Current Residents

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Naomi Turner

Orthopaedic Surgery resident Dr. Naomi Johnson

Hometown: Bloomington, MN
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Fellowship Plans: Arthroplasty, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Personal Interests: I enjoy playing volleyball, baking, hiking, camping and travel. I also love spending time with my husband and catahoula leopard dog, Hertz
Favorite Things About Portland: We haven't been in Portland long, but our favorite things about the city so far are the great food/drink scene and the beauty of the surrounding landscape, with as much hiking/camping as we could want!

Michelle Lawson

Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Dr. Michelle Lawson

Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Medical School: University of Rochester
Fellowship Plans: Orthopedic Trauma, Indiana University,  Indianapolis, IN
Personal Interests: Hiking, good food, reading, Seattle sports
Favorite Things About Portland: The amazing restaurants and the mountains

Danielle Peterson

Orthopaedic Surgery resident Dr. Danielle Peterson

Hometown: Mill Creek, WA
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Fellowship Plans: Trauma, UC Davis, Sacramento, CA
Personal Interests: Baking, hiking, skiing, rock climbing, amateur carpentry, Cougar football
Favorite things about Portland: Exploring Portland’s delicious food scene and experiencing the beautiful outdoors surrounding the city

Frank Rodgers

Orthopaedic Surgery resident Dr. Frank Rodgers

Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Fellowship Plans: Arthroplasty, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Personal Interests: Spending time with my dog and wife, entertaining friends with dinner or a cookout, live music, college football and everything outdoors: hiking, camping, cycling, sailing, golf and skiing
Favorite things about Portland: The bike-ability!!! I ride to work, dinner, and everything else within the city, at all hours with a complete feeling of safety

Laura Sokil

Dr. Laura Sokil

Hometown: Lower Merion, PA
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University
Fellowship Plans: Foot and Ankle, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. 
Personal Interests: Figure skating, cooking/baking, music, gardening, hiking
Favorite things about Portland: The people are really friendly, there's no humidity, stunning mountain views on clear days and, of course, all the amazing food

Kate Hutchison

Orthopaedic resident Dr. Kate Hutchison

Hometown: Evanston, IL
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship Plans: Orthopaedic Trauma, Indiana University
Personal Interests: Skiing, running, ultimate frisbee, hiking and knitting
Favorite Things About Portland: Farmer's markets, bike-ability and mountain views

Mackenzie Kelly

Orthoapedic surgery resident Mackenzie Kelly

Hometown: Portland, OR
Medical School: OHSU
Fellowship Plans: Adult Reconstruction, University of Utah
Personal Interests: Fly fishing, beekeeping, trail running and skiing
Favorite Things About Portland: Inclement weather, Burgerville, Mount Hood, Timbers games, salmonberries and Forest Park

Phillip Lam

Orthoapedic surgery resident Phillip Lam

Hometown: Portland, OR
Medical School: OHSU
Fellowship Plans: Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microsurgery, University of Maryland​​​​​​​
Personal Interests: Building computers and learning about advancements in technology, practicing and learning judo (have been practicing for 15 years), playing other sports and being active
Favorite Things About Portland: Trying out new food places (restaurants, pubs/breweries, food carts) around the city, watching the ongoing development of the city

Sarah Lindsay

Orthopaedic surgery resident Sarah Lindsay

Hometown: Greenwood Village, CO
Medical School: Stanford School of Medicine
Fellowship Plans: Orthopaedic Oncology, University of Toronto
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling and all outdoor activities (Favorites include backpacking, trail running, horseback riding, SCUBA diving and skiing)
Favorite Things About Portland: I love the accessibility of both the beaches and the mountains. There are so many beautiful state parks and recreation areas to explore. Portland is a wonderful city with very kind people, great book stores, and amazing food

Kyle Minkel

Orthoapedic surgery resident Kyle Minkel

Hometown: San Luis Obispo, CA
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Fellowship Plans: Sports Medicine, Mammoth Orthopedic Institute
Personal Interests: Backpacking, surfing, fly fishing, ski/snowboarding and playing with my pups
Favorite Things About Portland: Accessibility to the coast, gorge and surrounding mountains, parking on the left side of the street and dog friendly establishments

Jordan Arakawa

Photo of Dr. Jordan Arakawa

Hometown: Olympia, WA
Medical school: Oregon Health & Science University 
Fellowship: Undecided
Personal interests: I enjoy spending time with my wife and dog, hanging out with friends and family, working out, and playing board games
Favorite things about Portland: My favorite things about Portland are the amazing food and drink scene, bike / walkability of the city, the beautiful surrounding nature, and the PNW summers

Sarah Hanna

Dr. Sarah Hanna

Hometown: Federal Way, WA 
Medical school: Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship plans: Enthusiastically undecided
Personal interests: Spending time with my fiance and dog, hiking, skiing, reading, golf
Favorite things about Portland: Abundant outdoor activities and mild weather to do them in

Aidan Morrell

Dr. Aidan Morrell

Hometown: Newberg, OR
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University
Fellowship plans: Undecided
Personal interests: Hiking, biking, weightlifting, track & field, and competitive marksmanship 
Favorite things about Portland: Heart Coffee, Ken's Artisan Pizza, and trips to Mt. Hood and Cannon Beach with friends and family 

Katherine Velicki

Dr. Katherine Velicki

Hometown: Garden Grove, California 
Medical school: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Fellowship plans: Undecided
Personal interests: Trail running, road cycling, backpacking, skiing, painting, ceramics (hand building), and sustainability in surgery
Favorite things about Portland: Clean air and delicious tap water, unlimited trail running in Forest Park, waking up to Willamette River views, fantastic food, thriving art scene, and culture of environmental appreciation

Sebastian Welling

Dr. Sebastian Welling

Hometown: Juneau, AK
Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine 
Fellowship plans: Undecided
Personal interests: Skiing, hiking, camping, and walks with my wife and dog
Favorite things about Portland: I love being able to drive to the beach or the mountains within 2 hours, and all the trails, lakes and rivers in between

Amador Bugarin, Jr.

