Kevin Piro, MD

Kevin Piro, MDAssistant Professor of Medicine
Clinical & Medicine Teaching Hospitalist Services




MD: The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, 2013.
BA: University of Pennsylvania, Biochemistry, Philadelphia, PA, 2002.


General Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2017.


Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2016.
Internship: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2014.

Clinical & Research Interests:

  • Point-of-care ultrasound application and curriculum development

Teaching & CME Presentations:

  • Educational Scholars Program
  • Point-of-care Ultrasound Resident Curriculum
  • Director of Internal Medicine Ultrasound Education
  • "From Bystanders to Bandwagons: How Two Internal Medicine Residency Programs are Designing and Implementing Point-of-care Ultrasound Curricula." World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education, October 2017.

Service & Committees:

  • OHSU Internal Medicine Resident Council
  • OHSU Clinical Resource Management Committee
  • OHSU Graduate Medical Education Committee

Representative Publications:

  1. Sammons J, O'Glasser AY, Piro K, Dversdal R. Provider-performed Point-of-care Ultrasound: An Emerging Technology or "Disruptive Innovation?" SGIM Forum 39 (6): 6, 15.

Representative Poster Presentations:

  1. Piro K, Schutzer C, Erickson C, Dversdal R. A Practical Roadmap to Create an Internal Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship. OHSU Symposium on Education Excellence, April 2017.

Honors & Awards:

  • 2017 OHSU Symposium on Education Excellence, 2nd place educational innovation poster.
  • 2016 Housestaff Teaching Award (OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program)
  • 2015 Housestaff Teaching Award (OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program)
  • 2014 Oregon ACP Chapter Meeting, Oral Vignette Competition, 2nd place.


Dr. Kevin Piro is currently a hospitalist at OHSU. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a BA in biochemistry.  Subsequently, he worked on multidrug resistance research at MD Anderson Cancer Center before enrolling in medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. After medical school he returned to his home state to complete his internal medicine residency at OHSU. Following residency, he participated in and helped build a point-of-care ultrasound fellowship at OHSU, becoming only the second general medicine-focused ultrasound fellowship in the nation. Upon completion of his fellowship, he has taken on the roles of hospitalist, urgent care provider, and Director of Internal Medicine Ultrasound Education. He is passionate about using point-of-care ultrasound in clinical decision making and patient education, resident curriculum design, and teaching. Outside of work, he loves digging in his garden, following the ups-and-downs of the Portland Trail Blazers, and outdoor adventures with his family.

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