Christopher Dirda was born in Maryland and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. In 2011, he moved to Denver, CO where he began working as an EMT first in a student health center and then in an emergency department. Christopher enjoys spending time with family, playing music, camping, and exploring Portland. He has interests in emergency medicine, gastroenterology, and pediatrics. Christopher is very excited and honored to join the OHSU PA Program Class of 2017!