Program Leadership

David Jacoby, MD, Program Director

David Jacoby, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine

Dr. Jacoby has been the director of the OHSU MD/PhD program since 2008. During that time he has overseen a thorough curriculum review, and has made substantial changes to the program including adding MD/PhD specific clerkships. He meets regularly with students on an individual basis and continues his open door mentoring of our students after they've graduated.

Dr. Jacoby has had continuous NIH funding since 1991. In his lab he mentors students (undergraduate, MD, MD/PhD, and PhD), post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty.  His research is focused on airway innervation and eosinophils. He currently serves as Associate Director for Education and Mentoring and Director of the KL2 Training Program in the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI). As Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care, he was Director of the NIH funded T32 research training program in lung biology from 2008 – 2013. He is an active clinician in the Medical Intensive Care Unit and on the Pulmonary Consult Service.

Primary duties in the MD/PhD program include:

  • Program leader
  • School of Medicine leadership liaison
  • Admissions decisions
  • Policy and curriculum development
  • Individual student meetings

Daniel Marks, MD, PhD, Associate Director

Daniel Marks, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Senior Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine

Dr. Marks is an established clinician-investigator with decades of experience leading studies in the neural control of body composition, diabetes, fetal metabolic programming, and appetite regulation. He is a dedicated mentor focused on providing outstanding training to the students in his lab. He also serves as co-mentor and an additional resource for many of our MD/PhD students. Dr. Marks has had continuous NIH funding for twelve years, with ten additional years as an NIH funded trainee. Dr. Marks has published over 70 peer-reviewed publications, as well as numerous chapters and review articles. 

Primary duties in the MD/PhD program include:

  • Admissions decision consultation
  • Student mentorship through scientific oversight committees (SOC) and dissertation advisory committees (DAC)
  • Policy and curriculum development assistance

Alexis Young, BS, Program Coordinator

Alexis Young

Alexis was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She received her B.S. in General Science from Portland State University in 2012. Alexis started working for the OHSU Provost Office in 2013 supporting affiliated offices, and most recently was the program coordinator for the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition. She loves connecting with people from various departments and participating in OHSU activities, events, and resource groups. She gardens, dances, and travels whenever possible. Alexis joined the MD/PhD program as program coordinator in April 2018.

Primary duties in the MD/PhD program include:

  • Prospective applicant assistance and admissions process management
  • Student assistance, particularly in regards to stipends, transitions, and everything else
  • Program development and communication
  • Website maintenance

Logitudinal Clinical Clerkship Director

Peter Sullivan, MD, FACP

Peter Sullivan, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine

MD/PhD Longitudinal Clinical Clerkship

Clinical and Translational Research Experience Director

Mary Samuels, MD

Mary Samuels, MD
Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute

MD/PhD Clinical and Translational Research Experience

MD/PhD Committee 2019-20

Committee Chair

Shiuh-Wen Luoh, MD, PhD

Student Representatives

Sweta Adhikary
Rachel Drake
Caroline King
Sunil Joshi
Nichole Tyler

Faculty Members