Program Leadership

The OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program leadership is comprised of faculty from both the OHSU Hospital and the Portland VA Medical Center.  Program leadership currently consists of:
  • Program Director - Dr. Sima Desai
  • Vice Chair for Education - Dr. Thomas Cooney
  • Associate Program Directors
    • Dr. Erin Bonura, Curriculum
    • Dr. Joe Chiovaro, Education and Workshops
    • Dr. Alan Hunter, Scholarship
    • Dr. Katie Iossi, Ambulatory Education/Primary Care
    • Dr. Claire Zeigler, Global Health
  • Assistant Program Directors
    • Dr. Kyle Kent, Curriculum
    • Dr. Avital O'Glasser, Social Media and Scholarship
    • Dr. Christopher Terndrup, Ambulatory Medicine
    • Dr. Robin Tittle, Global Health
  • Directors
    • Dr. Shona Hunsaker, Quality Improvement/Patient Safety
  • Chief Residents 
    • Dr. Jeffrey Bien
    • Dr. Kristy Duggan
    • Dr. Curtis Lachowiez
    • Dr. Suvi Neukam
The program leadership meets weekly to discuss any operational or educational issues and make program changes and improvements when necessary.  Program Directors and Chief Residents teach on the General Medicine Wards at OHSU Hospital and the Portland VA Medical Center and at various conferences and sessions.

Each resident is linked to an Associate Program Director during their training in our program.  Residents meet with their core Program Director bi-annually to review their educational progress and plan out their career pathway.

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Education Office Staff

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Dena Dowhaniuk - Educational Programs Administrator
Jessica De Atley - Residency Program Technician
Lynn Washington - Ambulatory Program Technician
Marcie Evans
Marcie Evans - Medical Student Clerkship Coordinator
Staci Burgess - Medical Student Administrative Assistant

Current Housestaff

Our current housestaff originate from all geographical areas of the United States and beyond.  We average 99 housestaff per year (33 per class). 

During a resident's 2nd and 3rd years they can choose to participate in the Primary Care Track or Global Health Track (or both).  Residents may "track" in and out of primary care and global health if their desired career pathway changes.

View the current OHSU IM Resident Housestaff List

Map of Current IM Residents Medical School Locations

2018-19 Medical School Map 

Recent Resident Graduate Destinations

Recent Resident Graduate Destinations

Where have past graduates from the OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program gone?  We have compiled a list of recent graduates and their career or educational destinations after residency.  Destinations are divided into four categories: Fellowship, Hospitalist, Primary Care, Other. 

 View the recent OHSU IM Resident graduate destination list