Meet Our Residents

A group photo of OHSU's Pediatric Residency Program at their annual retreat at the Oregon Coast.
The OHSU Pediatric Chief Residents, two women and one man, smiling outside with the ocean in the background.
A woman smiling sitting with several kittens with a sign behind her that reads "Congrats Jenn."

Jenn Lane
Undergraduate: UC Santa Barbara 
Medical School: Drexel University  
Interests: Floating, slacklining, mixology, rivers, waterfalls, camping, hiking, coffee, reading, fostering kittens

A man smiling while sitting at a table in a restaurant.

Bruce Leewiwatanakul
Undergraduate: UCLA 
Graduate: Boston University 
Medical School: AT Still University – School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona 
Interests: being a homebody, cooking, going out to eat at restaurants and pretending I’m a food critic, Costco, plants, watching trashy reality tv shows

A woman standing in a pumpkin patch holding up a pumpkin.

Rachna Mamidi 
Undergraduate: UCLA 
Medical School: New York Medical College 
Interests: Yoga, long distance running, hiking, camping, bollywood dance, traveling

The PGY-3 Pediatric Residency Class outside with the ocean in the background.
A man and woman taking a selfie while on a hike with a mountain in the background.

Chelsea Banks
Undergraduate: McGill University 
Medical School: Marshall University 
Interests: Running, hiking, bird watching, snuggles with my cat

A man and woman smiling outside with the ocean in the background.

Kelsie Bond
Undergraduate: University of Washington 
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine 
Interests: Baking, watching the Blazers, dogs, going to the coast

A man and a woman posing at the beach with Haystack Rock in the background.

Brittany Cornfield
Undergraduate: University of Washington 
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University SOM 
Interests: Spending time with my husband, hiking the long trail by our house, watching crime based documentaries, playing the guitar (semi-well), making kids smile at any cost even if I look insane doing it (85% of the time I do)

A woman smiling outside with white and pink flowers in the background.

Shira Einstein
Undergraduate: University of Oregon 
Medical School: OHSU 
Interests: hiking and camping, napping, traveling to Latin America and practicing my Spanish, cooking, advocacy

A woman and a man smiling outside on a sunny day in a snowy forest.

Callia Elkhal
Undergraduate: Oregon State University 
Medical School: OHSU 
Interests: Fun things: Hiking, board games, kayaking on the Willamette River, exploring Oregon with friends, family coffee shop, visiting nieces/nephew 
Future things: Outpatient gen peds in town!

A man standing on logs with a body of water in the background.

Jordan Frei
Undergraduate: University of Utah 
Medical School: University of Texas at San Antonio 
Interests: running, bouldering/climbing, hiking, video games, board games

A man in a rowboat on a lake with mountains in the background.

Patrick Hogan - Rising Chief Resident
Undergraduate: University of Chicago 
Medical School: Rush University 
Interests: Hiking/camping, skiing, running, piano playing, board and video games

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Zach Hutchinson
Undergraduate: Willamette University 
Medical School: Penn State 
Interests: Tennis, hiking, camping, skiing, traveling, reading

A woman at the beach on a sunny day with a large coastal rock in the background.

Kelsey Ige
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania 
Medical School: John A. Burns School of Medicine University of Hawaii 
Interests: Being the "taste tester" for my family's meals or baked goods; Hiking; current favorite hikes are Olomana in Kailua, Hawaii and Trail of Ten Falls Loop in Marion County, Oregon; Eating fresh omakase sushi, chocolate, ice cream and mochi (preferably with ice cream)

A woman holding her dog while taking a selfie.

Sainabou Jallow
Undergraduate: Reed College 
Medical School: Temple University 
Interests: Coffee, Reading, baking/cooking, knitting, puzzles, bingo, playing with my dog

Two men on a boat taking a selfie, with a dog in the background.

Kamyron Jordan
Undergraduate: University of Georgia 
Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine 
Interests: Auto racing (Formula 1, Formula Drift), football (UGA, Falcons), soccer (ATL UTD), dancing, trying new recipes that friends make, swimming, going to the dog park

A woman standing on a hillside smiling.

Cassie Loren
Undergraduate: Oregon State University 
Medical School: Vanderbilt University 
Interests: Hiking, skiing, running, sewing, baking, gardening

A woman standing in front of a lake holding her dog.

