Oregon Health & Science University faculty

Posted Jun 8, 2011
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  1. Albert Starr

    Albert Starr


    Albert Starr (born 1926), is a noted cardiovascular surgeon and pioneer, inventor of the Starr heart valve, who resides and practices in the Portland, Oregon area. Starr is special adviser to OHSU Dean of Medicine Mark Richardson and OHSU President Joseph Robertson (OHSU) at Oregon Health and Science University. Albert Starr was born on June 1, 1926, in New York, New York. He received his B.A. degree from Columbia College (now Columbia University) in 1946 and his M.D. degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1949. He then went on to do his internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital and his residency in general and thoracic surgery at the Bellevue and Presbyterian Hospitals of Columbia University. He was an assistant in surgeon at Columbia University until 1957, when he moved to Oregon—having been enticed, in part, by the Oregon Heart Association's promises to help fund his research and to take him salmon fishing. There he worked for the Crippled Children's Division at the University of Oregon Medical School (now the Oregon Health and Science University). Starr was an instructor in surgery when he met Lowell Edwards in September 1958. Starr has said of this meeting, "He was in his 60s and I was in my 30s, but there was no generation gap between us.

  2. Brian Druker

    Brian Druker


    Brian J. Druker (born 1955) is a physician-scientist at the Oregon Health & Science University. He is the director of OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, JELD-WEN Chair of Leukemia Research, and professor of medicine. In 2009 he won the Lasker Clinical Award and the Meyenburg Cancer Research Prize for his influential work in the development of STI571, commonly known as Gleevec, for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).

  3. Muriel Lezak

    Muriel Lezak


    Muriel Deutsch Lezak is an American neuropsychologist best known for her book Neuropsychological Assessment, widely accepted as the standard in the field. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Chicago, and earned a Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) from the University of Portland in 1960.

  4. Toby Meltzer

    Toby Meltzer


    Toby R. Meltzer (born September 19, 1957) is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who currently practices in Scottsdale, Arizona. Meltzer specializes in sex reassignment surgery male-to-female, sex reassignment surgery female-to-male, and facial feminization surgery. In the 1990s, Meltzer pioneered the neovaginal construction technique that increased the ability of the neoclitoris to feel sensations. In 2007, Meltzer reported that he performs 2-4 vaginoplasties a week, and that he has performed over 3000 male and female sexual reassignment (SRS) surgeries during his practice. Meltzer is considered one of the leading surgeons in this specialized field.

  5. Alfred J. Lewy

    Alfred J. Lewy


    Alfred J. Lewy, graduated from University of Chicago, in 1973 after studying Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Ophthalmology. He is a full professor and Vice-Chair of the department of Psychiatry at OHSU, Oregon Health & Science University, and holds an MD and PhD. Prior to moving to Oregon in 1981, Lewy was at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Bethesda, Maryland, working with senior colleague Thomas A Wehr. In Oregon he has worked closely with Robert L. Sack. As of December 2005, he had 94 publications available on Pubmed.

  6. R. Ellen Magenis

    R. Ellen Magenis


    R. Ellen Magenis (1925-2014) was a distinguished American pediatrician, medical geneticist and cytogeneticist.

  7. Jennifer McCarty

    Jennifer McCarty


    Jennifer Hooper McCarty is a materials scientist who specializes in the analysis of historic materials. McCarty is co-author of What Really Sank the Titanic: New Forensic Discoveries.

  8. Edward Rosenbaum

    Edward Rosenbaum


    Edward E Rosenbaum (May 14, 1915 – May 31, 2009), was an American physician and author. He is best known for the autobiographical chronicle of his experience with throat cancer, The Doctor, (initially published in as A Taste of My Own Medicine), which was the basis of the movie, The Doctor, starring William Hurt as a physician modeled on Dr. Rosenbaum. He was also the founder of the Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases at the Oregon Health & Science University, where a chair of medicine is named in his honor.

  9. Barbara Iglewski

    Barbara Iglewski


    Barbara Hotham Iglewski (born 1938) is an American microbiologist. She is director of international programs at the University of Rochester Medical Center where she is a professor of microbiology and immunology.

