Provider Stories

Jennie Leslie, M.D.

Jennie Leslie, M.D.

Jennie Leslie, M.D., specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology with a focus on fibroid treatment options and general gynecological care. She was raised in a family that valued working with underserved communities and her motivation behind choosing a career in medicine was to do underserved care. Dr. Leslie earned her Medical Degree at Mercer University in Georgia and went on to complete her residency in the Mountain Area Health and Education Center in Asheville, North Carolina. It was there that she first encountered the Project Access Model. “The Doctors there started the program to address...

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Katherine Morris, M.D.

Katherine Morris, M.D.

The long years of medical school and training to become a surgical oncologist were well worth it to Dr. Katherine Morris. Dr. Morris practices at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center and volunteers for Project Access of Multnomah County. But many times, the health care system is far more tiring than any of the long hours she once spent as an intern and resident. Like many health care providers, Dr. Morris occasionally provides free health care for those in need. Federally qualified safety net clinics are available in many communities to give care, regardless of ability to pay....

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Edwin Irish, M.D.

Edwin Irish, M.D.

Edwin Irish, M.D., senior partner and president of Surgical Associates, P.C., has been practicing General and Thoracic Surgery for the past 30 years. He and his partners, Ali Khaki, M.D. and Daniel Tseng, M.D., have maintained a long tradition of providing care for the underserved. Early in his career, Dr. Irish worked with several mentors who cultivated a sense of the responsibility physicians have to their community. “It’s hard to remember a time where I didn’t feel it was my obligation as a physician to provide care for those in need,” he says. “It’s just the right thing to do.” Since he...

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