2nd Year Residents
2020 OB/GYN Residency Class
Britta Ameel (OHSU) -- Britta is from Salt Lake City, UT, and received her BA in Humanities and French from the University of Oregon and her MFA in Poetry from the University of Michigan. She's worked as a server at several Michelin-starred restaurants in San Francisco, copyeditor for various presses and publications, including the indie publisher McSweeney's, high school English teacher in a suburb outside Paris, and clinical research coordinator in pediatric emergency medicine. As a medical student at OHSU, she promoted student wellness &professionalism, was elected to AOA and the Gold Humanism Honor Society, presented research at SMFM, and taught surgical simulations alongside Dr. O'Reilly at ACOG and the Society of Ob/Gyn Hospitalists meetings. She is thrilled to be staying on as a resident in Portland, where she cultivates her coffee obsession and hiking trail knowledge with her rescued greyhound, Maple.
Samantha Batman(Dartmouth) —Samantha was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, but has been on the east coast for the past 10 years. She attended the University of Pennsylvania for college, where she majored in International Relations. She stayed east for medical school at Dartmouth College and an MPH in Global Health at Yale University. Samantha's academic interests are focused on social justice work with underserved populations domestically and abroad. At Dartmouth, she helped found a student-run health screening program at a local soup kitchen through the Schweitzer fellowship and pursued global health work in Ecuador and Tanzania. While at Yale, she was part of the Global Health Justice Partnership and her group co-authored a piece with the ACLU regarding the US state-based Ebola quarantines. She hopes to continue social justice work throughout residency. She loves learning languages and knows some of French, Spanish, Chinese, and now Swahili (they're works in progress!). She loves cooking, traveling, listening to and playing music, and binge-watching Netflix.
Katherine DeJong (UW) —Katherine was born and raised in Washington. She attended Pomona College in California, where she played soccer and graduated with a B.A. in Neuroscience. She then received a two-year research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD doing research and clinical work in schizophrenia. At UW School of Medicine, she continued to perform research and held a variety of leadership roles. She was a member of the Curriculum Renewal Committee, the Admissions Committee, and the Gold Humanism Honor Society, where she led the No One Dies Alone program. She was elected to AOA and was awarded the Service Award by her peers. Katherine pursued a certificate in Underserved Medicine at UW and participated in health education for immigrant communities in Seattle. She is an avid runner, enjoys yoga and loves most outdoor activities. Her greatest joy is spending quality time with her family and friends.
Anu Devabhaktuni (George WA) —Anu grew up in West Virginia and attended George Washington University for both undergraduate and medical school. Her BA is in psychology. During medical school, she was elected to AOA and won a global health summer scholarship to do research in Durban, South Africa. Her path to Ob/Gyn has been circuitous. She began a residency in radiology at UCSF and quickly realized she missed clinical care and her true passion lies in women's health. She obtained an MPH at Johns Hopkins with a focus in Biostatistics/Epidemiology and Women's Reproductive Health. She speaks French and Telugu (her parent's native Indian language) and enjoys traveling, working out, skiing, and outdoor activities.
Jacq Knapp (Jefferson) —Jacquelyn is a Bay Area native. She received a BS in Business, concentrating in Information Systems and minoring in Economics at Cal Poly SLO. Her former career was in software development, which was the impetus to seek more fulfilling work as a computer high-school teacher in a rice-farming village in Peace Corps Guyana. There she implemented a PEPFAR grant to decrease HIV rates for at-risk youth. While working on her pre-med post-baccalaureate at SFSU, she co-founded a non-profit that aimed to bring art therapy to kids devastated by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. At Jefferson, she directed a student-run Burmese refugee clinic, received the Lancet award for her summer research in Mozambique, and was inducted into AOA and Gold Humanism Honor Societies. After honing in her passion for OBGYN, she conducted health workshops with women from West Africa and researched how hospital protocols affect trends in preterm birth rates. She has traveled to over 26 countries and enjoys running, experimental cooking, and experiencing other cultures.
Erin McCreary(UCSF) —Erin was born and raised in Vermont, and is excited to be moving to Portland to be closer to her parents and extended family who live in Tacoma, Washington. She attended Harvard College where she received her BA in Psychology and realized her passion for service work while working as volunteer director for the student-run Harvard Square Homeless Shelter. After graduating, she worked for three years at the UCSF Breast Care Center and was involved with several projects focused on advancing patient-centered care for women diagnosed with breast cancer. She stayed in San Francisco for medical school and continued to merge her passions for medicine and the underserved, both at home and abroad.She traveled to rural Kenya twice to assist with projects related to accessing screening and treatment for both HIV and cervical cancer. Erin loves travelling and all things outdoors, including hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. She is happiest when merging these two –highlights thus far include trekking in Nepal and Patagonia, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and riding a bicycle across the United States.
Meghan Moorhead (UW) -- Meghan grew up in a small town in Western Montana. She completed her BA in Human Biology at theUniversity of Montana in MT. Throughout college she volunteered at a homeless shelter in Missoula, and after graduation she worked at that same shelter for a year before starting medical school. She matriculated as a Montana WWAMI student at the University of Washington SOM, which meant she spent her first year of medical school in Bozeman, MT. She was the class elected volunteer coordinator for her first year Montana class. In medical school her research focused on the unmet healthcare needs of homeless populations. In Seattle she used this information to co-foundan interdisciplinary homeless health-outreach program. She is married to a middle school science teacher and together they have a dog and a cat. She enjoys being outside, including time with her dog, rafting, hiking and backpacking, gardening, pottery and knitting.