PGY1 Current 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. 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.