Ramsey Selbak

Hometown: Portland, OR


Clearly a man with many talents. Ramsey has continually worked to refine his skills with bedside ultrasound. On multiple occasions within the past few months, Ramsey made time-crucial decisions with ultrasound that dictated the immediate next steps for a patient. He quickly identified tamponade physiology of a pericardial effusion leading to emergent pericardiocentesis, as one example. It’s one reason we’re proud to have him on our team and why he’s a RIP CITY Resident.

Ice cream or froyo?

Ice cream

Do you eat the free candy when you get in an Uber?

Absolutely not

You’ve lived in Portland for a long time, what’s something you think is misunderstood about the city?

The weather

What do you make sure to have with you for each shift in the ED?

A pen that I enjoy writing with (it’s the little things), headlamp, and penlight

What’s the last live performance you’ve been to? (concert, musical, play, magic show, circus performance, stand up, etc.)

Elephant and Piggie

What has surprised you most about being an EM resident?

That things surprise me less and less.