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PGY-1 Residents

  • Katherine Berry, M.D.

  • M.D. Oregon Health and Science University School of MedicineB.S Human Physiology, University of Oregon

    Katie grew up in Ogden, Utah before moving to Eugene, Oregon, to become a University of Oregon Duck, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Human Physiology. After graduating, she moved to Portland where she worked as a scribe at the Providence Brain & Spine Institute before starting medical school at OHSU. Her interests include primary care, addiction medicine, medical education, and underserved populations. Outside of medicine she enjoys watching and playing basketball, attending concerts and festivals, snowboarding, plant collecting, and spending time with her cat Yoncé.

  • Kailee Bond, D.O. , MBA

    Megan Block, M.D.

    D.O. Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
    M.B.A. Bushnell University
    B.S. Human Physiology, University of Oregon

    Kailee grew up in the tiny town of Crow, Oregon. A lifelong Oregon Duck fan, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Human Physiology from the University of Oregon as a Ford Scholar followed by completion of her MBA at Bushnell University. Working as a certified technician and clinical manager for a busy ophthalmology practice manifested a passion for a career in patient care; this passion prompted her return to school at Pacific Northwest University in Yakima, WA. She is ecstatic to be continuing her training in the beautiful Pacific Northwest at PPMC. Her medical interests include patient-centered care, geriatrics, and critical care medicine. Outside of medicine, Kailee enjoys gardening, coffee, reading, and spending time with her partner, Omar, and their two 100-pound rescue dogs, Skye and George.

  • Antonio Cordova, M.D.

    Amanda Farris, M.D.

    M.D. University of New Mexico
    B.S. Biochemistry, University of New Mexico

    Antonio grew up in Taos, New Mexico, a small town with a rich history and culture nestled in the northern mountains of New Mexico. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he majored in Biochemistry with a minor in Spanish. For medical school, he stayed at the University of New Mexico where he found his passion for Internal Medicine and developed an interest in Rheumatology. During his studies, he spent much of his free time volunteering in the community and it was through these experiences, that he developed an interest in addressing disparities in healthcare. In his free time, he loves to be outdoors, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, as well as spending time with his dog Belle. He is excited to explore the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest and begin his new journey at Providence Portland!

  • Haley Dean, M.D.

  • James Gendreau, M.D.

    M.D. Oregon Health and Science School of Medicine
    B.S. Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Utah

    Haley grew up in Longview, Washington where she discovered her love for the outdoors-rain or shine. Haley relocated to Salt Lake City to attend the University of Utah and earn an undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Science. She was ecstatic to return to the PNW for medical school and to stay at PPMC for her intern year. After her time at PPMC, she will continue training in diagnostic radiology at OHSU, with an interest in head and neck imaging. In her free time, Haley loves to ski, mountain bike, and spend time with her husband and dog.

  • Katherine Erickson, M.D.

    Song Chi Lu, M.D.

    M.D. Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
    B.S. Microbiology, Brigham Young University

    Katia grew up locally in the Pacific Northwest and studied Microbiology at Brigham Young University where she participated in microbiological research. Before medical school, she painted commissioned portraits and worked in a microbiology lab. She returned to Oregon to attend medical school at OHSU where she researched rare skin diseases and their impact on patients' quality of life. Having come from a family of teachers, she is passionate about empowering patients with knowledge about their health and educating future doctors. Outside of medicine, Katia enjoys a myriad of artistic hobbies including painting, sculpting, and sewing. She also loves spending time with her husband and her dog.

  • Mary Catherine Hoye, M.D.

    Samuel Luty, M.D.

    M.D. Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
    M.P.H. Portland State University School of Public Health
    M.S. Biochemistry, Montana State University
    B.S. Biochemistry, St. Mary's College

    Cate was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana. She went to the east coast to attend college, but quickly found her way back to the west. After earning a Master’s degree in biochemistry from Montana State University, she worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a field employee in Washington state for several years. To combine her love of the basic sciences and public health, she completed the dual degree MD-MPH program at Oregon Health and Science University. She looks forward to practicing and contributing to evidence-based medicine to improve patient care. In her free time, she enjoys mountain biking, camping, and most other outdoor activities with her husband and their dog, crafting elaborate art projects, and learning to build trails with Northwest Trail Alliance.

  • Grace Judd, M.D.

    Kyungjeen Paik, M.D.

