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Current Residents

Our residents come to our program with great diversity. They come from all parts of the country and with a broad range of experiences. What they have in common is a commitment to excellence and a desire to make the health care system better. This commonality is palpable throughout the program and is visible in the work the graduates do once they leave the program.

PGY-1 Residents

Andrew Hancock, M.D.

M.D. University of Utah School of Medicine
B.S. Biology, University of Utah

Andrew grew up in Northern Utah near the Great Salt Lake. He attended the University of Utah where he earned his bachelor's degree in Biology with an emphasis in Cell and Molecular Biology and his medical degree. Prior to medical school, Andrew travelled the country and taught medical school test preparation courses. During medical school, he was involved in diversity and advocacy work as well as finding ways to connect his love of Disney to medicine including founding a student interest group titled Magic in Medicine. Outside of work, he spends his time collecting plants, shopping at Costco, and travelling with his fiancée and dog. After his time at PPMC, he will continue his training in anesthesiology at The University of Utah.

Jack Hildenbrand, M.D.

M.D. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
B.S. Neuroscience, University of Michigan

Jack grew up in Rochester, NY and spent much of his youth playing hockey, skiing, and exploring update New York. He completed his bachelors degree in neuroscience with a minor in business administration at the University of Michigan. While in Ann Arbor, his research aims lived in behavioral neuroscience with an emphasis on psychostimulants and addiction. He attended Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where he developed a passion for advocacy, treating underserved populations, and clinical informatics. Outside of the hospital, Jack spends his time golfing, building computers, making electronic music, and trying new restaurants.

Julie Hwang, M.D.

M.D. Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
B.A. Psychology, University of Washington

Julie was born in South Korea and grew up in Bothell, Washington. She attended the University of Washington, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. After graduating, she began working at the University of Washington Autism Center, where she conducted clinical research in autism. Julie attended medical school at Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, where she developed an interest in underserved populations, addiction medicine and medical education. Outside of medicine, she enjoys watching movies, trying new restaurants and coffee shops, hiking, golfing and spending time with her family.

Adam Knott, M.D.

M.D. Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
B.S. Biochemistry, University of Washington

Adam grew up in the small town of Stanwood, Washington and moved to Seattle to obtain his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Washington. After graduating he worked as a medical scribe for several years in the Emergency Room as well as several primary care clinics. He then attended medical school at Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. While there he became a strong advocate for patients and an involved member of his community while participating in multiple lobby days at the state capital and serving as Vice Chair of the Medical Student Section of the Washington State Medical Association. Adam is passionate about health equity and hopes to be a leader for his patients and for the future community he will serve. After residency he hopes to specialize in Infectious Disease. Outside of medicine, Adam enjoys playing competitive volleyball, playing board games with friends, weightlifting, and exploring the PNW.

Gage LeMunyan, M.D.

M.D. California University of Science and Medicine, School of Medicine
B.S. Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of California Los Angeles

Gage grew up in the Greater Seattle area and Southern California, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics from UCLA. During his undergraduate career, his academic interests centered on research investigating the molecular mechanisms of innate immunity in the setting of infection and cancer. He went on the receive his M.D. from California University of Science and Medicine, near his hometown of Riverside, California. During medical school, his passions included addiction medicine, rheumatology, teaching, and delivering care to the underserved populations through volunteering in free clinics. Outside of medicine, he enjoys fishing, riding dirt bikes in the great outdoors, and exploring new cultures and cuisines. Gage is thrilled to return to the Pacific Northwest and explore all that Portland has to offer.

Laura Meeker, M.D.

M.D. Oregon Health & Science University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering and Literature, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Laura grew up in Lander, Wyoming and moved to the Boston area to obtain her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and literature from MIT. She relocated to the Pacific Northwest to work as a mechanical engineer and spent several years designing and programming sawmill machinery before attending Oregon Health & Science University for medical school. After her internship at Providence Portland Medical Center, Laura will continue her training in radiology at OHSU. Outside of medicine, Laura enjoys reading, spending time with her two children, and exploring the outdoors.

