Leadership

Sima Desai

Sima S. Desai, MD, FACP
Program Director
Vice Chair for Education
Professor of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine, OHSU

Degrees

MD: University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, 1994 
BS: University of New Mexico, Biology (With Distinction), Albuquerque, NM, 1990 
BA: University of New Mexico, Chemistry, Albuquerque, NM, 1990 

Residency

Chief Residency: Oregon Health &Science University, Portland, OR, 1998
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 1997
Internship: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 1995

Research interest

  • Medical Education - Adult Learning Theory
  • Cognitive Errors

Clinical interest

  • Hospital Medicine
  • Transitions of care
  • Care of the older patient

Biosketch

Dr. Desai is a Professor of Medicine and the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.  Previously she was the Section Chief for the OHSU Division of Hospital Medicine (2006-2010) and Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program (2004-2010). 

Dr. Desai currently serves on several committees, including the Faculty Senate, the Evaluation, Assessment and Tracking of Students, the Hospitalist CME course and many others.  Regionally and nationally she is a member of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine Program Planning Committee, Oregon Chapter of the American College of Physicians Governor's Council, chair of the Oregon ACP Program Planning Committee, and the national AAIM-ACP Taskforce.

Recent awards include the OHSU Faculty Teaching Award, the Marion L. Krippaehne Humanism Award, School of Medicine Faculty Hooder and the James M. Ryan, MD Memorial Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.  Her scholarly/research interests focus on systems changes related to residency education, medical student education, resident wellness, and cognitive bias.

Publications and scholarly activities

  1. Liew J, Friedman M, Desai S, Taute L, Stenzel P, Wanchu A. Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome in a Patient with Systemic Sclerosis and Hereditary Angioedema: Case Report and Literature Review. Modern Rheumatology Case Reports 2017 (accepted, date pending).
  2. Bordley J, Agustin A, Ahmed M, Khalid R, Paluso A, Kobza B, Spaugy A, Emens J, Desai S, Khan A. Restoration of Resident Sleep and Wellness with Block Scheduling. Medical Education 2017 (accepted, date pending).
  3. Fine C, Kishel B, O'Glasser AY, Desai SS. A Greener Oregon: Acute Inpatient Delirium. Am J Med. 2017 Apr;130(4):423-425.
  4. Diamond SJ, Thomas CR, Desai SS, Holliday EB, Jagsi, R, Schmitt C, Enestvedt B. Gender Difference in Publication Productivity, Academic Rank and Career Duration Among U.S. Academic Gastroenterology Faculty. Academic Medicine Aug 2016;91(8): 1158-63.

  5. Serota D, Halvorson S, Desai S. A Couple's Colitis. JGIM Dec 2015;Vol 30(12): 1889-90.

  6. Chan B, Englander H, Kent K, Desai S, Obley A, Kansagara D. Transitioning Toward Competency: A Resident-Faculty Collaborative Approach to Developing a Transitions of Care EPA in an Internal Medicine Residency Program. JGME 2014;Vol 6 (4):760-764.

  7. Bowen JL, Eckstrom E, Desai SS, Joseph C, Newton P, Singer C. Pocket Card Tools for Geriatric Educators. (June 2004).

  8. Eckstrom, E., Bowen, J., Joseph, C., Desai, S., Ririe, M., Wolf, A. Collaborative Centers for Research and Education in the Care of Older Adults: Oregon Health Sciences University and the University of Virgina. SGIM Forum. 27(5): 6. May 2004.
  9. Hunter, AJ., Desai, SS., and Harrison, RA, Chan BC. Medical Student Evaluation of the Quality of Hospitalist and Non-Hospitalist Teaching Faculty on Inpatient Medicine Rotations. Academic Medicine 2004;79:78-82
  10. Embi, PJ., Desai, SS., and Cooney, TG. Use and Utility of Web-Based Residency Program Information: a Survey of Residency Applicants. J Med Internet Res 2003;25;5(3):e22.
2019-20 Chief Residents

Left to right: Pat Liu, Riana Wurzbuger, Shahana Baig-Lewis, Kim Chesteen

Associate Program directors

Erin Bonura

Erin Bonura, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Residency Program Director
Division of Infectious Diseases

Degrees

MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2006

Residency

Intern, Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2007
Resident, Internal Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, 2009
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, 2010

Fellowship

Infectious Diseases, Oregon Health and Science University, 2012
Samuel L Wise General Internal Medicine, Oregon Health &Science University, 2014

Clinical interests

  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • HIV Care

Biosketch

Dr. Erin Bonura received her MD from Georgetown University and completed her residency at New York University. Dr. Bonura was Assistant Chief Resident at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Chief Resident at New York University, before coming to OHSU to complete both her Infectious Diseases Fellowship and an Education Scholar Fellowship through the Samuel L. Wise General Internal Medicine Fellowship. During this same period, Dr. Bonura also completed the Human Investigator's Program, receiving a Master's in Clinical Research. Since then, she has been a faculty member in the OHSU Division of Infectious Diseases. Her scholarly interests are in pedagogical methodology, curriculum development and implementation, and the delivery of Infectious Diseases education to learners at all levels. She has received several grants and published a large qualitative study through the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA). Dr. Bonura is a member of the national Education Committee for IDSA, the ID Recruitment Task Force, and the Nominations Committee. Locally, her work has been equally outstanding. She is recognized by colleagues and residents as an innovative educator who introduced Team-Based Learning into the ID curriculum offerings and for her numerous conference presentations. In addition to her education of residents and fellows, Dr. Bonura serves as Director of the Pre-Matriculation Block and as Director of the Foundations of Medicine Microbiology and Immunology Thread for the School of Medicine.

Joe Chiovaro

Joe Chiovaro, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Residency Program Director
Portland VA Medical Center

Degrees

MD - University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Residency

Internal Medicine, UCSF, San Francisco, CA
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Biosketch

Dr. Joe Chiovaro graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine with honors and AOA. He completed his residency and Chief Residency at UCSF, receiving an Area of Distinction in Medical Education. Dr. Chiovaro joined the Portland VAMC faculty in 2010 and currently serves as the Section Chief of Hospital Medicine. He has been a very active clinician-educator for medical students, residents, and colleagues.  His contributions are so numerous that it is nearly impossible to fully capture all of his work, but he is known by the residents and his colleagues as a highly innovative and creative educator. Thus, it would not come as any surprise to know that Dr. Chiovaro has been recognized by the School of Medicine students, the Chief Residents and Internal Medicine residents through many different awards –for teaching, volunteerism, and humanism, as well as for an impact award. His many publications range from systematic reviews to case reports and humanistic articles.

Alan Hunter

Alan J. Hunter, MD, FACP
Associate Program Director
Professor of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine, OHSU

Degrees

BA - Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1982
MD - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, 1991

Residency

Internship - Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, 1992
Internal Medicine - Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1994
Chief Resident - Internal Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1995

Research interests

  • Residency Education
  • Student Education
  • Mentorship/Faculty Development
  • Medical History

Clinical interests

  • Hospital based medicine
  • Infectious disease
  • Bedside clinical exam

Biosketch

Dr. Hunter is currently an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at OHSU and is responsible for building, measuring and expanding the residency's scholarly resources, mentoring relationships and productivity.  In this role he is responsible for increasing the Residency Program's contributions to clinical, systems, and research scholarship.  Dr. Hunter is also the program liaison to the University MICU rotation, and responsible for oversight of the overall clinical and curricular experiences offered to the medicine residents.

Publications and scholarly activities

  1. Prins RC, Gladwin M, Brod LS, Bhardwaj A, Hunter AJ. "Chance Favors the Prepared Mind" J Hosp Med. Accepted Jul 30, 2012.
  2. Miyashita J, Shimada T, Hunter A, Kamiya T. The impact of hyponatremia and the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis in elderly patients with aspiration pneumonia: a retrospective study.  J Hosp Med. Apr 2, 2012. doi: 10.1002/jhm.1936. (Epub ahead of print)
  3. Halvorson SAC, Ricker, M, Barker A, Sukumar M, Harrison, R, Patton P, Hunter A.  'Thoracic endometriosis unmasked by ovarian hyperstimulation for in vitro fertilization'.  J Gen Intern Med 2012;27(5):603–7.
Katie Iossi

Katie Iossi, MD, MPH
Associate Program Director - Primary Care
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Staff Physician, Portland VA Medical Center

Degrees

B.A. - Washington University, Majors in Biology and History, St. Louis, MO, 2001
M.P.H - George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, DC, 2005
M.D. - University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, 2008

Residency

Internal Medicine -  Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2011
Chief Resident - Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2012

Research and clinical interests

  • Ambulatory Internal Medicine education
  • Practice-Based learning in Resident Clinic
  • Resident wellness
  • Communication skills

Biosketch

Dr. Iossi is a graduate of OHSU's Internal Medicine Residency Program and past chief resident.  She manages the primary care track for the Internal Medicine residency program and is a staff physician at the Portland VA Medical center.   In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, reading and spending time with her friends and family.

Zeigler, Claire (#2 New)

Claire Zeigler, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director - Global Health
Portland VA Medical Center

Degrees

MD: University of Kansas Medical School, 2010
MPH: University of Kansas Medical School

Residency

Chief Residency: Oregon Health &Science University, Portland, OR, 2014
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2013
Internship: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2011

Research Interests

  • Global Health Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Resident Wellness
  • Ambulatory and Inpatient Internal Medicine Education

Biosketch

Dr. Claire Zeigler graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed her residency and chief residency at OHSU. She is an Associate Program Director at OHSU and is the director of the residency’s Global Health program. In this role, she develops clinical and non-clinical curriculum exposing residents to underrepresented and vulnerable patient populations locally and internationally.  As part of this program, residents have a longitudinal curriculum that includes journal clubs, lectures and mentorship as well as clinical experiences. Some highlights include partnerships with IHS sites in Alaska, California and Oregon and local experiences in Portland including correction medicine, care for homeless Veterans, and immigrant and refugee care. She also directs the Global Health Partnership in Botswana, where residents can spend a month working on capacity building at a district hospital. She is a clinical educator at the Portland VA, where she does both primary care and hospital medicine.

Assistant Program directors

Kyle Kent

Kyle Kent, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Program Director - Curriculum
VA Site Director
Section of Hospital Medicine, Portland VA Medical Center

Degrees

MD: Oregon Health & Science University, 2010

Residency

Chief Residency: Oregon Health &Science University, Portland, OR, 2014
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2013
Internship: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2011

Avi O'Glasser

Avital O'Glasser, MD, FACP
Medical Director - Pre-Operative Medicine Clinic
Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Program Director - Social Media and Scholarship
Medicine Teaching Service, OHSU
 

Degrees

MD: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
BA: University of Chicago, Biological Sciences, Chicago, IL, 2003

Residency

Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2010
Internship: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2008

Research and clinical interests

  • Peri-operative medicine
  • Peri-operative medicine education for internal medicine residents
  • Quality improvement
  • Medical history
  • History of medicine
  • Resident scholarship and abstract writing
  • Physician use of twitter (#hcsm)

Biosketch

Dr. O'Glasser received her AB in Biology at the University of Chicago, where she discovered her passion for the practice of medicine.  She then attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, earning her MD degree in 2007.  She made the transcontinental trek to Portland, OR, for her internal medicine residency at OHSU, and she has excitedly been an enthusiastic citizen of the Pacific Northwest ever since. Upon graduating from residency in 2010, she joined the teaching faculty within OHSU's Division of Hospital Medicine. She has continued to supervise residents and care for patients on the inpatient Medicine Teaching Service, plus she has had an expanding role in the Pre-Operative Medicine Clinic since joining the faculty.  She is now the Assistant Medical Director of the Pre-Op Clinic, plus she recently became an Assistant Program Director for the residency program.  Clinical and research interests include peri-operative medicine and quality improvement, social media for physicians, history of medicine, and case report writing.  When not at OHSU, she enjoys genealogy research, cooking, gardening, knitting, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two children.

Christopher Terndrup

Christopher Terndrup, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
School of Medicine
Assistant Program Director - Ambulatory Services

Degrees

B.A., Tulane University School of Liberal Arts, New Orleans Louisiana 2008
M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans Louisiana 2013

Residency

Johns Hopkins Osler Medical Training Program, Urban Health Track, 2016

Biosketch

Christopher had a dual upbringing between Syracuse, NY and Birmingham, AL. He was a high school math whiz, and studied Spanish language in college. He focused his energy in medical school and residency on LGBTQ populations and Latino healthcare. He taught throughout his life, from math tutoring to MCAT classes and now bedside clinical teaching for medical students and residents.

Robin Tittle

Robin Tittle, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Assistant Program Director - Global Health