PGY1 Current Residents

2023 PGY1 Residents
Colette Biro 2023

Dr. Colette Biro
Dr. Biro was raised in New Jersey, but has called New England home for the past 10 years before making the drive out to the Pacific Northwest. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Biology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She worked as a paramedic in the Boston area, where she developed a passion for providing patient care. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University. Her current clinical interests are transplant, cardiology, and infectious diseases, and she plans to pursue a PGY2 in one of her areas of interest. Dr. Biro's major research project this year is on the time to adequate diuretic administration and outcomes in patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure. Outside of residency, she can be found in the outdoors - hiking, running, biking, skiing - or hanging out with her kitten, Indy!

Andy Browning 2023

Dr. Andy Browning
Dr. Browning was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. He came to pharmacy serendipitously by taking what he thought was a temporary job as a technician at Target following completion of a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin. Eventually making the transition to hospital pharmacy, he had the opportunity to spend most of his time staffing in the satellite ICU pharmacy where he gained a passion for critical care and a desire to make pharmacy his career. Dr. Browning earned his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota and has clinical interests in critical care, infectious disease, cardiology, and psychiatry. He plans to pursue a PGY2 in critical care. His major research project is "Use of undiluted levetiracetam in the pediatric population." Outside of work, he loves playing board games and spending time with his cat, Dahlia. Traditionally a bit of a homebody, Dr. Browning is excited to explore Portland (mostly for the food) and the beautiful surrounding nature.

Megan Gadda 2023

Dr. Megan Gadda
Dr. Gadda grew up in West Linn, OR. She completed her bachelors degree at University of Portland in Biology and neuroscience.  She went on to work as a pharmacy technician at OHSU during which time she completed her MAT and began teaching high school biology and chemistry.  After two years of teaching, she realized her passion truly lay with pharmacy and began her Doctor of Pharmacy at Pacific University.  Currently, her clinical interests include oncology, pediatrics and infectious disease and she plans to pursue a PGY2 in one of these areas post-PGY1. Megan's major research project is "Assessment of Risk Associated with Hepatic Sinusoidal Obstructive Syndrome Post-Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant in Adult Patients".  In her free time, she loves to spend time with her 7-year-old son James, swimming, paddle boarding, and snow skiing! 

Mason Myers 2023

Dr. Mason Myers
Dr. Myers (he/they) hails from the Entertainment Capitol of the World: Las Vegas, NV! They obtained their Doctor of Pharmacy through the accelerated 2+3 APEx program offered by Chapman University, located in sunny Orange County, CA. As a student, they were thoroughly involved in their local ASHP/CSHP chapter, in addition to coordinating the school’s budding supplemental instruction program. Throughout residency Dr. Myers will dive into their main clinical interest of hematology/oncology, supported by their major project assessing the risk of AKI post-allogeneic stem cell transplant, while also exploring their secondary interests in gender-affirming care and infectious diseases. When they find themself outside of the hospital walls, they enjoy exploring the PDX food/coffee scene, playing cards, reading poetry, and practicing a new language (with a lifetime goal of being a five language polyglot!)

Savanah Norman 2023

Dr. Savanah Norman
Dr. Norman is from New Orleans, Louisiana (where we make gumbo at!). She completed her undergraduate courses at Louisiana State University, followed by a Doctor of Pharmacy at Xavier University of Louisiana. During pharmacy school she was an intern at Children's Hospital of New Orleans (CHNOLA) where she found her love for pediatrics and hospital pharmacy. After graduating in May 2022, she worked at CHNOLA as an inpatient staff pharmacist where she recognized her passion for process improvement and direct patient care. She decided to pursue a PGY1 residency program to continue training. Her interests include pediatrics, critical care, informatics and medication safety.  Dr. Norman's major research project will evaluate the impact of the implementation of bar code medication administration in an ambulatory clinic. In her spare time, she likes to cook, bake, try new restaurants, travel, and explore the Oregon outdoors.