Rithvik Nallapareddy, M.D.

M.D. California Northstate University College of Medicine
B.S. Biology, California Northstate University

Rithvik, originally from Bellevue, WA and raised in Sammamish, WA, pursued their undergraduate studies at California Northstate University in Sacramento, where they later continued their journey into medicine at the university's medical school. During this time, he became a vocal leader as part of multiple student organizations and a dedicated research assistant working to find novel anti-cancer molecules. In addition, he continued to give back to his community through volunteer work and tutoring. Beyond his dedication to the field of medicine, Rithvik finds joy in exploring their personal interests, which include snowboarding, basketball, and producing music. With a well-rounded background and a commitment to providing exceptional healthcare, Rithvik is poised to make a positive impact on the lives of patients and colleagues alike.

Brenna Ostertag, M.D.

M.D. University of Washington School of Medicine
B.S. Cell Biology and Neuroscience + B.S. Health and Human Performance, Montana State University

Brenna grew up in Missoula, MT before attending Montana State University in Bozeman, MT where she obtained two bachelor's degrees, one in Cell Biology and Neuroscience and the other in Health and Human Performance. She attended medical school through the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI Program, which allows students to complete most of their medical education in their home state. Brenna is passionate about creating a safe and educational atmosphere for her patients and improving healthcare access for underserved populations. Her professional interests include policy and committee work, medical education, and pulmonary/critical care medicine. Outside of the clinic, Brenna enjoys spending time exploring the PNW, trying out new recipes, and spending time with her husband and cat.

Nidhi Patel, M.D.

M.D. University of Kansas School of Medicine
B.S. Biology and B.A. English, University of Kansas

Nidhi grew up in Overland Park, KS and attended the University of Kansas, where she double majored in Biology and English. After graduating, she attended KU for medical school. Professional interests include practicing evidence-based medicine, narrative medicine, and education. Outside of medicine, Nidhi enjoys writing novels and supporting Kansas City sports teams, and she is looking forward to moving to the Pacific Northwest!

Devon Schaefer, D.O.

D.O. Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
B.S. Microbiology, Oregon State University

Devon grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Molalla, Oregon and earned his undergraduate degree in Microbiology from Oregon State University. Following his time at OSU, he worked as an MCAT tutor and has found that his deep-rooted passion for teaching and learning fits wonderfully within the realm of internal medicine. He firmly believes in fostering shared decision making with his patients, ensuring they actively participate in their healthcare journey. During his leisure hours, Devon enjoys baking, woodworking, running, and of course, like any true Oregonian, complaining about the rain.

Haley Schmitt, M.D.

M.D. University of Texas Medical Branch John Sealy School of Medicine
B.A. Biology, University of North Texas

Haley grew up in Round Rock, TX before moving to Denton where she studied biology at the University of North Texas. There she fostered her passion for service through her work with Rotaract. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where she continued serving her community leading a COVID-19 patient monitoring program for the local health department and starting a health screening program at the local food bank. Haley is excited to start her medical career in the beautiful PNW. Outside of medicine and community service she enjoys traveling, swimming, yoga, reading, and all things outdoors.

David Schroeder, M.D.

M.D. Oregon Health & Science University
B.S. Microbiology, University of Washington

David grew up in Vancouver, Washington. He earned his undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of Washington where he conducted research on antibiotic resistance in urinary pathogens. He attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University. After completing his internship at PPMC, he plans to pursue additional residency training in Diagnostic Radiology. Outside of medicine, David loves fishing, making apple cider, watching sports, playing basketball, and spending time with his family and friends.

Cameron Smith, D.O., M.P.H.

D.O., M.P.H. Touro University California School of Osteopathic Medicine
B.S. Biology, University of California, Davis

Cameron was raised in Shingle Springs, CA and received his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Davis. After graduating, he worked as a medical scribe at multiple oncology clinics, volunteered at a local hospital, and assisted with a disaster relief project in Houston, Texas. He obtained both his medical degree and public health degree at Touro University in Vallejo, CA, and holds interests in oncology, gastroenterology, and treating underserved populations by improving social conditions. Outside of medicine, Cameron loves spending quality time with his loved ones and dog. He also enjoys basketball, hiking, traveling, as well as playing card games and board games in his spare time.

