Meet the team
Dr. Craig Riley, Program Director
Dr. Craig Riley has spent his entire life in the Pacific NW, growing up on the Oregon Coast and earning his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with a Minor in Jazz Performance at Portland State University, followed by his MD at Oregon Health and Science University. He completed residency training at Providence Portland Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident from 2013-2014. Initial plans to apply to ID/Critical Care combined fellowships were redirected when he had three children during residency, his first son during his PGY2 year and then twin boys during his Chief year. He joined Vancouver Clinic as a Hospitalist in 2014, and went on to take a role as Medical Director of Primary Care in 2016.
Dr. Riley’s educational interests include teaching about Choosing Wisely, deprescribing, transitioning (almost) everyone from warfarin to a DOAC, and evidence-based outpatient management of CHF. His scholarly interests are in novel primary care delivery models, population health, and furthering a Lean culture in healthcare. He is passionate about psychological safety in leadership, and believes the best decisions are made by diverse, inclusive, compassionate teams that seek collaborative solutions.
Dr. Riley serves in many clinical roles, as a Hospitalist at Legacy Salmon Creek and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Centers, in the Vancouver Clinic Transitional Care Clinic, and as a Medical Director of local Skilled Nursing Facilities. He cites work diversity as his deterrent to burnout and most enjoys the team-based problem-solving he experiences in his leadership and educational roles. Outside of work he enjoys cooking, playing basketball, vacationing with his family, and playing various card games.
Dr. Sandra Law, Core Faculty: Medical Clerkships and Interprofessional Collaboration
Dr. Sandra Law is originally from Yangon, Myanmar. She moved to Oregon in 1989. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Minor in Chemistry from Oregon State University and completed Medical School at Oregon Health & Science University. She completed Internal Medicine Residency from Legacy Health in 2012. Since that time, Dr. Law has been working as hospitalist at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital. She has been involved with medical student education since 2017. She is currently the medical student clerkship director at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital. Her clinical and teaching interests include clinical reasoning, Telehealth, and system-based approach to health care. Outside of work, Dr. Law enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as exploring the many hikes Pacific NW offer.
Open team positions:
- Associate Program Director: Resident Assessment, Evaluation and Compliance
- Associate Program Director: Wellness, Mentorship and Advising
- Associate Program Director: Didactic Education, Curriculum and Evidence Based Medicine
- Core Faculty: Scholarship and Development
- Core Faculty: Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
- Core Faculty: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and the Social Determinants of Health