Megan is a native of the Pacific Northwest and completed medical school at OHSU. She ventured to the east coast for residency training, followed by a chief year, at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She was delighted to return to OHSU as a pediatric hospitalist and medical educator. Megan has an interest in patient safety, team communication, and quality improvement, and worked for many years as an APD and medical director before taking on the PD role. Megan loves being a pediatric residency program director, as she finds working with pediatric trainees and being part of their professional development rewarding beyond measure.
When not at work, Megan loves dancing, hiking the beautiful Pacific Northwest trails, traveling, eating good food, and playing games with her husband and two daughters.
Associate Program Directors
Sarah is an Oregon native and a graduate of OHSU medical school and our beloved residency program. She spent a year as chief before joining the pediatric hospitalists and becoming an associate program director for the Pediatric Residency Program.
Sarah loves the teamwork that comes with taking care of patients with students and residents, and is committed to making all feel included. She has been known to inadvertently delay rounds while socializing with all the friendly faces on the wards and does her best to teach while taking thoughtful care of children and their families. Her role as associate program director is a wonderful complement, allowing her to have input on resident education as well as the opportunity to support and coach an incredible group of smart, kind, hard-working humans. She is the chair of the Residency Competency Committee, which works to ensure that every resident is successful. She is grateful for her feisty and dedicated colleagues and can assure you there has never been a boring team meeting!
At home, Sarah has a husband, two step-daughters, a son, and a part-time bunny. She does her best to make sure everyone has at least been fed and, if she’s lucky, gets them all outside. She loves being a mom to her three kids and is grateful for all the adventures and chaos that ensues.
Devlynne “Sasha” Ondusko
Sasha joined the faculty as a Neonatologist at OHSU in 2022 and joined the residency leadership as an associate program director for the pediatric residency in 2023. She first moved to America for medical school, after completing her undergraduate degree in Nursing in Ontario, Canada. She completed medical school in Milwaukee, WI, and moved out to Portland for residency and fell in love with the PNW. Sasha’s scholarship focuses on health equity specifically identifying disparities (secondary to the social construct of race, rurality and resource deprivation, and language discordance), understanding their driving forces, and working to mitigate these disparities.
Sasha grew up in a few different countries but now calls Portland home. She’s is an avid runner, biker, and snowboarder and spends most of her non-clinical/non-scholarship time outside with her wife, Megan, and 85lb poodle, Indie.
David (or “DJR” as he is known around Doernbecher) is a faculty member in pediatric nephrology, researching sodium transport mechanisms and clinically concentrating on renal tubular conditions, hypertension, and dialysis. He has been a faculty member at OHSU since 2001, including serving as an associate program director for the residency program since 2008. DJR educationally enjoys curriculum development for interactive conferences and subspecialty rotations. He also teaches trainees at all levels within the School of Medicine.
DJR grew up in San Diego, receiving most of his undergraduate and medical school training in California before doing his pediatric residency in Chicago and nephrology fellowship in San Francisco. He and his wife Elana raised their two sons in the Portland area and recently became grandparents. DJR loves sports, his sports teams, reading history, and outdoor adventures, especially throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Melissa has been faculty at OHSU since 2010, serving as continuity clinic director and associate pediatric program director. She is an East Coast transplant who grew up in Virginia and has practiced in Maryland, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Washington prior to coming to OHSU. She has worked in varied primary care settings, including federally qualified health centers, private practice, and an academic clinic. At OHSU, Melissa has embraced the opportunities for scholarship and education in ethics, compassionate communication, and adolescent health. Opportunities to teach both within and outside the clinical setting, continually learn from those around her, and listen to residents and colleagues to figure out how to make our program ever better are what make her job rewarding.
Melissa has a writer-scientist-teacher husband and two grown-up children who live too far away. Outside of medicine, she loves movies with subtitles, food with spice, and hikes with views. She is a dog person. And a cat person.
Jodi Leonard, Residency Program Education Manager
Jodi has dedicated over 20 years to the educational mission of the OHSU Department of Pediatrics and the institution’s graduate medical education community, receiving the ultimate honor of the ACGME Debra L. Dooley GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award in 2021. As the residency education manager, she has found the perfect home for her “mothering” heart. She works to keep the program on track with proactive organization, creative forward-thinking, open collaboration on all levels and endless optimism. She is honored to work alongside such a supportive and compassionate leadership team, and is continually inspired by the residents she works with.
