About Our Residents
PGY 2 - John Gleysteen, MD
Dr. John Gleysteen joined the Department in July 2011. He comes to OHSU from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed an undergraduate degree (BS) at the University of Colorado at Boulder in Mechanical Engineering, followed by undergraduate pre-med training in the sciences and music at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Gleysteen has done volunteer work in Alabama and Kenya, has completed several research projects, and enjoys playing music, skiing, hiking, tennis, and wine tasting.
PGY 2 - Lauren J. Luk, MD
Dr. Luk joined us in 2011 after finishing her medical degree at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. Her undergraduate degree in Human Biology (BA) was completed at Stanford University. She has done research into hearing loss, and is interested in the integration of research into clinical practice. Dr. Luk enjoys volunteering, golfing and playing flute.
PGY 2 - Eugene R. Sansoni, MD
Dr. Eugene Sansoni joined the Department from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate degree in Spanish at Wofford College in South Carolina. He has volunteered for Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity, in addition to other volunteer activities. He speaks Spanish, and enjoys outdoor activities and art.
PGY 3 - Maria Buniel, MD
Maria Buniel attended Kent State (BS) and Northwestern (MS) before medical school at Case Western Reserve University. In grad school, she worked with Diana Kunze studying the distribution of voltage-gated potassium and hyperpolarization activated channels in sensory afferent fibers in the rate caratid body. At Cleveland, she studied at the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic and will graduate with special qualification in biomedical research for her work on immunotherapy for autoimmune inner ear disease.
PGY 3 - Mathew Geltzeiler, MD
Mathew Geltzeiler graduated from Brown University (BS in Neuroscience) with honors and is currently at Boston University. Throughout medical school, Mathew assumed he would be a urologist like his father, and has several clinical publications addressing prostate seed implantation using 3D computer assisted planning. Early in his last year, he moved above the clavicles into Otolaryngology.
PGY 3 - Selena Liao, MD
Selena Liao attended Yale as an undergrad and then Harvard Medical School. At Harvard, Dr. Liao spent an extra year in the lab of Charles Vacanti and Kojo Kojima developing a tissue engineering model for auricular reconstruction. In addition, she has developed an interest in international medicine and spent some of her fourth year of medical school on rotation in Beijing.
PGY 4 - Kara Detwiller, MD
Dr Kara Detwiller attended Wellesley College in Massachusetts, completing a degree in Chinese Studies and Economics. She went on to attend Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire before beginning her residency at OHSU in 2009. Dr Detwiller enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, and travel.
PGY 4 - Renee Park, MD. MPH
Dr Renee Park attended the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) for her undergraduate degree (BS) in Biochemistry. She went on to complete the OHSU MPH program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics before completing medical school at OHSU. Her research interests include surgical outcomes, as well as the social determinants of health disparities. She enjoys skiing, snowboarding, and traveling in her free time.
PGY 4 - Lourdes Quintanilla, MD
Dr Lourdes Quintanilla attended medical school at the Escuela de Medicina Ignacio A. Santos in Monterrey Mexico. She went on to complete a research fellowship in the Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in the Harvard Genetics Department in Boston. Her research areas of focus are the genetics of microtia and music-induced hearing loss. She speaks Spanish and French, and likes film and cinema, music, basketball, and traveling.
PGY 5 - Daniel Clayburgh, MD, PhD
Dr Daniel Clayburgh attended Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts for a BS in Chemistry. He went on to earn a PhD in Pathology and complete medical school at the University of Chicago. Dr Clayburgh enjoys biking, distance running, hiking, skiing, and snowboarding.
PGY 5 - Jessyka Lighthall, MD
Dr Jessyka Lighthall attended Reed College in Portland Oregon where she majored in Psychology as an undergraduate. She later completed EMT certification training at Portland Community College, and then went on to medical school at Oregon Health & Sciences University. Dr Lighthall enjoys dance, water sports, hiking, and tennis.
Our residency and fellowship programs go back in time a long way, and our alumni have been busy. If you are interested in learning more about some of our alumni, click here to go to our alumni page.