Our Faculty

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The OHSU division of rheumatology includes a diverse group of dedicated, highly trained physicians and researchers who are committed to superb patient care, education, and research. Several of our faculty members are internationally recognized for their contributions to science and education.  We cherish the opportunity to establish long-term relationships with patients, and recognize the challenges our patients face living with rheumatic conditions.

Our Clinical Faculty

Jim Rosenbaum

James T. Rosenbaum, M.D.

Chief, Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases
Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Edward E Rosenbaum Professor of Inflammation Research
Undergraduate: Harvard College
Medical School: Yale University Medical School
Residency: Stanford University Medical Center
Fellowship: Rheumatology, Stanford Medical Center
Academic interests: Ocular inflammatory diseases, Microbiome, Gene expression for evaluation of ocular inflammatory diseases, Special focus on Uveitis

Cong-Qiu Chu

Cong-Qiu Chu, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Staff Physician, Rheumatology Section, VA Portland Health Care System
Medical School: Jilin University Bethune Medical College, Changchun, China
Ph.D: University of London, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, London, UK
Residency: Internal Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China;
& Internal Medicine, Wayne State University Detroit Medical Center
Fellowship: Rheumatology, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, WA
Academic Interests: Special focus on Early Inflammatory Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Auto inflammatory Diseases

David Daikh

David I. Daikh, M.D., Ph.D. 

Professor of Medicine, Provisional, School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Oregon 
Medical School: Oregon Health Sciences University
Ph.D.: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Resident: University of California, San Francisco
Fellowship: Rheumatology, University of California, San Francisco
Academic Interests: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, T cell therapies, Crystalline Arthritis, Medical Education

Atul Deodhar

Atul Deodhar, M.D., MRCP.

Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Medical Director, Rheumatology Clinics
Medical School: B. J. Medical College, Pune, India
Residency: King Edward Memorial Hospital, Pune India, and Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, England
Fellowship: Royal Cornwall Hospital, England; & Oregon Health & Science University
Academic Interests: Axial Spondyloarthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic arthritis

Julianna Desmarais

Julianna Desmarais, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Assistant Fellowship Program Director
Co-Director of Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic
Undergraduate: University of Arizona
Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Chief Medical Resident, University of Utah
Fellowship: Rheumatology, Oregon Health & Science University
Academic Interests: Education, Interstitial Lung Disease, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Marcia Friedman

Marcia Friedman, M.D.

Director, OHSU Vasculitis Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Undergraduate: The State University of New York (SUNY) - Binghamton University
Medical School: Upstate Medical University
Residency: University of Illinois Chicago
Fellowship: Oregon Health & Science University
Post-doctoral Fellowship: Knight Cardiovascular Research Institute, OHSU
Academic interests: Vasculitis, granulomatous mastitis, sarcoidosis

Tejpal Gill

Tejpal Gill, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Bachelor & Master of Science: Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India
Ph.D.: Institute of Hmalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur, H.P. India
Postdoctoral: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Research Fellow: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Academic Interest: Immunology, Microbiology
Research focus on gut microbial dysbiosis in HLA-B27-associated spondyloarthritis.

Daniela Ghetie

Daniela Ghetie, M.D.

Rheumatology Director, OHSU Myositis Clinic
Attending Rheumatologist Vasculitis Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Medical School: University of Medicine and Pharmacy - "Carol Davila" Bucharst, Romania
Rheumatology Residency: University Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
Residency: Danbury Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
Fellowship: Oregon Health & Science University
Academic Interests: Myositis, Vasculitis 

Leslie Kahl, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
Undergraduate: Smith College and Stanford University
Medical School: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY and Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Fellowship: Presbyterian University  Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Academic Interests: Medical education, Lupus

Sonam Kiwalkar

Sonam Kiwalkar, M.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Medical School: Padmashree D Y Patil Medical College, Pune, India
Residency: Rochester General Hospital
Chief Resident: Rochester General Hospital
Fellowship: Rheumatology, Oregon Health & Science University
Academic Interests: Axial Spondyloarthritis, rheumatologic adverse of cancer immunotherapy, medical education

Carrie Schreibman

Carrie Schreibman, APRN

Instructor of Medicine, School of Medicine. 
Undergraduate: B.A., Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley 
Masters: M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of HealthProfessions, Boston, MA
Academic Interests: Fibromyalgia, the phenomonologic approach to treating chronic pain, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

Meredith White

Meredith White, PA-C

Instructor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Florida State University

Graduate School: Ohio Dominican University (MSPAS)
Academic Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis

Our VAMC Faculty

Jennifer Barton

Jennifer Barton, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine,  School of Medicine
Rheumatology Section Chief, VA Portland Health Care System

Undergraduate: Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
Post Baccalaureate: Columbia University
Medical School: State University of New York, Stony Brook
Residency: University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital
Chief Residency: University of Rochester
Fellowship: Rheumatology, University of California, San Francisco
Master of Clinical Research: Oregon Health & Science University
Academic and Research Interests: health disparities, patient-clinician communication, shared decision making, health services research

Pascale Schwab

Pascale Schwab, M.D.

Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship
Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Houston
Medical School: University of Texas Medical School, Houston
Residency: University of Texas Medical School, Houston
Chief Residency: University of Texas Medical School, Houston
Fellowship: Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Academic Interests: Rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoporosis