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Oregon Health & Science University

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Biographical Information; Medical School Years; Beginnings of the Department of Cardiology; Internship and Residency at UOMS; Doernbecher and the Pest House; Military Service; Crippled Children’s Division; Dr. Richard Sleeter; CCD: Ties with Other Units; Becoming a University; Index


Victor D. Menashe, M.D., talks about his education and service in the U.S. Air Force. He then discusses his medical career at the Oregon Health Sciences University. Menashe was born in Portland, Oregon in 1929. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1951 and the University of Oregon Medical School in 1953. He completed an internship and pediatrics residency at the University of Oregon Medical School, a genetics residency at the University of Copenhagen, and an echocardiography residency at Hammersmith Hospital, London. He served two years with the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Edwards Air Force Base. He then joined the University of Oregon Medical School as Assistant Director of the Crippled Children's Division and Instructor in Pediatrics. He trained in pediatric cardiology with the Division of Cardiology and served as Director of the Crippled Children's Division from 1972 to 1984 and as interim Director from 1990 to 1992.


Transcript of oral history interview with Victor D. Menashe, M.D., conducted on February 18, 1999 by Linda Weimer


OHSU Oral History Project




School of Medicine


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