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Meet our residents

Heather Nielsen PharmD 
PGY1 Resident 
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

 

Education:
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.

 
 
Email: hrnielse@lhs.org
 

 

Sandra Vielma PharmD
PGY1 Resident
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

Education: 
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. 

 

Email: cvielma@lhs.org

 

 

Shelby Stewart PharmD 
PGY1 Resident
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Education
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

Education:
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

Education:
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

Education:
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). 

Email: clharmon@lhs.org

 

 

Jeff Ho, PharmD
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident
Legacy Health

Education/Training
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

Email: jeffh@lhs.org

 

 

Crystal Rim, PharmD
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident
Legacy Health

Education/Training:
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

Education/Training:
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!

 
Email: salbrown@lhs.org