Residents CA-1 Residents starting July 1, 2014
Dr. Mike Carrigan Michael Carrigan was born in St. Paul, MN. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder on a Navy ROTC Scholarship. At the conclusion of his service, he returned to his home state to matriculate at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Mike and his wife have three children and two Labrador mutts. He spends his free time exercising, hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, reading, brewing beer, taking mediocre photos, embarrassing himself on the basketball court, harassing his family, and eating good food.
Dr. Diana Cheng Diana Cheng grew up in Beijing China and moved to California in the fifth grade. Diana attended California State University Fullerton for undergrad, and Thomas Jefferson University for medical school. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her family and four dogs, gardening, meditating, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Dr. Alex Fu Alex was born and raised in Chicago, IL, and attended Case Western Reserve University for both his BS in biomedical engineering and his MD. Alex also did another year of research in perioperative outcomes at Cleveland Clinic. His interests include electric guitar, enjoys a variety of music (most recently Italian opera!), snowboarding, and [eating] food. Before starting his intern year, he went backpacking for 40 days around 88 Buddhist temples in Japan!
Dr. Admire Kuchena Admire was born and raised in Zimbabwe. After high school, Admire moved to Minnesota where he attended college at Carleton College. Subsequently, Admire attended Mayo Medical School and then moved to Jacksonville, FL where he did his internship at Mayo Clinic Florida. Admire and his wife Chipo were blessed with a beautiful daughter Jade Tawana, born on May 27 2013. In addition to loving the joys of new fatherhood, Admire enjoys jogging in the outdoors, traveling, and is a self-proclaimed avid cook.
Dr. Tomas Lazo Tomas is originally from El Salvador, but grew up mostly in New Jersey. Tomas received his bachelors of science from Cornell University in Biological sciences. Tomas stayed in the beautiful state of New York where he attended Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Outside of science and medicine, playing music is one of his biggest passions. Tomas can play a variety of different instruments, but percussion has always been his favorite. Other than music, he enjoys reading, hiking, biking, video games, and playing sports such as soccer, volleyball, and badminton.
Dr. Travis Melin Travis was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse before attending the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. Outside of medicine, Travis enjoys any form of rock climbing (multi-pitch speed climbing is where he excels the most). He also enjoys international travel, trail running, unicycling, and hunting for wild, edible mushrooms.
Dr. Tyler Paradis Tyler Paradis, originally from Woodburn, Oregon is excited to be back in the great Northwest. Tyler is from Toledo, Ohio where he attended medical school at Toledo College of Medicine. Tyler is married to his wife Sarah and they have two children, Penelope and Juliette. Tyler and his family have two miniature Daschunds, Daisy and Mickey. In addition to spending time in the outdoors, Tyler enjoys traveling, cooking/baking, watching college football, and spending time with his family and friends.
Dr. Austin Peters Austin Peters was born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, where he grew up with an older sister and two younger brothers. He attended Fordham University in New York City where he fell in love with science and medicine. Following college, he attended New York University School of Medicine and participated in a research year program. He lives with his girlfriend and their 20 house plants. He is an avid runner and cyclist, a decent cook, a consummately underprepared outdoorsman, and a constant reader. He has conducted research in genetics, epidemiology and clinical drug trials. He is thrilled to be joining OHSU's Department of Anesthesiology where he will pursue an additional concentration in research in the Oregon Scholars Program.
Dr. Justin Ramos Justin was born in the Philippines, and was five years old when his family moved to California. Justin grew up in Irvine, California and Henderson, Nevada, where he went to high school. Justin attended college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, in Reno. Justin interests include snowboarding, wakeboarding, hiking, camping, tennis, travel, cooking, baking, and of course eating great food.
Dr. Michelle Tully Michelle grew up in Spokane, WA where she attended Whitworth University for undergraduate. In 2009, she moved to Portland, OR for medical school at OHSU. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She likes being outdoors, especially running on the downtown Portland waterfront and playing co-ed flag football on the weekends. She also loves to bake and experiment with recipes to make healthier substitutions without compromising the taste. She is excited to be part of the Oregon Scholars Program. She chose it because she knew she wanted to pursue fellowship training in critical care medicine.
Dr. Ashley Valentine Ashley is from Wisconsin, and grew up in the small town of Verona, which is just outside of Madison. Ashley’s husband, Andrew, and herself are outdoors people. She looks forward to the time when our daughter, Aubrielle, can enjoy the things they do like cycling, hiking, climbing, jogging, and ultimate Frisbee. Ashley is a huge fan of jazz music, microbrews, and cooking meals for friends and family. Ashley has lived in/traveled to many countries including France, Madagascar, Chile, Thailand, and Taiwan and before medical school.
Critical Care Medicine Fellow Dr. Ryan Laterza Ryan is originally from Ogden, Utah. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2006. He then attended medical school at the University of Colorado, Denver, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2010. He then moved to New York City for residency training in Anesthesiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center and graduated in 2014. His personal interests include traveling, skiing, and tennis.