Photo of Amador Bugarin, Jr., orthopaedic surgery resident

Hometown: Norwalk, California
Medical School: UCLA/Drew
Fellowship Plans: Undecided
Personal Interests: Tennis, golfing, fishing, grilling, hiking, and watching movies/anime
Favorite Things About Portland: Everything is so green and proximity to outdoors is unparalleled! Also, it has a great food and drink scene.

Calvin Englert

Photo of Calvin Englert, orthopaedic resident

Hometown: Windsor, Colorado
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Fellowship Plans: Undecided
Personal Interests: Spending time with my wife and son, guitar, trail running, skiing, surfing, cooking and baking
Favorite Things About Portland: Ease of access to ocean and mountains, trail running in Forest Park, lots of good coffee shops, and Ken’s Artisan Bakery

Isaac Lapite

Photo of Isaac Lapite, orthopaedic resident

Hometown: Eugene, OR
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Fellowship Plans: Undecided
Personal Interests: All things fitness and sports, live music, NPR Tiny Desk Concerts
Favorite Things About Portland: The outdoor adventures and unlimited food options as well as that my family is close

Yash Tarkunde

Photo of Yash Tarkunde, orthopaedic resident

Hometown: Sugar Land, TX
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Fellowship Plans: Undecided
Personal Interests: I love playing basketball, hiking/backpacking, biking, baking, and spending time with my fiancée, friends, and family
Favorite Things About Portland: The emphasis on bike-ability, the incredible trails and mountain views nearby, the short distance to the beautiful Oregon coast, but most of all, the lack of humidity!

Stephanie Zhao

Photo of Stephanie Zhao, orthopaedic resident

Hometown: Beaverton, OR
Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University
Fellowship Plans: Undecided
Personal Interests: The outdoors (hiking, rock climbing, swimming), volleyball, crafting, music, and spending time with the dogs
Favorite Things About Portland: The mountains, forests, and water. It is such a beautiful place with so many things to do both indoors and outdoors

Nicholas Collar

Dr. Nicholas Collar

Hometown: Deerfield, Wisconsin
Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin
Fellowship plans: Undecided
Personal interests: Skiing, road biking, backpacking —anything that gets me outdoors— and of course, the Green Bay Packers.
Favorite things about Portland: The food and beer here is phenomenal, especially following a day doing any of my favorite things!

Hanne Gehling

Hanne Gehling, M.D.

Hometown: Walla Walla, WA
Medical school: Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship plans: Undecided
Personal interests: Horseback riding, cooking, rock climbing, trail running, spending time with family on the Oregon Coast
Favorite things about Portland: Proximity to beautifully wild coastlines and mountains, with never-ending chances to explore!

Tasha McKibben

Tasha McKibben, M.D.

Hometown: Eatonville, WA
Medical school: Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship plans: Orthopaedic Trauma​​​​​​​
Personal interests: Outdoor adventures, snowboarding, CrossFit, motorsports, playing with my dogs​​​​​​​.
Favorite things about Portland: Access to all my favorite outdoor activities from the coast to mountains as well as abundance of great coffee and beer.

Julia Silver

Julia Silver, M.D.

Hometown: Salem, OR
Medical school: Tulane University​​​​​​​
Fellowship plans: Foot/Ankle or Sports​​​​​​​
Personal interests: Baking to satisfy my dessert addiction, reading works by female and BIPOC authors, running in nature, dancing​​​​​​​.
Favorite things about Portland: Enjoying Portland’s beautiful bounty of fresh produce, wine country, and proximity to family.

Josh Yuan

Josh Yuan, M.D.

Hometown: Portland, OR
Medical school: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Fellowship plans: Undecided​​​​​​​
Personal interests: Basketball, tennis, listening to podcasts, working out.​​​​​​​
Favorite things about Portland: Watching the Blazers and Timbers, trying new food carts and coffee shops, and having family nearby.

Loren Black

Loren Black

Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Medical school: OHSU
Fellowship plans: Orthopaedic Trauma, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
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: Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Fellowship, UC Davis
Personal interests: Family, photography, bird hunting, hiking, fishing
Favorite things about Portland: The summers, beer and food scene, proximity to outdoor adventures

Elliott Cole

Elliot Cole

Hometown: Memphis, TN
Medical school: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Fellowship plans: Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, UCSF
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: Adult Reconstruction, Rush University, Chicago, IL
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

Connor Pihl

Connor Pihl

Hometown: Ketchikan/Juneau, AK
Medical school: University of Washington
Fellowship plans: Hand and Upper Extremity, OHSU
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!

Hometowns of current orthopaedic residents

Map of USA with colored pins marking the hometowns of current residents
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