Current Residents

We invite you to get to know our residency cohort, and explore the places they train, live and relax!

 

PGY 1 Residents

Michael Brown, DO

Medical School: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests:

I enjoy solo domestic and international travel. When traveling, I like eating breakfast at the counter of local diners and like joining hiking groups to connect with locals. Because I enjoy reading fantasy and sci-fi novels, I predominately play role-playing videogames since their immersive stories feel like books come-to-life.I have played both intramural indoor and sand volleyball for 10+ years. 

Kenneth Chen, DO, PhD

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests:

Reading, meditation/spirituality, nature, basketball

Keely Coxon, MD

Medical School:  Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Track: AP/NP
Bio / Interests:

I enjoy rock climbing (sport, trad, alpine), skiing, endurance sports, photography, baking and going to local coffee shops. I am a member of the Junior League of Seattle and volunteer regularly!

Jamie Garrett, MD

Medical School:  University of Washington School of Medicine
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests:

I enjoy crafting, such as painting and quilting. I used to swim competitively and continue to swim recreationally. I love to watch movies and spend time at home. Recently I have gotten into horticulture and indoor plants.

Ariana Pape, MD

Medical School:  Eastern Virginia Medical School
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests:

Reading fantasy novels, mythology, knitting/quilting, taekwondo, video games/board games

Aanand Patel, MD, PhD

Medical School:  University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine (MD, PhD)
Track:  AP-Only
Bio / Interests:

Baking, board games, computer games, reading

Giannoula Tansarli, MD, PhD

Medical School: Demokritos University of Thrace Department of Medicine, Greece
Track: CP-Only
Bio / Interests:

Originally from Greece, I moved to the United States with my husband a few years ago and our first stop was Rhode Island. We moved to Seattle for my medical residency, and we love this city for its amazing nature scenery -lots of green, lakes, and mountain views- but also the beautiful urban areas with good restaurants. My area of interest in Clinical Pathology is medical & public health microbiology where I have completed a fellowship and received the ABMM certification. My goal is to pursue a career in academic medicine, and I believe that the UW program with its outstanding CP faculty and the numerous research opportunities is the ideal place to get my residency training.

Leonid Yermakov, MD, PhD

Medical School:  Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (MD, PhD)
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests:

Board games (Catan, Ticket to Ride), reading (fantasy and classic Russian novels), hiking and exploring national parks, scuba diving.

PGY 2 Residents

Meagan Chambers, MD, MS

Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Track: AP/NP
Bio / Interests
Meagan graduated from Dartmouth Medical School, bringing her husband and son with her to Seattle. She is interested in everything autopsy (forensic and medical autopsies) and enjoys foraging for mushrooms and bird watching.

Daniel Child, MD, PhD

Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Track: AP/NP
Bio / Interests: 
Hiking, kayaking, cycling, playing music (viola, guitar, bass guitar), traveling, creative writing (particularly poetry), baking bread, attending concerts, listening to music on vinyl, Nordic skiing, and doing all these activities as much as possible with family (spouse, two children).

Matthew Hogan, MD

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Track: AP/CP 
Bio / Interests: 

  • Outdoor wilderness activities (hiking, kayaking, camping, rock climbing, bird watching, tidepooling)
  • Music (piano, guitar, drums, kalimba, Native American flute)
  • Salsa/swing dancing
  • Learning foreign languages
  • Experimenting with recipes from world cuisines

Andrew Laitman, MD, PhD

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Track: CP-Only
Bio / Interests: 
  • Crossfit, softball, mindfulness meditation, watching baseball

Jason Siu, MD, PhD

Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests: 
  • Food appreciation: in quest of best bites in town
  • Arts and culture: museum, symphony, musicals, opera
  • World exploration: nature, hiking, globetrotting (seeking travel advice)
  • Volunteering: in academia and the community
  • Teaching/mentoring: students of all ages
  • Wellness: pets, podcasts, exercise, family

Claudia Tenen, MD, PhD

Medical School: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests: 
  • Cross-country skiing, tennis, biking, and reading

Rebecca Treger, MD, PhD

Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Track: CP-Only
Bio / Interests: 

I am a native Oregonian who has happily returned to the Pacific Northwest after 12 years in New England. I am interested in immunology, immunogenetics, and test method development, and I chose UW for: its brilliant, kind, and dedicated faculty; its excellence in clinical pathology; and the diversity of research and fellowship opportunities. I love exploring Seattle by tandem bicycle, wine tasting in Eastern Washington's wine country, and hiking.

