Current Residents

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

 

PGY 1 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 2 Residents

Zachary Chelsky, DO, MS

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific United States
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests
My interests in pathology include molecular pathology, cancer biomarkers, and cellular therapies. In Seattle my favorite things to do are to watch the floatplanes take off and land on South Lake Union, rent a canoe near the UW waterfront, and try out new restaurants and coffee shops.

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 3 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

PGY 4 Residents

Ryan Morse, MD

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

I am a PGY-4, and one of the current CP Chief residents. I am originally from Northern Minnesota (Duluth). My interests in Pathology are far ranging, but mostly in the realm of non-oncologic heme (coagulation, red cell disorders, transfusion medicine), autopsy and pediatric pathology. I will be doing Fellowships in both Hematopathology and Pediatric Pathology. Outside of work, I enjoy walking/hiking, reading (fantasy, sci-fi), playing videogames, playing boardgames (Catan is a favorite, but I will play basically anything) and watching anime. I have also been spending a lot of time with my new kitty Ashe as we settle in together. I chose to come here for residency, and stay for Fellowships, due to the strength of the CP training, as well as from my interactions with Faculty at my medical school who had done their Residency and Fellowship training here at UWMC. Seattle has been a great place to live, with lots of good places to eat (Honeyhole, Betsutenjin and Annapurna in Capitol Hill are definite recommendations) and lots of things to see and do.

Joanne Ang, MD

Medical School: University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests: 

Residency training at UW has provided a supportive working environment, great variety of cases and excellent training from experienced faculty as I pursue my interests in Surgical/oncologic pathology, Gastrointestinal and Liver pathology, and hematopathology. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, hanging out with family, cooking Filipino cuisine, and hiking at Washington state’s beautiful nature trails.

Benjamin Bradley, MD, PhD

Medical School: Tulane University
Track: AP/CP 
Bio / Interests: 

Ben Bradley was born at the age of 0 along the muddy waters of the Mississippi River delta. Amid the flood plains, biting insects, and oppressive humidity, he developed a necessary love for tropical diseases and virology. This passion drove him to complete an MD/PhD at Tulane University in New Orleans, where between ethanol-sterilized lab equipment and ethanol-soaked humans, he found Laboratory Medicine and Pathology as his chosen specialty. Fearing any more exposure to heat and direct sunlight would drastically shorten his life expectancy, he fled to the overcast shores of the Pacific Northwest. During his time in the department, he has specialized in infectious disease pathology and clinical virology with plans to complete a fellowship in Medical Microbiology at ARUP. If left to his own devices, he'd cycle absurd distances fueled by Mexican food, craft beer, and a sense of wonder at the natural beauty of the outdoors.

Christopher Chandler, MD

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

I have a diverse set of interests including surgical pathology with a focus on thoracic pathology, particularly medical lung disease. I will be completing a cardiothoracic pathology fellowship at the University of Washington in 2021-2022. My current research interests include digital pathology and medical education. Outside interests include cellular signaling pathways, medical illustration, and medical anthropology. My past experience has included research on the role of the hedgehog signaling pathway on drug resistance in rhabdomyosarcoma, extraction/evaluation of veratrum alkaloids, and agricultural production in the Shashe-Limpopo Basin during the Middle Iron Age. I enjoy running and cycling, especially toting my kids around Seattle via bike. Also Zeeks pizza (try the viper!)

Rouba Hadi, MD

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

When given the opportunity, I always make the effort to allot some time to do the things that I feel are important and personally rewarding such as running, cooking and spending valuable time with family and friends. However, my Bio / Interests and interests are also broad. I have a love of the arts, music and dance. While I no longer have time to take full art classes, I still paint on the occasion. I also take ballet classes a few times a month.

Brian Mau, MD

Medical School: University of Kansas
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests: 
Brian is an aficionado of french press coffee and baked goods, and an enthusiast for hardware, consumer electronics and technology, movies and music. Other interests are nature and wildlife. He recommends giving clam hunting near Potlatch, Washington a try! Areas interests include surgical pathology and gastrointestinal pathology. He enjoys taking gross and histologic photographs for interesting cases to share with others.

Luisa (Angelica) Lerma, MD

Medical School: University of Washington
Track: AP/CP
Bio / Interests: 
I will be going into GU pathology fellowship next year. Outside of work, I like to run half-marathons and spend time with my husband and kids (and friends, but that is SO 2019 ;).