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At the OHSU School of Medicine, our faculty members create and support an environment that is collaborativecollegial and intellectually stimulating. We work together to improve the health of every Oregonian and to contribute to the global health and science community.

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Our faculty members are dedicated to OHSU’s missions of teaching, healing, discovery and service. The work we do advances scientific research, educates the next generation of medical providers and scientists, ensures that patients receive the best care possible based on all available scientific knowledge, and informs health care policy decision-making. The 2,480-member faculty of the OHSU School of Medicine is an exceptional resource for the university, Oregon, the nation and the world.

Our provider practice group, the OHSU Practice Plan, is the largest in the state. Oregon and the OHSU School of Medicine provide fertile ground for an exciting and sustained career in academic medicine, and together offer many opportunities to influence the shape of the local, state, national and global health care landscape.

On the bookshelf: Publications by School of Medicine faculty

The Heart Protection Kitchen: Easy and Healthy Recipes for a Happy Heart
Sergio Fazio, M.D. Ph.D., Tracy Severson, RD 
Tracy Severson and Dr. Sergio Fazio created the Heart Protection Kitchen, an acclaimed food program at OHSU, with the goal of helping patients reduce heart disease by improving their diets. The service has inspired countless patients -- with a team of doctors, a nutritionist, and award-winning chefs teaching them how to cook delicious, heart-healthy meals. This cookbook is a collection of those recipes, from our kitchen to yours.
Figure 1 Publishing, 2020
1773271164, 9781773271163
216 pages

Radiation Oncology Study Guide
Editors: Chandra, R.A., Ord, C.B., Rana, S., Hansen, E.K., Thomas, Jr., C.R. (Eds.)
Serves as a single-source study reference for review of the salient and most commonly tested facts on a written exam
Springer International Publishing
VIII, 588

Contemporary Topics in Radiation Medicine, Part I: Current Issues and Techniques

Ravi Chandra M.D., Ph.D.,  assistant professor of Radiation Medicine, OHSU School of Medicine and Charles R. Thomas Jr., M.D., professor and chair of Radiation Medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America, Volume 33, Issue 6, December 2019

Balance Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease: Basic Mechanisms to Clinical Management

Martina Mancini, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurology, OHSU School of Medicine, John G Nutt, M.D., professor of neurology, OHSU School of Medicine, Parkinson Center for Health and Healing, Fay B Horak, Ph.D, P.T., professor of neurology, OHSU School of Medicine
Academic Press, Sept. 19, 2019

Balance Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease: Basic Mechanisms to Clinical Management presents the most updated information on a variety of topics. Sections help clinicians evaluate the types of balance control issues, dynamic balance dysfunction during turning, and the effects of medication, deep brain stimulation, and rehabilitation intervention on balance control.

Training for Change: Transforming Systems to be Trauma Informed, Culturally Responsive and Neuroscientifically Focused

Alisha Moreland, M.D., ABPN, ABMS, assistant professor of psychiatry, OHSU School of Medicine, and executive director, OHSU Avel Gordly Center for Healing

In Training for Change: Transforming Systems to be Trauma Informed, Culturally Responsive and Neuroscientifically Focused, the science is made easy and approachable. Each chapter builds on the next and thoughtfully challenges the reader (through specific, practical examples) to apply the information with the intended goal of “change.” The book covers the neurobiology of fear; trauma and the developing brain; substance use and the developing brain; mental health and the developing brain; re-integrative shaming; creating change conditions within any given system, and cultural responsivity/structural bias. It includes more than 70 original illustrations by OHSU medical student Audrey A. Tran.

Functional Neurosurgery and Neuromodulation

Kim Burchiel, M.D., professor of neurological surgery and anesthesiology and perioperative medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, and Ahmed Raslan, M.D., associate professor of neurological surgery, OHSU School of Medicine

Functional Neurosurgery and Neuromodulation provides comprehensive coverage of this emerging, minimally invasive area of health care. Recent advances in these areas have proven effective for pain relief, memory loss, addiction, and much more. This practical resource by Drs. Kim J. Burchiel and Ahmed M. Raslan brings you up to date with what’s new in the field and how it can benefit your patients.

