Current Residents

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Torgom Abraamyan

Torgom Abraamyan

Hometown: Glendale, CA
Medical school: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Southern California Orthopedic Institute
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: Rothman Adult Reconstruction (South Jersey)
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: Adult Reconstruction, Houston Methodist
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: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, University of Utah Health
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: Tahoe Arthroplasty Fellowship
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: Hand Fellowship at University of New Mexico
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: Hand and Upper Extremity, Brown Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
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: UCSF Sports Medicine & Shoulder Fellowship
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: Adult Reconstruction, Rothman Orthopaedics
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: Pediatric Orthopaedics, at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
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 Turner

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

Kate Hutchison

Orthopaedic resident Dr. Kate Hutchison

Hometown: Evanston, IL
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship Plans: Undecided
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: Undecided
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: Undecided
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: Undecided
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: Undecided
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

Hometowns of current orthopaedic residents

Map showing hometowns of Orthopaedic residents
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