Current Residents

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Nikolas Baksh

Nikolas Baksh

Hometown: Lancaster, PA 
Medical school: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 
Fellowship: Spine, New York University
Personal interests: Basketball, playing guitar, spending time with friends and family, trying new foods and restaurants 
Favorite things about Portland: The Gorge, the people, abundant restaurants and breweries, the views of Mt. Hood (especially from the hospital) 

Taylor Lara

Taylor Lara

Hometown: Memphis, TN 
Medical school: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN 
Fellowship plans: Adult Reconstruction, Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Personal interests: Running, hiking, reading, photography, classical guitar 
Favorite things about Portland: Vibrant arts and culture scene, amazing food, beer, and wine, tons of outdoor activities, and mild weather 

David Putnam-Pite

David Putnam-Pite

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA 
Medical school: OHSU, Portland, OR 
Fellowship plans: Adult Reconstruction, Scripps
Personal interests: Surfing, kiteboarding, backpacking, rock climbing, reading and mountain biking 
Favorite things about Portland: The coast and the Gorge, local restaurants and breweries 

Duncan Ramsey

Duncan Ramsey

Hometown: Dallas, TX 
Medical school: University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 
Fellowship plans: Musculoskeletal Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Personal interests: Bicycles, motorcycles, backpacking, cooking, and mathematics 
Favorite things about Portland: Bikeability, breweries, and beautiful bridges 

Grant Sun

Grant Sun

Hometown: Reno, NV 
Medical school: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 
Fellowship plans: Foot and Ankle, Baylor, Dallas
Personal interests: Mountain biking, climbing, back country skiing, cooking, eating, traveling and any combination of the aforementioned 
Favorite things about Portland: Food, beer, biking friendly community, and close access to the great outdoors

Torgom Abraamyan

Torgom Abraamyan

Hometown: Glendale, CA
Medical school: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Fellowship plans: Undecided
Personal interests: Biking, TV shows and movies, eating
Favorite things about Portland: The outdoors, food and beer scene

Trevor Barronian

Trevor Barronian

Hometown: Seattle
Medical school: OHSU
Fellowship plans: Undecided
Personal interests: Doing fun things and trying something new
Favorite part about Portland: Lots of good food and drink along with access to the outdoors

Jason Laurita

Jason Laurita

Hometown: Camden, ME
Medical school: Dartmouth Medical School
Fellowship plans: Undecided
Personal interests: Music, basketball, travel
Favorite things about Portland: The endless number of amazing options for food and beer

Michael Robbins

Michael Robbins

Hometown: Paradise, CA
Medical school: University of California, Davis
Fellowship plans: Undecided
Personal interests: Family, hiking, biking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, camping, BBQ, carpentry, sports events, most outdoor activities
Favorite things about Portland: Mountain setting, accessible outdoor activities, friendly atmosphere, great food

Sean Sterrenberg

Sean Sterrenberg

Hometown: Silverton, OR
Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine
Fellowship plans: Considering adult reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, or sports medicine
Personal interests: Biking, surfing, hiking, guitar, and travel
Favorite things about Portland: Great bike rides, proximity to the mountains, hiking, and beaches

Sam Cheesman

Sam Cheesman

Hometown: Muncie, IN
Medical school: Indiana University School of Medicine
Fellowship plans: Undecided
Personal interests: Hiking, biking, running and brewing
Favorite things about Portland: Outdoor activities, breweries, coffee and the food

Ryan Hadden

Ryan Hadden

Hometown: Salem, OR
Medical school: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Fellowship plans: Undecided
Personal interests: Spending time with family, working with my hands, fly fishing, hiking, camping and sports
Favorite things about Portland: The food scene, the proximity to family, the panorama afforded by OHSU and the easy access to many activities perfect for the outdoor enthusiast

Sam Moulton

Sam Moulton

Hometown: Eugene, OR
Medical school: OHSU
Fellowship plans: Undecided
Personal interests: Hiking, running, snowboarding, soccer and cooking
Favorite things about Portland: The variety of outdoor adventures nearby, the endless number of delicious restaurants, and the tasty IPAs

Erik Woelber

Erik Woelber

Hometown: Anchorage, AK
Medical school: University of Washington
Fellowship plans: Undecided
Personal interests: Rowing, hockey, crossword puzzles
Favorite things about Portland: Aliki's Farm

Natalie Zusman

Natalie Zusman

Hometown: Portland, OR
Medical school: OHSU
Fellowship plans: Undecided
Personal interests: Baking cookies, running, cross-training, and exploring different cultures through travel
Favorite things about Portland: The summers in Portland are amazing, each day is sunny and warm without humidity, which allows Portland residents to embrace life outdoors.

Loren Black

Loren Black

Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Medical school: OHSU
Fellowship plans: Undecided
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: Undecided
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: Undecided
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: Undecided
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: Undecided
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!

Naomi Johnson

Orthopaedic Surgery resident Dr. Naomi Johnson

Hometown: Bloomington, MN
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Fellowship Plans: Undecided on fellowship plans, but I have a special interest in the geriatric population
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: Undecided
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: Undecided
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: Undecided
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: Undecided
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

Courtney Bell

Courtney Bell

Hometown: Roseburg, OR 
Medical school: OHSU, Portland, OR 
Fellowship plans: Adult Reconstruction, Rothman Institute, New Jersey 
Personal interests: Being outdoors, tennis, kayaking, trying new restaurants, Portland Timbers 
Favorite things about Portland: Close to many outdoor activities, summer in Portland, good people, good food and restaurants.

Shanjean Lee

Shanjean Lee

Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
Medical school: Duke University
Fellowship plans: General Orthopaedics
Personal interests: Rock climbing, running, learning new things, traveling, music
Favorite things about Portland: Its walkability, the tap water, and the proximity to the Gorge and the mountains. 

Elizabeth Lieberman

Elizabeth Lieberman

Hometown: Lake Oswego, OR
Medical school: OHSU
Fellowship plans: Adult Reconstruction, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Personal interests: Jogging, reading, my dog
Favorite things about Portland: So many things to do outdoors, nice people, great food, wine, coffee, and beer

Peters Otlans

Peters Otlans

Hometown: Lakewood, WA
Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine
Fellowship plans: Sports Medicine, Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Personal interests: Seattle Seahawks and sports, in general; political history and current events
Favorite things about Portland: proximity to home, friendly people, beautiful scenery

Travis Philipp

Travis Philipp

Hometown: Olathe, Kansas
Medical school: OHSU
Fellowship plans: Spine, New York University
Personal interests: Hiking, swimming, anything outdoors, lacrosse, reading.
Favorite things about Portland: Great beer and bars, wonderful people, running on the river; the coast, Gorge and Mt. Hood are all super close.