Mary E. Pickett, M.D.

Mary Pickett, MDMary E. Pickett, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
OHSU Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics


Education and Training

B.A. - Stanford University, 1989

Medical Degree:
M.D. - University of California, 1994

Internship and Residency:
Intern - UCSF Primary Care Internal Medicine, 1995
Resident - UCSF Primary Care Internal Medicine, 1997
Chief Resident - UCSF Internal Medicine, 1998


Dr. Pickett attended college at Stanford University and completed medical school, primary care internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to coming to OHSU, she practiced at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She is board certified in internal medicine. In her first 16 years at OHSU, in addition to her clinical work in Oregon, Dr. Pickett was a Harvard Medical School faculty member and continued to work as a senior medical editor for Harvard Health Publications. Dr. Pickett's professional interests include drug interactions, primary care of adult patients, iron deficiency and other nutrition concerns and teaching. In her free time Pickett enjoys family activities, the outdoors, crafts and cooking. She is the mother of three children.


Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1997. 
Recertified 2007.

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1995

Research Interests

General Internal Medicine; Consumer health information; Education of medical students and residents; Neurologic Effects of Iron Deficiency; Nutrition; Polypharmacy / medication interactions; Orthopedic medicine (sports medicine)

Grants and Contracts

Senior Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publications, 2007-2015

Senior Editor of Internet Publications, Harvard Health Publications, 2005-2007

Core Editor and Core Editorial Board Member, Harvard Medical School/InteliHealth Collaboration, Harvard Health Publications of Harvard medical School, 2001-2005

Selected Publications

Fromme E, Farber N, Babbott S, Pickett M, and Beasley B. "What Do You Do When Your Loved One Is Ill? The Line between Physician and Family Member," Annals Int Med, Vol 149 No 11, Dec 2, 2008, pp825-829.

Pickett M and Hillson S, "Interactive Tools in Workshops: The Power of Getting Beyond Powerpoint," SGIM Forum, Vol 26 No 10, Oct 2003, pp1,5.

Patient Care Locations

General Internal Medicine Clinic, Physicians Pavilion

Educational Activities

Dr. Pickett coordinates curriculum for residents in Internal Medicine and has been named one of our Core Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency. She received a career teaching achievement award from the Department of Medicine in 2012.

Peer Reviewed Abstracts

  1. Bensching K, A DiPiero, E Haney, J Hardman, L Lucas, M Pickett, C Sprague, S Desai. "Redesigning the Ambulatory Curriculum in a 3+1 Model," Curriculum design abstract and poster presentation at 2012 Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) Spring Meeting: Atlanta, GA, April 24-25, 2012. (abstract accepted, poster presentation invited/pending)
  2. Bensching K, A DiPiero, E Haney, J Hardman, L Lucas, M Pickett, C Sprague, S Desai. "Redesigning the Ambulatory Curriculum in a 3+1 Model," Curriculum design abstract and poster presentation at 2012 Society of General Internal Medicine Northwest Regional Meeting: Seattle, WA, February 3, 2012. (abstract accepted, poster presentation invited/pending)
  3. Pickett, M, "Delayed Consequences of Congenital Rubella Syndrome," Clinical Vignettes Section, JGIM 2000; 15(Supp 1):193.
  4. Tishler LW; AHM Chen; ME Pickett; JS Sillman "An innovative Approach to a Consistent Ambulatory Curriculum for Medical Interns." JGIM 2000; 15(Supp 1):22

Scholarship Activities

  • Ambulatory Curriculum Redesign, OHSU Internal Medicine ResidencyChair, Ambulatory Practice Management Curriculum Committee, 2001
  • EPIC Transition: Coordinated informal resident training for new electronic medical record, OHSU Outpatient Clinics, 2005-2006
  • Senior Medicine Clerkships Tutorial, Department of Medicine, OHSU, 2000-2006

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