Pain Medicine Fellow Eugene is a physician innovator who is passionate about improving the delivery of high value healthcare. He completed residency training in Anesthesiology & Critical Care medicine at Johns Hopkins with a concurrent fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality at the Armstrong Institute. He has several first-author publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and has worked at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, The Monitor Group, and 3V SourceOne Venture Capital. He completed his undergraduate studies at Duke University and his MD and MBA at Dartmouth Medical School and the Tuck School of Business. Eugene is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish and proficient in Japanese. He has traveled to over 30 countries and 6 continents. Dr. Eugene Hsu
Pain Medicine Fellow Dr. Nathan Sneddon Nathan Sneddon attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center for medical school, completed his intern year at the University of Texas, San Antonio, and residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His hobbies and interests include road racing, half and full marathons, trail running, hiking, snow skiing, Nebraska Cornhusker football, 19th century American history, and spending time with his wife and three daughters.
Pain Medicine Fellow Dr. John Young John was born in Portland, OR at OHSU while his father was attending medical school. After moving ten times with the Navy, his family finally settled down in Utah. At age 19, John served a 20-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in exotic Oklahoma City, OK. After his mission, he met his wife Michelle while they attended Brigham Young University. John attended medical school and completed residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Oklahoma HSC before accepting this fellowship position at OHSU. He’s excited to finally be back where he started! John and Michelle have two children, Ellie (age 5) and Timmy (age 1). John’s favorite things are spending time with his family, college football, and chocolate chip cookies.
Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow Dr. Emily Olsen Emily Olsen was born in Panama City, Florida to an Air Force family. Her childhood was spent travelling mostly between Hawaii and Georgia. She attended college at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, then went on to pursue a two year post-baccalaureate research fellowship in prion (neurodegenerative) diseases with the National Institutes of Health branch in Hamilton, Montana. This was followed by medical school at the University of Washington (UW) WWAMI program, then a year-long internal medicine internship with UW, as well. Emily just completed her residency at OHSU. More recently, Emily has also returned to pursuing neurodegenerative research with her mentor, Dr. Ansgar Brambrink.
Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow Dr. Raquel Hernandez Raquel was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After graduating high school, she attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, graduating in 2005 with a B.S. in Neuroscience. She then moved to Fort Worth, Texas where she completed medical school at The University of North Texas Health Science Center in 2010. Raquel went on to complete her internship and Anesthesiology residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where she served as chief resident and gave a Grand Rounds presentation on the management of the adult Fontan patient. Her hobbies include running, hiking, and yoga, as well as trying out new restaurants with her husband, Tony, and their friends. She is looking forward to living in Portland.
Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow Dr. Natalie Barnett I was born in southern California but raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I attended Tulane University for undergraduate education where I graduated in 2006. I then moved to Columbia, South Carolina to attend The University of South Carolina School of Medicine and graduated in 2010. I completed my intern year and anesthesiology residency in NYC at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. I have loved my time in NY but am certainly ready for more open spaces and time spent outdoors. My husband, Brian, will be splitting his time between NYC (primarily) and Portland. He works in finance. We both love to cook and are active people. He's a runner and enjoys cross fit classes whereas I'm more of a spinning/yoga/pilates kind of gal. Either way, we're both excited to have access to more outdoor activities in Portland.
Regional Anesthesia Fellow Matthew has called Southern California home for most of his life. His Christian background led him to Loma Linda University for medical school and residency. When not at the hospital, Matthew enjoys playing ice hockey, hiking, biking, eating good food, and watching Portlandia. Dr. Matthew Matiko
Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellow Eleanor Vega was in a military family so she moved around a lot. She attended the University of Florida for undergrad and went to medical school at Duke University. She completed her Anesthesiology residency training at OHSU. During residency, Eleanor participated in a HOPE trip to Lima, Peru. In her spare time, Eleanor loves to travel and dance. She is looking forward to beginning her Cardiac Anesthesia fellowship. Dr. Eleanor Vega
Dr. Ryan Fink Ryan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan before attending medical school there, as well. He completed his Anesthesiology residency at Duke University, where he was also Chief Resident, and a Critical Care Fellowship at Duke, as well.
Dr. Emily Guimaraes Emily completed her anesthesiology training at MGH, serving as their chief resident in 2003-2004. She remained on staff at the MGH for 10 years, working in the main OR and as a core member of their Thoracic and OB anesthesia teams. In addition, she has expertise in perioperative medicine and in out-of-OR anesthesia, and has in the past led their teaching efforts both for medical students and for orientation of new residents. For the last year Emily has worked part time at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Boston, focusing primarily in anesthesia for thoracic surgery, as well as on parenting their two sons, now 3 and 5. Emily's husband Alex will also be joining the OHSU faculty, as Section Head in Body Imaging.
