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Heather Nielsen PharmD 
PGY1 Resident 
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center


PharmD, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
BS, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon (Go Beavs!)
Hometown: Tualatin, Oregon
Professional interests: Oncology, ambulatory care and general medicine

Personal interests: Hiking, kayaking, baking desserts and playing board games with family/friends

Interesting fact: I love baking new recipes and spent most of my quarantine time baking yogurt cake, dutch babies, angel food cake and molasses cookies.



Sandra Vielma PharmD
PGY1 Resident
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

PharmD, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
BS, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

Hometown: Nyssa, Oregon 
Professional interests: Emergency medicine, critical care, infectious diseases, pediatrics

Personal interests: Reading, singing (especially karaoke), spending time with friends and family (I am super close to my siblings)

Interesting fact: I grew up in the only county in Oregon that is not in the Pacific time zone. 





Shelby Stewart PharmD 
PGY1 Resident
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

PharmD, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
BS, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Hometown: Canby, Oregon
Professional interests: General medicine, anticoagulation, heart failure, infectious disease/antimicrobial stewardship

Personal interests: Cooking/baking, reading, traveling, animals, camping 

Interesting fact: I played soccer from kindergarten up until my Junior year in high school when I transitioned to playing rugby for my Junior and Senior years. 



Whitney Acoba PharmD
PGY1 Resident
Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center

PharmD, Pacific University, Hillsboro, Oregon
BS, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 

Hometown: Kahului, Hawaii
Professional interests: Ambulatory care, general medicine, pediatrics and oncology

Personal interests: Singing, playing the piano, dancing, spending time with family and friends, and finding good places to eat!

Interesting fact: One of my favorite ways to get active is through hula dancing. In the near future, I hope to join a local group to continue this passion. 



Kwan Rey Chen PharmD
PGY1 Resident
Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel

PharmD, MCPHS University, Boston, Massachusetts 

Hometown: Beaverton, Oregon 

Professional interests: Pediatrics (general and critical care), emergency medicine, and oncology.

Personal interests: Cooking, trying new restaurants/foods, photography and traveling. 

Interesting fact: When I plan travel, I look at places to eat before planning the rest of the trip. 


Chelsea Harmon PharmD
PGY1 Resident
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

PharmD, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
BS Biology, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California 

Hometown: Salem, Oregon

Professional interests: Ambulatory care, cardiology, oncology, psychiatry

Personal interests: Playing guitar, camping, cooking, painting, writing

Interesting fact: I love puzzles and board games. Some of my favorite family memories involve sitting around a table playing a game (but not Monopoly). 




Jeff Ho, PharmD
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident
Legacy Health

PGY1 Residency New Mexico VA Health Care System
PharmD, University of California, San Francisco, California 
BS Biology, University of California, San Diego, California

Hometown: San Diego, California
Professional interests: Primary care, psychiatry, transplant, infectious diseases, population health 

Personal interests: Eating/cooking, going to concerts, hiking, swimming, snowboarding 

Interesting fact: I have a life-long addiction to spicy food and my guilty pleasures include XXTRA-hot Hot Cheetos and the Samyang Spicy Chicken Noodles




Crystal Rim, PharmD
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident
Legacy Health

PGY1 Residency Providence Milwaukie Hospital and Providence Newberg Medical Center
PharmD, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Glendale, Arizona
BS Journalism, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Hometown: Fullerton, California
Professional interests: Anticoagulation, women’s health, polypharmacy, heart failure

Personal interests: Cooking, indoor cycling (Peloton), reading, brunch, wine

Interesting fact: I have probably watched every single rom-com released since 2000. 



Sara Brown PharmD
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Resident
Legacy Health

PGY1 Residence Billings Clinic, Billings, Montana
PharmD, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota
BS Microbiology, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Cross, Wisconsin
Hometown: Mason, Wisconsin
Professional interests: Public health, international medicine, ambulatory care

Personal interests: Running, road biking, hiking, fishing

Interesting fact: I have always wanted to live “Out West.” One reason why I chose Montana for a PGY1 residency was so I could go fly fishing in world-class trout streams. I am excited to explore Oregon’s rivers next!