Our Team

VirtuOHSU Staff

 Dr. Donn Spight Elena An Jesika Galivanes Pat Southard Caleb A. HaleyNic Durham 
Donn Spight, MD
Medical Director
Elena An, MS HCA
Operations Director
Jesika Gavilanes, MA
Associate Director of Operations
Pat Southard, MN, JD
Administrative Director
Caleb A. Haley, BS
Simulation Technician
Nic Durham
Simulation Technician

Faculty Instructors at VirtuOHSU

Several faculty members from a variety of OHSU Departments are instructors for VirtuOHSU. 

Dr. Karen Brasel, Professor of Surgery, is the General Surgery Residency Program Director and a practicing trauma and critical care surgeon at OHSU. Dr. Brasel is an instructor for the VirtuOHSU open skills labs.

Dr. Karen Deveney, Professor of Surgery, is the VirtuOHSU Education Director, a role that is in conjunction with her role as Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Surgery. Dr. Deveney has been at OHSU for over 25 years and is the faculty leader for the Ethics, Professionalism, and Communication skills labs. 

Dr. Cliff Deveney, Professor of Surgery, is a surgeon who specializes in gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Deveney is an instructor for the VirtuOHSU open skills labs.

Dr. Donn Spight, Associate Professor of Surgery, is the  VirtuOHSU Medical Director. He completed a minimally invasive surgery fellowship at OHSU in 2006 and was then recruited to join the faculty. Dr. Spight is the instructor for laparoscopy skills labs.

Dr. Erin Gilbert, Associate Professor of Surgery, is the VirtuOHSU Associate Medical Director. Dr. Gilbert completed a minimally invasive surgery fellowship at OHSU in 2012. Dr. Gilbert is the co-instructor for laparoscopy skills labs in VirtuOHSU.

Dr. Paul Schipper, Professor of Surgery, is a thoracic surgeon in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at OHSU and the Program Director for the Thoracic Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Schipper is the instructor for the general surgery residency's thoracic skills labs and the thoracic surgery fellowship's cardiothoracic skills labs. 

Dr. Jennifer Watters, Associate Professor of Surgery, is a practicing trauma and critical care surgeon at OHSU who is responsible for the Department of Surgery CVC skills labs in VirtuOHSU. Dr. Watters is also the Director of Surgical Intensive Care Service and the Chair of the hospital ICU Best Practice Committee.

Dr. Erica Mitchell, Associate Professor of Surgery, is a Board Certified Vascular surgeon and Vice Chair for Quality for the Department of Surgery. Dr. Mitchell is the VirtuOHSU instructor for vascular skills labs.

Dr. Bruce Ham, Associate Professor of Surgery, is a practicing trauma and critical care surgeon at OHSU. He has been at OHSU since 2002 and is responsible for the ultrasound and common bile duct exportation skills labs at VirtuOHSU.

Dr. Kim Lu, Associate Professor of Surgery, is a Board Certified Colon and Rectal surgeon in the General Surgery Department. Dr. Lu is the VirtuOHSU instructor for endoscopy/colonoscopy skills labs. 

Dr. Meg O'Reilly, Assistant Professor, is a Obstetrician Gynecologist who is the lead instructor for all OBGYN surgical skills labs in VirtuOHSU.

Dr. Jacqueline Munch, Assistant Professor, is an orthopaedic surgeon at OHSU who specializes in the care of patients with knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries. Dr. Munch is the lead instructor for all orthopaedic surgical skills labs in VirtuOHSU.

Dr. Jeremy Ciporen, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, is a fellowship-trained skull base & cerebrovascular neurosurgeon and the Director of Surgical Neuro-oncology at OHSU. Dr. Ciporen is the faculty lead for all neurosurgery skills labs in VirtuOHSU and an active researcher in neurosurgery simulation.

Dr. Enjae Jung, Assistant Professor, is a vascular surgeon and the Department of Surgery Clerkship Director for the medical students. In this role, Dr. Jung is the lead instructor for the Surgery 720 medical student skills labs.

Dr. Karen Kwong, Associate Professor, is an Associate Program Director of the OHSU general surgery residency and the OHSU Global Surgery Director. She maintains a clinical appointment and is Chief of General Surgery at the Portland VA Medical Center (PVAMC). Along with teaching the Ethics, Communication, and Professionalism skills lab with Dr. Karen Deveney, Dr. Kwong also is the Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee which enacts the General Surgery Milestones.

Dr. W. Slate Wilson, Adjunct Professor, retired from active clinical practice and now is a VirtuOHSU instructor for open skills labs for the surgery residents and medical students. Dr. Wilson is a graduate of the OHSU School of Medicine (1964) and was awarded the Meritorious Achievement Award by the School of Medicine in 2000.