Bridget O'Connell-Long
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Medical School: University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Interests: My dog, hiking, golfing, camping, hospital medicine, advocacy

A woman at a ski resort standing with snowy mountains in the background.

Christina Rufener
Undergraduate: St. Louis University 
Medical School: Creighton University 
Interests: Yoga, running, hiking, skiing, cooking/baking

A woman smiling while petting a baby goat.

Oresta Rule
Undergraduate: Oregon State University 
Medical School: University of California San Diego 
Interests: Backpacking, trail running, ice cream, and awkward animals

A man outside smiling with a mountain lake behind him.

Andrew Steinfeldt
Undergraduate: University of Minnesota Crookston 
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health 
Interests: Traveling, hiking, van camping, and the Green Bay Packers! Go Pack Go!

A woman smiling lying on her stomach next to a golden retriever dog.

Ana Van Meurs - Rising Chief Resident
Undergraduate: Brown University 
Medical School: Brown University 
Interests: Hiking, kayaking, skiing, exploring new neighborhoods, attempting (and failing) to take my cats for a walk like a Portlander.

A man and a woman taking a selfie while on a hike.

Will Wurster - Rising Chief Resident
Undergraduate: Rhodes College 
Medical School: University of Kansas 
Interests: Sports - big NBA fan, go blazers! Outdoor activities - backpacking, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, skiing

The PGY-2 Pediatric Residency Class outside with the ocean in the background.
A man and a woman smiling at a wedding reception.

Andrew Arndt
Undergraduate: Washington State University (Go Cougs!) 
Medical School: OHSU 
Interests: Intramural sports, board games, snowboarding and singing in the car

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Adrian Banerji
Undergraduate: Tufts University 
Medical School: State University of New York, Downstate 
Interests: Ultimate Frisbee

A woman smiling sitting on a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch on a sunny day.

Laura Burbach
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin - Madison 
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine 
Interests: Volleyball, tennis, golf, biking, camping, hiking, cooking, reading

A man carrying a baby while on a hike in the woods.

Alex Burford
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin Madison  
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health 
Interests: Attending musicals, hiking/ camping, watching the NBA, and trying new foods!

A woman posing at the beach on a sunny day.

Olivia Charlier
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Medical School: University of Colorado 
Interests: Playing outside with friends, sunshine, dancing, music

A woman smiling while on a hike in the woods.

Frances Chiang
Undergraduate: Georgia Tech 
Graduate: Boston University School of Medicine 
Medical School: AT Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona 
Interests: biking, hiking, going to new restaurants and trying all the boba places in town

A woman with her arm wrapped around a dog outside, both smiling.

Savannah Coe
Undergraduate: Fordham University 
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University 
Interests: I love all the outdoor activities easily found around Portland including hiking, running, kayaking, skiing, and biking. When I'm not outdoors, I love visiting local breweries and wineries with friends!

A woman with her baby on a hike.

Tate Correll
Undergraduate: Colorado State University  
Medical School: Rocky Vista University  
Interests: Yoga, skiing, hiking, camping, rock climbing, hanging out with my husband and son!

A woman on a hike on a sunny day.

Mackenzie Deane
Undergraduate: Pacific Lutheran University 
Medical School: OHSU 
Interests: Hiking, watching and playing sports (go thorns!), spending time outside, spending time with family and friends, eating lots of yummy food, and drinking coffee

A woman and a man smiling while riding the OHSU Tram, with Portland visible in the background.

Christine Dinh
Undergraduate: University of California at Berkeley 
Medical School: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine 
Interests: LGBTQ+ health, cooking / baking, spending time with husband Marcus, reading, music, cute things, board games, Stardew Valley, Zelda, anime

A woman smiling while on a hike.

Karen Fryefield
Undergraduate: Smith College 
Medical School: OHSU 
Interests: Singing, playing board games, swimming outdoors, backpacking, solving puzzles.

A man eating lunch outside on a sunny day at a table on balcony at OHSU, with Mt. Hood visible in the background.

Mac Garrett
Undergraduate: Hamline University 
Medical School: University of Minnesota 
Interests: Video games, home improvement, design, cats, trying new breweries

A man with his baby strapped to his back going on a walk outside.

Rob McRae
Undergraduate: Saint Mary's College of California 
Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine 
Interests: Backpacking, fishing, golf

A woman and a man outside smiling with the Oregon coast in the background.

