Our Current Residents


PGY5

PGY5

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Courtney Bell

Hometown: Roseburg, OR 
Medical school: OHSU, Portland, OR 
Fellowship plans: Adult Reconstruction, Rothman Institute, New Jersey 
Personal interests: Being outdoors, tennis, kayaking, trying new restaurants, Portland Timbers 
Favorite things about Portland: Close to many outdoor activities, summer in Portland, good people, good food and restaurants 


Shanjean Lee

Shanjean Lee

Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
Medical School: Duke University
Fellowship Plans: Undecided
Personal Interests: Rock climbing, running, learning new things, traveling, music
Favorite Things About Portland: Its walkability, the tap water, and the proximity to the Gorge and the mountains. 


Elizabeth Lieberman

Elizabeth Lieberman

Hometown: Lake Oswego, OR
Medical School: OHSU
Fellowship Plans: Adult Reconstruction, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Personal Interests: Jogging, reading, my dog
Favorite Things About Portland: So many things to do outdoors, nice people, great food, wine, coffee, and beer


Peters Otlans

Peters Otlans

Hometown: Lakewood, WA
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Fellowship Plans: Sports Medicine
Personal Interests: Seattle Seahawks and sports, in general; political history and current events
Favorite Things About Portland: proximity to home, friendly people, beautiful scenery


Travis Philipp

Travis Philipp

Hometown: Olathe, Kansas
Medical School: OHSU
Fellowship Plans: Spine, New York University
Personal Interests: hiking, swimming, anything outdoors, lacrosse, reading.
Favorite things about Portland: Great beer and bars, wonderful people, running on the river; the coast, gorge and Mt. Hood are all super close.

PGY4

PGY4

Nikolas Baksh

Nikolas Baksh

Hometown: Lancaster, PA 
Medical school: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 
Fellowship: Spine
Personal Interests: Basketball, playing guitar, spending time with friends and family, trying new foods and restaurants 
Favorite things about Portland: The Gorge, the people, abundant restaurants and breweries, the views of Mt. Hood (especially from the hospital) 


Taylor Lara

Taylor Lara

Hometown: Memphis, TN 
Medical school: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN 
Fellowship plans: Undecided 
Personal interests: Running, hiking, reading, photography, classical guitar 
Favorite things about Portland: Vibrant arts and culture scene, amazing food, beer, and wine, tons of outdoor activities, and mild weather 


David Putnam-Pite

David Putnam-Pite

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA 
Medical school: OHSU, Portland, OR 
Fellowship plans: Undecided 
Personal Interests: Surfing, kiteboarding, backpacking, rock climbing, reading and mountain biking 
Favorite things about Portland: The coast and the Gorge, local restaurants and breweries 


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Duncan Ramsey

Hometown: Dallas, TX 
Medical school: University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 
Fellowship plans: Undecided 
Personal interests: Bicycles, motorcycles, backpacking, cooking, and mathematics 
Favorite things about Portland: Bikeability, breweries, and beautiful bridges 


Grant Sun

Grant Sun

Hometown: Reno, NV 
Medical school: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 
Fellowship plans: Undecided, currently I like them all 
Personal interests: Mountain biking, climbing, back country skiing, cooking, eating, traveling and any combination of the aforementioned 
Favorite things about Portland: Food, beer, biking friendly community, and close access to the great outdoors

PGY3

PGY3

Torgom Abraamyan

Torgom Abraamyan

Hometown: Glendale, CA
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Fellowship Plans: Undecided
Personal Interests: Biking, TV shows and movies, eating
Favorite Things About Portland: The outdoors, food and beer scene

 

Trevor Barronian

Trevor Barronian

Hometown: Seattle
Medical school: OHSU
Fellowship plans: Undecided
Personal interests: Doing fun things and trying something new
Favorite part about Portland: lots of good food and drink along with access to the outdoors

 

Jason Laurita

Jason Laurita

Hometown: Camden, ME
Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School
Fellowship Plans: Undecided
Personal Interests: Music, basketball, travel
Favorite Things About Portland: The endless number of amazing options for food and beer!

 

Michael Robbins

Michael Robbins

Hometown: Paradise, CA
Medical School: University of California, Davis
Fellowship Plans: Undecided
Personal Interests: Family, Hiking, Biking, Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, Camping, BBQ, Carpentry, Sports events, Most outdoor activities
Favorite Things About Portland: Mountain setting, Accessible outdoor activities, Friendly atmosphere, Great food

 

Sean Sterrenberg

Sean Sterrenberg

Hometown: Silverton, OR
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Fellowship Plans: Considering adult reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, or sports medicine
Personal Interests: Biking, surfing, hiking, guitar, and travel
Favorite things about Portland: Great bike rides, proximity to the mountains, hiking, and beaches

PGY2

PGY2

Sam Cheesman

Sam Cheesman

Hometown: Muncie, IN
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Fellowship Plans: Undecided
Personal Interests: Hiking, biking, running and brewing
Favorite Things About Portland: Outdoor activities, breweries, coffee and the food

