Our Physicians


Michael Barr, MD

Michael Barr, MD

Dr. Barr completed medical school at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He went on to complete his residency in Emergency Medicine at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.


Michael Barra, MD

Michael Barra, MD

Dr. Barra spent most of his childhood in Lake Oswego, OR. After graduating from Washington State University with a BS in Animal Science, he went on to medical school at Saint Louis University on a military scholarship. He stayed four more years in St. Louis to complete his residency in Emergency Medicine at Washington University. Following residency he served four years on active duty in the US Navy. After separating from the Navy he spent nearly two years at John Peter Smith Hospital and Trauma Center in Ft. Worth Texas as both Assistant Medical Director of the ED and Medical Director of the Urgent Care. He returned to Oregon to pursue his passion for the outdoors including, hiking, mountain biking, photography, and spending time with his wife and two boys.


Brian Clothier, MD, MS

Brian Clothier, MD

Dr. Clothier completed medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, Nevada. He went on to complete a combined residency in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He then completed a fellowship in EMS and Wilderness Medicine at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. His interests include anything outdoors as it applies to medicine or recreation and spending time with his family.


Kyran Colbry, MD

Kyran Colbry, MD

Dr. Colbry grew up in Kalispell, Montana and moved to Portland, Oregon in high school. He majored in history at Texas A&M University, went to medical school at Oregon Health and Science University and completed his residency at University of Connecticut. Dr. Colbry joined our staff in 2005.


Amy Dourgarian, MD

Dr. Dourgarian and her husband both grew up in Salem, Oregon and attended Douglas McKay High school. Dr. Dourgarian received her Major in Biology at Clark University in Worcester, MA. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University where she also graduated from medical school. Dr. Dourgarian joined our staff July 1, 2007.


Timothy Dueñas, MD

Dr. Dueñas is a graduate from University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended his residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa and graduated in 2010. He is married and has two children. Dr. Dueñas is proficient in Spanish and Chamorro. He enjoys traveling, reading, snowboarding, basketball, scuba diving, and playing the guitar and ukulele.


Timothy Edelblute, MD

Timothy Edelblute, MD

Dr. Edelblute went to high school in Grants Pass‚ Oregon and received his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Oregon. He worked in hospitals in Southern California and Chicago after college where he was introduced to Emergency Medicine. He completed medical school at Oregon Health and Sciences University and his residency in Emergency Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He lives in Salem with his wife and four children. He enjoys traveling to developing countries on medical assistance teams. Dr. Edelblute joined our staff in June, 1999.


Andrew C. Furman, MD

Andrew C. Furman, MD

Dr. Furman was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended medical school and completed residency at MCP/Hahnemann (Drexel) University College of Medicine, completing his training in 2003. He spent the last 12 years practicing emergency medicine in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and evolving into administrative roles including Director of Quality, Satisfaction, and Risk Management. He relocated to Salem as the Vice President of Medical Affairs for Salem Health and board-certified emergency medicine physician with Salem Emergency Physicians Service, P.C. Although he thoroughly enjoys almost any athletic endeavor, and will never turn down a basketball pick-up game. He and his wife spend most of their free time exploring the Oregon outdoors and engaging in the athletics and activities of their four children.


Peter Hakim, DO

Peter Hakim, DO

Dr. Hakim grew up outside of Detroit, MI and attended college at the University of Michigan. He graduated from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York before moving to New England to complete his residency at Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University, in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Hakim enjoys running marathons, hiking, and spending time with his wife and dog.


Kyle Hoesterey, MD

Kyle Hoesterey, MD

Dr. Kyle Hoesterey grew up in Bellevue, Washington and attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He then graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and complete residency at Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He and his wife Tiffany enjoy traveling, hiking, and being on the water.


Jared Houck MD

Jared Houck, MD

Born and raised in Salem, Jared returns to Oregon by way of Cleveland, OH. He attended medical school at University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Case Western/Cleveland Clinic Foundation. When not at work, he can be found enjoying the various hiking trails and golf courses the Northwest has to offer.


Amanda Johnston, DO

Amanda Johnston, DO

Dr. Johnston grew up in the Mid-Willamette Valley, and graduated from Oregon State University. She attended medical school at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa before moving to Hershey, Pennsylvania where she completed her Emergency Medicine Residency. She is thrilled to be back home among the trees, mountains and wonderful people of Oregon. She enjoys cooking, gardening and traveling with her husband and two sons.


