Dr. Sahana Misra was appointed as the VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) Chief of Staff (COS) in September 2018. Prior to her current appointment, Dr. Misra served as the Acting COS since September 2016; she was the VAPORHCS Mental Health Clinical Director from 2013 – 2016; the VAPORHCS Associate Chief of Psychiatry 2010 – 2013; and the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Associate Psychiatry Residency Training Director 2001 – 2010. Following residency, she completed a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at OHSU and began her VA career in 1998.
Dr. Misra is board certified in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry. She was a VA Cooperative Studies Career Development Award recipient and has served as a principal investigator and co-investigator on several studies. Since joining VAPORHCS she has published 12 peer review articles, two review articles and three book chapters and has been an invited presenter at multiple national, regional and local lectures and conferences.
Dr. Misra earned her MD at Rush Medical College and completed her Psychiatry Residency at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Following residency she completed a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at OHSU and began her VA career in 1998 with VAPORHCS as a staff clinician. Dr. Misra is board certified in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry. In 2019, she was promoted to Professor in the OHSU Department of Psychiatry and was elected into the American College of Psychiatrists. Beyond VAPORHCS, Dr. Misra serves as OHSU’s Associate Dean of Veterans Affairs.