Rebecca A. Harrison, MD, FACP

Rebecca Harrison, MD, FACPProfessor of Medicine
Chief of University Section of Hospital Medicine
4th Year Medicine Clerkship Director
Medicine Teaching Service 


MD: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, 1994
BA: Boston University, Biology (Cum Laude), Boston, MA, 1986


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

Clinical & Research Interests:

  • Medical education
  • Hospitalist careers
  • Work / life balance in Internal Medicine

Representative Publications:

  1. Seymann G, Southern W, Burger A, Brotman D, Chakraborti C, Harrison R, Parekh V, Sharpe B, Pile J, Hunt D. Features ofSuccessful Academic Hospitalist Programs: Insights from the SCHOLAR(SuCcessful HOspitaLists in Academics and Research) Project. J Hosp Med. 2016 Oct;11(10):708-713.
  2. Nishigori H, Harrison R, Busari J, Dornan T. Bushido and Medical Professionalism in Japan. Acad Med. 2014 Apr;89(4):560-3.
  3. Hunt D, Burger A, Harrison R, Southern W, Boonyasai T, Leykum LK. Hospitalist Staffing: To Split or Not to Split.  SGIM Forum, 2013.
  4. Levine RB, Mechaber HF, Reddy ST, Cayea D, Harrison RA. It's a Good Career Choice for Women. Female Medical Students' Mentoring Experiences: a Multi-institutional Qualitative Study. Acad Med. 2013 Apr 88(4):527-34. 
  5. 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.  
  6. Farnan JM, Burger A, Boonyasai RT, Leykum L, Harrison R, Machulsky J, Parekh V, Sharpe BA, Schleyer AM, Arora VM; SGIM Housestaff Oversight Subcommittee. Survey of Overnight Academic Hospitalist Supervision of Trainess. J Hosp Med. 2012 Sept;7(7):521-3.
  7. Reid MB, Misky GJ, Harrison RA, Sharpe B, Auerbach A, Glasheen JJ. Mentorship, productivity, and promotion among academic hospitalists. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Jan;27(1):23-7.

  8. Glasheen J, Misky G, Reid M, Harrison R, Sharpe B, Auerbach A. Career Satisfaction and Burnout in Academic Hospital Medicine. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(8):782-790.
  9. Harrison R, Hunter AJ, Sharpe B, Auerbach A. Survey of U.S. Academic Hospitalist Leaders About Mentorship and Academic Activities in Hospitalist Groups   J of Hospital Medicine 2011 Jan;6(1):5-9.
  10. Harrison RA, Gregg J. A Time for Change: An Exploration of Attitudes toward Part-Time Work in Academia among Women Internists and their Division Chiefs. Acad Med. 2009; 84:80-86. 

Representative Abstracts/Posters:

  1. Mangione S, Cerceo E, Chakraborti C, Voeller M, Harrison R, Bedwell W, Fletcher K, Tunkel A, Kahn MJ, The Effects of Medical Student Interest in Humanities and Arts: A Multi-Institutional Study. SGIM 2016.

  2. Farland J, Leykum L, Burger A, Harrison R, Machulsky J, Parekh V, Sharpe B, Schleyer S, Boonyasai R, Arora V. ”Hospitalists and House Staff Supervision: A Marriage of Convenience?”

  3. Misky GJ, Reid MB, Harrision RA, Glasheen JJ, Sharpe BA, Auerbach, A. “Gaps in Mentorship and Impact on Scholarship among Academic Hospitalists” Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) 12th Annual National Meeting. A national survey of academic hospitalists to determine rates of mentorship and correlations between mentorship, academic scholarship, satisfaction, and success.

  4. Glasheen J, Misky G, Reid M, Harrison R, Sharpe B, Auerbach A. Rates, predictors and consequences of low career satisfaction and burnout in academic hospital medicine. J Hosp Med 2009; 4(S1):24-25.


Rebecca Harrison, MD, FACP is a Professor of Medicine and Section Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She is a Clinical Experiences Director within the School of Medicine.  As faculty of the Medical Teaching Service, she teaches in a variety of clinical and classroom settings to a wide spectrum of learners, including Internal Medicine and Family Practice residents, interns, medical students, and physician assistant students. She is the Course Director for the Fourth Year Internal Medicine Interest Group, mentoring and advising a large number of students pursing Internal Medicine, a member of the Residency Program Advising Committee, and the Medical Student Education Review Board. Dr. Harrison is an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Academic Hospitalist Task Force and passionate about women and diversity in medicine as former Co-Chair for the OHSU Women and Academic Medicine Committee.  She has been a repeat visiting professor at Otowa University in Japan, and she performed medical relief work in Haiti with an OHSU team.  She is an annual faculty at the SGIM-SHM’s Academic Hospitalist Academy. She recently attended the Narrative Medicine Training at Columbia University and is a founding member of the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative and Conference.

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