The VA Division said farewell to Dr. Ryan Fink on Wednesday July 17, 2014 with a summer ice cream cone party. Ryan received a Duke themed serving dish and a stylish bow tie from his VA colleagues. Dr. Fink came to North Carolina in 2008 for anesthesiology residency, and continued on as a Critical Care Fellow. Since 2012, Ryan has been working as faculty in the Department, and split his time between Duke and the Durham VA Medical Center. A significant portion of his critical care time has been in the VA SICU. He and his partner, Derek, are off to Portland, Oregon where Ryan will be working at Oregon Health and Sciences University. Derek is taking a faculty position at Reed College, also in Portland. Ryan will continue to provide anesthesia, working with residents and CRNAs, as well as work in the Cardiothoracic ICU. Dr. Fink will be greatly missed; the patients and staff at OHSU are gaining a stellar clinician and educator.