Linda Johnson, MD

Dr. Linda Johnson has lived most of her life in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Johnson received a Masters Degree at Oregon State University in Biochemistry and Biophysics and went on to medical school at the Oregon Health Sciences University. After graduation from medical school, she completed her residency in Emergency Medicine also at the Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Johnson is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.


Robert B. Kelly, MD

Rob Kelly, MD

Dr. Kelly grew up in Salem, Oregon. He graduated with a BA in Biology from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. He completed Emergency Medicine specialty training in 1997 at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida. Rob moved back to Salem and has practiced full time with Salem Emergency Physicians Service since 1997. He enjoys traveling with his children Bryan and Brenna and wife Amy. Favorite activities include skiing, crabbing, boating, hiking and camping.


Joseph Kenoyer, MD

Dr. Kenoyer grew up in Ketchikan, Alaska. He graduated from Oregon State University and attended medical school at Oregon Health and Science University. His residency training was completed at Harbor UCLA in 1994. Dr. Kenoyer joined Salem Emergency Physicians Service in 1994. His interests include snowboarding, scuba diving, travel, the outdoors and spending time with his family.


Ryan Kirkpatrick, MD

Dr. Kirkpatrick grew up in Albany, Oregon and after graduating from West Albany High School, went to Linfield College and majored in chemistry. He went to Oregon Health and Science University for medical school and University of Arizona for his residency in Emergency Medicine before moving back to Oregon. Dr. Kirkpatrick joined our staff in 2005.


Heajeoung (Beth) Koh, MD

Heajeoung (Beth) Koh, MD

Dr. Koh is from Hunstville, Alabama. She went to medical school in Texas A&M University and completed residency in Cleveland, Ohio. She worked as an emergency medicine physician for a year in New Zealand and comes most recently from New Orleans. Dr. Koh enjoys hiking, traveling, and Alabama football. Roll Tide.


Lazeni Koulibali, DO

Lazeni Koulibali, DO

Dr. Koulibali grew up in Ivory Coast, West Africa. He received his bachelor degree in biology at Lehman College in New York, NY and attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Iowa. He completed his family practice residency at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Binghamton, NY and his Emergency Medicine residency at the University at Buffalo, NY. His interests include martial arts, soccer, traveling, music, running and skiing. Dr. Koulibali joined our staff in August 2006.


Katherine Landen, MD

Dr. Landen completed medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She went on to complete her residency in Emergency Medicine at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She enjoys skiing, boating, and many other outdoor activities.


Rumm Morag, MD

Rumm Morag, MD

Dr. Morag completed medical school at Sackler School of Medicine/Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1999. He went on to complete his residency in Emergency Medicine at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York in 2003. Dr. Morag and his family relocated from Atlanta Georgia where he was the Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University. His interests include medical ethics and evaluation and risk stratification of syncope.


Linda Morrison, MD

Dr. Morrison grew up on a fruit and vegetable farm in rural Michigan. She completed her undergraduate studies at Carleton College in Minnesota and later graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Morrison attended her residency in Emergency Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated in 2010. She enjoys running, reading, hiking, and cooking.


Michael Oh, MD

Michael Oh, MD

Dr. Oh grew up in California, and attended school at UCSD. He went on to medical school at St. George’s University, and then residency in NYC. In his spare time he loves running, hiking, skateboarding, snowboarding, and traveling.


Brian Orth, DO

Brian Orth, DO

Dr. Orth grew up in Estacada, Oregon and attended college at Oregon State University where he majored in Biology. He attended medical school at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Arizona and completed his residency at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 2013. He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, golfing, and fishing.


Min Chai (Ken) Pak, MD

Ken Pak, M.D. completed medical school at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California and went on to complete his residency in Emergency Medicine at Martin Luther King Hospital in Los Angeles, California in 1997. Dr. Pak and his family relocated from Covina, California where he had been practicing at Queen of the Valley Hospital. During his free time he enjoys cycling, surfing, hockey, and triathlons.