Dr. Christine Martin Dr. Christine Martin attended Washington University in St. Louis for her undergraduate double-major degree in Psychology and Spanish. She completed an internship at Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, China and then attended the University of California, San Francisco for medical school. She also completed her anesthesia residency there and just completed a pediatric anesthesia fellowship at OHSU. She is excited about becoming faculty at OHSU and has been enjoying living in Portland with her family.
Dr. Amy J. Opilla Amy grew up in Richmond, VA, majored in psychology at James Madison University, and then went to medical school at the University of Virginia. After all of those years in the same state, Amy was ready to branch out and try something new for residency! She moved to New York City for a transitional internship at St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center in Manhattan, then made the cross country move to Portland for anesthesia residency. Virginia was too small, NYC was too big, but Portland turned out to be just the right size! Outside of work, Amy enjoys running, yoga, snowboarding, going to see live music, wine tasting, and pretty much any outdoor activity when the weather is nice.
Dr. Katie Schenning Katie grew up on a dairy farm in Northeastern Wisconsin, about 30 miles north of Green Bay. She received a BS, MD, and MPH from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. During residency, she was involved in multiple research projects under the mentorship of Drs. Mike Hutchens and Nabil Alkayed. Katie was also fortunate to participate on a HOPE trip with Dr. Judy Freeman in Khammam, India. Katie, and her husband Ryan (who began an Interventional Radiology Fellowship at OHSU in July), have a crazy little Jack Russell/Dachshund named Remi who keeps them busy.
Dr. Andrei Sdrulla Andrei was born and raised in Romania and moved to Bend, Oregon at age 15. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in biological science and then completed the combined MD and PhD program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Andrei stayed at Hopkins for his Anesthesiology residency and is very excited to return home to the Pacific northwest. Outside of work, Andrei spends time with his wife Rachel, a nurse practitioner, and two daughters. Andrei used to have hobbies that included fly fishing, jogging and playing tennis, but they have been mostly replaced by changing diapers and household chores.
Dr. Evan Serfass Evan received his B.A. from Rice University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He then received his MD/PhD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his Anesthesiology residency at Stanford University and a Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. For the last couple of years, Evan has been in Austin, Texas. When not at work, he enjoys cooking, hiking and photography. He and his wife have a 2 ½ year old son, Reid and another son on the way.
Dr. Derick Du Vivier • Derick Du Vivier is the 2013-14 International Affairs Fellow for Japan, Council on Foreign Relations. Based at the Meiji Institute for Global Affairs in Tokyo, he has conducted research on global healthcare policy and innovation in biotechnology. Dr. Du Vivier’s residency was conducted at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital. Prior to being awarded the Council on Foreign Relations Fellowship, he held physician leadership positions including medical staff president and department chief. He holds degrees from Emory University School of Medicine (MD), Duke University (MBA) and the University of Chicago (BA). In his private time, he can be found enjoying the outdoors with his wife and three children, in the judo dojo, or traveling.
Glenn Pearson CRNA Glenn is originally from Central Mississippi and was educated at The University of Southern Mississippi. While later completing his anesthesia training at Florida Gulf Coast University. Glenn’s interests include watching soccer, hiking with the wife and dogs, skiing (poorly), traveling and almost anything outdoors. I've been married 7.5 years to my wife Lauren and in the picture I am doing what I do best: Chillin and Grillin
Jake McLain CRNA Jake McLain is a Portland native who graduated from OHSU's nurse anesthesia program in December of 2013. Jake previously earned a Master of Education and a B.S. in music from Portland State University. He taught privately and played saxophone in various jazz groups in the Portland metro area for over ten years. Jake went on to complete a B.S. in nursing from University of Portland and worked at Providence Portland Medical Center in their med/surg ICU and CVL for five years before attending OHSU's NAP. In his spare time, Jake likes to exercise, ski, garden and try new restaurants. Most of all he likes to spend time with his wife Lisa, their newborn son Elijah and their cat and two dogs.
Esther Iverson CRNA Esther is originally from Bellingham, Washington. She is a graduate of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at OHSU. She attended the University of Washington and Loma Linda University and her educational background includes an MPHc in Biostatistics and Epidemiology. In her spare time she enjoys traveling to sunny destinations, cooking, camping and reading. She is happy to be working with such a talented and welcoming team here at OHSU.
Sarah Aragon, ACNP, Cardiac ICU Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2006 from New Mexico State University and her Master of Science in Nursing – Acute Care in 2012 from Vanderbilt University. She has been working in Santa Fe, New Mexico since and is looking forward to providing quality health care at OHSU.
Craig Hutto, ACNP, Neuro ICU Craig received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Middle Tennessee State University in 2011 and his Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care, from Vanderbilt University in 2013. Prior to joining OHSU, Craig was working for Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, VA Hospital and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing as a Faculty Research Associate. He is a huge sports fan and enjoys fishing, kayaking, disc golf, and live music.
Thank you to all department members for your incredible dedication and hard work and achievement of excellence.