Alar Mirka, MD PhD

Primary Care

  • Specialty: Internal Medicine
  • Languages: English, Interpreters Available
  • Gender: Male


Alar Mirka, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Clinical Research

Alar Mirka, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed Director of Clinical Research. In this newly created position, Dr. Mirka will provide the programmatic leadership and management of all clinical research activity at Legacy, including administrative support and development, mentorship of investigators, financial monitoring, and grant compliance. He will supervise the Manager of Clinical Research and the entire team of clinical research coordinators across all Legacy facilities, continuously monitor and communicate program performance, and will take the lead to develop an expanding clinical research program.

Dr. Mirka has long been associated with Legacy and has twenty-five years experience as a practicing internist, most recently with Legacy Medical Group – Northwest. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. (Neurophysiology) degrees from OHSU, completed an internship and residency at Good Samaritan, and was a research fellow in Neuro-otology at Good Sam. Dr. Mirka has a keen interest in research and has integrated research into his practice on an ongoing basis. He has served as the chairperson on one of Legacy’s Institutional Review Boards for the past five years.

Education and Certification

  • Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
  • Residency: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • Internship: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

Personal Interests

Hiking, Vollyball

Contact Information

  • Practice Name: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

Office Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
    • 1015 NW 22nd Avenue
    • Portland, OR, 97210
    • Phone: 503 413-7711

Hospital Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
    • 1015 NW 22nd Ave.
    • Portland, OR, 97210
    • Phone: 503-413-7711
    • Toll-Free: 1-800-733-9959