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 in Houston, Texas. 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 at the University of California, Los Angeles and a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Primary Children’s Hospital at the University of Utah, Wehby became director of pediatric neurosurgery at Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in Portland, Oregon. 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 2011, she was elected to the board of trustees of the American Medical Association.


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