Carol Chervenak

Career Story: 

I have worked as a physician since graduation from residency. From 1987 to 1990, I worked in family medicine at El Rio Health Center in Tucson, AZ. In late 1990, my husband (also a physician) and I and our two sons, moved back to the Northwest where I grew up. (Actually I grew up in Seattle; we moved to Oregon.) We began practice in a small group family medicine practice in Lebanon, OR, a town of ~10,000, 1 _ hours south of Portland, OR. I continued in part time practice while my two boys were young, until 1997.Since 1997, I have focused my practice in child abuse medicine which I now practice full time I find this area of medicine continually challenging on many levels. I continue to do clinical work, seeing patients; lecture frequently; work with various disciplines in addressing child abuse issues; and testify in court with some frequency.

Notable Personal Accomplishments: 

Raising my two children (not done yet.)Helping to pass a $50 million school bond in Lebanon, OR.

Notable Professional Accomplishments: 

Medical Director Linn and Benton Child Victim Assessment Center since 1997.Award for Oregon Professional Society on the Abuse of ChildrenContribution to Child Abuse Treatment, 1999.Participation in Governor's Methamphetamine Task Force and currently serve on Governor's Sexual Assault Task Force.Appeared on Frontline PBS documentary about methamphetamine.

Favorite Recreational Activity: 

Recreation? What's that? Watching Baseball; reading

Favorite Memory from Residency: 

Social hour on Friday evenings with fellow residents (and faculty)

Personal Story: 

Married to William Barish, MD (Family Medicine) since 1982; two sons: Peter Barish (Cornell Medical School, class of 2014); Michael Barish (Bowdoin College, class of 2010).