Shaghayegh Aliabadi-Wahle, MD
Executive Director of Summer Celebration Fundraiser Operations
& High School Internship Program Director
Shaghayegh maintains a busy clinical practice focused on treatment of endocrine (thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal) disorders, as well as management of breast cancer. Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to advocate for evidence-based medicine, improved surgical outcomes, and responsible resource utilization, while serving in multiple leadership roles. These have included chief of general surgery, chair of surgery, and regional director of surgery for the eight Providence Health System hospitals in Oregon.
On a personal note, Shaghayegh was born in Iran and immigrated to the United States with her family in 1979. She grew up in northern California before traveling to New Orleans and Detroit for her surgical training. She moved to Portland in 2001 with Mark, her Oregon native husband of nearly 30 years, who is a physician as well as a winemaker. They selected this area of the country to make their home because of the exceptional caliber of medical and wine making community to which they have strived to contribute. Over the years, they have found the Pacific Northwest a wonderful place to raise their two daughters, with the right mix of nature, culture, social tolerance, and environmental awareness. As a family, they enjoy traveling, volunteering, and exploring different cuisines.