The Rhetoric of Medicine: Lessons on Professionalism from Ancient Greece

Nathan Selden, M.D., Ph.D., professor and department chair of neurological surgery, OHSU School of Medicine, and Nigel Nicholson, Ph.D.
Oxford University Press

The Rhetoric of Medicine explores problems that confront medical professionals today by first examining similar problems that confronted physicians in ancient Greece. This framework provides illuminating entry points into challenges faced by the practice of medicine, enabling readers to understand more clearly their shape and operation in the modern context-as well as their possible solutions. Topics covered include: larger cultural ideas about the body; tension between professional values and working for money; effective collaboration and competition with alternative healthcare providers; restrictions on political involvement that are part of a physician's identity; maintaining a space for professional autonomy and judgment; mentoring that is effective but not exclusive; and physicians' recognition of themselves as patients as well as professionals.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Edited by Nathan Selden, M.D., Ph.D., professor and department chair of neurological surgery, OHSU School of Medicine, and Lissa Baird, M.D., associate professor of neurological surgery, OHSU School of Medicine
Oxford University Press

Part of the Neurosurgery by Example series, this volume on pediatric neurosurgery presents exemplary cases in which renowned authors guide readers through the assessment and planning, decision making, surgical procedure, after care, and complication management of common and uncommon disorders. As pediatric neurosurgery approximates the anatomical and pathophysiological breadth of all specialty areas of adult neurosurgery, the cases provided are exemplary of those that are more relevant to, and seen in higher frequency, in pediatrics. The cases also demonstrate presentation and management appropriate for pediatrics, as both are distinct in pediatric compared to adult neurosurgery.

Ethics in Palliative Care: A Complete Guide

Robert C. Macauley, M.D., provisional professor of pediatrics, OHSU School of Medicine
Oxford Medicine

No specialty faces more diverse and challenging ethical dilemmas than palliative medicine. What is the best way to plan ahead for the end of life? How should physicians respond when patients refuse treatments likely to be beneficial or demand treatments not likely to be? Who makes medical decisions for patients who are too ill to decide for themselves? Do patients have the “right to die” (and, if so, what exactly does that mean)? Other ethics texts have explored these issues but often from an academic perspective that overlooks the practical realities of clinical medicine. Conversely, medical textbooks frequently lack sufficient philosophical depth to fully explore the complexities of these issues. This complete guide to the ethics of palliative care combines clinical experience with philosophical rigor to provide a comprehensive analysis of this fascinating field. 

Frameworks for Internal Medicine

André Mansoor, M.D., assistant professor of hospital medicine, OHSU School of Medicine
Wolters Kluwer

Introducing an innovative, systematic approach to understanding differential diagnosis, Frameworks for Internal Medicine helps students and other learners to think like clinicians and master the methodology behind diagnosing the most commonly encountered conditions in internal medicine. This highly visual resource uses a case-based, Q&A-style format to build “frameworks” that guide learners through each step in the differential diagnosis process. Quickly accessible and available online for fast review, these unique frameworks not only equip students for success during the internal medicine clerkship but also help ensure more confident differential diagnoses in clinical settings.

Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgical Operations

John Hunter, M.D., F.A.C.S., Kenneth A.J. Mackenzie Professor of surgery, and Donn Spight, M.D., F.A.C.S., associate professor of surgery, OHSU School of Medicine

The Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgical Operations, ten years in the making, is described as the definitive laparoscopic surgery procedural primer and visual roadmap. Dr. Hunter writes in the foreword that the book "represents the best thoughts and voluminous experience of the pioneers in laparoscopic surgery in the United States who have taken common open operations and adapted them to an MIS environment, bringing things they learned from each other and from masters in Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia into focus at the end of a rod lens telescope."

Getting Ahead of ADHD: What Next-Generation Science Says about Treatments That Work — and How You Can Make Them Work for Your Child

Joel T. Nigg, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, OHSU School of Medicine
Guilford Press

Does toxic pollution cause attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? What about screen use? Are alternative treatments worth exploring? Can dietary changes help? From leading ADHD researcher Joel T. Nigg, this book presents exciting treatment advances grounded in the new science of epigenetics—how genes and the environment interact. Distinguishing unsupported, even dangerous, approaches from bona fide breakthroughs, Dr. Nigg describes specific lifestyle changes that have been proven to support the developing brain.

