The OHSU Neurology department is pleased to introduce the incoming OHSU Neurology Residency Class of 2023 (photos below). After an exciting Match Day 2019, the department is thrilled to welcome a class of future clinical neuroscientists who share the overall mission of providing expert patient care, with a strong background in basic and clinical neurosciences.
In no particular order:
Lindsey Carvalho was born and raised in Mililani on O’ahu, Hawaii. She moved to the Pacific NW after high school and attended Seattle University. She was the first biology major to be a part of the professional business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi, where she was the Director of Community Service. During her undergraduate years, she spent her summer vacations volunteering at care homes and playing bingo and blackjack with the care home residents. She was thrilled to return to Hawaii for medical school at the University of Hawaii, where she developed a passion for medical education. She credits her passion for medicine to her amazing mentors in the fields of Neurology and Neurocritical Care. Outside of medicine, Lindsey loves reading, swimming, finding new restaurants to try, and snuggling with cats. She is excited to return to the Pacific NW and to call Portland her new home.
Stephan Castro was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. During his undergraduate career at Pitzer College, Stephan participated in the varsity basketball team for two years while also participating in research projects at Casa Colina Rehabilitation Center and Duke University. One project that garnered his interest in the medical field was working with patients undergoing treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury or stroke and experiencing the dramatically positive effect of patient education. Furthering those interests at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Stephan volunteered in working with children and local adults of the North Philadelphia area to educate patients about healthy habits. Outside of medicine, he enjoys playing basketball, hot yoga, biking, and cooking.
William Shimanek was born and raised in Enid, Oklahoma. He completed his undergraduate studies in Biology at the University of Tulsa and his medical training at the University of Oklahoma. While in medical school, Will enjoyed volunteering to serve those with limited access to the medical system and participating in Neurology research. He is an avid birdwatcher, home chef, and amateur musician. While in Portland, Will plans to enjoy hiking among the wonderful scenery and wildlife, as well as exploring the robust food culture with his wife Sara, also a resident at OHSU.
Anh Vo was born in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam and immigrated to the United States at 14 years old. He grew up in Auburn, Washington then attended the University of Washington for undergrad where he studied Biochemistry. As an undergrad, he frequently went back to Vietnam to volunteer in medical clinics. After graduation, he worked in a biochemistry lab at the UW for one year to research the reductive carboxylation pathway in the retinal pigment epithelium. During his time in the PNW, he developed a love for the outdoors and hiking. He then left the PNW and went to Drexel University – Kaiser Campus in Philadelphia and Sacramento for medical school. In medical school, he enjoyed neuroanatomy and had a great time in his neurology clerkship. He realized that he wants a career in neurology and did research in sleep and epilepsy. He is very excited to come back to the PNW where he will spend his free time hiking, camping, and enjoying the mountains with his wife Alice.