  10. Josef Rösch

    Josef Rösch


    Josef Rösch (born in 1925) is an award winning researcher and pioneer in vascular and interventional radiology. Rösch was the first director of the Dotter Interventional Institute and served until 1995. He is credited with developing the TIPS procedure in 1969 and the incorporation of embolization into the treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding in 1971. Dr. Rösch's work in the field of interventional radiology spans half a century and has resulted in over 470 scientific papers, multiple book chapters and dozens of scientific exhibits.

  11. Richard D. Smith

    Richard D. Smith


    Richard Dale Smith is an award-winning chemist and a Battelle Fellow and Chief Scientist within the Biological Sciences Division, as well as the Director of Proteomics Research at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Dr. Smith is also Director of the NIH Proteomics Research Resource for Integrative Biology, Principal Investigator for the U. S. Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research Genome Sciences Program's 'Pan-omics' program at PNNL, an adjunct faculty member in the chemistry departments at Washington State University and the University of Utah, and an affiliate faculty member at the University of Idaho and the Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Oregon Health & Science University. He is the author or co-author of approximately 1000 peer-reviewed publications and has been awarded 51 US patents.

  12. Loren Pankratz

    Loren Pankratz


    Loren Pankratz (born February 27, 1940) is a consultation psychologist at the Portland VA Medical Center and professor in the department of psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).

  13. N. Gregory Hamilton

    N. Gregory Hamilton


    Norman Gregory Hamilton (born October 4, 1945) is an American psychiatrist and author known for his contributions to the fields of psychotherapy and object relations theory and for his participation in the national and international debate over the legalization of doctor-assisted suicide.

  14. Richard Mounce

    Richard Mounce


    Dr. Richard E. Mounce (born October 5, 1959 in Portland, Oregon, USA) is an American endodontist (root canal specialist) and writer. He has been in full-time endodontic practice since 1991.

  15. Robert L. Sack

    Robert L. Sack


    Robert L. Sack is an American physician and researcher specializing in sleep medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Sleep Disorders Medicine. On the faculty of the Oregon Health & Science University since 1977, he is the medical director of its Clinical Sleep Disorders Medicine Program which he developed parallel with his research on circadian rhythms.

  16. Orlando Plummer

    Orlando Plummer


    Orlando Pleasant Shields Plummer (April 13, 1836 – December 7, 1913) was an American physician and politician in the state of Oregon. A native of Pennsylvania, he started practicing medicine in Illinois before moving to Portland, Oregon. In Oregon, he continued his medical work as well as working for several telegraph companies. A Republican, Plummer was also a member of the Oregon Legislative Assembly, a medical professor, fruit farmer, and Portland city council member. His drug store in downtown had the first telephone in Portland.

  17. Joseph Robertson (dean)

    Joseph Robertson (dean)

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    Joseph E. Robertson, Jr., M.D., M.B.A., is an American ophthalmologist who became the President of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon in September 2006.

  18. Mitch Greenlick

    Mitch Greenlick

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    Merwyn R. "Mitch" Greenlick (born March 12, 1935) is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Oregon. He represents District 33 of the Oregon House of Representatives.

  19. Christine K. Cassel

    Christine K. Cassel

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    Christine K. Cassel, MD, President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine and ABIM Foundation, was previously President of the American Federation for Aging Research and the American College of Physicians. She also formerly served as Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs at Oregon Health & Science University, Chair of the Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. During her 10 years at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, she served as Chief of General Internal Medicine, Professor of Geriatrics and Medicine, Founding Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, and Founding Director of the Center for Health Policy Research. She is highly regarded in the fields of geriatric medicine, medical ethics and quality of care.

  20. Kathrine S. French

    Kathrine S. French


    Kathrine Story ("Kay") French (June 5, 1922 – June 14, 2006) was an American anthropologist born in Illinois. Educated in California, she studied ceremonialism and naming practices on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in the state of Oregon. She was married to fellow anthropologist David H. French.

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