Ishak Elkhal, M.D.

Biography

Dr. Ishak Elkhal is an Oregon-native; born and raised in Gresham, he attended Centennial High School where he would meet the woman who would later become his wife. He then attended college at Portland State University. Captivated by the magic of Science, he pursued degrees in both Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and spent several years dedicated to working on research in Prebiotic Chemistry. Though lab work was interesting, he discovered his love of patient care.

In the pursuit of his medical degree, Dr. Elkhal (and his wife) attended OHSU's medical school. While studying to become a physician, he grew increasingly interested in the growing body of research surrounding the social determinants of health; Ishak helped start research surrounding Oregon's first Medical-Legal partnership in an attempt to better understand how legal issues may predispose patients to worse health outcomes. Immersed in his research and passion for OHSU's drive towards excellent patient care, Dr. Elkhal decided to continue his training here in hopes he can one day contribute to the health of all Oregonians.

While not in the hospital or clinic, Dr. Elkhal and his wife (an OHSU pediatrician) spend their time hiking and playing board games. He also enjoys playing video games and experimenting with 3D printing.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2013, Portland State University
    • M.D., 2018, OHSU

Memberships and associations:

  • American Medical Association
  • Oregon Medical Association
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland

Publications

Publications

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