Dr. Dean Sidelinger: Big-picture team player in Oregon public health

Dr. Dean Sidelinger was hired as Oregon's state health officer and epidemiologist in September 2019.(YouTube video)

At 50, there’s a lot that Dr. Dean Sidelinger could brag about.

He earned a doctor of medicine degree from a highly ranked university and added a master’s in education. As a pediatrician, he trained younger physicians and helped shape medical curricula. 

Then he went into public health. 

For nearly 15 years as a health leader, he’s confronted multiple outbreaks. He guided San Diego . . .