Seema Abbasi, MD

Seema Abbasi, MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Advisor, Public Health - Seattle & King County

Topic: Volunteering for Physicians
Day & Time: Saturday, Nov 5, 2022 | 1:45pm – 2:45pm

Nwando Anyaoku, MD

Nwando Anyaoku, MD

Swedish Health Services

Topic: Mentoring & Training Leaders to Improve Diversity
Day & Time: Saturday, Nov 5, 2022 | 7:15am – 8:15am

Kendra Bergstrom, MD

Kendra Bergstrom, MD

University of Washington

Topic: Dermatology Review
Day & Time: Friday, November 4, 2022 | 11:00am – 11:40am

Kendra Bergstrom, M.D., is a board-certified dermatologist at UW Medical Center’s Roosevelt Dermatology Clinic. Dr. Bergstrom has been named one of Seattle Magazine’s Top Doctors.

Dr. Bergstrom feels that as the largest organ in our body our skin is a huge part of how we interact with the world. As a result, skin disease can have a huge impact on our day-to-day life.

Dr. Bergstrom earned her M.D. at Stanford University. She is an author of “100 Questions and Answers about Psoriasis” and “Your Questions, Expert Answers about Hidradenitis Suppurativa,” available in several languages both in print and online.

Dr. Bergstrom has clinical expertise in skin cancer detection, psoriasis, acne, skin cancer removal, cosmetic dermatology and many other corrective and aesthetic procedures and treatments.

Neal Chatterjee, MD, MSc

Neal Chatterjee, MD, MSc

University of Washington

Topic: Updates in Cardiology
Day & Time: Friday, November 4, 2022 | 11:40am – 12:30pm

Anita Chopra, MD FACP

Anita Chopra, MD FACP

UW Medicine

Topic: Volunteering for Physicians
Day & Time: Saturday, Nov 5, 2022 | 1:45pm – 2:45pm

Dr. Chopra is an Internist at UW Medicine, a part of the Healthcare Diversity, equity and Inclusion committee and the EOC vaccine equity group at UW Medicine

Zack Kerosky, DO

Zack Kerosky, DO

Madigan Army Medical Center

Topic: Story Slam
Day & Time: Saturday, Nov 5, 2022 | 3:50pm – 4:30pm

Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH

Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH

University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Topic: Updates in Mental Health
Day & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 8:30am – 9:15am

Lydia A. Chwastiak, M.D., MPH, is dually trained as a psychiatrist and internal medicine physician. She is a Professor in the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Over the past 18 years, her clinical and research interests have focused on improving the treatment and outcomes for complex patients who have both chronic medical illness and serious mental illness. She has conducted health services research that investigating the prevalence, impact and costs of cardiovascular disease among veterans with serious mental illness. More recently, she has adapted and implemented evidence-based integrated care models to treat co-morbid diabetes and mental illness for low resource settings in the US and in Southeast Asia. Dr. Chwastiak’s current projects include developing and testing a community mental health center-based team approach to treating poorly controlled type 2 diabetes among outpatients with psychosis.

Dr. Chwastiak received her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University and her MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed residencies in both internal medicine (University of Colorado) and psychiatry (University of California, San Francisco). She obtained research training through an NRSA-funded fellowship in psychiatry and primary care at the University of Washington, during which time she completed her MPH degree.

Seth Cohen, MD, MSc

Seth Cohen, MD, MSc

University of Washington

Topic: Antibiotics for the Internist/Antibiotic Stewardship
Day & Time: Friday, November 4, 2022 | 4:22pm – 5:25pm

Dr. Cohen is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington and the Medical Director of Infection Prevention at UW Medical Center. He is passionate about medical education and teaches several courses in the UW School of Medicine.

Dr. Cohen received his Master of Science in epidemiology from the University of Washington, where he also completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases. Dr. Cohen did his residency, and served as chief resident, at the University of California, San Francisco. 

Teera Crawford, MD, MS

Teera Crawford, MD, MS

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Topic: Outcome Differences in Women of Color
Day & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 1:45pm – 2:45 pm

Dr. Teera Crawford is a primary care physician from Memphis, Tennessee. She trained at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in her hometown and completed her residency at the Cleveland Clinic.

Arinola Dada, MD

Arinola Dada, MD

Overlake Medical Center

Topic: Osetoprosis
Day & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 7:15am – 8:15am

Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD

Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD

UW Medicine

Topic: COVID Therapeutics Update
Day & Time: Friday, November 4, 2022 | 8:45am – 10:00am

Jeff Duchin, MD

Jeff Duchin, MD

Public Health - Seattle & King County; University of Washington

Topic: COVID-19 Symposium: Updates in COVID Therapeutics, Post-COVID Conditions, COVID Resilience, and Pandemic Preparedness
Day & Time: Friday, November 4, 2022 | 8:45am – 10:15am

Dr. Jeff Duchin is the Health Officer for Public Health–Seattle & King County. He holds appointments as Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases and Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. Jeff is active in several national forums, including the CDC’s Board of Scientific Counselors (Office of Infectious Diseases), the Board of Directors for the Infectious Disease Society of America, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices COVID-19 Vaccine Workgroup, the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, and the National Academy of Medicine’s Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats.

