The Foundation for Medical Excellence promotes quality health care and sound health policy through physician
education, research & other collaborative efforts.

Our educational offerings center on contemporary medical issues facing practicing physicians—communication, leadership, physician well-being, and the challenges of providing universal health care.

Medical School Scholarships

Oregon Medical Education Student Scholarship Endowment Fund supports excellence in the next generation of physicians in Oregon. The Fund will help to transform lives and someday save lives. It is an investment in the future quality of Oregon's health care.
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Our News & Upcoming Events
2015 Physician Well Being: Clinician Vitality Conference

October 9-10, 2015
Skamania Lodge
Stevenson, WA
Program brochure and registration materials will be available in June on this website.

2015 TFME John Kitzhaber, M.D., Lecture and Dinner on Health Policy

November 17, 2015
6:00 pm
Hilton Hotel
Portland, OR

2016 Pain & Suffering Conference

February 19-20, 2016
Four Seasons Hotel
Vancouver, BC
Program brochure and registration materials will be available in July on this website.

Ed Keenan

We were all saddened by the sudden loss of Ed Keenan.   

For Remembrances, Shelley and Alex have established a TFME Edward J. Keenan, Ph.D., Medical Student Scholarship fund.   These funds will support scholarship(s) for OHSU medical student(s).   If you would like to contribute, you can do so by either sending a check to:
The Foundation for Medical Excellence
One SW Columbia #860
Portland, OR 97258

Or you can visit our donation form, select "Edward J. Keenan, Ph.D., Medical Student Scholarship Fund" and submit your contribution.  The Foundation for Medical Excellence is a non-profit 501 c3 entity.

Address for the Family:

Shelley and Alex Keenan
5600 SW Westdale Drive
Portland, OR 97221

For questions please contact Vicki Fields at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 503 222-1960

Officers and Directors

Stephen Jones, MD
Interim Director

Former Swigert Chair of Medicine, Legacy Health

Robert Keating, JD

Partner, Keating Jones Hughes
Walter McDonald, MD

Former Vice President, Amercian College of Physicians
Larry Mullins, DHA
President & CEO, Samaritan Health Services

Charles Kilo, MD
Chief Medical Officer, OHSU

William Johnson, MD President, MODA Health

Lewis Low, MD Senior Vice-President & Chief Medical Officer, Legacy Health


The Foundation for Medical Excellence
One S.W. Columbia Street, Suite 860
Portland, OR 97258
p. (503) 222-1960   f. (503) 796-0699
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