    M.D. Oregon Health and Science School of MedicineB.S.
    Biochemistry, Oregon State University

    Grace grew up in Clackamas, OR and attended Oregon State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. Following undergrad, Grace developed her passion for serving vulnerable populations while working in a downtown Los Angeles emergency department. Her love for connecting with people and learning how their values and formative events affect their health, led her to a career in medicine. Grace attended Oregon Health & Science University for medical school and hopes to practice as a hospitalist after residency. Her professional interests include narrative medicine, palliative care, and medical education. When she’s not at the hospital, Grace can be found rock climbing or hiking in the Columbia River Gorge and enjoying weekly dinners with her family.

  • Cymon Kersch, M.D., Ph.D.

    Cody Paiva, D.O., M.P.H

    M.D. Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
    Ph.D. Neuroscience Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
    M.S. Entomology, Texas A & M University
    B.S. Molecular and Cellular Biology University of Puget Sound

    Cymon was born and raised in Portland, Oregon before attending the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA for her undergraduate education, and Texas A&M University for a Master of Science program in Entomology, where she researched mosquito disease vectors. Through her education and several volunteer experiences both locally and abroad, she developed a love for patient care and research, leading her to enroll in the M.D./Ph.D. program at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). During her time at OHSU, Cymon was quickly drawn to oncology and is looking forward to focusing on patient care and clinical research in oncology. Outside of the hospital and clinic you will find Cymon exploring the roads and trails of the PNW by bike and foot with her partner Trey, dabbling in triathlon, and spending time with her golden retrievers, Penny and Rocco.

  • Alan Su, M.D

    M.D. Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
    B.S. Molecular Cell Biology and Physiology, California State University, Long Beach

    Alan grew up in Honolulu, HI and Okinawa, Japan. He attended California State University, Long Beach where he earned a degree in Molecular Cell Biology and Physiology. He conducted research at California State University with animal models of addiction, a Scaife Addiction Fellowship with IRETA, and nicotine research with the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health. He also worked as a crisis counselor for Crisis Textline. Alan’s professional interests include addiction medicine, palliative medicine, and hematology/oncology. An islander who traveled through desert and snow with the hope to one day return to the ocean, Alan enjoys kayaking, BBQs at the beach, and whale watching all over the Pacific North West.

  • Beck Nelson, D.O.

    Nicholas Pettit, D.O.

    D.O. AT Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
    B.S. Microbiology, Weber State University

    Beck was born and raised in Ogden, UT, where he completed his undergraduate studies while also working part time as an EKG Tech. During medical school, he became actively involved in Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS), increasing access to healthcare, and serving underserved populations. Beck was drawn to Portland for various reasons including his love for the outdoors and the fact that his grandfather completed his residency training in Portland in the 1950s/60s. His interests outside of medicine include basketball, football, golf, pickleball, hiking, skiing, and exploring National Parks.

  • Jessica Ribkoff, M.D.

    Amanda Farris, M.D.

    M.D. Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
    B.S. Biology, Loyola Marymount University

    Jessica grew up in Hood River, OR and spent her childhood exploring the Columbia River Gorge. She attended Loyola Marymount University where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in biology. Jessica attended medical school at Oregon Health and Science University. During medical school, she conducted research in hematology/oncology and in medical education. Her clinical interests include preventative medicine, hematology/oncology, and public health. Outside of medicine, Jessica enjoys skiing, kiteboarding, rock climbing, surfing, and hiking with her dog, Otto.

  • Taylor Virtue, M.D.

    Amanda Farris, M.D.

    M.D. Loma Linda University School of Medicine
    B.S. Biology, Point Loma Nazarene University

    Taylor grew up in Lancaster, CA and Johannesburg, South Africa. After completing high school, he moved back to California to attend Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego to study biology. He then went on to complete medical school at Loma Linda University. There he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, presented his research on dysphagia in the elderly population, and was involved in volunteer work for underserved communities in San Bernardino. Outside of medicine, Taylor enjoys denim jackets, boba, and dogs. He is looking forward to exploring the Pacific Northwest with his partner, Hannah.

  • S. Cody Schoettler Woll, M.D.

    Amanda Farris, M.D.

