Our Fellows

First year

Heba Allam, MD

Medical School:  Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar
Residency:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Joel Horton, rheumatology fellow

Joel Horton, MD

Medical School:  University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa, OK
Residency:  Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Second year

Dr. Sarah Ringsted, MD

Sarah Ringsted, MD

Medical School:  Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Residency (Chief):  California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Dr. Nicholas Stienstra, MD

Nicholas Stienstra, MD

Medical School:  New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Residency:  Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA

Past Fellows


Anand Kumthekar, MD
Residency:  Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Current Practice:  Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Caroline McCulley, MD
Residency:  OHSU, Portland, OR
Current Practice:  Deschutes Rheumatology, Bend, OR

2015 - 2017

Marcia Friedman, MD
Residency:  University of Illinois, IL
Current Practice:  OHSU, Portland OR

Julianna Desmarais, MD
Residency:  University of Utah, UT (Chief resident)
Current Practice:  OHSU, Portland OR

2014 - 2016

Rashmi Shah, MBBS
Residency:  Hurley Medical Center, Flint MI
Current Practice:  Northwest Rheumatology, Portland OR

Jameel Youssef, MD
Residency:  Lincoln Medical Center, NY
Current Practice:  Intermountain Healthcare, Ogden UT

2013 - 2015

Elena D Ghetie, MD
Residency:  Danbury Hospital, Danbury CT
Current Practice:  Northwest Rheumatology, OR

Navid Mehraban, MD
Residency:  Methodist Dallas Medical Center, TX

2012 - 2014

Abhijeet Danve, MBBS
Residency:  New York Medical Center, Metropolitan Hospital Center, NY
Current Practice:  Clinical Assistant Professor, Yale University, New Haven CT

Nicole Davey-Ranasinghe, MD
Residency:  University of Nevada, NV (Chief resident)
Current Practice:  Allergy ARTS, TX

2011 - 2013

Neha Garg, MBBS
Residency:  Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
Current Practice:  Northwest Rheumatology, Portland OR

2010 - 2012

Sarah Lipton, MD
Residency:  OHSU, Portland OR (Chief resident)
Current Practice:  Providence Hospital, Portland OR

Jaya Philipose, MD
Resident:  UCLA-Harbor, CA
Current Practice:  Mission Heritage Medical Group, Orange County CA

2009 - 2011

Alan Seif, MD
Residency:  Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, IL
Current Practice:  Kaiser Permanente, Pleasanton CA

2008 - 2010

Jennifer Becker, MD
Residency:  Virginia Commonwealth, VA
Current Practice:  Harrison HealthPartners Internal Medicine, Adult Primary Care & Rheumatology, Poulsbo, WA

2007 - 2009

Joseph Lutt, MD
Residency:  OHSU, Portland OR
Current Practice:  Colorado Center for Arthritis & Osteoporosis, Boulder CO

2006 - 2008

Dortohy Bloniarz, MD
Residency:  New York Medical Center Affiliated Hospitals, NY
Current Practice:  Presence Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago IL

2005 - 2007

Sean Lasalle, MD
Residency:  OHSU, Portland OR (Chief resident)
Current Practice:  Arthritis Northwest, Spokane WA