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Brenda A. LaVigne, PA-C

Accepting new patients

  • Physician Assistant, Vascular Surgery
  • Instructor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, School of Medicine

Expertise

  • Surgery
  • Urgent Care
  • Vascular Medicine

Special focus

  • Complex Limb Salvage

Locations and contact

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About me

Brenda LaVigne is a NCCPA certified, Oregon Medical Board licensed Physician Assistant with a passion for leadership, education and cultivating growth. She aspires to create a fun and inclusive environment where all feel welcome, while inspiring others to be the best they can be.

She has been providing direct clinical care of patients at Oregon Health & Science University’s Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine clinic since 2017. Brenda also serves as a Faculty instructor for the OHSU School of Medicine - Department of Surgery, proctoring PA and medical students, educating residents and fellows, and training colleagues. While working to advance her career and caring for her patients, Brenda also volunteers on several committees within OHSU and in the community, including Diversity and Inclusion, Membership and Communications, and Women in Academic Health Leadership. She is involved in the PA programs OSCE physical exams, the quarterly Medical Students Wound Intersession and facilitates Inter-professional Education classes at OHSU. Brenda leads a monthly journal club through the Oregon Society of PA’s, has lectured at several CME events, and has provided dozens of educational presentations on wound care and hyperbaric medicine.

Prior to working with OHSU, Brenda coordinated an advanced Limb Preservation Program and performed clinical medicine at Portland Adventist Medical Center’s Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Clinic in Oregon. In Bradenton Florida she was employed at Blake Medical center in Wound, Hyperbaric, Burn, Plastic/Reconstructive and Hand surgery, and at Sarasota Medical Center as an Urgent Care and Primary Care PA. She graduated from the University of Washington - School of Medicine’s MEDEX NW Physician Assistant Program in 2015. From 2004 to 2015, Brenda was employed in the medical field as an Emergency Room Technician, Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist, Army Medic/Healthcare Specialist (68W) and as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Brenda is happily married to her best friend and a caring mom to her 2 young kids and older step kids. She enjoys spending time outdoors gardening, hiking, biking, paddle-boarding or snowboarding with her loved ones. She also loves playing games, painting, drawing and remodeling her grandparents’ old family home in Lake Grove, where her own family now resides. She hopes to someday have a large property with amenities where she can combine her passions and provide inspirational opportunities for community growth and advancement.

Languages spoken

  • English

Education and training

    • P.A.-C., 2015, University of Washington School of Medicine

Memberships and associations:

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Oregon Society of Physician Assistants
  • Washington State Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Columbia Wound Care Consortium
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Insurance

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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.7 out of 5 (130 Ratings, 48 Reviews)

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