    M.D. Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
    M.S. Biology, Portland State University
    B.A. English Literature, Portland State University
    B.S. Biology, Portland State University

    Cody was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He received his Master’s degree, and undergraduate training at Portland State University. After undergrad, he went on to do graduate research which focused on molecular biology, maternal epigenetics, embryonic development, and bioinformatics before going on to medical school. He received his medical school training at Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine. After completing his internship at Providence Portland Medical Center, he will continue his training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH in Diagnostic Radiology with ultimate plans of returning to the PNW and Oregon once his training is complete. Besides medicine, he enjoys biking, hiking, birding, surfing, board games, and weight training.

PGY-2 Residents

  • Laura Bennetts, M.D.

  • Laura Bennetts, M.D.

    Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
    B.S. Biology, University of Washington

    Laura grew up in Portland, Oregon and earned her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Washington. Prior to starting medical school, she conducted clinical cancer research at the Legacy Cancer Institute and spent time in Kenya working with local physicians. She has a special interest in oncology and is passionate about patient-centered care. Outside of medicine, Laura enjoys exploring Oregon, taking trips to the coast, and playing spikeball in the park with friends.

  • Megan Block, M.D.

    Megan Block, M.D.

    Creighton University School of Medicine
    B.S. Biomedical Sciences, Marquette University

    Megan was born and raised in Portland, OR. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences from Marquette University. During her time at Marquette, she volunteered with Global Brigades where she went as part of a group to provide medical and dental care to rural communities in Nicaragua. Being part of Global Brigades is what sparked her passion for global health and serving underserved patient populations. Megan completed her medical degree at Creighton University. She is very excited to return to the Pacific Northwest. In her free time, Megan enjoys hiking, yoga, classic movies, and Oregon Duck football.

  • Amanda Farris, M.D.

    Amanda Farris, M.D.

    Wayne State University School of Medicine
    B.S. Neuroscience, University of Michigan

    Amanda grew up in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, spending her summers boating and sailing. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, where she developed a passion for international health. Before starting medical school in Detroit, she spent six months in Guatemala studying Spanish and volunteering with Somos Hermanos, a non-profit organization that embraces cultural immersion and competency with the goal of providing health care professionals with the tools needed to better treat Latino patients in the U.S. In her free time, Amanda loves practicing yoga, traveling, hiking, and rollerblading. She is excited to embrace the Pacific Northwest and Providence Portland as her new home!

  • Dylan Haynes, M.D.

  • James Gendreau, M.D.

    University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
    B.S. Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Arizona

    Dylan was born and raised in Bend, OR and attended the University of Oregon where he graduated as valedictorian with a major in Biology and minor in Biochemistry. During medical school, Dylan was enrolled in dual-degree program—earning both a Doctorate in Medicine as well as a Master’s in Clinical and Translational Research. He hopes to use his experience in rare disease clinical trials and translational research to improve the lives of his future patients. Outside of work, Dylan enjoys training in the sport of Olympic weightlifting.

  • Song Chi Lu, M.D.

    Song Chi Lu, M.D.

    Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac Medical School
    B.S. Chemistry, University of Guam

    Song was born in Zhejiang, China before moving to Guam where he graduated from the University of Guam with a major in chemistry and minor in math. He worked for a short period of time in a hotel before entering medical school in Connecticut. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, watching movies, and hanging out with friends, He was particularly thrilled by Portland’s bike share system and can’t wait to try it out and explore the city. Hopefully out of the busy schedules of residency he will have time to explore other parts of Oregon and the rest of the west coast!

  • Samuel Luty, M.D.

    Samuel Luty, M.D.

    Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
    B.S. Biology, University of Portland

    Sam grew up in Gresham, OR and earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Portland. There, he conducted research in genetics, coached and played Water Polo, and performed with the Improv group. After graduating, he worked in a clinical lab at OHSU researching drivers of leukemia and potential treatments. With spare time, Sam enjoys reading, running, playing board games, singing karaoke, and spending time with friends and family.

  • Kyungjeen Paik, M.D.

    Kyungjeen Paik, M.D.

    Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
    B.S. Business Administration-Finance, University of Oregon

    KJ is a first-generation Korean-American who was born and raised in Portland, OR. He was a Business Administration/ Finance major with an Economics minor at the University of Oregon. Following his undergraduate studies, KJ attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He has an interest in providing care for medically underserved populations, specifically within the AsianAmerican population. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, film, watching the Blazers, and immersing into Portland’s food culture.