Ritika Walia, MD, MBBS

Medical School: Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests: 
Outside of work I enjoy singing and dancing. I love cooking quick and healthy meals. I chose UW as the top program because of its diverse and excellent faculty. The program offers plenty of research and fellowship opportunities. I love the lake parks and Rainier views in Seattle the most.

Bitania Wondimu, MD

Medical School: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests: 
In my free time, I am an avid reader and enjoy high fantasy novels as well as contemporary fiction and nonfiction written by influential women. I also enjoy the theater and performing arts, and try to go to Broadway shows whenever possible. I also dance, play tennis, and enjoy hiking.

PGY 3 Residents

Lindsey Durowoju, MD

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests: 
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, kayaking on south lake union, visiting the vibrant Seattle farmers markets, drinking coffee and cooking up interesting meals. Seattle is the ideal residency destination because it has both city life and tons of outdoor activities, not to mention loads of mountains to hike just a short distance away. Our UW pathology training is fantastic, as a direct result of the incredible variety of specimens we see due to patients seeking expert care at UW from the WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana & Idaho). I am interested in pursuing a gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology fellowship.

Karen Fang, MD

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Track: AP/CP 
Bio / Interests: 

My interests and Bio / Interests include dancing, baking, playing the piano, math, videogames, hiking, cooing over photos of other peoples' children/furchildren, missing jokes and memos, being unironically dorky, and consuming science fiction in all its forms. My favorite place in Seattle so far is Greenlake Park. I chose UW for the people. My academic interests include all things at the junction of engineering and pathology, and my goal is to someday incorporate both research and extensive amounts of teaching into my career. I passed the friendly test! Come say hi sometime!

Austin Green, MD

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests: 
  • Tennis, visiting national and state parks, hiking, camping, backpacking, biking, Notre Dame football, basketball, lacrosse

Heather Kirkham, DO, MA

Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests: 

Originally from a small town in Minnesota, my partner moved us to Phoenix, AZ for his work and now I've moved us to Seattle for residency. We came for the strong AP/CP curriculum and wide range of consult cases, but we're staying for the PNW Wilderness. On a typical weekend morning I hangout with my greyhound, Linus, and sip coffee while watching cooking videos on Youtube. Weekend afternoons are spent shredding gnarly trails on mountain bikes and then cooking for family and friends. If it's someday safe to be around people again, eating out at restaurants and seeing live music will be the things I never take for granted.

Timothy (Isaac) Miller, MD, MA

Medical School: University of Washington
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests:  My hobbies: Good restaurants, hiking (like any good PNWer), my cats, fitness
Why I choose UW: Strong AP and CP programs; big variety in cases; strong subspecialties across the board and many fellowship opportunities
My favorite places in Washington: Capitol Hill scene, Whidbey Island, Olympic Peninsula
My Career Goals: I probably want to stay in academics  - partially because I like the collaboration with the clinicians and also because I like to teach.   

Bicong (Crane) Wu, MD

Medical School: University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine Canada
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests: 
  • Spending time with loved ones, staying active through bouldering and running, and relaxing while watching movies and TV

PGY 4 Residents

Trent Irwin, MD

Medical School: University of Nevada
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests

I chose to be an Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Resident at the University of Washington, because of the people. The faculty, staff, and residents on interview day were friendly, open, and "down-to-earth", which is something that hasn't changed since I matched at this institution. The location was also a major deciding factor for me. The outdoor activities were too tempting to ignore! Lake Crescent has been my favorite place to visit in Washington so far, but there's still so much left to discover! My fellowship interests include surgical pathology and dermatopathology. I have always enjoyed teaching and have recently developed further interests in research projects. My personal hobbies/interests include camping, fishing, basketball, baseball, golf, traveling, movies, and trivia (A creative way to pay off student loans, while also fulfilling a lifelong goal......What is Jeopardy?).

Riley O’Hara, MD

Medical School: Wayne State University
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests: 
  • Camping, Hiking, Morel Hunting, Sourdough Bread Making, Running, Traveling, Baking

Marie Das, MD

Medical School: University of Louisville
Track: AP/CP 
Bio / Interests: 

Hi! I'm from Louisville, Kentucky and moved to Seattle with my now husband Evan for residency, and we love living here. What drew me to UW as an applicant was the connections made with faculty and other residents during my interview day, and the strength of both the AP and CP training. I am especially interested in pursuing a career in Hematopathology and Molecular Genetic pathology. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring various parks around Seattle, trying new restaurants, going to theater productions, and eating my hubby's fantastic home-cooked meals!

James Malleis, MD

Medical School: Wayne State University
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests: 
  • Concerts, Guitar, Baking Bread, Building Computers, Hiking, Video Games, Board Games