Jeff received his medical degree from Rutgers Medical School and trained in internal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, completed a fellowship in general internal medicine and emergency medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and did his infectious disease subspecialty training at the University of Washington in Seattle. Jeff is a graduate of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer training where he was assigned to the National Center for Infectious Diseases. He also completed the CDC’s Preventive Medicine Residency program. Jeff worked for CDC as a medical epidemiologist in the Divisions of Tuberculosis Elimination and HIV/AIDS Special Studies Branch before assuming his current position.

Nkeiruka Duze, MD, FACP, CPC, CRC

Nkeiruka Duze, MD, FACP, CPC, CRC

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Topic: Outpaitient Precourse & Outcome Differences in Women of Color
Day & Time:  Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 1:45pm – 2:45 pm

Dr. Duze earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her residency training at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. She is a board certified Internal Medicine physician practicing for over a decade exclusively in the outpatient setting. She is also a physician coder having earned her Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified Risk adjustment Coder(CRC) certifications from American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Dr. Duze splits her time almost equally between clinical and non-clinical work. When she is not taking care of patients in clinic, she works as a physician advisor and the medical director of value based arrangements and risk adjustment coding at Virginia Mason Medical Center. She also served as the Inaugural Chair of the Underrepresented Voices in Health Care Belonging Group at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

Dr. Duze enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She also enjoys walking, reading, listening to music, dancing, and connecting with friends and family.

Therese Franco, MD SHM FACP

Therese Franco, MD SHM FACP

Valley Family Medicine

Topic: Updates in Hospital Medicine
Day & Time: Thursday, November 3, 2022 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Therese Franco is a practicing hospitalist and Associate Regional Medical Director for that Franciscan Inpatient Team at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Clinical areas of interest include diabetes, sepsis and peri-operative medicine. In her leadership role, Dr. Franco leads her team’s work in the areas of quality, safety and patient experience. She is an enthusiastic educator having taught in a variety of settings as clinical faculty and as a community college instructor.

Stephanie Fosback, MD

Stephanie Fosback, MD

Internal Medicine

Topic: Advocacy Updates 
Day & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 7:15am – 8:15am

Janna Friedly, MD

Janna Friedly, MD

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Topic: COVID-19 Symposium: Updates in COVID Therapeutics, Post-COVID Conditions, COVID Resilience, and Pandemic Preparedness
Day & Time: Friday, November 4, 2022 | 8:45am – 10:15am

Dr. Janna Friedly is a board-certified physiatrist and Professor of Physical Medicine and in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Friedly received her undergraduate degree in 1994 from Stanford University and her medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in 2001. She completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Washington in 2005. She completed a master’s degree in public health in 2020 from George Washington University. She currently serves as the executive director of UW Medicine’s Post COVID Rehabilitation and Recovery Clinic and the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington. She conducts health services and outcomes research related to chronic pain and disability and is the Editor-in-Chief of PM&R, the official journal of the American Academy of PM&R.

Andrew Friedman, MD

Andrew Friedman, MD

Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center

Topic: Chronic Pain Management 
Day & Time: Thursday, Nov 3, 2022 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm

 

Barak Gaster, MD, FACP

Barak Gaster, MD, FACP

University of Washington

Topic: Care in the Patient with Dementia
Day & Time: Saturday, Nov 5, 2022 | 11:30am – 12:15pm

Barak Gaster, MD, FACP is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington where he is the Director of the Cognition in Primary Care Program. An educator and general internist for more than 20 years, he is nationally recognized as an expert in dementia. He is a member of the Hastings Center Bioethics workgroup on dementia and a national leader helping to develop the next edition of the CDC’s Healthy Brain Initiative. The Dementia Directive he helped develop has been downloaded more than 150,000 times and has been featured in the NY Times and on NPR. Continuing his busy practice as a primary care provider, he also leads initiatives to improve accurate evaluation of cognition in primary care.

Mehr Grewal

Mehr Grewal

Worth a Shot

Topic: Volunteering for Physicians
Day & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 1:45pm – 2:45pm

Mehr is Founder and Director of Worth A Shot, a youth lead organization, focused on Global Health , Equity , bridging disparities and Community Outreach.

Sarah Gunby, MD

Sarah Gunby, MD

University of Washington

Topic: Story Slam
Day & Time: Friday, November 4, 2022 | 4:20pm – 5:20pm

Jeffery Jacobs, MD

Jeffery Jacobs, MD

University of Washington

Topic: Updates in Cardiology
Day & Time: Friday, November 4, 2022 | 4:22pm – 5:25pm

Dr. Jeffrey Jacobs is a patient-centered and team-based approach to medical care while using the most up-to-date research to get the best outcome for his patients. His clinical interests include integrating intestinal ultrasound for the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his twin girls, trying new restaurants with his wife, and playing with his dog at the park.