PGY-2 Residents

Alex Hall, M.D.

M.D. Medical College of Wisconsin
B.S., Pharmacology & Toxicology, University if Wisconsin-Madison

Alex grew up in Southeastern Wisconsin in the small town of Elkhorn. After high school, he moved to Madison, WI, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Pharmacology & Toxicology from the University of Wisconsin. After graduating, he worked in cardiovascular research and found a passion for patient care, which led him to return to school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. His clinical interests include evidence-based medicine as well as empowering patients through education and shared decision making. He is beyond excited to move to the Pacific Northwest and continue his training at PPMC. Outside of medicine, Alex enjoys cycling, hiking, skiing, soccer, gardening, and anything else outdoors!

Brady Howard, M.D.

​M.D. Louisiana State University Health Shreveport
Bachelors of Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University

Brady grew up in the northern Louisiana city of Shreveport. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. As Brady prepared for medical school, he ran a Neurosurgery research lab focusing on MRI analysis and epilepsy in mice. Then, he returned to Shreveport to attend medical school at LSU-Health Shreveport. He enjoys empowering his patients to make sustainable lifestyle changes and taking an active role in their healthcare. When not at the hospital, you can find him attempting new baking recipes and tackling projects around the house.

Sophia Lee, M.D.

M.D. California Northstate University College of Medicine

Tho Nguyen, M.D.

M.D. University of Kansas, School of Medicine
B.S. Biochemistry, University of Kansas

Tho (Thơ Nguyễn) grew up in TayNinh, Vietnam before moving with her family to the United States. Her family settled in Overland Park, KS as they also had family members in that area. For both undergraduate and medical school, Tho stayed closed to home and obtained her degrees in the state of Kansas. Moving to Portland will be her first time in the Pacific Northwest, but she is excited for this new journey. Her medical interests include preventive care, infectious disease, and global health. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and making fun videos with her siblings.

Megan Schermerhorn, M.D.

M.D. University of Washington
B.A. Biology, Macalester College

Megan grew up in Vancouver, WA. As the first member in her family to graduate college, Megan moved to the Midwest after high school to attend Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. During her time at Macalester, Megan worked as a health advocate at a local underserved high school, where she developed a passion for the intersection between educational access and healthcare disparities. After graduating, Megan returned home to attend the University of Washington’s School of Medicine where she completed clinical rotations throughout Washington, Alaska, and Montana. These unique experiences sparked an interest in the unique challenges of rural medicine. Megan is excited to return to the Portland area for residency! In her free time she enjoys hiking, running, and road tripping to new places with her husband and little yorkie Max.

Nathan Stumpf, M.D.

B.S. Psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles
M.D. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Nathan grew up in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, but moved around to multiple cities in the Midwest as a child where he developed a love of the outdoors. Exploring life and career options, he moved to Orlando, Florida, while he worked in fine dining and took full time community college courses, completing an AA degree. He also had a brief stint as a competitive gamer--focusing on RTS and MOBA genres--which eventually led to his help in developing six published games by Electronic Arts in Los Angeles, California. Following his gaming entertainment career, he finished his undergraduate education and transferred to UCLA from Santa Monica Community College while exploring research and scribing opportunities at a brain imaging lab, sarcoma oncology research/treatment center, orthopedic institute, and a hemophilia treatment center. During school in California, he again worked in upscale dining, and at a Tokyo noodle bar (ramen house). He attended CWRU SoM, in Cleveland, Ohio, and conducted research in orthopedic surgery at Cleveland Clinic and in cardiology at MetroHealth as he decided between surgery and internal medicine. During his studies, he participated in Spartan obstacle course races, completing a trifecta in 2019 and enjoyed the many mountain biking trails around the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. For Residency, the artsy, small-town-vibe paired with the variety of a big city made Portland, Oregon his first-choice city to train and the stunning beauty of the PNW has made the region a place he hopes to stay! Nathan values experience and making memories more than anything. He enjoys hands on procedures at work; creating artwork at home; and cooking, baking, and/or grilling for friends & family. He is a huge fan of his two rescue cats (Pickle and Poki). Throughout life, he has stayed active with soccer, MTN biking, and obstacle course training. As a physician, he will stay humble and curious, and value taking every opportunity to empower patients to make informed decisions on care.

