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Internal Medicine Residency Program

Program leadership

Meet the program's leadership team

Legacy Health Clinical Vice President, Medical Education
Jennifer L. LeTourneau, D.O., MCR, FACP, FCCM

Dr. Jennifer LeTourneau is a native of Aberdeen, Washington and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, followed by a Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA.  She completed an internal medicine residency at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and subsequently spent three years delivering primary care on Whidbey Island, Washington. During that time she served as Chief of Medicine for Whidbey General Hospital, Coupeville, WA. She returned to OHSU to complete a critical care fellowship and became an assistant professor of medicine at OHSU and staff physician at VA Portland Health Care System.  Prior to joining Legacy Health as the Clinical Vice President, Medical Education, Dr. LeTourneau was the Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit and subsequently the Associate Chief of Staff for Medical Education (ACOS-MedEd) at VA Portland.  She continues to hold an academic appointment at OHSU.

Her academic interests include antibiotic stewardship, sepsis diagnosis and management, teaching diagnostic reasoning, and outcomes of delirium in critically ill patients. In her spare time Dr. LeTourneau enjoys hiking, teaching her children patience through trout fishing, and satire in its many forms.

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Program Director

Daniel J. Gilden, M.D. 

Dr. Daniel Gilden is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. He earned a Bachelor of Science at Stanford University and went on to complete his M.D. at University of Missouri-Columbia. He then returned to California to complete an internal medicine residency at Stanford University. After residency, Dr. Gilden worked as a Primary Care Provider at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He began working at Legacy in 1990, where he continued his outpatient medicine career and eventually ran the Emanuel Resident Clinic. After working in outpatient medicine for 10 years, he made a transition to Inpatient Medicine and began as a Legacy Hospitalist 1998. He became the program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2011. 

Dr. Gilden’s academic interests are diagnostic medicine, medical education and system based quality improvement. His residency interests include housestaff and student teaching, particularly diagnostic dilemmas, case discussion and clinical reasoning. He works extensively with 4th year medical students, providing an evidence based medicine rotation that includes review of approximately 200 peer reviewed articles. 

Outside of work, Dr. Gilden is a crossword enthusiast and an avid exerciser. Cycling is his main interest, and he has ridden most of the famous European mountains. In April 2017, Dr. Gilden will complete a cycling trip across the United States.

Associate Program Directors

Elizabeth Estabrook, M.D. 

Dr. Elizabeth Estabrook was born and raised in High Wycombe, England, where she did most of her undergraduate and post graduate education. She attended Medical School at University of Southampton. She completed a 2 year Foundation Residency in Southampton, England prior to moving to the USA to complete Internal Medicine Residency at Legacy Health. Dr. Estabrook was the Chief Medical Resident of the Legacy Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2013. Dr. Estabrook now works as a Teaching Hospitalist at Legacy and in April 2017, became an Associate Program Director of the Residency Program. Dr. Estabrook has consistently been involved in medical student and resident education. She acts as the Medical Student Education Coordinator for Internal Medicine at Legacy.  Her teaching interests include bedside examination, clinical reasoning and student curriculum development.  Her clinical interests include general internal medicine, with a particular interest in gastroenterology, specifically, pancreatic disease. In her spare time Dr. Estabrook enjoys travel and spending time with her husband and two lively young children. 

Leonard Mankin, M.D.

Dr. Lenny Mankin is originally from LA, California. He earned a Bachelor of Science at UCLA and went on to complete his MD at Dartmouth, in New Hampshire. He then returned to California to complete Internal Medicine Residency at UCLA/Olive View. Dr. Mankin was the Chief Medical Resident of Internal Medicine and then became an Associate Professor at UCLA. He worked in both the inpatient and outpatient setting for ten years at UCLA before moving to Portland, Oregon. In Portland, worked primarily in outpatient internal medicine and taught at OHSU as an Associate Professor. He began at Legacy Health in 2007, when he became an Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Good Samaritan and Emanuel Hospitals. His academic interests include hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and presents nationally on these topics.  His residency interests include evidence based teaching, outpatient medicine education and resident well-being. Outside of work, Dr. Mankin is a trivia guru. He competes locally and also hosts trivia night at the Oregon Chapter of the American College of Physicians.  In addition, Dr. Mankin enjoys playing soccer, exploring the outdoors and spending time with his family.

Mikeanne Minter, M.D.

Dr. Mikeanne Minter is originally from East Texas. She completed a Bachelor of Science, Animal Science at Texas A&M and then completed a Master of Science Biology, chemistry and computer science at the University of Texas at Tyler. She worked in molecular genetics and worked as a high school and junior college teacher for 5 years before pursuing medicine. She attended University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio for medical school and then in 2000, she started Internal Medicine Residency at Legacy Health. She started as a Legacy Faculty Hospitalist in 2003 and became an Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2011. Her clinical interests include healthcare transformation, community initiatives for management of vulnerable populations, health care provider well-being and management of compassion fatigue. Her teaching interests include health system navigation, transitions of care, care management and conflict management. Outside of work, Mikeanne enjoys horseback riding, kayaking, hiking and Texas holdem.

Paula Folger, M.D. 

Dr. Paula Folger is from Nebraska, were she did her undergraduate education at Midland University, and medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, graduating in 2004.  She moved to Portland for her Internal Medicine Residency training at Legacy Health, and was chief medical resident in 2008.  She completed a Geriatric Medicine fellowship at Oregon Health and Sciences University in 2009, and following that returned to Legacy as a Long Term Care Geriatrician.  Dr. Folger has been an Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program since 2012. She works to develop residency curriculum and manages subspecialty rotations and electives for residents.  Dr. Folger is Medical Director of Marquis Piedmont and Marquis Mt. Tabor Post-Acute Rehab Facilities. Residents rotate with her in the nursing home as part of their geriatric curriculum.  Her clinical and teaching interests include care transitions and health care systems, with a focus on geriatric care.  Dr. Folger is the mother of two young boys, so her spare time currently includes breaking up fights over toys, nagging small children to put their shoes on, and learning all she can about rocks, sharks, and snakes.