A cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)- and an advanced cardiac life support (ACLS)-certified internist, Joshua “Josh” Estep, MD, serves as a hospitalist at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport, Oregon. In addition to his duties as an attending physician at the 25-bed critical access facility in Newport, he maintains active membership with the American College of Physicians and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Moreover, Josh Estep, MD, coauthored “Complement Regulatory Protein Factor H Is a Soluble Prion Receptor That Potentiates Peripheral Prion Pathogenesis,” which the Journal of Immunology published in late 2017.
While conducting postdoctoral research on prion diseases at Colorado State University, Dr. Joshua Estep developed a test capable of detecting infections and brain damage prior to symptom manifestation. He also completed an internal medicine residency through the Augusta University/University of Georgia (AU/UGA) Medical Partnership, where he provided inpatient and outpatient treatment.
In his free time, Dr. Estep pursues a wide range of interests, including archery, backpacking, camping, and hiking. He particularly enjoys spending time on the Appalachian Trail.