Thursday, January 09, 2014

Oral history interview with Kenneth R. Stevens, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Bright and early this morning, we had the opportunity to add another interview to the OHSU Oral History Program. The subject was Kenneth R. Stevens, M.D., F.A.C.R., Emeritus Chairman of Radiation Medicine at OHSU. Dr. Stevens completed his residency at the medical school, served in the Vietnam War on the Berry plan, and then returned to the medical school as a faculty member in 1972. He was appointed Department Chair in 1985, and retired 20 years later.

Dr. Stevens was interviewed first by John Holland, M.D., in a conversation that traced the path of his childhood, education, and career. Dr. Stevens also reflected on changes that had taken place at OHSU and in the field of radiation oncology, and told some remarkable anecdotes about what he had learned from his patients over the years. Frances J. Storrs, M.D. then stepped in as interviewer, with follow-up questions about Dr. Stevens' experiences working with other departments, and with physicians in other specialties.

The interview will result in a DVD and transcript. Transcripts and recordings of interviews from the OHSU Oral History Program are added to the archives, and are also available for checkout from the Main Library.

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