Zachary Taylor, M.D.

M.D. Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
B.S. Microbiology Washington State University

Zachary grew up in Spokane, Washington and spent many summers exploring the outdoors in eastern Washington, Oregon, northern Idaho and western Montana. He then attended Washington State University in Pullman, Washington where he earned his undergraduate degree with honors in Microbiology as well as a minor in Spanish. Zachary went straight into medical school after graduating college and returned home to attend the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane. While in medical school, he was drawn to the management of chronic medical conditions as well as several of the subspecialties within internal medicine and he is looking forward to exploring these interests further. Outside of medicine, he enjoys playing basketball, running, hiking, biking, and playing with his dogs.

Dominic Thomas, M.D.

M.D. Joan C, Edwards School of Medicine - Marshall University
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
M.H.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Dominic was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended college at Johns Hopkins University for biomedical engineering and went on to complete his masters in biochemistry and molecular biology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Before attending medical school at the Joan C Edwards School of Medicine in Huntington, WV, Dominic worked as a research assistant in two laboratories studying drug-induced liver injury and kidney transplantation. As a charm city native, he strives to create a safe, comfortable, and educational atmosphere for patients to have greater ownership of their care. Outside of the hospital, he enjoys a number of hobbies including: weightlifting, cooking, electric unicycling, gardening, automotive repair and more.

Meenakshi Vanka, M.D., M.A.

M.D. Oregon Health & Science University
B.S. Biology, Emory University
M.A. Education

Meena grew up in Portland and pursued a Biology degree at Emory University. She moved all over the country for school and work before eventually realizing that her home state was too beautiful to be away from! She is so excited to be back in Oregon serving a community she is passionate about. Outside of work, Meena loves to cook, be in nature, play piano, and make memories with friends and family. She has a special interest in nutrition, and hopes to make nutrition advice a key part of her future practice.

Jin Yun, D.O.

D.O. Midwestern University - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
B.S. Biology, University of Portland

Jin grew up in Aberdeen, Washington before moving to Portland to earn her bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Portland. After graduating, Jin spent her gap year working as a medical scribe at PPMC. For medical school, she moved to Phoenix, AZ to attend Midwestern University. She is excited to return to the Pacific Northwest with her husband and to be closer to her family and friends. Outside of medicine, Jin loves traveling, exploring the outdoors, and trying out new recipes.

PGY-3 Residents

Katherine Berry, M.D.

M.D. Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
B.S. Human Physiology, University of Oregon>B.S. Biology, University of Washington

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., M.B.A.

Kailee Bond, D.O., M.B.AD.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.

Antonio Cordova, 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!

James Gendreau, M.D.

James Gendreau, M.D.M.D. California Northstate University College of Medicine
B.S. Public Health, University of Washington

James grew up in Western Washington where he found a passion for anything outdoors, board games, and reading. At UW he began researching teledermatology quality improvement for VA Puget Sound. He continued his education at California Northstate College of Medicine and was in the second graduating class. He is ecstatic to return to the PNW where he can continue playing Ultimate in the rain, skiing and enjoying at least 3 cups of coffee a day.

Cate Hoye, M.D.

Cate Hoye, 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.

Samuel Luty, M.D.​M.D. Oregon Health and Science School of Medicine
B.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.

Beck Nelson, D.O.

D.O. AT Still University, Kirksville College of 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.

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.

Taylor Virtue, M.D.

Taylor Virtue, 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.