2022-2023 OHSU Pharmacy Residents
PGY1 Pharmacy Residents
Dr. Gage Dixon
Dr. Dixon is from the great state of Missouri and only a short drive away from the Gateway Arch! He achieved his Bachelor of Biological Sciences from the University of Missouri-Columbia and then continued to receive his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His current clinical interests are infectious diseases and transplant with plans to pursue a PGY2. Dr. Dixon’s major research project this year will investigate the Effects of Combined Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter 2 Inhibitor (SGLT2i) and Angiotensin Receptor-Neprilysin Inhibitor (ARNi) Therapy on Loop Diuretic Dose Adjustments. Outside of residency, he enjoys spending time with his new puppy Honey, exploring the great outdoors of Oregon, and trying out all kinds of food in Portland.
Dr. Tiana Enos-Dano
Dr. Enos-Dano was born and raised on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy from the Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy with a focus in Healthcare Leadership. During pharmacy school summer and winter breaks, she worked at Straub Medical Center where she developed a passion for Health Systems Administration. In residency, she continues to learn about administration through pursuing a Master of Business.
Dr. Sydney Ertz
Dr. Ertz is originally from La Crosse, Wisconsin, a "midwest-nice" community in the driftless area along the Mississippi River. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for both her pre-pharmacy coursework and her pharmacy degree (go badgers!!). Her clinical interests include hematology/oncology and pediatrics, and her major research project will investigate eltrombopag for the treatment of thrombocytopenia after hematopoietic cell transplantation or CAR-T Therapy. Outside of the world of pharmacy, she enjoys backpacking, hiking, biking, going to concerts, playing cribbage, and spending way too much money at Trader Joe's.
Dr. Tianna Leitch
Born and raised in Nezperce, Idaho, Dr. Leitch grew up on her family's fourth generation family farm and ranch in scenic rural Idaho. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Montana, followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at UM Skaggs School of Pharmacy in Missoula, Montana. Her clinical interests include critical care and emergency medicine as well as pediatrics. Dr. Leitch's major research project will assess the impact of a pharmacist within a multidisciplinary Pain and Sedation Stewardship Team on post-operative opiate exposure among neonates undergoing congenital diaphragmatic hernia or tracheoesophageal fistula repair. When she's away from the hospital, she can usually be found snowboarding, backpacking, or exploring Portland with her partner - practicing piano, painting, and podcasts help to pass her time.
Dr. Adam Kiser
Dr. Kiser grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science at the University of Kentucky before earning his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the UK College of Pharmacy (Go Cats!). His professional interests include hematology/oncology and academia. Dr. Kiser’s major research project will evaluate the use of mycophenolate mofetil vs azathioprine in combination with tacrolimus and prednisone in a post-liver transplant patient population at OHSU. Outside of residency, he enjoys playing tennis, taking walks along the Willamette River with his husband and their dog, Lexi, and cheering on the Thorns and the Timbers at Providence Park.
Dr. Laura Klos
Dr. Klos was born and raised in another city known for its bridges: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Duquesne University School of Pharmacy with a concentration in Acute Care. Her most notable professional interest is hematology/oncology. For her research project, she will be evaluating the safety and efficacy of tixagevimab/cilgavimab (Evusheld) in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant. When Dr. Klos is not working, she enjoys reading, doing yoga, adventuring around Portland and Oregon's natural wonders, and leading her trivia team to victory.
Dr. Sean La Bodda
Dr. Sean La Bodda was born into a traditional military family, living in different areas before ultimately settling in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They received their Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and their Doctorate of Pharmacy from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Their major areas of clinical interests are infectious diseases and pediatrics, but ultimately intends on an administrative role for clinical operations. Outside of the fluorescent light settings, Sean can be found enjoying the arts and brunching on the weekends.
PGY2 Pharmacy Residents
Dr. Amanda Bair
Dr. Bair was born and raised in Napa, California. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Sacramento State and her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco. Following graduation, she went on to complete her PGY1 residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Her clinical interests include infectious diseases and geriatrics. Dr. Bair's major research project this year will evaluate the implementation of sulfa and penicillin allergy testing in solid organ transplant patients prior to transplantation. Outside of residency she enjoys running, bouldering, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Lisa Chong
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Chong enjoyed her early life in the city before moving to California for higher education. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles and then went on to complete her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Chong completed her PGY1 training at MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her professional interests include both critical care and emergency medicine. Throughout this residency year, Dr. Chong will investigate the effectiveness of desmopressin for the prevention of sodium overcorrection in severe hyponatremia management. Outside of residency, she enjoys arts and crafts, playing with her pets, chatting with friends and family, and reading manga.
Dr. Katherine Chun
Dr. Chun was born and raised in Wailuku, Hawaii. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry with a dance minor from the University of Washington. She then received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California San Francisco and completed her PGY-1 residency training at OHSU. She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at Oregon State University. Her professional interests include supply chain management, workflow optimization, and quality improvement. Dr. Chun’s major project will implement billing procedures and develop a standardized quality assessment process for inpatient and ambulatory care pharmacists who are credentialed and privileged. In her free time, she enjoys chatting with her friends and family, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, and hand lettering.
Dr. Elizabeth Ko
Dr. Ko is originally from Seoul, South Korea. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics at the University of Georgia followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Ko completed her PGY-1 residency at the Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland, OR. Dr. Ko’s major research project this year focuses on optimizing oral thyrosine kinase inhibitors doses in chronic myeloid Leukemia patients. Her professional interest include solid tumor, palliative care, and academia. Outside of residency, she enjoys oil painting, cooking, and visiting parks with her dog.
Dr. Gina Migneco
Dr. Migneco is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at Washington University in St. Louis followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Maryland and her PGY-1 residency training at OHSU. Her professional interests include oncology and pediatrics. Dr. Migneco’s major research project this year focuses on evaluating the efficacy and safety of clofarabine/cytarabine remission reinduction in relapsed/refractory pediatric acute myeloid leukemia. Outside of residency, she enjoys going on hikes, biking, and discovering new restaurants in Portland.
Dr. Khando Palmo
Dr. Palmo is from Madison, WI and also spend time growing up in India and Nepal. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, Society & Environment from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University – Chicago College of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include clinical decision support, internal medicine, operating-room (OR) and medication safety. Dr. Palmo’s research project this year focuses on workflow optimization for a mail-order pharmacy. Outside of residency, she enjoys the outdoors, cooking and eating, and playing with her dog Kylo.