Preventive Medicine Residents and Faculty 2013-14
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Current Residents


Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

Residency: University of Utah – Internal Medicine (internship)

Hobbies/Interests: Cycling, skiing, urban farmsteading, cooking, nutrition, backpacking, wilderness medicine 

What I love about Oregon: Friendly people, natural beauty, bicycle friendliness, and the exceptional culture and cuisine in Portland

Preventive Medicine Residency Projects: Practicum at Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division: investigation of late-stage colorectal cancer in relation to socioeconomic status and distance to care; evaluation of C. difficile infection surveillance system. Pacific NW Evidence-Based Practice Center: systematic review of lipid screening and statins for the US Preventive Services Task Force. Multnomah County Health Department: tuberculosis case management. Clinical: VA primary care clinic preventive services; OHSU travel medicine clinic. MPH thesis project: prenatal overnutrition as a modifier of the association between physical activity in adolescence and incident obesity.



Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University - MD/MPH Track

Residency: Oregon Health & Science University - Family Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Being outdoors, hiking, walking, jogging, cycling and bird watching, knitting and quilting.

What I love about Oregon: Abundant opportunities for outdoor adventures, excellent food.

Preventive Medicine Residency Projects: Practicum at the Center for Evidence-based Policy at OHSU, involved in a wide-range of projects including policies to increase uptake of long-acting reversible contraception, evidence reviews, collaboration between OHA and Transformation Center on use of decision aids in Oregon CCO’s.  Clinical experience centered around women’s health at various locations at OHSU and Planned Parenthood.  Improvement work with the Houseofficers Quality and Safety Council, independent work on increasing appropriateness of cervical cancer screening and surveillance in Family Medicine at OHSU. 


Brigit Hatch, MD, MPH (PGY4)

Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University - MD/MPH track

Residency: Oregon Health & Science University - Family Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Exploring the outdoors, commuting and touring by bicycle, backyard gardening, DIY house projects, baking unhealthy goodies.

What I love about Oregon:  Friendly down-to-earth people, limitless opportunity for adventure (ocean, mountains, rivers/lakes, desert, city and frontier), affordable city living with spirited communities, bike-friendly roads.

Preventive Medicine Residency Projects: Using "big data" from electronic health records to explore relationships between insurance, primary care, health care utilization and health outcomes (OCHIN/OHSU Family Medicine); Clinical work at Planned Parenthood/Downtown Women's Health Center; Examining outcomes from new screening guidelines for gestational diabetes.


Amy Kerfoot, MD, MS (PGY2)

Medical School:  Albany Medical College

Residency: Oregon Health & Science University - Anesthesiology (internship)

Hobbies/Interests: Swimming, running, XC skiing, hiking, wine tasting and cooking when a burst of inspiration hits!

What I love about Oregon:  Family and wonderful friends, diverse and rugged landscape (ocean, volcanic mountains, valleys, desert, Columbia River Gorge - all within an easy drive).  Friendly people, easy access to the outdoors, progressive culture, fantastic food.....and beer!

Preventive Medicine Residency Projects: Multnomah County/Healthy Columbia Willamette Collaborative Opioid safety project, VA Evidence Synthesis reviews on blood pressure treatment goals in older adults.


Kazuaki Jindai, MD (PGY6)

Medical School: Kanazawa University School of Medicine, Japan

Residency: Oregon Health & Science University - Internal Medicine

Fellowship: University of Wisconsin - Infectious Disease

Hobbies/Interests: Tennis, downhill skiing, hiking, cooking, eating/drinking with friends and family, listening to jazz (imagining that I could play the instruments someday).

What I love about Oregon:  Freshly available vegetables and fruit, overwhelming numbers of spectacular hiking trails within a 30 min drive from downtown Portland, many people helping you learn how to do outdoor activities (expert advice welcome!).

Preventive Medicine Residency Projects: Antimicrobial stewardship and infection control at the Portland VAMC, Hepatitis C in Oregon at the Oregon Health Authority, Systematic review at Evidence based synthesis program at the Portland VAMC.




Recent Graduates:

Rachel Seltzer, MD, MPH: Graduated Sept 2014 and is resuming her Family Medicine training with Hidalgo Medical Services in Silver City, NM, a rural training track of the University of New Mexico.

Hetal Patel, MD, MPH: Graduated July 2014 and is currently working in York, PA as faculty in the York Family Medicine Residency Program.

Brandon (BJ) Lynch, MD, MPH: Graduated July 2014 and is working in Grants Pass, OR as a primary care physician in the Asante system.

Bridget Lynch, MD, MPH: Graduated July 2014 and is working as a family physician for the Presbyterian Medical Group in Albuquerque.

Christina Oliver, MD, MPH: Graduated December 2013.

Paul Lewis, MD, MPH: Graduated December 2013 and is currently the Multnomah County Health Officer.

Paige Hatcher Dodson, MD, MPH: Graduated September 2013 and is currently working in rural Kansas as the county health officer, family physician and coroner.

Jennifer Gilbert, MD, MPH: Graduated June 2013 and went on to work as a policy analyst at the OHSU Center for Evidence-based Policy.

Christina Baumann, MD, MPH: Graduated June 2012 and is presently a health officer for Washington County Health Department.  She is also a clinician at Central City Concern's Old Town Clinic and doing contract work for the Multnomah County Health Department.

Mellisa Pensa, MD, MPH: Graduated August 2012 and is currently working in a private family medicine clinic in Connecticut.

Douglas Lincoln, MD, MPH: Graduated July 2011 and moved back to Portland in Oct 2014 to practice as a Pediatrician at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

Kenneth Gleitsmann, MD, MPH: Graduated June 2011 and is practicing as an Ophthalmologist in Hilton Head, SC.

Sarah Present, MD, MPH: Graduated August 2011 and is currently working in Family Medicine and Obstetrics at SEAMAR Community Health Center in Vancouver, WA.

Nicole Yonke, MD, MPH: Graduated June 2011 and is practicing family medicine in Albuquerque, NM.

Preventive Medicine Residents and Faculty 2012-13
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