I’m from the eastern suburbs of Seattle, but I’ve spent much of my life in other parts of the country, which has broadened my understanding of the people and patients I work with every day. I studied Cultural Anthropology and Biology at Duke, after which I worked at an electronic health record company in San Francisco to facilitate information exchange. I moved to sunny (and smoggy) Los Angeles for medical school at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, where I had the privilege to work with a largely underserved population. My interests include health technology, informatics, health and insurance policy, and housing policy. Outside medicine, I like to bicycle, hike, brew coffee, and read.
Hi everyone! I claim many homes – I spent my childhood in a small town in Wyoming before moving to Colorado. My undergraduate years landed me in Seattle where I studied biology and chemistry at Seattle Pacific University.During the summers of college, I traded the PNW for the rocky coast of Maine where I worked with community organizations that serve a diverse and dynamic community of refugees. After college, I made my way back to New England where I taught high school chemistry with Teach For America in Hartford, CT. My time in Maine and Connecticut exposed me to health disparities and sparked my interest in public health and primary care. I stayed in New England to complete my MD/MPH at Tufts University – Maine Track. I could not be more excited to return to Washington to train at UW. The Chelan RTT is the perfect fit for me as I desire to practice full spectrum family medicine with ample community involvement in an underserved setting. When not working, you will find me closely glued to my pup hiking, running, and exploring every dog friendly brewery, coffee shop, and restaurant with my Washingtonian husband and co-residents!
Deepthi grew up in Portland, Oregon, but spent the early years of her life in South India. As part of the Honors College at Oregon State University, she majored in Biochemistry and Biophysics before enrolling in Oregon Health and Science University for medical school. During medical school, she was involved in curriculum transformation and also served as a student representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges. In addition, she volunteered with a free clinic where she developed her interest in women’s health. Her research during medical school focused on women’s health in patients with advanced heart failure. She is passionate about preventative health, reproductive health and family planning. She is very excited to continue her training at the University of Washington and explore a different part of the Pacific Northwest during residency.
Hey everyone! I am a born and raised Washingtonian, and am thrilled to continue this medical journey with UW Family Medicine. I grew up in Sammamish, WA just east of Seattle, and went a bit north to Western Washington University in Bellingham for undergrad, where I studied cell biology and competed for WWU in track and field (specifically hurdles). I then trekked over the Cascades to Yakima for medical school at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, where I found my passion for family medicine in its purest form: as full-spectrum as you can get! I am so excited to be continuing my training as part of the Chelan RTT, where I will have the opportunity to practice cradle to grave medicine in both outpatient and inpatient settings (and the lakeside location isn’t too bad either!). My current interests are varied, including obstetrics, critical access hospital/ER medicine, and incorporating osteopathic manipulation into the clinic setting in an efficient and effective way. In my free time, I can be found with my amazing wife, puppy, and friends backpacking, skiing (always in search of powder days), travelling (most recently camping around Iceland), and seeking out whatever breweries I can find! Cheers!
Greetings everyone, my name is Jack Mo. I am originally from Eugene, OR but grew up in Kent, WA. I then moved to Seattle to attend college at the University of Washington where I got a degree in biochemistry with a minor in bioethics and humanities. While in college, I spent a few years doing research in a malaria lab—working on developing new medications for malaria. I also volunteered at the UW Medical Center where I quickly recognized how much I enjoyed working with patients and listening to their stories. This experience encouraged me to apply to medical school, and I was able to continue my education at the University of Washington School of Medicine. My time here reinforced my desire to hear my patients’ stories and understand who they are as individuals in order to better serve their health needs. What ultimately drew me to family medicine was being able to develop strong relationships with patients over many years, working with families, and serving a diverse patient population. Now, I am fortunate enough to stay at UW for my residency training. Some of my areas of interest within family medicine are preventative care and—as the son of Chinese immigrants—immigrant and underserved care. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, spending time outdoors, playing board games/card games/video games, and video editing/photo editing.
