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. Her professional interests include oncology, geriatrics, ambulatory care, and academia. Dr. Ko’s major research project this year focuses on evaluating the benefits of using alternative capecitabine dosing strategies in metastatic breast cancer patients. Outside of residency, she enjoys oil painting, cooking, and visiting parks with her dog.
Dr. Ballou is originally from Bellingham, WA. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Alfred University and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Master of Public Health at the University of Montana. Her professional interests include administration, critical care, and oncology. Dr. Ballou’s major research project this year involves analysis of workflow impact significance and operational implementation of closed-system transfer devices (CSTDs) for hazardous drug compounding at OSHU. Outside of residency, she enjoys traveling, home improvement projects, painting, sewing, and cooking or baking.
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. Her professional interests include oncology and pediatrics. Dr. Migneco’s major research project this year invovles analyzing the bleeding and thrombosis risk of heparin use in adult patients on ECMO support. Outside of residency, she enjoys going on hikes, indoor and outdoor cycling, and discovering new restaurants in Portland.
Dr. Choung is originally from Houston, TX. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before moving to Oregon, where he received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Oregon State University College of Pharmacy. His practice interests include Oncology, Cardiology, and Infectious Disease. Dr. Choung’s major research project will review peri-operative antibiotic use in patients receiving pancreaticoduodenectomy with and without stents. Outside of residency, he enjoys cooking, reading, trying new foods, watching new tv shows, and training for his upcoming half marathon.
Born and raised in the suburbs of San Francisco, Dr. Aviles Dimova spent the majority of her life in Northern California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Berkeley followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. Her professional interests include pediatrics, cystic fibrosis, and critical care. Dr. Aviles Dimova's research project seeks to compare door-to-needle times with various fibrinolytics used for ischemic stroke. When not at the hospital, she enjoys dancing, hiking, yoga, and spending time with her recently adopted cat.