Dr. Sanaz Askari
DO, Board Certified General Internal Medicine
Dr. Askari has an amazing ability to connect with people and is dedicated to her patients and their well being. She takes joy in learning and building partnerships with her patients and providing them with the highest quality of up to date medical care. She is a well respected member of the medical community and has been providing Internal Medicine care for hospitalized patients in Central Oregon since 2006. She joined Cascade Internal Medicine Specialists in February 2011 and enthusiastically embarked on her full time outpatient practice. In addition she is involved in multiple local medical and hospital organizations serving to improve the quality of health care provided to patients in our community.
Dr. Askari moved to Bend in January of 2006 form the California Bay Area where she lived most of her life. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 1995 with a double major and completed several years of graduate school doing scientific research in Immunology at Harvard Medical School in Boston where she co-authored many scientific publications. In 1997 she moved back to the Bay Area to pursue clinical medicine. She graduated with honors form Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001. She then completed her residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco and Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 2004. She is currently an active member of the American College of Physicians and the Oregon Medical Association and is the immediate past president of the Central Oregon Medical Society. Dr. Askari is an active medical staff member at St. Charles Hospital in Bend and Prineville. She has chaired the physician peer review committee in Bend from 2011-2014 and is currently the president-elect of the medical staff in Bend. She will begin her two year term as Chief of Staff in 2015.
She lives in Bend with her husband and two young boys. They enjoy time together as a family pursuing the outdoor beauty of Central Oregon, and are often found on the trails, slopes, rivers and lakes playing. She also enjoys tea and chocolate, books, photography, movies, playing her piano, singing, or sketching on quiet days.