A native of Oregon, Dr. Brandes earned a Bachelor of Science in English at Willamette University and earned his Medical Degree at Oregon Health & Sciences University. He spent six years in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he completed his Internal Medicine residency as well as a Gastroenterology fellowship. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Brandes has particular interest in liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease and emerging endoscopic technologies.
- September 2009 - current Salem Gastroenterology Consultants. Partner - Practicing in gastroenterology, including general gastroenterology, hepatology, IBD. Endoscopic procedures including EGD, Colonoscopy & ERCP.
- The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM.
- July 2006 - June 2009 Fellow in Gastroenterology
- July 2004 - June 2006 Resident Physician - Department of Internal Medicine
- June 2003 - July 2004 Intern - Department of Internal Medicine
- March 1998 - August 1999 Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR. Research Assistant, Sleep Disorders Laboratory; Project manager for a randomized clinical control trial evaluating the effects of melatonin on blind persons having free-running circadian rhythms.
- August 1999 - June 2003 Doctor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR
- September 1996 - August 1997 Bachelor of Science in Biology, Portland State University, Portland, OR
- August 1992 - May 1996 Bachelor of Science in English, Willamette University, Salem, OR
Licensure and Certification
- Certification in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Certification in Gastroenterology , American Board of Internal Medicine
- State Of Oregon Medical License
- Drug Enforcement Agency
Honors and Awards
- The University of New Mexico, Department of Internal Medicine, Albuquerque, NM
- 2003-2004 Chief Residents’ Intern Award
- 2005-2006 Chief Residents’ Resident Award
- Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR
- 2000, 2001, 2002 Otterdale Scholarship
- 2000, 2001 Clasey Scholarship
- Willamette University, Salem, OR
- Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
- Willamette University Honors at Entrance
- 2006-present American Gastroenterological Association
- 2006-present American College of Gastroenterology
- 2006-present American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- 2009-present Oregon Medical Association
- Fly Fishing
- Contemporary Literature
- Mountain Biking