also dedicated many hours to research, focusing most recently on the effect of obesity on pregnancy outcomes and cost-effective ways to manage gestational weight gain. In her spare time, Keenan enjoys spending time with friends and her fiancé, Eric, running their dog Lenox and enjoying the outdoors. She is thrilled to be spending her residency at OHSU and in the city she has come to love.