  • Cody Paiva, D.O., M.P.H

    Cody Paiva, D.O., M.P.H

    Pacific Northwest University
    M.P.H. Eastern Washington University | B.S. Microbiology, University of Vermont

    Cody was born and raised in Central Vermont and completed his undergraduate degree in microbiology at the University of Vermont. After college, he got a job at Oregon Health & Science University working in cancer research. He loved the Pacific Northwest to want to stay for medical school and thus enrolled in medical school at Pacific Northwest University in Yakima, WA. He also obtained his Master’s in Public Health from Eastern Washington University. His medical interests include hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, and public health. In his free time, Cody enjoys baking, cooking, running, wine tasting, and board games.

  • Anthony Paluso, M.D., M.P.A.

    University of Utah School of Medicine
    M.P.A. University of Oregon | B.S. Biology, University of Utah

    Anthony grew up in Salt Lake City, UT, where he developed a love for all things outdoors. As an undergraduate at the University of Utah, he took time off to volunteer in the Philippines, and on returning cultivated a keen interest in medicine. He loves learning new things, which motivated him to engage in clinical research at OHSU and obtain a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Oregon before medical school. He is passionate about increasing access to healthcare and serving the underserved. He is especially excited to return to Portland for his residency training and considers Oregon his second home. In his free time, he enjoys running, exploring the outdoors, board games, and finding new restaurants to try.

  • Nicholas Pettit, D.O.

    Nicholas Pettit, D.O.

    Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine/Pacific
    B.S. Biochemistry, University of Portland

    Nick is a Portland native who graduated from the University of Portland with a degree in Biochemistry. He then worked as a research assistant at Oregon Health & Science University focusing on inborn errors of metabolism. During this time, he also worked as a medical scribe in a local emergency department. In medical school, Nick became interested in education and point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and participated in multiple volunteer and research projects aimed at improving these areas. In his free time, Nick enjoys hiking, running, and exploring new events around the Portland area.

PGY-3 Residents

  • Chris Bender, M.D.

    Chris Bender, M.D.

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    B.S. Physics, University of Oklahoma

    Chris was born and raised in Eugene, OR, and attended the University of Oklahoma on a National Merit Scholarship where he majored in physics with minors in biology and international studies. During college, Christopher found his love for medicine volunteering with Cascade Medical Team as part of a group that traveled to rural Guatemala to provide healthcare for the underserved populations there. After college, he moved to Dallas, TX, where he completed medical school at UT Southwestern, graduating with a distinction in quality improvement and patient safety due to his work in the area of opioid stewardship. Christopher is very excited to return to the Pacific Northwest where he can pursue his outdoor interests including running, camping and hiking. He also enjoys cooking, travel and live music.

  • Vanessa Evoh, M.D.


    St. George’s University School of Medicine
    M.S. Biomedical Sciences Drexel University | B.S. Biological Sciences, University of Missouri

    Vanessa was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and relocated with her family to Humble, TX at the age of three. She left Humble for her undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri, followed by a Master’s degree in Philadelphia at Drexel University before beginning medical school at St. George’s University. As the child of a librarian, Onyin Vanessa is an avid reader who enjoys everything from science fiction to romance novels. She also enjoys attending concerts, practicing vinyasa yoga, and watching almost anything that Netflix has to offer.

  • Samyon Itzhakov, D.O.


    Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
    B.S. Human Biology, Boise State University

    Samyon is a first generation American who was born in Queens, New York and grew up in Meridian, Idaho. He attended Boise State University where he obtained an undergraduate degree in Human Biology. While at Boise State, he worked as a math and biology tutor and scribed for emergency department physicians. He then attended medical school at Pacific Northwest University in Yakima, Washington. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, movies, board games and yoga.

  • Chang Lee, M.D.


    Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
    B.A. Music Performance-Double Bass, Temple University

    Chang was raised in Philadelphia, PA, and graduated Temple University with a bachelor of Music in performance. He had a successful career as a classical double bassist, resigning from his tenured position as Associate Principal Double Bass of the Vancouver Symphony in British Columbia to pursue medicine. While in medical school at Oregon Health & Science University, he found his passion for helping the underserved, volunteering in outreach efforts and leading interest groups with similar missions, and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Chang enjoys the broad scope of internal medicine and is interested in primary care after residency. Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, trying new restaurants, spending time outdoors, and continues to perform music as a member of the Portland Opera Orchestra.