Lori Morgan
Undergraduate: Illinois Wesleyan University 
Graduate: The Cleveland Institute of Music 
Medical School: Indiana University 
Interests: Being outside, DIY projects around the house, cello, visiting fun Portland shops, ginger beer

A woman dressed warmly and smiling while on a hike up a mountain.

Katie Sacotte
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin 
Medical School: Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine 
Interests: Rock climbing, mountaineering, hiking, baking, and hanging with friends.

A woman smiling while watching a busy street.

Caitlin Sawyer
Undergraduate: University of California San Diego 
Medical School: University of Washington 
Interests: Watercolor, thrift shopping, hanging with my 2 dogs and 2 cats, Art in Medicine, being silly with my husband, nice people, pretty outdoors, positive vibes

A woman, a man and their dog posing in front of a waterfall while on a hike.

Hannah Yerxa
Undergraduate: University of Connecticut 
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine 
Interests: Hiking, cooking, eating, reading, and spending time outside

The PGY-1 Pediatric Residency Class outside at tables in a courtyard, all wearing scrubs.
A woman crouching down next to her dog at the beach.

Olivia Bagot
Undergraduate: UC Davis 
Medical School: UC Davis School of Medicine 
Interests: Crossfit, board games (winning board games), hiking, watching Real Housewives

A woman in her graduation gown lying on the ground hugging her dog.

Carlee Beckler
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame 
Medical School: Keck SOM of USC 
Interests: running, hiking, camping, biking, cooking, picnics, happy hours, collecting succulents, searching for the best chocolate croissant in Portland, LA Dodgers, Cleveland Browns

A man pointing up to a sign while on a hike.

Jason Blanks
Undergraduate: University of Puget Sound 
Medical School: UC Davis School of Medicine 
Interests: Rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing, backpacking, yoga, baking, desperately trying to keep my houseplants alive, transgender care, critical care, medical education

A man smiling while on a hike with mountains and hillsides in the background.

Ethan Canty
Undergraduate: Dartmouth College 
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine 
Interests: Nature, the outdoors, exploring new restaurants, finding great shows to watch, traveling abroad, hanging out with the awesome peds residents, playing volleyball, kayaking and paddle boarding, taking care of my houseplants, working out, and trying all of the new monthly flavors at Salt & Straw! Global health, public health, hospitalist medicine, PICU

A man smiling while sitting on the ground with his arm around a dog.

Aaron Davis
Undergraduate: Drake University 
University of Kansas School of Medicine 
Interests: Reading, watching movies, playing video games, playing music, and trying new recipes

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Joanna "Jo" Galindo
Undergraduate: UCLA 
Graduate: Boston University 
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine 
Interests: Cooking, coffee, film, and donuts

A woman and a man smiling while on a hike, with the ocean in the background.

Meredith Haag
Undergraduate: College of William and Mary 
Graduate: OHSU/PSU School of Public Health (MD/MPH) 
Medical School: OHSU 
Interests: I love to cook and stay up-to-date on the new restaurants and exciting food happenings in Portland. I enjoy staying active by resistance training, hiking and trail running in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and doing yoga.

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Karina Mehta
Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis 
Graduate: Tulane SPHTM 
Medical School: Tulane University SOM 
Interests: Dogs, skiing, hiking, trying new restaurants/bars, getting 8 hours of sleep

A woman with her arm wrapped around a man smiling while on a hike in the mountains with their dog.

Paul Mitchell
Undergraduate: The College of New Jersey  
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine 
Interests: Hiking with my dog, bouldering, running, movies, science fiction, board games, bird-watching

A woman taking a selfie while on a hike with the ocean in the background.

Kara Mossler
Undergraduate: UC Berkeley 
Medical School: Georgetown University SOM 
Interests: skiing, snowboarding, scuba diving, soccer, hiking, traveling, piano, Javanese gamelan, trying to copy Great British Baking Show recipes

A woman sitting on her front steps hugging her dog.

Rachael Mullin
Undergraduate: UCLA 
Graduate: Touro University California (M.S.) 
Medical School: Touro University California COM 
Interests: Hiking, interior decorating, swimming, anything animal related, and excessively buying new plants

A woman smiling holding up a baby.

