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Christina Milano, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine


Dr. Milano's areas of research include:

Gender Affirming Care; Transgender Hormone Therapy; Reproductive Health and best practices in Contraceptive Care; Primary medical home development; Advanced Illness and Palliative Care; and Medical Education utilizing electronic media.

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • B.A., 1994, Stanford University
    • M.D., 2005, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Residency

    • Oregon Health & Science University, 2008
  • Fellowship

    • Clinical leadership fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University, 2009
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Family Medicine, 2008

Areas of interest

  • Gender Affirming Care

Honors and awards

  • 2020-22, Portland Top Doc (Transgender Medicine)
  • 2022 OHSU Faculty Senate Annual Award for Outstanding Collaboration (Finalist)
  • 2016-20 OHSU Family Medicine Mentorship Award
  • 2019 Master Preceptor Award (Society of Teachers of Family Medicine)
  • 2019 OHSU School of Medicine Faculty Excellence Award in Education
  • 2018 OHSU Family Medicine Residency Faculty Teaching Award
  • 2018 OHSU Women in Academic Medicine Clinical Excellence Award
  • 2017 OHSU Faculty Senate Annual Award for Service (Finalist)
  • 2017 OHSU Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee


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Selected publications

  • Oakes M, Arastu A, Kato C, Somers J, Holly HD, Elstrott BK, Dy GW, Kohs TCL, Patel RR, McCarty OJT, DeLoughery TG, Milano C, Raghunathan V, Shatzel JJ.  Erythrocytosis and thromboembolic events in transgender individuals receiving gender-affirming testosterone. Thromb Res. 2021;207:96-98.
  • Gold R, Muench J, Hill C, Turner A, Mital M, Milano C, Shah A, Nelson C, DeVoe J, Nichols G. Collaborative development of a randomized study to adapt a diabetes quality improvement initiative for Federally Qualified Health Centers. J of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved. 2012;23(3 Suppl):236-46.
  • Milano CE, Saultz JW. Resident Continuity Clinic: An Oxymoron? J Gen Intern Med. 2010;25(Suppl 4):S572-3.
  • Leistikow BN, Martin DC, Milano CE.  Fire Injuries, disasters, and costs from cigarettes and cigarette lights: a global overview Prev Med. 2000;31(2):91-9.
  • Milano C. A Growing Frontier in Family Medicine: Gender Affirming Care. Family Physicians of Oregon. 2019;8(2), 24-25.


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