1st Year Residents
Allison Allen (OHSU)
Allison grew up in Portland and attended Portland State University on a full academic scholarship, graduating with a BS in Molecular Biology. Prior to medical school she spent a year working in a lab at OHSU that specialized in mapping the structure of the CFTR pore. During medical school at OHSU, Allison was active member in Medical Students for Choice. Additionally, she worked on research which focused on the effects of untreated type-2 diabetes on perinatal outcomes as well as cost-effective methods for lowering neonatal morbidity and mortality during emergent deliveries. In her spare time, Allison loves to play tennis, ski, run, and cook with her husband, Jeff.
Lisa An (Yale)
Lisa grew up in northern Virginia and then left for Boston to earn her undergraduate degree in Biology at MIT. There she participated in Next Act, a musical theater group on campus. After graduation, Lisa was an AmeriCorps volunteer in the DC area where she taught youth comprehensive sex education and HIV prevention as well as HIV testing and counseling services. She co-coordinated the Yale Chapter of Medical Students for Choice and then served as Regional Coordinator for the Northeast. She also worked for the Global Health Bureau’s Office of HIV/AIDS at the US Agency for International Development, which included travels to Democratic Republic of Congo and Cote d’Ivoire. During medical school she also conducted research on abortion disclosure to contraceptive care providers. She speaks French and some Korean and loves to cook and bake, ride her bike, and go to concerts.
Christina Megli (Dartmouth)
Crissy grew up in Arizona and stayed there for undergraduate at the University of Arizona. At the UofA she studied physiology, dance and Africana studies. She discovered a love for research while participating in the Undergraduate Biology Research Program and in a cancer pharmacology lab. Crissy volunteered in a clinic for abused and neglected children and found she had a passion for caring for others. This led her to pursue her MD/PhD at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. During her tenure at Dartmouth, Crissy continued to teach dance, earned a PhD in microbiology studying bacterial pathogenesis, headed the school of medicine wellness committee, organized and led a leadership equality and diversity symposium focused on developing, recruiting and retaining women in science and medicine, and became a mom. Crissy found a love for reproductive medicine and is enthusiastic about combining her interest in microbial research with clinical OB-Gyn. Crissy spends most of her ‘free time’ with her partner Chris O’Brien caring for and playing with their son Clay, but loves dancing, reading, skiing and hiking and snuggling her 2 mini schnauzers.
Patricia Overcarsh (Emory)
Patricia grew up in Indiana and stayed in the Midwest to attend Washington U. in St. Louis. At W.U. she received a B.A. in Anthropology and danced with W.U. Dance Theater pursuing a minor in modern dance. After college Patricia moved to the South for medical school where she met her husband, Bryan, a classmate and soon-to-be internal medicine intern at OHSU. In medical school she served as class secretary and helped organize medical mission trips to Haiti. She also completed an M.P.H. while at Emory and spent two months in rural South Africa completing a program evaluation of community health workers taking care of HIV patients. Some of her interests include running, dancing, playing tennis, water skiing, and enjoying the outdoors.
Jessica Riordan (Univ. of New Mexico)
Jessica grew up in New Mexico and attended the University of New Mexico on a Presidential Scholarship, graduating Summa cum Laude with a BA in Biology. At UNM, she worked as a phlebotomist and spent a summer abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she met her husband. While in medical school she taught sexual education to at-risk youth, and was the president of the student wellness organization. She is passionate about education and co-founded a new course for 2nd year students, and tutored the reproductive health course. Jessica and her husband are moving away from their home state for the first time, but are excited about the adventure ahead. In her spare time Jessica enjoys Crossfit, exploring the outdoors, cooking, and playing fetch with her black lab.
Bethany Sabol (Univ. of illionis)
Bethany was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She attended college at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and graduated summa cumme laude with a BA in Psychology and a BS in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development. She returned to her roots in Chicago to attend medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. While in medical school she participated in the Urban Medicine Program, a unique 4 year cirriculum that involves training in leadership, advocacy, and community interaction centered around underserved patient populations. She also participated in research within the Maternal Fetal Medicine department focusing on growth restriction in pregnancy which was presented at SGI in March and is a member of AOA. In her spare time Bethany enjoys swimming, running, reading, and anything outdoors! She and her husband Dave could not be more thrilled to be in Portland and experience all the Pacific Northwest has to offer!
Rebecca Taub (UCSF)
Rebecca is a west coaster at heart who happened to be born in Connecticut. After high school she ran off to Southern California, where she completed her BA in Neuroscience at Pomona College. During college she spent a semester abroad volunteering in Latin America and, terrified of losing all of her Spanish abilities, spent a year in Argentina after graduation. Upon her return she spent a year working at UCLA researching complementary and alternative therapies for treating pediatric chronic pain conditions. She moved to Northern California for med school at UCSF where she continued to pursue her interests in integrative medicine, health disparities, and medical education. She is very excited to continue her journey north and explore all that Oregon has to offer! In her spare time she has she enjoys cooking for friends, arts and crafts, and exploring the outdoors.