Our resident doctors have all completed four years of medical school and have chosen to specialize in family medicine. Their continued training consists of three years in Hood River and Portland where they learn to take care of patients of all ages—everything from taking care of pregnant women to delivering babies, caring for newborns, children and adults, plus providing end-of-life care. At One Community Health, these residents serve as primary care physicians under the supervision of our experienced doctors.
The Providence Rural Family Medicine Residency Program was founded by Dr. Robert Gobbo, one of One Community Health’s veteran clinicians. In addition to his clinical duties with us and at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, Dr. Gobbo is the residency director, supervising the trainees in clinic and in the hospital.
One Community Health Residency Program
MD University of Connecticut Medical School
Mariah is one of our chief residents. She chose Family medicine as it was a natural fit for her holistic perspective on health, and the importance she places on sustained relationships with her patients. Mariah has specific interests in integrative medicine, women's health, office-based procedures, palliative care and global health. The Hood River Rural Training Program was a perfect fit for her sense of adventure, her passion for working with underserved populations, her love of the outdoors, and her desire to work with like-minded, compassionate and inspired practitioners. She feels extremely lucky to have found a program with so many excellent, kind teachers and role models--a program that fosters individual growth within a supportive community. When not working, Mariah can be found playing outside with her husband and dog, attempting to cook endless amounts of vegetables from her CSA, or attending social and community events in the Gorge.
MD Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
Dana is our other chief resident. She studied Medical Anthropology at UC Berkeley, traveling to India as an undergraduate to study Ayurvedic Medicine and Medical Anthropology at the University of Delhi. There she was bitten by the travel bug, and never fully recovered. Afterwards she studied medicine in Guadalajara, Mexico, at a medical program affiliated with New York Medical College, where she got a close-up look into medical practice in Latin America. She is interested in community organization, mental health, serving low-income populations, and international medicine.
MD Rush Medical College
Joji is a second year resident in Hood River. He was born and raised in Tacoma, WA and went to medical school in Chicago at Rush University where he had the opportunity to work with immigrant rights advocates and anti-racist initiatives in the city. He chose to pursue family medicine due to his broad ranging interests in obstetrics, musculoskeletal medicine, and adolescent medicine. Some of his other life pursuits include capoeira, kizomba, and other lusophone culture. He speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and Korean. He sees medicine as a direct way to combat systemic racism and poverty that afflict oppressed communities. He chose Hood River Family Medicine because of the intimate feel of the program, the commitment to social justice and spirit of independence evinced by the senior residents and faculty.
MD Ross University School of Medicine
Morgan grew up in rural Trinidad, Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in Integrative Physiology. She attended Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. Prior to medical school, she lived in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala where she participated in the Somos Hermanos Student Immersion Program during which she became fluent in Spanish. She is passionate about women’s health, rural medicine, and the social determinants of health. Beyond medicine, she enjoys spending time in nature, coming up with plots for science fiction movies with her husband, and writing short stories and satire.
MD Oregon Health & Science University
As a fourth generation Oregonian, Carly has family history across the state which connects her to the varied country of the Northwest. Although a rare native Portlander, she lived abroad and experienced diverse beliefs, traditions, and people. She combined her love of healing with learning about other cultures by volunteering with migrant outreach programs and free health clinics beginning as a teenager. The Hood River family medicine residency program's emphasis on rural and underserved care was a perfect fit for furthering this interest. She is excited to develop lasting relationships with patients to work toward better health for both the individual and community. Outside of medicine, Carly enjoys spending time with her family and friends (to whom she is incredibly grateful for their endless love and support), being active (skiing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and hopefully wind surfing soon!), eating all sorts of delicious fresh fruit from this beautiful valley, and reading a good book!
MD Oregon Health & Science University
Kate grew up in Bend, Oregon and later earned a degree in Biology from Southern Oregon University. Before medical school, she worked at an Indian Health Service Clinic in rural Washington, Planned Parenthood, and as a research assistant at OHSU. At OHSU she was an Oregon Rural Scholar. She knew she wanted to be a rural family medicine physician since beginning medical school. She has been a social justice advocate since high school and is committed to working with populations and peoples on the margins of society
Dr. Robert Gobbo is the Program Director of the Residency Program
Family Physician Certified, American Board of Family Medicine
Joined One Community Health in 1988, again 2013
Dr. Robert Gobbo graduated from the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine in 1984 and completed his family practice residency at Santa Monica Medical Center. After doing an obstetrics fellowship in 1988, he joined our team as the medical director of La Clínica del Cariño (now One Community Health). He returned to California in 1993 as the associate director of the Merced Family Practice Residency at University of California Davis. Eleven years later, he came back to Oregon and joined the faculty of the Providence Milwaukie Family Medicine Residency. In 2013, he returned to the Columbia River Gorge to launch the Providence Hood River Family Medicine Rural Training Program (current residents featured left), and he rejoined the staff at One Community Health.
In addition to being the director of the residency program, Dr. Gobbo cares for One Community Health patients and works as a hospitalist at Hood River Memorial Hospital. He also provides obstetrics and pediatrics call coverage for One Community Health’s primary care practice, and supervises residents at OCH and in the hospital. Outside of work, Dr. Gobbo enjoys spending time with his two adult daughters, cycling, running, cooking, and gardening."
Family Physician, Lead Physician in Hood River Certified, American Board of Family Medicine
Joined One Community Health in 2001
Dr. Serra holds a medical degree from Ohio State University School of Medicine and completed the Family Medicine Residency Program (Rural Training Track) at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in Klamath Falls, OR as well as an obstetric fellowship at OHSU. She practices the full scope of family medicine, with a special interest in obstetrics, women’s health, prevention of disease, pediatrics and migrant health and believes that the best cure for disease is prevention. She speaks good medical Spanish. Dr. Serra is devoted to the care of the underserved and underinsured because of her belief that no one should be denied basic health care.