Shane Peterson, MD

Shane Peterson, MD

Dr. Peterson grew up in Eugene, OR and attended the University of Oregon graduating with a degree in Computer and Information Science. He subsequently worked as a software engineer in Seattle, WA for several years before searching for more from his existence. A lifelong traveler, he spent a year exploring the world before settling in Boston, MA where he began to pursue a career in medicine. He designed electronic medical record systems during the day and took classes at night. He was accepted to and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine before moving to New York where he completed his residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital of Cornell and Columbia. Eager to explore humanism in emergency medicine, he further specialized by completing a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Columbia. Dr. Peterson enjoys the outdoors-whether hiking, rafting, or just exploring with his amazing wife.


Trevor Phillips, MD

Trevor Phillips, MD

Dr. Phillips attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon where he majored in Biology and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He completed medical school at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut in 2005. He went on to complete his internship and residency in Emergency Medicine at The University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


Kristen Rogers, MD

Kirsten Rogers, MD

Dr. Rogers was born in Colorado and lived there during the winters. She lived in Washington State during the summers. She decided to pursue medicine after many other careers and graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated from the Emergency Medicine residency program at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was practicing in Montana before joining Salem Emergency Physicians Service. Dr. Rogers is ABEM board certified.


Ryan Rose, MD

Ryan Rose, DO

Dr. Rose is an osteopathic emergency medicine physician, who completed his residency at Baystate Medical center. While growing up in Tennessee, Ryan found an avid passion for the outdoors and has incorporated that passion into his practice by taking Advanced Wilderness Life Support courses. He continues to teach wilderness medicine classes and skills. Dr. Rose also started a MedWAR race at his medical school which is still held every November. After residency, Ryan practiced in a busy trauma center just outside of Charlotte, NC. When not working, Dr. Rose and his lovely wife can be found mountain biking, hiking, and hanging out with their awesome dogs.


Lewis Sayre, MD

Dr. Sayre was born in Caldwell, Idaho. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Eastern Oregon College and his Medical School at Oregon Health Sciences University. After completing his residency in Family Practice at OHSU, he and his wife Debra, along with their two sons, spent a year in Alaska where he worked at a Family Practice clinic for the Public Health Service.

In 1980 he and his family moved to Salem where he joined Salem Emergency Physician Services. Dr. Sayre is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has served SEPS as Physician Director (a rotating position) and as President for many years before resigning the presidency in June, 2007.

Dr. Sayre enjoys spending time with Debra and their grown sons and their families. His interests include golf, writing and Amateur Radio. Radio expeditions have taken him around the world where he operated radio stations in Antarctica, Raoul Island in the Kermadecs and Kergulen Island in the far South Indian Ocean.


Jillian Schmunk, MD

Jillian Schmunk, MD

Dr. Schmunk was born in Portland and raised in Beaverton, Oregon. She graduated from La Sierra University in Riverside, California and attended Loma Linda University for medical school, in Loma Linda, California. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University, in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Schmunk enjoys traveling, reading a good novel, and exploring the outdoors with her husband and two dogs.


Robert Sloan, MD

Dr. Sloan was born in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the University of Southern California and went to medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Sloan completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center. He enjoys computers, home video production, golf and following the U.S.C. football team. Dr. Sloan moved to Salem, Oregon and joined our staff in 2001.


Karen Spangle, MD

Karen Spangle, MD

Dr. Karen Spangle grew up in Wyoming then attended college and medical school at Tulane University on a military scholarship. She attended Emergency Medicine residency at University of Chicago. Dr. Spangle spent 8 years on active duty in the Army stationed at Fort Hood Texas. She comes to Salem Health after working at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. She and her husband Cole enjoy traveling, hiking, golf and all things outdoors.


Kirsten Steketee, MD

Kirsten Steketee, MD

Dr. Steketee grew up in Salem and went to Sprague High School. She received her degree in biology at Pomona College in Claremont, California, went to medical school at Oregon Health and Science University and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Michigan State University. Dr. Steketee joined our staff in 1994.


Henry Truong, MD

Henry Truong, MD

Dr. Truong is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. During his time there he fell in love with the Northwest and made it a natural choice to return after his Emergency Medicine residency in Brooklyn, New York. When not working, he enjoys exploring the surrounding wine country and improving his handicap on the golf course. During the off season, Dr. Truong will happily hop on a plane in search of his next exotic culinary adventure.


