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