About our geriatrics fellows

Anne Gifford

I completed residency in Massachusetts and family medicine, and I chose OHSU because of the incredible breath of experiences in geriatrics that are available in the city. You get to experience consultation and primary geriatric medicine in the inpatient and outpatient settings, with exposure to long term care, hospice care and skilled nursing care. You get it all. Portland is a beautiful city with so much to offer, and so many great hikes! 

Pratibha Sharma

I was born and raised in Nepal. I fell in love with the natural diversity and endless adventure of the pacific northwest. I chose the OHSU Geriatric fellowship as I liked the concept of the City-Wide Fellowship, opportunities to work and learn in different health systems.  My interest is in geriatric hospital medicine with a special focus on improving transitions of care; deprescribing and wound care.

Varun Bali

I did my residency at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, CA, and am excited to join OHSU for my geriatrics fellowship. I plan on dividing my time as an outpatient Geriatric consultant and academic Internist. On a more personal note, I’m 35, married to my high school sweetheart. We are parents to a toddler and a 4 year old puppy. I have been a guitar teacher and sing bass and tenor, and enjoy reading Ernest Hemingway and Aldous Huxley.