Monica Wehby

Education:B.S., B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.D., Baylor University College of Medicine

Monica Wehby was the 2014 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Oregon. She lost in the general election to incumbent Senator Jeff Merkley.

Wehby was born in 1962 in Nashville, Tennessee. She earned a B.S. in microbiology and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Notre Dame, and graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. At Baylor, she served as student body president, senior class president and chair of the medical student section of the Texas Medical Association.

After completing a neurosurgery residency and a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery, she became director of pediatric neurosurgery at Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. As president of the Oregon Medical Association, she led an unsuccessful campaign for a statewide ballot measure to reform Oregon's medical malpractice regulations. In 2009, she appeared in nationwide television commercials critical of the Affordable Care Act. In 2011, she was elected to the board of trustees of the American Medical Association.


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