As a citizen of the Yakama Nation and a Washingtonian born and raised, I am very excited to continue my education here in the Pacific Northwest. I grew up on the Columbia River in a town of less than 500 people and I earned my undergraduate degree at Central Washington University. I am a former Udall Scholar for my commitment to tribal healthcare and I participated in the Four Directions Summer Research Program in Boston – where I learned a little about research and a whole lot about medicine. I worked as a medical scribe for two years in Yakima before starting my medical education at the University of Washington in WWAMI Spokane. As a family medicine resident training at the Harborview Medical Center satellite, I will get the unique opportunity to work with underserved populations burdened with a variety of social challenges. This experience will help prepare me for a future battling the many health and educational disparities that face American Indian and Alaskan Natives. My partner Claire and I enjoy paddle boarding, taking our dog to the beach, and eating – whether that’s at a trendy restaurant or with family. Of note, my favorite “P” things happen to be Poke, Poker, and Pokémon. I’ve played basketball for as long as I can remember, and like “Dr. McDreamy” before me I too have a thing for ferry boats.
As a Seattle local I am thrilled to continue my training with the University of Washington at Harborview Family Medicine Clinic. I did my undergrad at University of Washington where I studied Psychology and Spanish. I also had the opportunity to study abroad in India, Spain and Chile where I saw the public health impact of primary care.After undergrad I taught ESL and worked as a medical assistant at a small family medicine clinic where I saw the power of long-term healing relationships. I stayed at the University of Washington for medical school and was involved in student run free clinics and efforts to increase diversity in medicine. I also did buprenorphine research at both Harborview and Kaiser. My partner Joey and I are committed to caring for the underserved in our community and we are grateful for the opportunity to train together at Harborview Family Medicine Clinic.My interests in medicine are primary care research, medical student teaching and mentorship, addiction medicine and full spectrum reproductive health. Some of my favorite Seattle activities include paddle boarding on Lake Union, biking around Seward Park, taking our dog Hugo on the Whidbey Island ferry and eating dinner at my parent’s house.
Hello! My name is Jonathan Staloff and I grew up in Marlboro, NJ.I studied Community Health at Brown University, after which I worked in Washington, DC at a healthcare policy consulting firm. I returned to Brown for medical school, where I also completed a Master’s degree in Population Medicine as part of its Primary Care-Population Medicine Program. Throughout my education, I’ve been fascinated by healthcare systems and policy and how we can improve it for all families and communities.I’m inspired to be here at the University of Washington where I hope to care for children, adults, and older populations. I look forward to exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and growing from my great indoorsman roots into a budding outdoorsman. In my free time, you can find me playing piano, reading a good book, at the movies, or exploring Seattle.
Dr. Stands-Over-Bull grew up in Denver, Colorado. She has lived all over the country, but the family home has been south-central Montana. She spent her formative years in New England, completing both a BA in Molecular, Cellular, and Development Biology and her MD at Yale University. She plans to practice full spectrum care in the Rocky Mountain region.
Hello there, my name is Matt Wise. I grew up in southwest Washington and earned a Biology degree from a small liberal arts school called the University of Dallas, where I played soccer, studied in Rome, and ate lots of breakfast tacos. Throughout undergrad, I was exposed to the beauty and wisdom of the humanities. This largely motivated my pursuit of medicine and informed how I view the patient-physician relationship. I attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth – which I affectionately refer to as the Tacoma of Dallas. During this time, I started an outreach clinic for the growing homeless population in Fort Worth, which immersed me in the value and necessity of underserved care. Many of my subinterests – broad training, access for marginalized groups, primary care and cancer survivorship, interfacing the humanities with medicine, and even sports medicine – all stem from how much value Family Medicine gives to relationship. I’m more than excited to train with the UW family and to be back in the Pacific Northwest! Outside of work, I enjoy all things soccer, discovering new music, and pretty much any activity outdoors.