Joshua Walterscheid, MD

Joshua Walterscheid, MD

Dr. Walterscheid is a graduate from the University of Oregon. He attended his residency in Emergency Medicine at Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University, in Springfield, Massachusetts and graduated in 2010. Dr. Walterscheid is married with two children. He is fluent in Spanish and enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with his family. He is also an avid runner and he recently competed in an Ironman.


Dennis Winner, MD

Dr. Winner Graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Engineering, went to medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and did his internship at Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Winner enjoys biking, scuba diving, skiing, opera and hiking. He lives with his wife, son and daughter in Portland, Oregon.


Our Advanced Practice Providers


Ben Ferguson, PA-C

Benjamin Ferguson, PA-C

Benjamin comes to Salem by way of Charleston South Carolina. Prior to PA school Ben worked for 7 years as a firefighter/paramedic. Ben earned his Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Health Systems from George Washington University attended PA school at Stanford University. Ben has 5 years of Emergency Medicine experience and is part of the first Doctor of Medical Science class at Lincoln Memorial University. When not at work Ben loves to spend time with his wife of 14 years Angela and his kids Alexander and Sophia. 


Melissa Hansen, PA-C

Melissa Hansen, PA-C

Melissa is originally from Philadelphia, where she attended St. Joseph's University earning a Bachelor's degree studying Interdisciplinary Health, with a focus on Bioethics & Global Health. She gained experience in Dermatology as a medical assistant, prior to her PA medical training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. A cross-country road trip prompted the decision to call California home for a time. This is where Melissa gained years of experience practicing Emergency Medicine, as well as, Family Medicine.


Alison McCray, MD

Alison McCray, FNP

Ali is a nurse practitioner with 4 years of experience in the ED. She is coming to Salem from the Charlotte area, but is first and foremost a Chicago girl. She recently married in June, and had an amazing honeymoon adventure in Tanzania. When she's not in the ED, she can be found digging in the garden, out in the woods hiking with her husband and two dogs, traveling, or searching for all things delicious. You may encounter her in Salem in her natural habitat in line at a food truck, sipping a beverage at a local winery, or exploring all the parks with her dogs.


Alexander Nelson PAC

Alexander Nelson, PA-C

Alex was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. After graduating from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, he spent a year gaining experience as a Scribe in Salem Health’s ED. He then moved to Washington, DC with his wife to attend George Washington University where he graduated with the Academic Excellence Award. He spent the last year practicing medicine in McKenzie-Willamette’s ED. Alex loves serving the community that he grew up in. During his free time, he loves playing sports, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with his wife and baby girl.


Matthew Pivovar PAC

Matthew Pivovar, PA-C

Matt is originally from Peshtigo, Wisconsin. He joined the US Army shortly after high school and was initially trained as a lab technician. After 6 years as a lab technician, Matt was accepted into the Inter-Service Physician Assistant Program and graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2011. He spent his remaining 4 years on active duty, as a Physician Assistant at Fort Hood, Texas. After leaving active duty in 2015, he completed an Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston, TX. Having a natural affinity for the outdoors, Matt relocated to the Pacific NW after finishing fellowship training in Houston.


Christopher Simpson, PA-C

Christopher Simpson, PA-C

Christopher Simpson was born and raised in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. He completed undergraduate studies at Arizona State University, and PA school at New York Institute of Technology. He has spent 4 years practicing emergency medicine and urgent care in New York City. He just relocated to Oregon with his wife Ashton, and they are excited to spend most of their free time exploring the Oregon outdoors and engaging in athletics and activities. He thoroughly enjoys almost any athletic endeavor, and can be seen cheering the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday's in the fall.


Administration


Judy Carroll

Judy Carroll, CMPE, Administrator

Judy is a native Oregonian. She graduated from Southern Oregon State College with a Bachelors Degree in 1995. After building her career in medical management, she obtained her Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) through the American College of Medical Practice Executives in 2011. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking in the beautiful northwest and traveling with her husband and two sons.


Arwen Maule

Arwen Maule, Executive Assistant

Arwen Maule was born in Florida, and moved to Oregon at age 16. She has been with SEPS since 2010. Arwen enjoys personal enrichment studying, hiking, swimming, snow sports, gardening, and spending time with her family.

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