Health Systems Science
with a chapter on clinical informatics co-authored by William Hersh, M.D., professor and chair of medical informatics and clinical epidemiology, OHSU School of Medicine

Health Systems Science is a textbook written by the American Medical Association and the 11 founding schools, including the OHSU School of Medicine, in the AMA's Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium. It formalizes the concept of health systems science – also known as improvement science or the "third science" – and builds on the traditional clinical and basic sciences in medical education.

Oncologic Emergency Medicine
co-edited by Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D., professor of radiation medicine, OHSU School of Medicine

This is the first comprehensive clinical reference on cancer emergencies. It is edited and written by world-renowned experts in emergency medicine and oncology and covers the diagnosis and management of the full range of emergencies caused directly by cancer or by its treatment. The book was co-edited with Knox H. Todd, M.D., MPH, chair of the department of emergency medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Associate editors include Steven L. Bernstein, M.D., (Yale University School of Medicine); Sai-Ching J. Yeung, R.Ph., M.S., Ph.D., M.D., FACP, (MD Anderson); and Tammie Quest, M.D. (Emory University School of Medicine).

Diagnostic Ultrasound: Abdomen and Pelvis
with 11 chapters by Bryan Foster, M.D., assistant professor of diagnostic radiology, OHSU School of Medicine

Diagnostic Ultrasound: Abdomen and Pelvis combines anatomy, diagnosis, and differential diagnosis information specific to the abdomen and pelvis, presenting multiple vantage points to ensure clarity and full comprehension of each topic. This image-rich resource provides examples and insight into the full spectrum of imaging appearances observed in various entities to aid in decision support. With 23 new chapters and approximately 2,500 images, it is the most comprehensive, up-to-date reference on this rapidly changing imaging modality.

Surgical Management of Pain, 2nd edition
edited by Kim J. Burchiel, M.D., professor of neurological surgery, OHSU School of Medicine

Surgical Management of Pain, Second Edition, is a completely updated state-of-the-art reference on neurosurgical pain management. This new edition is in full color and includes the following sections: Anatomic and Physiologic Foundations for Nociceptive and Neuropathic Pain, Pain Medicine, Pain Diagnoses, Surgical Procedures for Pain, and New Directions for Pain Surgery. The chapters in the book focus on procedures that are currently performed by neurosurgeons to relieve pain.

Neuroimaging and Psychosocial Addiction Treatment
edited by Sarah Feldstein Ewing, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry, OHSU School of Medicine, Katie Witkiewitz, Ph.D., and Francesca M. Filbey, Ph.D.
Palgrave Macmillian

Using an innovative translational approach between the work of experimental scientists and clinical practitioners this book addresses the current, modest, understanding of how and why addiction treatment works. Through bridging this gap it provides a critical insight into why people react as they do in the context of addiction treatment.

Prostate Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Management
series edited by Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D., professor of radiation medicine, OHSU School of Medicine

With an emphasis on multidisciplinary collaboration and decision-making, this practical resource reflects the extraordinary advances in the treatment of prostate cancer during the past five years. Approximately thirty international, leading-edge investigators describe the most current evidence-based approaches to prostate cancer treatment.

Hemostasis and Thrombosis
edited by Thomas DeLoughery, M.D., professor of medicine, OHSU School of Medicine

This latest edition features new developments while providing practical information on diagnosing and managing the troublesome conditions often found in clinical practice.

The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare
Marcy Cottrell Houle, M.S., and Elizabeth Eckstrom, M.D., MPH, associate professor of medicine and director of geriatrics in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, OHSU School of Medicine
Taylor Trade Publishing

Through storytelling and expert advice, the authors take readers into all-too-familiar scenarios facing aging parents and offer answers to questions caregivers may not know to ask. An Oregonian "Best Northwest Book of 2015."

Ending Medical Reversal: Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives
Vinay Prasad, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, and Adam S. Cifu, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University Press

When doctors start using a medication, procedure or diagnostic tool without a robust evidence base and then stop using it when it is found not to help, or even to harm, patients –that's a medical reversal according to the authors. Drs. Prasad and Cifu narrate stories from every corner of medicine to explore why medical reversals occur, how they are harmful and what can be done to avoid them.