Hi all! I was born and raised in the beautiful Garden State of New Jersey. I crossed the Hudson River for undergrad at Columbia University in New York City where I majored in biomedical engineering. During my time in undergrad, I was involved with Engineers Without Borders which exposed me to public health projects, community management, and global health. After college, I attended medical school back home at Rutgers University, where I was introduced to the prospect of pursuing women’s health & family planning through family medicine. I took a research year after my M2 year to pursue a fellowship in Pathology at Stanford University where nurtured my interest in histology. However, after completing my clinical years in medical school, I knew I wanted to be directly involved in patient care. I enjoyed the variety of family medicine and the appreciated the value of continuity. I’m so excited to be at UW in the wonderful city of Seattle! After a long hard shift, you’ll find me exploring Seattle with my husband, pretending to be a mixologist in my own home, and planning my next trip abroad.
Hailing from Pittsburgh and raised near Nashville I was drawn west by the community-focused care at UW. I studied Biology and Spanish at Rhodes College in Memphis, but it was after becoming my father’s primary caregiver that I started anew and earned my nursing degree before heading to medical school. Clinical work throughout Tennessee culminating in medical mission trips to Haiti and Palestine showed me that I wanted to work with underserved and refugee populations and I can’t imagine a better place to do that than Harborview clinic. In addition to developing my medical Spanish I am interested in women’s health, palliative care, and global health. When I need to unwind I love to hike, bike, and run on Washington trails, spend time with my adoring cats, or with more adoring fiancée.
Hi, my name is Allison and I am so excited to be a part of the UW Family Medicine Residency. As a native North Carolinian and lifelong Tar Heel (go Heels!) I was looking for a change of scenery after attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for both undergraduate and medical school. Fortunately, I landed in a dynamic city where the mountains are visible on clear days and easily accessible by car on the weekends. When I am not caring for patients I enjoy spending time outdoors with friends and family, surveying the local craft beer and food scene, and foraging for fresh berries. My academic interests include quality improvement, understanding how the health workforce can be tooled to meet population needs, and ensuring patient access to obstetrical care and women’s health services. I feel very lucky to have landed at the University of Washington, where there are plenty of opportunities to explore those interests during my training.
Hola! I was born in Mexico and grew up in a small town in the Central Coast of California. I always wanted to see more of the world growing up so my thirst for education took me to the University of California, Irvine, down in Southern California where I majored in Philosophy & Biological Sciences. While at Irvine, I also became interested in a medical career once I started volunteering and interpreting at a local federally-qualified health center that serves uninsured and under-insured, primarily Spanish-speaking patients. Specifically, I knew at that point I wanted to do family medicine, based on my experiences observing health disparities and the opportunity to do something about them but also based on the mentorship of a great family medicine doctor back in my hometown. The long-term connections with patients, your community, and the breadth of knowledge and skills required to practice good family medicine are what drew me to it before I even started medical school. I then went to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, where I received an M.D./M.P.H. with a focus in global health, completing my thesis project working on maternal and child health in the Dominican Republic. Now that I’m back on the West Coast, I am settling in and exploring Seattle and all it has to offer in terms of breweries and hikes. Along with that, you can usually find me vigorously podcasting, reading, and finding all the good food around here!
Hello! My name is Gregory Lavins and I grew up in a small suburb of Cleveland Ohio, hiking the local metro parks and dreaming of vistas more cinematic than my state could offer.My interest in medicine began at The Ohio State University where I majored in French and sociology, and where I became involved in research on health disparities within inner city Cleveland.I then continued traveling down I-71 south to attend medical school at the University of Cincinnati where I worked extensively in our free homeless clinic and took part in an NIH-funded research fellowship investigating pediatric asthma phenotypes. While in medical school, I also worked as an instructor for USMLE board review courses which further solidified my passion for teaching, a passion I hope to bring to my future practice.I graduated AOA in 2018, packed up a car and left for the PNW with my wife, our 2 dogs, and our then 1-month-old (it was a tight fit!).In Seattle, I finally found those vistas I had been searching for while growing up.Outside of medicine, you can find me out biking, at a yoga studio, reading books in the sun, playing guitar, or relaxing with my family.
