Brintha Enestvedt MD, MBA

Brintha Enestvedt MD, MBA

TEL: 503-297-8081
FAX: 503-292-6601

Dr. Enestvedt chose to focus on gastroenterology because of her interest in the cognitive aspects of diseases of the multiple GI organs as well as the ability to use her hands to perform procedures.

Dr. Enestvedt completed extra training in advanced endoscopy at the University of Pennsylvania in order to perform complex ERCPs, endoscopic ultrasound, radiofrequency ablation for Barrett’s esophagus, endoluminal stenting, and creative endoscopy. Dr. Enestvedt also practiced at a tertiary care academic center for seven years prior to joining The Oregon Clinic and has managed some of the most complex pancreaticobiliary disorders in Oregon and Southern Washington.

Dr. Enestvedt holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management that she completed while in medical school at Northwestern University. “Having an MBA has helped me better understand the complexities of our health care system and the stresses many patients endure for good health care in the US,” she says.

Dr. Enestvedt thrives on solving problems. “When the problem involves a person whose quality of life is impacted by disease, I am even more motivated to work with them to find a solution or explore remedies to improve their health.”

Outside of work, Dr. Enestvedt is a fitness enthusiast and has two energetic daughters and a husband who keep her busy with outdoor activities. They enjoy exploring Central Oregon, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and paddle boarding.

Other Activities

Member, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Member, American Gastroenterology Association

Mentor for early career female gastroenterologists, LEAD program (2023)

Director of the ASGE LEAD program to provide leadership training to early career female gastroenterologists (2020-2022)

ASGE Postgraduate Course Lecturer at DDW: Challenging ERCP (2019)

AGA Postgraduate Course Lecturer at DDW: Pancreatic cysts (2019)

Meet the Professor: Enteral Feeding at DDW (2019)

ASGE STAR Lower EMR Course (2018)

ERCP Bootcamp (2016)

Olympus Frontiers Course (2016)

ASGE STAR Lower EMR Course (2015)

ASGE Endoscopic Management of Pancreatic Disease for the Advanced Endoscopist (April 2015)

ASGE GI Bleeding Toolbox (2014)

Breakfast with the Expert: EUS State of the Art, Digestive Diseases Week (2014)

Endoscopic Video Forum, Moderator, Digestive Diseases Week (2013)

ASGE Postgraduate Course at ACG (2013, 2014)

ASGE First Year Fellows Course (2012, 2013, 2014)


Fellowship, Advanced Endoscopy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

Fellowship, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2011

Internship & Residency, Internal Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2008

MD, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2005

MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2004

BS, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 1997



Internal Medicine


OHSU Anesthesia Services Advisory Committee, Gastroenterology MD representative, 2016-2020

OHSU GI Faculty Practice Plan, Developer and Organizer, 2017-2018

Multidisciplinary taskforce to select and implement Provation at OHSU, Gastroenterology MD lead, 2016-2017

GI Core Curriculum Committee: bi-annual evaluation of fellow progress, 2015-2017

GI Fellow Interview and Selection Committee, 2013-2017

Course director, OHSU Best of DDW CME course, 2014-2016


American College of Gastroenterology Gender Equity Research Award (Mentee: awardee, Role: Principal Investigator of study), 2014

Recipient of Leadership Education and Development Program (LEAD), ASGE, 2013-2014

Portland Monthly Magazine, “Top Doctors”, 2021, 2024

Recipient of the Pediatric Endoscopy Research Award (DDW 2012: North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition), 2012

Winner, Resident-Fellow Paper Competition, Oregon Health & Science University, 2011

Fellow Housestaff Teaching Award, Oregon Health & Science University, 2011

Finalist, North American Gastroenterology Fellows Conference Abstract Competition, 2011

Fellowship, Leadership Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellows’ Travel Grant, 2010

Resident Teaching Award, Oregon Health & Science University, 2008

George C. Dennis Phi Rho Sigma Award for the foremost academic record in third year clinical clerkships, 2004

Julius Conn Award for outstanding surgery student, 2000-2001

President and Senator, Northwestern University Medical School Student Senate, 1997-2002

Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with Honors, 1997

Honors Thesis: Social Responsibility and the Tobacco Industry


Enestvedt BK, Diamond S, Rodriguez SA. A Gender Comparison of Motivations for Seeking Leadership Positions Among Gastroenterologists. Gastrointestinal Endosc Jan 2020

Case B, Foster B, Jensen K, Enestvedt BK, Bakis G, Sharzehi K, Shaaban A. Endoscopic Interventions in Pancreatitis: What the Advanced Endoscopist Wants to Know. Radiographics. 2018 Nov-Dec;38(7):2002-2018

Elta GH, Enestvedt BK, Sauer BG, Lennon AM. ACG Clinical Guideline: Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Cysts. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 Apr;113(4):464-479. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2018.14. Epub 2018 Feb 27

Abbas AM, Strong AT, Diehl DL, Brauer BC, Lee IH, Burbridge R, Zivny J, Higa JT, Falcão M, El Hajj II, Tarnasky P, Enestvedt BK, Ende AR, Thaker AM, Pawa R, Jamidar P, Sampath K, de Moura EGH, Kwon RS, Suarez AL, Aburajab M, Wang AY, Shakhatreh MH, Kaul V, Kang L, Kowalski TE, Pannala R, Tokar J, Aadam AA, Tzimas D, Wagh MS, Draganov PV; LA-ERCP Research Group. Multicenter evaluation of the clinical utility of laparoscopy-assisted ERCP in patients with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Gastrointest Endo

Sonnenberg A, Enestvedt BK, Bakis G. Interventional Activism in Gastroenterology. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Dec;62(12):3627-3628. doi: 10.1007/s10620-017-4786-5. Epub 2017 Oct 11.

Enestvedt BK, DeVivo RS, Schmitt CM, Calderwood AH. Increase in female faculty in American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy-sponsored programming over time. Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 Apr;87(4):952-955. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2017.09.031. Epub 2017 Oct 4.