Claire Natsios
Undergraduate: California Polytechnic State University 
Medical School: University of Queensland - Ochsner School of Medicine 
Interests: Practicing yoga, exploring new hiking trails, wine tasting, and skiing

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Joanna Odenthal
Undergraduate: College of William & Mary 
Medical School: University of Virginia 
Interests: Hiking, travel, food and scoping out the best dairy-free ice cream in Portland

A woman smiling while sitting down holding a cupcake.

Janani Rajkumar
Undergraduate: Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute 
Medical School: Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute 
Interests: Dance, Yoga, Hiking

A woman crouching down posing next to her dog while on a hike with a mountain in the background.

Zina Stavitsky
Undergraduate: Emory University 
Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno 
Interests: Climbing, biking, backpacking, baking bread, walks with my dog Mimsy

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Anja Tjaden
Undergraduate: Seattle University 
Medical School: University of Washington 
Interests: Spending time with my dog and husband, surfing on the Oregon coast, eating my way through Portland’s food cart scene, hiking with my co-residents!

A woman crouching down smiling while on a hike in the mountains.

Doris Valenzuela-Araujo
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University 
Medical School: OHSU 
Interests: Making desserts, traveling, visiting family, trying new restaurants, spending time outside

A woman smiling while on a hike with mountains and a river in the background

Kimberly Vidmar
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Medical School: University of Wisconsin SOM 
Interests: Hiking, running, hanging out with my pup (Kona)

A woman, man and their dog smiling while on a walk with a river and mountain in the background.

Mandy Wolf
Undergraduate: Arizona State University 
Medical School: Rocky Vista University 
Interests: Backpacking, skiing, mountain biking

