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Ellen Michaelson, MD

Ellen Michelson, MD Dr. Ellen Michaelson grew up in New England. She graduated from Brandeis University and earned her MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

She did her training in Internal Medicine and Hematology in New York City. Dr. Michaelson worked at Harlem Hospital on faculty at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. A founding member of the Ethics Committee at Harlem, Dr. Michaelson was an NEW Fellow in Medical Humanities, has done advanced work at the Narrative Medicine Workshop at Columbia University and is currently pursuing an MFA in Writing at Pacific University.

In Oregon, Dr. Michaelson spent a year in rural practice in the Dalles before moving to Portland. She joined the faculty at OHSU where she saw patients, taught and was Director of the Anticoagulation Clinic before pursuing her own practice at HealthMax, LLC. She continues on faculty at OSHU in the Division of General Medicine and is joined each year by a medical student who shadows her and takes part in patient care.

She has made a video on end-of-life care and has published short fiction and essays. She is working on a novel about inner city hospital life.

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