Headshot photo of Stephanie A.C. Halvorson, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Stephanie A.C. Halvorson, M.D., F.A.C.P.

  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Division Chief, Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Clinical Integration


Dr. Halvorson attended Carleton College in Northfield, MN, for undergraduate studies, the University of Minnesota for medical school where she received Alpha Omega Alpha honors, and completed her residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at OHSU in Portland, OR.  In 2005, she joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine at OHSU. During her years at OHSU, Dr. Halvorson has served as a clinical teacher/attending physician for physician assistant and medical students, and residents on the OHSU acute care wards.  She has received a number of teaching awards and humanism awards, including induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. From 2011-2016, she served as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program as well as the Director of the Medicine Teaching Service within the Division of Hospital Medicine, overseeing faculty and staff and serving as the director of the OHSU ward rotation for residents. In mid-2015, Dr. Halvorson became the Medical Director for Clinical Integration at OHSU and assists with developing evidence-based guidelines for OHSU health system. Most recently, in 2018 Dr. Halvorson was appointed the Division Chief for the Division of Hospital Medicine and in this role, oversees the hospitalists on the inpatient services at OHSU and Hillsboro Medical Center, as well as the OHSU Perioperative Medicine Clinic. Dr. Halvorson describes herself as a ‘career generalist,’ which is evident in both her clinical and academic work.

In her spare time, she enjoys running, skiing, travel, crossword puzzles, and attending her childrens' many sporting events.

Education and training

    • B.A., 1996, Carlton College
    • M.D., 2001, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Internship

    • Oregon Health & Science University, 2002
  • Residency

    • Oregon Health & Science University, 2004
    • Chief Residency, Oregon Health & Science University, 2005
  • Certifications

    • ABIM

Memberships and associations:

  • Society of Hospital Medicine, Member
  • American College of Physicians, Fellow
  • Society of General Internal Medicine, Member

Areas of interest

  • Healthcare integration
  • Care of hospitalized patients
  • Improving systems of care and healthcare value for patients
  • Residency curriculum development

Honors and awards

  • 2016 Oregon ACP Chapter, Early Career Physicians Award
  • 2016 OHSU Department of Medicine Distinguished Education Leadership Award
  • 2016 Senior Faculty Teaching Award (OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program)
  • 2015 OHSU David J. Bristow Award
  • 2013 NW Regional SGIM Clinician Educator Award
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Virginia Sznewajs Faculty Award for Excellence at End of Life Care
  • 2018 OHSU Professional Staff award for “Outstanding contribution to missions of education and research in the clinical setting”
  • 2009, 2012 Junior Faculty Teaching Award (OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program)
  • 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Portland Monthly
  • Alpha Omega Alpha


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Selected publications

  • Halvorson SAC, Tanski ME, Yackel TR. Transitioning from Volume to Value: One Academic Medical Center's Approach to Improving Population Health. Acad Med. 2017 May;92(5):666-670.
  • Halvorson S, Wheeler B, Willis M, Watters J, Eastman J, O'Donnell R, Merkel M. A Multidisciplinary Initiative to Standardize Intensive Care to Acute Care Transitions. Int J Qual Health Care. 2016 Oct;28(5):615-625.
  • Serota D, Halvorson S, Desai S. A Couple's Colitis. J Gen Intern Med. 2015:30(12)1889-1890.
  • Halvorson S, Gilbert E, Hopkins RS, et al. Putting the pieces together: Necrolytic migratory erythema and the glucagonoma syndrome. J Gen Intern Med 2013:28(11):1525-1529.
  • Halvorson S. "Osteomyelitis" in Clinical Decision Support: Hospital Medicine, edited by Wiese J, Auerbach A, Glasheen J, Li J. 2013 Decision Support in Medicine, LLC. Wilmington, DE.
  • Halvorson S, Ricker MA, Barker AF, Patton PE, Harrison RA and Hunter AJ. Thoracic endometriosis unmasked by ovarian hyperstimulation for in vitro fertilization. J Gen Intern 2012 10.1007/s11606-011-1959-3.
  • Halvorson SAC, Tanski M, Milligan L, Yackel T. Transitioning from volume to value: Lessons learned from the dissolution of a population health partnership. Acad Med 2019
  • Austin JP, Halvorson SAC (co-first authors). Reducing the expert halo effect on pharmacy and therapeutics committees. JAMA Published online January 18, 2019. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.20789
  • Salerno SM, Hurst FP, Halvorson S and Mercado DL. Principles of effective consultation: An update for the 21st-century consultant. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:271-5
  • Halvorson S AC & Englander H. Leadership & Professional Development: Engaging Patients as Stakeholders. J Hosp Med 2020:15(7): 411. DOI 10.12788/jhm.3353


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