Josh Estep

Hospitalist at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital

Dr. Joshua “Josh” Estep currently leverages his MD as a hospitalist with the Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, a critical access hospital with 25 beds located in Newport, Oregon. Before his current position in Newport, Joshua “Josh” Estep, MD, served as a resident physician for 3 years with the AU-UGA Medical Partnership, working with patients both in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Joshua “Josh” Estep is also an accomplished researcher with a particular interest in prion disease research. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Zabel Laboratory within the Prion Research Center at Colorado State University. During his post-doctoral work, he performed research on prion diseases, including helping to develop a test that was able to detect infection and brain damage before the onset of symptoms. He presented these findings, “Serum GFAP as a predictor of prion-related neurodegeneration,” at the Prion conference in 2017, located in Edinburgh.

When not engaged in professional pursuits, Josh Estep, MD, enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, camping, backpacking, and traveling. He particularly enjoys exploring the Appalachian Trail.

Newport, OR, US

Work Experience

Aug 2020 - Present

Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital

Jul 2017 - Jun 2020

Resident Physician
AU-UGA Medical Partnership


Jul 2017 - Jun 2020

AU-UGA Medical Partnership
Internal Medicine

May 2016 - May 2017

Colorado State University

Apr 2010 - May 2016

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Jun 2008 - Jan 2010

University of San Francisco

Jun 2007 - May 2008

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
University of Colorado - Denver

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