Hi! My name is Jessica Lu, and I am from Columbia, Maryland, a suburb sandwiched right between DC and Baltimore. I went to college at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I studied Biology and Art History/Religion and mastered the art of the DC brunch. In college, I worked with local nonprofits to facilitate service learning opportunities for students, which piqued my interest in community outreach and social justice. I then ventured to the University of Pittsburgh for medical school, where I partnered with the Bhutanese-Nepali refugee community to create educational tools to help new refugees navigate the healthcare system. I also spent a summer in Guyana conducting OB/GYN research (and exploring the vast Guyanese jungle) and traveled to Honduras to work in a rural family medicine clinic. My specific interests in FM include women’s health, immigrant/refugee populations, and global health. Although I am sad to leave the Steel City and its endless bridges, hills, and pierogies, I am so excited to explore the glorious Pacific Northwest. Outside of medicine, I love backpacking/hiking, reading science fiction, traveling and eating my way around the world, and discovering new podcasts.
Rachel grew up in Prineville, OR – a small town in the high desert of central Oregon. She spent much of her undergraduate years studying and working abroad in Tanzania, Chile, and Senegal, and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in International Studies. The plan was to go into International Development, but then she decided to make things more complicated, and go back to school for medicine. She did the MD/PhD program in Sociology (ABD) at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Her dissertation research was completed in Tanzania, and focused on access to care for chronic health conditions in low resource settings, and institutional obstacles to global health equity. She is overjoyed to return to the Pacific Northwest with her two Midwestern rescue pups.
I was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to America with my family at the age of 5. I basically spent a large part of my childhood hopping from one Chinese restaurant to another, since my family moved around a lot (mostly all within the northeast). I attended college at the University of Connecticut and there I double majored in Physiology and Neurobiology as well as Molecular and Cell Biology (a whole lot of biology), and also enjoyed living in a rural environment for the first time (my next door neighbors were cows!) While in college I traveled with a group of students to Atlanta, GA and Niceville, FL to help the underserved community and I knew then that this was the population I wanted to work with in the future. I then headed to medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia, and there I was involved as President of the Integrative Medicine Interest group and Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) and organized health screenings for our community. I chose family medicine because I value the close relationship you develop with your patients, and I love how broad each visit could be. I am excited to join the family at the University of Washington family medicine residency. I’ve already bought my first pair of hiking boots, done a couple of hikes, and am really looking forward to exploring the vast magical lands of the PNW with my fiancé and our puppy dog.
Class of 2020 (most recent graduating class)
Hello! My name is Patrick Callahan and I am excited to be joining the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency! Originally from Rochester, New York, I spent several years living in Vancouver, WA as the Clinic Director of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington prior to entering the University of Washington for medical school.My background also includes clinical research, urban/underserved outreach, and the completion of a Robert Wood Johnson leadership fellowship prior to medical school.In my free time I enjoy running, hiking,and traveling to new places with my wife Havilah and our two children. As a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, I also enjoy playing solo and ensemble piano with friends and family. I am eager to continue my residency training at the University of Washington, a school known for it’s dedication to primary care.
I was born in a tiny West African country known as “The Smiling Coast of Africa” –The Gambia. I attended the City college of NY, where I received a BS in Biochemistry.At city college, i worked as a research assistant in the genomic lab sequencing DNA molecules–this experience reinforce my interest in medicine and medical research.I also love teaching and being active in my community, so myweekends during undergrad were mostly spent volunteering to tutor kids in science and math.
After graduating from college and prior to medical school— I got together with a very motivated group of individuals to create a non-for-profit organization… whose main purpose is to provide access to basic “primary care”; mostly to the under-served regions of The Gambia
I had the collective experience of growing up in a community and country that had limitedaccess to healthcare services but had significant needs, the resilience of the human spirit — coupled with experiencing the healthcare delivery system of the US informed me of the value of primary care in any community.I moved to the beautiful island of Antigua to attend medical school at the American University of Antigua College of medicine.
I fell in love with family medicine because of the diverse populations we serve and also because i find it tremendously satisfying to be with patients for the long term. It isGratifying to manage multiple problems and keep up with each patient’s individual health maintenance/needs.I have great interest in health equity, health care access, global health and women’s health and the UW family medicine program is a great place to train at.
The Pacific Northwest is a great place to be and personally enjoy the beautiful outdoors and take every opportunity I can to go hiking, biking and spending time with family.
