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Rita Lahlou, M.D., M.P.H.

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Specialty:
Family Medicine
Special Interests:
Preventive Medicine, Primary Care (Family Medicine)
Accepting Patients:
Yes
Languages:
English

Biography

Rita was born in Morocco, to the two most loving and selfless people she knows. Early childhood was spent first in Rabat, Morocco, then in Norman, OK, where her brilliant little brother was born, and finally in Centreville, VA. Growing up in a suburb of Washington, DC, gave Rita the opportunity to befriend people from all over the world, to be involved in national politics and to spend long, hot summer days at the pool.

After high school, Rita headed a few hours south to go to college at the University of Virginia, where she spent her time studying bioethics, catching live concerts, and hiking in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. After four years in Charlottesville, Rita headed further south to attend medical and public health school at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. There, she began to develop her professional interests in prevention, chronic diseases, maternal and child health, systems of health care and medical education. She also developed her personal interests in yoga, by training to be a yoga teacher, and in gardening and bread baking.

Rita feels unbelievably privileged to be able to work with patients to improve mental and physical health. She believes that family physicians are in the perfect position to advocate for patients and communities and to improve health care systems. She believes that OHSU is the perfect place to develop the skills needed to be an excellent family doctor in our evolving health care system.

Rita travels whenever she gets the chance—she has spent time working in Bangladesh and Honduras, and of course loves to visit her extended family in Morocco. She was thrilled to move across the country to Portland and is looking forward to spending her free time cooking for friends, hiking in the beautiful nearby parks, exploring the city by bike and running along the river.

Education

  • Residency:
    OHSU Family Medicine

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