Residency Faculty and Staff

Contact Us 
Phone: 503-494-6600 

Written correspondence to anyone you met during your time at OHSU Family Medicine may be sent to: 

OHSU Family Medicine Residency
Mailcode: Family Medicine
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239

Our Faculty

Residency Director

Joe Skariah, D.O., M.P.H., M.B.A.

Associate Residency Directors

  • Whitney Roper, M.D.
  • Brian Garvey, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Kristin Gilbert, M.D.

Clinic Medical Directors

  • Timothy Joslin, M.D. - South Waterfront
  • Ryan Norton, D.O. - Scappoose
  • Nancy Zink, M.D. - Richmond
  • Hunter Poarch, M.D. - Gabriel Park
  • Jon Wildi, M.D. - Kaiser Permanente 

Associate Residency Director of Maternity Care

Emma Brooks, M.D.

Associate Residency Director of Inpatient Care

Melissa Logan, M.D.

Director of Behavioral Health Education

Rebekah Schiefer, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

Faculty Behavioral Health Education

Kyle Higgins, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., C.A.D.C. I

  • Emily Waterman, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Courtney Nall, M.D.
  • Nick Gideonse, M.D.
  • Brian Frank, M.D.
  • Justin Lee, M.D.
  • Tovi Anderson, M.D., P.H.D.
  • Tom Phanthavady, M.D.
  • Rachel Sircar, M.D.
  • Rick Moberly, M.D.
  • Supreetha Gubbala, M.D., M.S.
  • Nikki Cairns, M.D.
  • Amy Tubay, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.
  • Sherilyn DeStefano, M.D.
  • Ishak Elkhal, M.D.
  • Hans Han, M.D.

Our Staff

Residency Program Scheduling Tech

Courtney Flowers 

Courtney is a proud Oregon Duck alumna and received her Master's in English from Portland State University. After living in San Diego, Louisiana, and Hawaii, she is happy to be back in the beautiful northwest. She loves Law & Order, politics, sports, and her rambunctious Labradoodle, Zoey. A dream of hers is to be on the Amazing Race, despite her fear of heights, selective eating, and lack of map reading skills. Courtney is thankful for the opportunity to get to know residents and loves investing in resident wellness and helping residents achieve their future work and personal goals.

Inpatient and Maternity Care Scheduling Tech

Maria Sampson 

Maria Sampson grew up in Portland, OR and attended the University of Oregon earning a B.S. in Psychology. Maria has been with family medicine for over 3 years. She greatly enjoys working with the passionate group of Family Medicine Residents and Faculty. Being a native Oregonian, Maria enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle; hiking, camping, kayaking, snowboarding.

Education Coordinator

Brittany Buckwalter 

Brittany enjoys working with residents to define their areas of concentration in order to have great elective opportunities and successful capstone projects. She is passionate about resident wellness and is often found helping plan wellness gatherings, hosting summer barbeques, and Thanksgiving meals for the residents. In her free time, she enjoys trying new eateries in Portland, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family.

Residency Program Assistant


Residency Quality Coordinator

Jen Gobel 

Jen grew up in sunny Tucson, AZ before moving to southern California where she earned her B.A. in Business Administration from the University of San Diego. In her free time, you can find her Uber-ing her kids around town, reading the latest true-crime novel, or scrolling online looking at houses she can’t afford. Jen was a surgical medical coder at OHSU for over a decade before transitioning to her role in Family Medicine. She really enjoys the opportunity to work with a fabulous team of residents and faculty and particularly looks forward to Match Day to reveal who the next group of rising OHSU physicians will be! 

Director of Education

Danni Hodges 

Danni earned a B.A. in Psychology and French from Indiana University. She spent several years managing camps and conference centers across the state of Indiana before exploring her true passion: healthcare. After spending time in direct patient care settings, she has found her niche working with residents and the talented administrative team who keeps everything running smoothly. When she's not working, she can be found chasing her energetic son and puppy around the park, forcing her husband to expand his culinary horizons, or reading a good book.