  • Kelley Newton, M.D.


    Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
    M.S. Molecular Biology, Portland State University | B.S. Biology, Reed College

    Kelley grew up in Billings, Montana before moving to Portland where she attended Reed College. After earning her bachelor’s degree in biology, she went on to obtain a master’s degree at Portland State University where her research focused on DNA repair and replication. During graduate school, Kelley had several volunteer positions including working with patients at Outside In and hospice. These experiences helped to inform her decision to pursue a career in medicine and she completed her medical degree at OHSU. Kelley’s professional interests include addiction medicine, infectious disease and improving care for underserved populations. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, reading, baking, and exploring the Pacific NW with her partner and their amazing Dalmatian, Zero.

  • Zack Sensing, M.D.


    M.D. Meharry Medical College
    M.S. Biomolecular Science, Lipscomb University | B.S. Biology, Lipscomb University

    Zack grew up in a small town in rural Middle Tennessee. A fascination with human physiology prompted him pursue a BS in Biology as well as a MS in Biomolecular Science at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. After briefly considering a career in research, he realized that patient care was where his true passions lie. He completed his medical degree at Meharry Medical College, where he developed a passion for the service of underserved patient populations. Zack has lived in Middle Tennessee his entire life and decided when applying to residency that it was time to explore a new part of the country. He is excited to have the opportunity to come to the Pacific Northwest and join the PPMC family. Outside of the hospital, Zack enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking, trying new foods/restaurants, playing the piano, and travel.

  • Hayden Smith, M.D.


    Creighton University School of Medicine
    B.S. Bioinformatics & Molecular Biology, Brigham Young University

    Hayden Smith grew up in Beaverton, OR where he developed his love of the outdoors, including mountain biking, hiking and snowboarding. During his undergraduate years at BYU, he studied Bioinformatics and researched DNA evidence of evolution. For medical school he went to America’s heartland in Omaha, Nebraska, at Creighton University. It was there that he developed an interest in Infectious Diseases and molecular diagnostics. In his free time with his wife and two children, he enjoys going to local parks or watching the Portland Timbers match.

  • Cody Wiench, M.D.


    University of Utah School of Medicine
    B.S. Biology & Microbiology, University of Idaho

    Cody was born in Spokane, WA but grew up on a dirt road in Spirit Lake, Idaho. He attended the University of Idaho where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and majored in Biology. After graduation, he worked in a research lab studying tumors in Tasmanian devils and made the decision to go into medicine due to his love of working with others and science. He attended medical school at the University of Utah and discovered his passion for inpatient internal medicine. In his free time, he enjoys lifting weights, camping, hiking, backpacking, survival skills, watching The Office or crime drama on Netflix. He is super excited to get to know the people of Portland and to start his career here! Oregon has so much nature to explore, so that’s where you’ll find him when he’s not working.

  • Sarah Xie, D.O.


    Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine
    BSPH Public Health Sciences, University of California-Irvine

    Sarah was born in Guangzhou, China but grew up in the Greater Los Angeles Area with her two younger siblings. She is a self-described jack-of-all-trades and had dabbled in many creative endeavors ranging from script writing, ballroom dancing, to computer programming. She had an early affinity for solving complex puzzles, which ultimately led to her love of internal medicine. Sarah graduated from University of California, Irvine with a degree in Public Health Sciences and a minor in Psychology. Prior to medical school, she worked in online marketing and took time off to backpack internationally. In her free time, Sarah enjoys exploring new places, playing with her mischievous cat, Boo Boo, hunting for treasures at local swap meets, or curling up with a good book.

  • Hong Xu, M.B.B.S.


    M.S. Genetics, Oregon State University | BMed Bengbu Medical College

    Hong was born and grew up in Shanghai, China. She was inspired to be a doctor when she was a child after shadowing a neighbor doctor at work for a day. Upon finishing medical school, she decided to follow her father's footstep to pursue a career in medical research. She obtained a master’s degree studying genetics and molecular biology at Oregon State University. Subsequently, she conducted research on glaucoma and HIV vaccine for a number of years at OHSU. An opportunity to serve as a medical interpreter reignited her passion for patient care which led her back to medicine. During her free time, Hong enjoys yoga, meditation, hiking, reading, watching sitcoms, and spending time with family and friends.