Hello! My name is Daniel Cornish and I grew up in Butte, MT – affectionately known as the “Richest Hill on Earth.” I stayed in Montana for college and graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman with degrees in mathematics and photography.I worked as a teacher leading photography courses in the National Parks for Canon Camera before spending some time living in Turkey and eventually returning for medical school here at the University of Washington. I fell in love with full-spectrum family medicine while participating in a rural training track in Dillon, MT.Having been a teacher before coming to this profession I see many parallels between primary care and education. I plan on continuing to develop as a teacher (and student) while training here in this amazing program.Finally, I believe that excellent, evidence-based healthcare, fundamentally comes from good conversation and I would love to meet you in clinic. If I am not here you will find me playing soccer, reading, or taking walks with my Wife and our aussie “Maverick”.
I’m a Silicon Valley baby, growing up in the diverse, tech-minded city of San Jose, California. I stayed nearby for college, learning about bioengineering and the meaning of “crunchy granola” hippie life at UC Berkeley. I then hopped across the bay to San Francisco for 2 years, where I researched cartilage regeneration in osteoarthritis with UCSF Orthopedic Surgery and worked as a scribe and research coordinator at an ENT clinic. All of these experiences confirmed that medicine was where I wanted to be, but it was my experience as a sibling to someone with autism that opened my eyes to the paramount importance of primary care in effective and relevant care for the individual and their communities. I flew across the country to attend the University of Vermont School of Medicine, where I led refugee health orientations, co-produced a Palliative Care lecture series, and was active in the autism community – all while getting my fill of glorious New England fall, maple syrup, IPAs, and cheese. I found my heart home in Family Medicine and am so excited to be back on the west coast at UW, pursuing my interests in palliative care, behavioral health, developmental disorders, and cross cultural medicine. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, street photography, serious board-gaming, and learning jazz clarinet.
Growing up with my feet in the Atlanta suburbs and my heart in the North Georgia mountains, I’ve always been torn between the peacefulness of a hike in through the woods and the excitement of life in the city.I’m so excited to be here in Seattle to get the absolutely best of both!I’ve spent most of my life on the move, living in France and Spain during high school, attending undergrad at UC Berkeley, and using every spare moment between to travel. After a couple years at the National Institutes of Health in Washington D.C. post-college, working on vaccine development and confirming that bench science involved too much time hunched over indoors, I made my way home to Atlanta to reconnect with family/friends and to attend medical school at Emory University.I fell in love with the sheer breadth of the medical field, taking special interest in geriatric medicine, health systems design, policy/advocacy, and the prominence of food, exercise, and stress as determinants of health.I took an extra year for an MPH in epidemiology, working on a practicum project training community health workers in Nicaragua and a thesis examining the prognostic utility of a geriatric mobility survey. I am honored to join the UW family and look forward to exploring deeper all the ways family docs can promote well-being in all its many forms.In my spare time, I practice as much yoga as possible, cook dinner for myself and my wife, and read sitting with our two cats–who, of course, pay very little attention.
I am originally a Midwesterner from the beautiful Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes. I migrated to the woods of New Hampshire for college at Dartmouth, where I majored in biology. After college, I spent two years in upstate New York working at a federally qualified health center through Americorps/Community Healthcorps where I helped to establish a Centering Pregnancy program for group prenatal visits. I headed down the Hudson River for medical school at Columbia University where I was lucky to work for all four years (and serve as co-director for a year) at the student-run clinic CHHMP, which serves uninsured, under-insured and homeless patients in Harlem. My time in Americorps and at CHHMP fostered my passion for and commitment to the care of under-served communities, and I am thrilled to be working with the incredible patient population at the Harborview FMC site during residency at UW. My other interests in medicine include family planning, maternity care and medical education. In my free time, you can find me hiking, making moony eyes at puppies or sampling the delicious coffee, beer and food of Seattle.