When she is not organizing schedules and recruitment, she enjoys time with her wonderfully silly family – usually outdoors hiking or camping. She is also an avid sports-mom and has logged many hours cheering from the sidelines!
Michael Grubbs, Pediatric Residency Program Technician
Mike was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and moved to Portland for college, where he earned a degree in theology. After graduation, he got married and moved across the country to live in Big Apple (NYC). It was there that he started working in GME, as the fellowship coordinator for the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center. After eight years of long daily commuting and having two wonderful children, Mike and his family moved back to the great Pacific Northwest where the air is fresh and clean. In 2015, he was hired at OHSU as the program coordinator for the Pediatric Residency Program. It is here that he found true happiness working with all the wonderful residents and caring program staff. In his current role as residency program technician, Mike enjoys taking care of the day-to-day operations of the program, and always makes sure the resident lounge is supplied with tasty snacks.
Mike now live across the river in Vancouver, Washington, with his wife Julie, son Nolan (age 10) and daughter Lily (age 6). Outside of work, he loves spending time with his children in the outdoors, making fresh sourdough bread with his wife, and raising chickens (he has recently started bartering eggs for coffee beans!!).
Carlee grew up in Burbank, California – known to nearly all as the greatest city in the world. She moved to Indiana and attended the University of Notre Dame for undergrad. She loved her years in the Midwest, but ultimately was drawn back to Southern California by gentler winters and more mountainous terrain for medical school at USC. An outdoor enthusiast, Carlee was immediately captivated by the fresh air, greenery, and endless hiking trails. She was thrilled to match at OHSU for her pediatric residency training, during which time she discovered a love for pediatric hospital medicine. In her chief year, Carlee will be dividing her clinical time between the wards and her continuity clinic at the OHSU Pediatrics Clinic in Bethany Village.
Outside of work, Carlee loves to over-commit to extracurricular activities. A former collegiate athlete, she keeps her Olympic dreams alive (not really) by competing on a local master’s rowing club. She and her fiancé, Connor, love to work in their garden, cheer on the Portland Thorns, bike, hike, run, and above all else, recruit players to their futsal team, the Olivia Rodrigoals. You can often find them exploring Portland breweries and attempting to find the best French fry in the city.
Aaron grew up and was raised in Salina, Kansas, a smallish town in the middle of the country. He then pursued and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Biology degree with a concentration in biophysics from Drake University. Soon after graduation, Aaron became an AmeriCorps VISTA in Kansas City, KS, where he spent a large majority of his time helping to facilitate and develop active living and healthy lifestyle programs for kids in his neighborhood. Following AmeriCorps, Aaron then graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine where he got to live a dream of being a Jayhawk, but he was ecstatic when he matched at OHSU. During his residency he loved having the opportunity to learn from and work with a very smart and supportive group, as well as having the opportunity to pursue interests in community and race in pediatrics. He couldn’t be more excited to stay on as a chief resident to make help make residency a transformative experience for all learners, as well as cultivate his interests and skills as he prepares to become a general pediatrician.
When he’s not working, Aaron loves spending time with his partner, Stacy, their friends, and of course their Chihuahua, Apollo Creed. You can catch him on his scooter zooming by, or getting in the water at the river or beach. He loves watching a good show, playing video games, trying a new recipe and exploring the city of Portland and all the food and art it has to offer.
Joanna likes to say she's from ~everywhere~ - she grew up moving all over the country and spent time on both coasts, in the South and abroad. She completed her undergraduate degree at the College of William & Mary and stayed in Virginia for medical school at the University of Virginia. She was drawn to Portland for the amazing residency program, the beautiful mountains/beaches and the proximity to family. One of the highlights of her time in residency was getting to travel to Thailand and work at Siriraj Hospital as part of the Global Health Elective. She is very excited to stay on for her chief year and to continue to work with the wonderful faculty and residents at OHSU. She's looking forward to spending her clinical time in both the hospital wards and the newborn nursery.
Outside of the hospital, Joanna loves to be outside - whether that's hiking, attending summer concerts, finding new restaurants, or spending a day at the coast. She's always happy to give recommendations for hikes at the coast and finding the best dairy free ice cream in Portland.