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.