Associate Dean and Designated Institutional Official

Joyce Hollander-Rodriguez

Joyce Hollander-Rodriguez, M.D., serves as the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and is the Designated Institutional Official for the OHSU School of Medicine.

Dr. Hollander-Rodriguez earned her medical degree from the OHSU School of Medicine in 2000 and did her residency in family medicine at Cascades East, including serving as chief resident. She joined the OHSU family medicine faculty in 2003 and moved into leadership of the OHSU Cascades East program in 2009, becoming program director in 2011. In 2015, she became regional associate dean for the OHSU Campus for Rural Health in Klamath. 

As regional associate dean, she worked with learners from the MD, PA, dentistry, pharmacy, advanced practice nursing, and human nutrition programs to increase clinical experiences in rural settings, add educational experiences addressing the context and challenges of rural health, while working together on community-engaged projects.  

As program director for Cascades East Family Medicine Residency, she grew the clinical and educational program, increased faculty scholarly activity, and helped develop a unique program for fourth-year medical students that supports the undergraduate medical education to graduate medical education transition. The Department of Family Medicine will work with the GME office to name an interim program director for the Cascades East Family Medicine Residency Program who will serve during the selection process for a new program director.  

Over the past four years, she has served as co-principal investigator for the American Medical Association Re-imagining Residency grant, COMPADRE (California -Oregon Medical Partnership to Address Disparities in Residency Education and Health). This partnership between UC Davis and OHSU has led to work across GME programs in multiple specialties and health systems between Portland and Sacramento. 

“Fostering a culture of person-centered care in GME has been an important cornerstone of my approach to residency leadership. Person-centered care takes the concept of patient-centeredness a step farther to looking at the whole person and includes all the people on the health care team - viewing the resident as clinician, learner, and whole person. As we move into a post-pandemic world, it is important for GME to bring a vision for how we learn, heal, and innovate. I am honored to have this role and to work with such an excellent leadership team and staff to build on and share this vision.”  - Joyce-Hollander Rodriguez