2020

  1. Nisha Baliga, General Pediatrics (Metro Pediatrics, OR)  

  1. Matthew Beaver, Pediatric Cardiology (University of Utah)  

  1. Jesse Goldfarb, General Pediatrics (Evergreen Pediatrics, WA)  

  1. Rigoberto Hernandez, General Pediatrics (Evergreen Pediatrics, WA)  

  1. Terry Kho, Medical Genetics (OHSU)  

  1. Jennifer Lane, Chief Resident (OHSU)  

  1. Bruce Leewiwatanakul, Chief Resident (OHSU)  

  1. Michelle Lin, General Pediatrics (North Carolina)  

  1. Rachna Mamidi, Chief Resident (OHSU)  

  1. Christena McBride, Pediatric Critical Care (Medical College of Wisconsin)  

  1. Molly McCoy, General Pediatrics (Metro Pediatrics, OR)  

  1. Katherine Phelps, Pediatric Critical Care (Emory)  

  1. Amelia Priesthoff, General Pediatrics (Kaiser Permanente, OR)  

  1. Kathryn Virk, Pediatric Cardiology (University of Washington)  

  1. Chelsea Welsh, General Pediatrics (Olympia, WA)  

  1. Erin Yee, General Pediatrics (Kaiser Permanente, VA)

2019

  1. Aaron Clem, Pediatric Cardiology (University of Nebraska)  

  1. Nancy Chen, General Pediatrics (Oregon City)  

  1. Morgan Cunningham, General Pediatrics (Riverside, California)  

  1. Claire Fraley, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (University of Colorado)  

  1. Heather Gardiner, Locums in Oregon  

  1. Emily Houchen-Wise, General Pediatrics (Metro Pediatrics Westside, OR)  

  1. Beth Krautscheid, General Pediatrics (Hillsboro Pediatrics, OR)  

  1. Natalie Lanocha, Pediatric Palliative Care (OHSU)  

  1. Jen Makrides, Adolescent Medicine (Johns Hopkins)  

  1. Sasha Ondusko, Neonatology (OHSU)  

  1. Ali O'Neill, Pediatric Endocrinology (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)  

  1. Tina Ramo, Neonatology (University of Colorado)  

  1. Kathryn Stockbower, Sports Medicine (University of Colorado)  

  1. Mina Tahai, Hospitalist (Davis, CA)  

  1. Jim Walston, Hospitalist (Minneapolis)  

  1. Stephen Wanta, General Pediatrics (Kaiser in Beaverton, OR)

2018

  1. Dana Angelos, General Pediatrics (Bend, OR)  

  1. Marica Baleilevuka-Hart, Pediatric Cardiology (OHSU)  

  1. Sam Bircher, Neonatology (University of Utah)  

  1. Hannah Canty, Pediatric Critical Care (Stanford)  

  1. David Dorsa, General Pediatrics  

  1. Colin Fisher, Hospitalist (University of Colorado)  

  1. Beau Gilmore, General Pediatrics (Bend, OR)  

  1. Caitlyn Iverson, General Pediatrics (Kaiser in Portland, OR)  

  1. Monica Luttrell, Pediatric Emergency Medicine (OHSU)  

  1. Mayme Marshall, Pediatric Cardiology (OHSU)  

  1. Kyle Pronko, Hospitalist (Milwaukee, WI)  

  1. Elizabeth Sinclair, Gastroenterology (Emory)  

  1. Ravi Vamsee, Pediatric Cardiology (University of Texas Southwestern)  

  1. Laura Waagmeester, Pediatric Emergency Medicine (OHSU)  

  1. Laura Wood, General Pediatrics (Legacy in Portland, OR)  

  1. Rebecca Zabel, General Pediatrics (Oakland, CA)

2017

  1. Catherine Caruso, Neonatology (OHSU)  

  1. Erik Frandsen, Cardiology (University of Washington)  

  1. Karen Heisler, Outpatient Care (Salem, OR)  

  1. Aimee Janesky, Hospitalist (Portland, OR)  

  1. Cate Kent, Outpatient Care (Portland, OR)  

  1. Laurel Hoffmann, Outpatient Care (Portland, OR)  

  1. Carol McFarland, Cardiology (University of Utah)  

  1. Nicki Nabavizadeh, Outpatient Care (Portland, OR)  

  1. Kellee Parker, Hematology Oncology (OHSU)  

  1. Erin Perkey, Hospitalist (Salem, OR)  

  1. Kirsten Reinecke, Sleep Medicine (North Carolina)  

  1. Katelyn Saarela, Gastroenterology (Stanford University)  

  1. Jason Soh, Outpatient Care (Portland, OR)  

  1. Maria Velazquez-Campbell, Hospitalist (New Mexico)  

  1. Jessica Marsh, Outpatient Care, Colorado

2016

  1. Abbie Bauer, Nephrology (University of Washington)  

  1. Amanda Burrage, CDC EIS Fellow (CDC-Atlanta)  

  1. Antwon Chavis, Outpatient Care (Portland, OR)  

  1. Katie Cotterell, Outpatient Care (Portland, OR)  

  1. Matt Dietz, Hematology-Oncology (OHSU)  

  1. Allison Empey, General Pediatrics (OHSU), Deputy Director of the Northwest Native American Center of Excellence  

  1. Megan Furnari, NICU Hospitalist (OHSU and SW Washington)  

  1. Ben Gern, Infectious Disease (University of Washington)  

  1. Lauren Kilgore, Outpatient Care (Salem, OR)  

  1. Jill Sanford, Sleep Medicine (OHSU)  

  1. Alicia Sauter, Outpatient Care (Hillsboro, OR)  

  1. Michael Sethi, Outpatient Care (Chicago, IL)  

  1. Christina Swanson, Allergy/Immunology (University of Washington)  

  1. Jenn Tsai, Hematology/Oncology (Stanford)  

  1. Casey Ward, Neonatology (UCSD)

2015

  1. Lucy Amory, Outpatient Care (Westbrook, ME)  

  1. Julia Carr, Outpatient Care (Portland, OR)  

  1. Andy Cave, Cardiology (OHSU)  

  1. Paco Corbalan, Outpatient Care (Middlebury, VT)  

  1. Kate Cronkhite, Outpatient Care (Vancouver, WA)  

  1. Paul Goodwin, Outpatient Care (Vancouver, WA)  

  1. Theresa Graif, PICU (OHSU)  

  1. Michael Jones, Hospital Medicine (Eugene, OR)  

  1. Brenna Lewis, Outpatient Care (Wenatchee, WA)  

  1. Courtney McGirr, Outpatient Care (Portland, OR)  

  1. Lane Miller, Hematology/Oncology (Emory)  

  1. Tanvi Mukundan, Sleep Medicine (OHSU)  

  1. Lauren Sandefur, Outpatient Care (Zambia)  

  1. Sara Taub, Palliative Care (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)  

  1. Rachel Westerfield, Outpatient Care (Bellingham, WA)  

  1. Leah Yieh, Neonatology (OHSU)

For more information or if you have any questions, please email us at: pedsres@ohsu.edu