Funding Sources

The Wendell C. Stevens Foundation

Wendell Stevens Memorial Endowment Fund was established by several faculty  members in memory of the 3rd Chairman of the Department (1982-1992). Dr. Stevens was a mild mannered and humble man, who loved teaching residents.  He personally traveled to Kenya several times to provide care to those in need. The fund honors him, and is currently used to support trips for residents.

Dr. Wendell C. Stevens - A Short Biography

Dr. Wendell C. Stevens

Wendell Stevens was born in Mason City, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa (UI) in Iowa City and earned his M.D. from the UI Medical School in 1956. He served his internship in Cleveland, Ohio, and spent a few years training to be a surgeon before deciding on a career in anesthesiology, completing his residency in 1963 at Iowa.1982 he moved to Oregon Health & Science University where he served as department chairman until 1992.In addition to his work at OHSU, Dr. Stevens is remembered as a director of the American Board of Anesthesiology from 1975-88, serving as president of the Board in 1987-88. He was a member of the Joint Council on In-Training Examinations and a specialist site visitor for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Wendell C. Stevens Scholars


  • Immaculeta Achilike, MD
  • Remigio Roque, MD
  • Amber Tucker, MD


  • Tomas Lazo, MD
  •  Justin Ramos, MD
  •  Joelle Karlik, MD
  • Travis Melin, DO


  • Natalea Johnson, MD
  •  Anila Elliott, MD


  • Omar Halawa, MD
  • Bernie Miller, MD


  • Katrin Post-Martens, MD
  • Thuydung Trinh, MD
  • Katie Schenning, MD


  • Elliza Chen, MD
  • Eleanor Vega, MD
  • Lesley Wojcik, MD


  • Jeffrey Moller, MD
  • Greg Franklin, MD


  • Lee-Lee Nguyen, MD

Support the Fund

The Wendell Stevens Foundation is designated for the support of humanitarian endeavors, including the provision of medical care and education to underserved communities. Contributions to this fund are used to support participation by the department's third-year residents and fellows in ABA and GME approved medical trip. Since inception, two missions have been funded per year, primarily to remote areas in South America. Our goal is to expand this endowed program so all residents will have the opportunity to participate in a humanitarian trip as part of their training program. Give to the Wendell C. Stevens Memorial Foundation

The Betty B. Thompson Foundation

Dedicated to Medical Student Education and International Service

This fund was established by John Thompson, MD, in honor of his wife, Betty. She was a faculty member in the early days of the department, predating even Wendell Stevens. She was a loved clinician and educator, in the days when there were not many women in anesthesiology. John and Betty both traveled overseas prior to their retirement.  Initially this fund was established to provide an opportunity for an OHSU medical student planning a career in anesthesiology to travel, but has recently been expanded to include an opportunity for a resident to also share in the experience.Give to the Betty Thompson Endowment Fund

The Bob and Mary Jane Stewart Foundation

A Medical Outreach and Educational Opportunity for Pediatric Anesthesia Fellows

The Bob and Mary Jane Stewart Fund was established in 2011 and funds medical outreach and education for a pediatric anesthesia fellow on an overseas trip. It represents an opportunity to extend participation to all levels of anesthesiology trainees in the department. Give to the Bob and Mary Jane Steward Fund