OHSU/VA Fellowship Faculty Bios

Lisa Miura, MD
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Miura is Associate Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and practices at the VA Portland Healthcare System, running specialty clinics in geriatric assessment, dementia telehealth, and falls. She received her BSN from University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) and medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at OHSU and Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at UCLA. In addition to fellowship program director, she is the clerkship director for the OHSU medical student Geriatric Medicine elective and teaching faculty for the OHSU Internal Medicine Residency program. Her research interests include hip fracture care, falls, dementia, and women’s health issues. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, concerts, cat rescue, and spending time with her family.
 

Suvi Neukam, DO
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Associate Program Director

Dr. Neukam is a dual Finnish-American citizen originally from New England where she grew up in New Hampshire and then studied at Middlebury College in Vermont. Before attending medical school in Maine, Dr. Neukam worked at a health care best practice research firm in Washington, DC. During medical school she completed a year-long medical teaching fellowship and also engaged in geriatric research at the University of California San Diego.  She completed her internal medicine residency, chief residency and geriatric fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University and is now a geriatrician who sees both primary care and consult patients within the OHSU internal medicine clinic. She has special interests in physical activity and healthy aging along with care planning conversations. When she is not with patients, Dr. Neukam enjoys riding her bicycle, amateur piano playing, writing snail mail and using her three children as an excuse to become an expert in arts and crafts. 

E. Foy White-Chu, MD, CWSP, AGSF

Dr. White-Chu is an Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) and former geriatric medicine fellowship program director. She is also the medical director of the Wound Healing Program at the Portland VA Health Care System (VAPHCS). She graduated from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Harvard Geriatrics fellowship program in 2009. Her second year of fellowship was dedicated to chronic wound healing and clinician education. She now provides consultative care for complex wounds for veterans at VAPHCS and serves as the Chair of the Prevention of Amputations of Veterans Everywhere committee. She is also the founder of the Wound Prevention and Management special interest group of the American Geriatrics Society. She is a Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society and serves on the education committee for the Wound Healing Society. Dr. White-Chu strives to simplify the complexity of chronic wound care in older adults for frontline providers in hopes that all older adults can receive timely, appropriate treatments.

Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD

Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD, MPH, MACP, is Professor and Chief of Geriatrics in the Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She leads the geriatrics practice within the OHSU Internal Medicine Clinic, championing geriatric best practices in the vibrant combined Division, and teaches students, residents and geriatric fellows. She is part of the OHSU Interprofessional Initiative, developing evaluation tools and leading interprofessional faculty development. Her research focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle in older adults, with an emphasis on tai chi for falls prevention. She also conducts studies to enhance interprofessional teamwork in falls prevention and has developed and tested electronic health record tools to facilitate uptake of evidence-based practices. She co-directs OHSU’s Healthy Aging Alliance.

Rima Jallad, MD

Dr. Rima Jallad has been a Geriatric staff member at the VA and Assistant Professor of Medicine  at OHSU since 1997. She received her Doctor of Medicine from University of Damascus, College of Medicine, followed by Internal Medicine training at West Suburban Hospital, Rush Medical College. She completed her geriatrics fellowship at OHSU in 1997. Dr. Jallad is board certified in Geriatrics as well as Hospice & Palliative Medicine. She has been the Medical Director of the Hospice Palliative Care Unit at CLC since 2000. She is married and has two wonderful children. She enjoys cooking and travelling.

Emily Morgan, MD

Emily Morgan was raised in Spokane, WA. She attended the University of Oregon and earned a B.S. in General Science, with minors in Biology and Anthropology. After graduating from college, Emily moved to Portland and began four years of molecular genetics research at Shriners Hospital for Children. She then attended OHSU medical school and stayed on to complete her internal medicine residency, followed by a fellowship in geriatrics. She joined the Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Department at OHSU as a geriatric primary care and consult physician in 2015. In addition to her outpatient work, she became medical director of Mirabella Portland’s skilled and long term care facility in 2017, and heads the OHSU Internal Medicine skilled and long term care team, which expanded to include a second facility in 2018. Outside of medicine, Emily spends as much time as possible with her family, and enjoys running, hiking, and gardening.  

Anthony Ohotto, MD

Dr Ohotto is a family physician who graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical school and completed a fellowship in geriatrics and hospice/palliative medicine.  He has been caring for geriatric patients since the late 1990s when he was medical director for several long term care facilities on the Navajo Nation in Arizona. More recently he has been in private geriatric practice and medical director for two hospices in Portland, Oregon. Currently he is staff physician with ElderPlace.  Most recently he completed medical acupuncture school and can treat his patients with acupuncture in addition to standard western techniques. When not at work Dr Ohotto can probably be found outdoors.

Katie Drago, MD

Dr Katie Drago is originally from California and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2011 with her medical degree. She completed residency in Internal Medicine in 2014 and fellowship in Geriatric Medicine in 2015 at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr Drago joined the OHSU Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics in 2015 to develop and run the Inpatient Geriatrics Program. She and Julie Bernstein MPAS PA-C are co-directors of the inpatient program, running a team providing consultative geriatrics care for hospitalized older adults in partnership with medical and surgical providers. The inpatient program has been highlighted in JAGS in October 2018 for providing higher quality care for acutely ill older adults at a lower cost.  Dr Drago’s academic interest is in systems improvement focused on the care of hospitalized older adults. She has worked to improve the care for adults with delirium, standardize safe prescribing practices and enhance the care of older adults with acute fragility fractures. This work has also been expanded to other hospitals and health systems in Oregon. Dr Drago works with Dr White-Chu and clinic preceptors to run the geriatrics fellowship’s Population Health Management and Improvement Science curriculum.

Sarah Goodlin, MD

Sarah Goodlin, M.D. is a geriatrician and palliative care physician, chief of geriatrics at the Portland VAMC and Professor of Medicine OHSU. She is President of Patient-centered Education and Research and directed the Palliative Care-Heart failure Education and Research (PC-HEART) collaborative, a national working group of researchers and clinicians formed to meet the needs of patients with advanced heart failure and their families. Goodlin attended Yale University and Dartmouth Medical School. From 1995-1998 Dr. Goodlin was a Faculty Scholar by the Project on Death in America.  In 2002 and 2003 Goodlin directed two consensus conferences on Palliative and Supportive Care in Advanced Heart Failure.Dr. Goodlin is a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and of the American College of Cardiology.