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Jacob Luty, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, School of Medicine
  • OHSU Housestaff Quality & Safety Council, Faculty lead


Dr. Luty graduated with his BS in Biology from University of Portland in 2008 and spent a year in the Collaborative Genetics Resources Group at the OHSU West Campus performing research in Molecular Genetics and Neurobiology prior to attending medical school and Internal Medicine Residency at OHSU, where he spent several years as member and co-chair of the Housestaff Quality and Safety Council. Subsequently, he served for 1 year as the Chief Resident of Quality & Safety at the Porland VA Medical Center before joining the Division of Hospital Medicine in 2017. He is also the Medical Director of Performance Improvement for Graduate Medical Education and Faculty Lead of the Housestaff Quality &Safety Council. His clinical and research interests include health system improvement, change management, curriculum development, and graduate medical education. He enjoys running, swimming, playing water polo, listening to podcasts, playing board games, and spending time with his wife and three children.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2008, University of Portland
    • M.D., 2013, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Internship

    • Oregon Health & Science University, 2014
  • Residency

    • Oregon Health & Science University, 2016
    • Chief Resident in Quality & Patient Safety: VAPORHCS/Oregon Health & Science University, 2017

Areas of interest

  • Health System Improvement Science (Quality Improvement & Patient Safety)
  • Change Management
  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Curriculum Development

Honors and awards

  • 2017 OHSU Professional Staff Award, Outstanding Contribution in Clinical Quality & Systems Based Care
  • 2017 OHSU Department of Medicine Fellow Teaching Award
  • 2016 Housestaff Teaching Award (OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program)


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • Ferguson B, Luty JT, Street SL, Woodall A, Wilmot B, Grand KA. Genetic burden of CRH and serotonin gene polymorphisms is associated with HPA axis activity in rhesus macaques (M. mulatta). Genes Brain Behav. 2012 Nov; 11(8): 949–957.
  • Dueker J, Luty JT, Perry DA, Izumi S, Fromme EK, DiVeronica M. A Resident-Led Initiative to Increase Documentation of Surrogate Decision Makers for Hospitalized Patients. Journal of Graduate Medical Education: 2019 June; 11(3): 295-300.


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