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 wellbeing. 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 and subsequently primary care patients in Central Oregon since 2006. After a 7-year career in hospitalist medicine, she joined Cascade Internal Medicine Specialists in February 2011 and enthusiastically embarked on her full-time outpatient practice. She continues to cover Hospital shift for St. Charles Healthcare System to maintain her inpatient skills. In addition, she has been 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 2001 she graduated with honors from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She then completed her residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco. She is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Oregon Medical Association and 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 and served as the President of the medical staff at the Saint Charles hospital in Bend. She also has served as a member of the Board of Directors for St. Charles Healthcare System.
She lives in Bend with her husband and two sons. 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 dark chocolate, books, photography, movies, playing her piano, singing, or sketching on quiet days.