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Ishak Elkhal, M.D. (he/him)

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  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine


  • Family Medicine

Special focus

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Health Policy
  • Maternity / Obstetrics
  • Lipidology
  • Maternity / Obstetrics

Locations and contact

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About me

Always accepting new obstetric and pediatric patients.

Dr. Ishak Elkhal is an Oregon-native; born and raised in Gresham, he attended Centennial High School where he would meet the woman who would later become his wife. He then attended college at Portland State University. Captivated by the magic of Science, he pursued degrees in both Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and spent several years dedicated to working on research in Prebiotic Chemistry. Though lab work was interesting, he discovered his love of patient care.

In the pursuit of his medical degree, Dr. Elkhal (and his wife) attended OHSU's medical school. While studying to become a physician, he grew increasingly interested in the growing body of research surrounding the social determinants of health; Ishak helped start research surrounding Oregon's first Medical-Legal partnership in an attempt to better understand how legal issues may predispose patients to worse health outcomes. Motivated by the rising rates of heart disease, he also pursued certification as a Clinical Lipidologist. Immersed in his research and passion for OHSU's drive towards excellent patient care, Dr. Elkhal decided to continue his training here in hopes he can one day contribute to the health of all Oregonians.

While not in the hospital or clinic, Dr. Elkhal and his wife spend their time hiking and playing board games. He also enjoys playing video games and experimenting with 3D printing.

What I love about Obstetrics:

While I love the continuity of a long-term relationship with my patients and taking care of their kids and the rest of their family, there is nothing like being there for the moment of the birth. It's not always perfect and there can be challenges but I think that makes childbirth all the more special.

Languages spoken

  • Arabic

Education and training

    • B.S., 2013, Portland State University
    • M.D., 2018, OHSU
  • Residency

    • Oregon Health & Science Family Medicine
  • Certifications

    • Clinical Lipidology (2023)

Memberships and associations:

  • Oregon Medical Association
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
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