 

Ryan Hadden

Ryan Hadden

Hometown: Salem, OR
Medical school: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Fellowship plans: Undecided
Personal interests: Spending time with family, working with my hands, fly fishing, hiking, camping and sports
Favorite part about Portland: The food scene, the proximity to family, the panorama afforded by OHSU and the easy access to many activities perfect for the outdoor enthusiast

 

Sam Moulton

Sam Moulton

Hometown: Eugene, OR
Medical School: OHSU
Fellowship Plans: Undecided
Personal Interests: Hiking, running, snowboarding, soccer and cooking
Favorite Things About Portland: The variety of outdoor adventures nearby, the endless number of delicious restaurants, and the tasty IPAs

 

Erik Woelber

Erik Woelber

Hometown: Anchorage, AK
Medical School: University of Washington
Fellowship Plans: Undecided
Personal Interests: Rowing, hockey, crossword puzzles
Favorite Things About Portland: Aliki's Farm

 

Natalie Zusman

Natalie Zusman

Hometown: Portland, OR
Medical School: OHSU
Fellowship Plans: Undecided
Personal Interests: Baking cookies, running, cross-training, and exploring different cultures through travel
Favorite things about Portland: The summers in Portland are amazing. Each day is sunny and warm without humidity, which allows Portland residents to embrace life outdoors.

PGY1

PGY1

Loren Black

Loren Black

Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Medical School: OHSU
Fellowship Plans: Undecided
Personal Interests: Being outdoors - especially in the mountains, motorcycle racing, skiing, supporting Michigan athletics (Go Blue!) and spending time with my wife and our two children
Favorite Things About Portland: Being surrounded by our closest friends and family, unparalleled diversity of world-class outdoor activities, friendly people

 

Derek Bond

Derek Bond

Hometown: Hillsboro, OR
Medical school: OHSU
Fellowship plans: Undecided
Personal interests: Family, photography, bird hunting, hiking, fishing
Favorite part about Portland: The summers, beer and food scene, proximity to outdoor adventures

 

Elliot Cole

Elliott Cole

Hometown: Memphis, TN
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Fellowship Plans: Undecided
Personal Interests: Running and working out, basketball, playing with my dog, hanging out with friends, supporting Vanderbilt athletics and the Memphis Grizzlies
Favorite Things About Portland: Exploring the city, trying the amazing breweries and restaurants, going to great concerts

 

Jamil Kendall

Jamil Kendall

Hometown: St. Thomas, VI
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Fellowship Plans: Undecided
Personal Interests: Basketball, travel, TV shows, cooking
Favorite Things About Portland: Love how nice everyone is and excited to embrace all of the outdoor activities

 

Conner Pihl

Connor Pihl

Hometown: Ketchikan/Juneau, AK
Medical School: University of Washington
Fellowship Plans: Undecided
Personal Interests: Friends/family, all outdoor sports/activities, running, biking, soccer, basketball, woodworking, food/cooking, music, gardening
Favorite things about Portland: What’s not to like? It’s got all my favorite things!

2018 Graduates

2018 Graduates

AULTMAN_HANNAH_FAE (2)

Hannah Aultman

Hometown: Portland, OR
Medical School: Tufts University
Fellowship plans: Hand and Upper Extremity, University of Chicago
Personal interests: Hiking, skiing, sailing, being outside, good books
Favorite things about Portland: The beautiful outdoors, delicious local beer and food, proximity to friends and family, Powell's Bookstore & Timbers games 


LAU_KARLEE_HIU LAAM (2)

Karlee Lau

Hometown: Plano, TX
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern
Fellowship Plans: Hand and Upper Extremity, University of Alabama - Birmingham
Personal Interests: Traveling, photography, swimming, hiking, trying new restaurants
Favorite Things About Portland: Water, trees, and mountains 


OPEL_DAYTON (2)

Dayton Opel

Hometown: Sheboygan, WI
Medical School: University of Wisconsin
Fellowship Plans: Hand and Upper Extremity, Cleveland Clinic
Personal Interests: Family hikes and outings, Badger football and basketball, the Green Bay Packers, sociodemographic diversity and equality, woodworking and carpentry
Favorite Thing about Portland: The people, the lush landscape and topography, the foodie and microbrewery scene


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Derek Smith

Hometown: Topanga, CA
Medical School: Columbia University
Fellowship Plans: Hand and Upper Extremity, University of Cincinnati
Personal Interests: Raising a family and being outdoors
Favorite Thing about Portland: The weather, bicycles and the color green


WINSTON_BENJAMIN_ALDRED (2)

Benjamin Winston

Hometown: Denver, CO
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Fellowship Plans: Adult Reconstruction, Tahoe - Reno Arthroplasty
Personal Interests: Lacrosse, hockey, Broncos
Favorite Things About Portland: Great food, good people, beautiful coast and mountains, tons of breweries