Date

7-16-2000

Document Type

Article

Publisher

Oregon Health & Science University

Table of Contents

Growing Up in Portland; Internment During World War II; Becoming a Doctor; Home Life; Student Years at UOMS; Pathology Training; Career in Pathology; St. Vincent Hospital and UOMS; Japanese American Physicians in Portland; Military Service in Korea; Japanese Culture and Family; Blood Banking; Looking Back on a Career; Retirement; Japanese Americans; Index

Abstract

Albert A. Oyama, M.D., discusses his early life in Portland, Oregon in a Japanese American household and his experiences in a Japanese American internment camp in Idaho during World War II. He talks about his medical education and career in private practice and at St. Vincent's Hospital in Portland. Dr. Oyama was born in Portland, Oregon on April 10, 1926. He was interned with other Japanese Americans in 1941 at the Minidoka Relocation Center in Idaho. Oyama was educated at the University of Oregon and University of Oregon Medical School. He joined the pathology department at St. Vincent's Hospital and became department director in 1983, where he oversaw internship and residency programs. He specialized in blood banking. Dr. Oyama retired from practice in 1992.

Description

Transcript of oral history interview with Albert A. Oyama, M.D., conducted on July 16, 2000 by Tadaaki Hiruki, M.D.

Comments

OHSU Oral History Project

Identifier

doi:10.6083/M4TT4PQR

School

School of Medicine

Rights

All materials are owned by OHSU Library. You may use these materials on a fair use basis only, in accordance with Title 17, Section 107 of U.S. copyright law. For other uses, please contact OHSU Historical Collections & Archives for permission to reproduce, publish, or otherwise distribute images or other materials on this website. Information release form signed by interviewer(s) and interviewee(s) on 1997-10-09. On file in OHSU Historical Collections and Archives.

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