Kellie Littlefield, DO, FACP

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Inpatient Medicine Unit Medical Director


Dr. Littlefield completed her undergraduate degree with honors in Biology (with minors in Chemistry and French) at the University of Utah in 2008 and graduated at the top of her class with honors from medical school at Touro University in 2013.  She completed her Internal Medicine internship and residency here at OHSU in 2016 and was honored to serve as a chief resident from 2016-2017.  Now, in her work as a Clinical and Medicine Teaching Service hospitalist, she emphasizes thoughtful consideration of complex medical scenarios, clear and compassionate communication with patients and their families, multidisciplinary teamwork, evidence-based medical decision making, teaching of residents and medical students whenever possible, and the continuous exercise of lifelong learning herself.  Dr. Littlefield's academic interests include improving interdisciplinary medical communication, medical education, transitions of care, cost-conscious care, and physician burnout/wellness. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Littlefield is a Bikram method yoga instructor (since 2009) and enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, waterskiing, cooking/baking, crossword puzzles, and spending time with family and friends.

Education and training

    • B.A., 2008, University of Utah
    • D.O., 2013, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship

    • Oregon Health & Science University, 2014
  • Residency

    • Oregon Health & Science University, 2016
    • Chief Residency, Oregon Health & Science University, 2017
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

Memberships and associations:

  • American College of Physicians
  • Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, Board of Trustees Member
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • Sigma Sigma Phi National Osteopathic Honor Society
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Oregon Medical Association Legislative Committee

Areas of interest

  • Medical education
  • Physician wellness and burnout
  • Cost-conscious care
  • Transitions of care

Honors and awards

  • 2016 John A. Benson Humanism Award (OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program)
  • 2016 Housestaff Teaching Award (OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program)
  • 2015 Thomas J. Stack and Nancy Fitzgerald Stack Humanism Award (OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program)
  • 2015 Housestaff Teaching Award (OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program)
  • 2015 Chief Residents' Award (OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program)
  • Gold Humanism Society Inductee



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