I grew up in a Vietnamese restaurant in central California, where I was surrounded by oil drills, pistachio orchards, and the smell of smog and cow farms (it makes for beautiful sunsets and lots of long-distance running). I attended University of California, Riverside, where I received a BS in biology, though the most interesting parts of my time were spent with community organizing groups for youth leadership develepment (which included summer science camps / community gardens). I attended Harvard Medical School, where I did research in group visits integrating dental/diabetes care, palliative care implementation in Ho Chi Minh City, and the use of mobile-technology in rural parts of Vietnam. I enjoy thinking about the role of narrative in medicine, in improving medical education systems/infrastructure, in global health, and in palliative care. Outside of all that, my favorite things include sharing pots of tea, the silence of book shops, or a home-made meal, and possibly being too serious. To maximize my PNW potential, I’m trying to get into cycling / kombucha brewing, and I’ve long nurtured a soft-spot for dark chocolate and the occasional cup of well-made coffee.
A native New Yorker, I was born and raised in New York City and the nearby suburb Westport, Connecticut. Growing up, I loved music and theater, and was involved in orchestra, choir, and theater productions both at school and in the community. At Columbia College, I continued these endeavors, directing, producing, and making costumes for many theatrical productions. In college, I also discovered my passion for primary care by working for the nonprofit organization Health Leads, where I conducted needs assessments and case work for underserved patients. I went straight through to medical school, and moved five subway stops uptown to Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. At medical school, I was co-chair of the student-run free clinic CoSMO, which serves the undocumented, un-insurable patients of Washington Heights. This clinic allowed me to further develop my commitment to primary care, as well as my interest in clinic management and operations. I decided to enroll in the MD/MBA dual degree program to further foster these interests, and while at Columbia Business School I was able to gain a broader view of the health care system and its many challenges. Though I’m a New Yorker at heart, I was ready for a big change and wanted to come to Seattle, and specifically to UW, to be in an environment and at an institution that understands the importance of high quality preventive care and population health management for all people. Clinically, I am interested in comprehensive primary care, outpatient women’s health, and family planning. I am passionate about preserving and expanding reproductive rights, as well as transforming primary care delivery for all patients.
Originally a Texan, I am so pleased to have made it up to the PNW for residency.I completed my undergrad in communication disorders at UT Austin (home of the world’s best breakfast tacos) as well as 2 years of graduate school in Audiology. While I loved my time in that specific field of healthcare, I became increasingly exposed to medicine and was certain this was the best path for me. I moved up to Fort Worth, TX for medical school at TCOM, where I became very involved in women’s health service organizations and served as president of Medical Students for Choice. Family planning access and reproductive rights have always been of huge importance to me, and the social justice focus in the Family Medicine speciality felt like a perfect fit. I couldn’t be happier to train in beautiful Seattle and to escape to the mountains on my days off.Outside of work, you can find me dog watching at Greenlake, practicing my photography skills, or spending time with my partner and our two cats, Kona and Miso.
Hey y’all! I was born in the snowy mountains of South Lake Tahoe and raised on the beautiful beach in Pacifica, CA, with a couple of months each year growing up spent on the captivating island of Hawaii. Originally intending to be a pharmacist, I began my undergraduate studies in Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Davis. However, after discovering my true passion for medicine while working abroad with a medical non-profit organization in Guatemala, I switched my major to Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. As if that wasn’t enough science, I decided to complete my PhD (also at UCD – Go Ags!) in Comparative Pathology (now Integrative Pathobiology) with an emphasis in microbiology and sepsis. My studies then led me to the remarkable city of New Orleans where I completed medical school at Tulane and enjoyed phenomenal live music and cultural emersion. It was there where I developed a love for family medicine and learned the importance of addressing social determinants of health and delivering contextualized patient care. I love learning from and treating patients of all ages and their families and I look forward to one day utilizing all aspects of my science training as an academic family medicine physician. I also have particular interests in both rheumatology and sports medicine. Besides science, I enjoy spending my free time with my husband, two dogs (yep, one is a Husky), and friends/family while BBQing and watching college or NFL football (Geaux Saints!). Although I miss the people and culture of NOLA, I am looking forward to being back on the West Coast where I can rock climb, ski, hike, and ice-skate again (maybe even while wearing a tutu, beads, and a Saints jersey 😉
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