Rupali Jain, PharmD

Rupali Jain, PharmD

University of Washington

Topic: Antibiotics for the Internist/Antibiotic Stewardship
Day & Time: Friday, November 4, 2022 | 7:15am – 8:15am

Rupali Jain, PharmD, FIDSA; Clinical Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy and Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Director, ID PGY2 Resdiency

Rupali started the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in 2007. He enjoys teaching clinicians about appropriate use of antibiotics in all settings. He direct his respective ID training programs at University of Washington and are actively involved in the UW – Tele-antimicrobial Stewardship program. 

Joseph Joo, MD, MS

Joseph Joo, MD, MS

University of Washington

Topic: The Business Side of Inpatient Medicine
Day & Time: Thursday, November 3, 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm

MS – Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2014–2015
MD – Texas A&M University, Bryan, TX, 2015–2019
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine – Dell Medical School, Austin, TX, 2019–2022
Christopher Kim, MD, MBA, SFHM

Christopher Kim, MD, MBA, SFHM

University of Washington

Topic: Chronic Pain Management 
Day & Time: Thursday, Nov 3, 2022 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm

 

Richard Kim, MD

Richard Kim, MD

UW-Valley Medical Center

Topic: Sports Medicine Workshop
Day & Time: Friday, November 4, 2022 | 3:00pm – 3:50pm

Dr. Kim was born and raised in Southern California. He did his undergraduate studies at Harvard University, where he was a History of Science major. He then completed his medical school at University of California, San Francisco. He moved to Seattle in 2006 for his internship and residency training at the University of Washington, where he won awards for excellence in resident teaching and for leadership. He stayed at the University of Washington for his pulmonary and critical care fellowship training.

Ranjini Krishnan, MD MS FACC

Ranjini Krishnan, MD MS FACC

Olympic Medical Center

Topic: Cardiovascular Risk Assessment and Management in Asymptomatic Patients
Day & Time: Thursday, Nov 3, 2022 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm

 

Jared W. Klein, MD, MPH, FACP

Jared W. Klein, MD, MPH, FACP

University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center

Topic: Opiod Use Didorder
Day & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 1:45pm – 2:45pm

Dr. Klein is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He attended medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago and completed his residency training at UW. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine, Dr. Klein practices at Harborview Medical Center where he is medical director of programs caring for people experiencing homelessness. He is also a founding member of the Addiction Consult Service. He enjoys teaching medical students, residents and fellows as part of his practice.

Chris Knight, MD, FACP

Chris Knight, MD, FACP

University of Washington

Topic: Updates in Ambulatory
Day & Time: Thursday, Nov 3, 2022 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Jesse A. Levin, MD

Jesse A. Levin, MD

University of Washington Medical Center

Topic: Inpatient Precourse in Partnership with SHM & Caring for Transplant Patients in the Hospital
Day & Time: Thursday, November 3, 2022 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Jesse A. Levin, MD is a University of Washington Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and has been an internal medicine hospitalist at UW Medical Center-Montlake since 2014. Dr. Levin’s primary focus is directly caring for.

Megan Loring, MD

Megan Loring, MD

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Topic: Updates in Women’s Health
Day & Time: Thursday, Nov 3, 2022 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Dr. Megan Loring completed her medical school at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and her OB/GYN residency training at Stanford Hospital. She then ventured to the East Coast where she completed fellowship in minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS) at Newton Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Loring stayed on as faculty at Newton Wellesley for 6 years before moving to Seattle in 2021. She now has a thriving practice and fellowship program at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

Addie McClintock, MD

Addie McClintock, MD

University of Washington

Topic: Updates in Ambulatory
Day & Time: Thursday, Nov 3, 2022 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Henry Mroch, MD, FACP

Henry Mroch, MD, FACP

Washington State University & Providence Healthcare

Topic: Updates in Nephrology
Day & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 3:00pm – 3:40pm

Henry Mroch, MD, FACP received his undergraduate and medical school education at the University of California, Irvine. He completed his internship and residency through the Providence Internal Medicine Spokane program, followed by fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Washington in 1998. He practices all aspects of general and transplant nephrology in Spokane and has made medical education a standard part of his practice. He enjoys teaching UW and WSU medical students along with internal medicine residents. He serves as the 2nd year Renal Course Director and a 3rd/4th year clinical coach for the WSU College of Medicine. He has a wife and two children who provide him daily inspiration.

Natalia Murinova, MD, MHA

Natalia Murinova, MD, MHA

UW Medicine

Topic: Headaches
Day & Time: Friday, November 4, 2022 | 7:15am – 8:15am

Greg Nakamoto, MD, FACP

Greg Nakamoto, MD, FACP

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Topic: The Business Side of Inpatient Medicine
Day & Time: Thursday, November 3, 2022 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Greg Nakamoto MD FACP, is a board-certified internist with an additional qualification in sports medicine. His special medical interest is in the evaluation and non-operative treatment of knee and shoulder problems. He serves as a teacher to the residents of Virginia Mason and the University of Washington internal medicine residencies.
Shamim Nejad, MD, FASAM, FACLP

Shamim Nejad, MD, FASAM, FACLP

UW Medicine - Valley Medical Center

Topic: Inpatient Management of Alcohol Use Disorder & Withdrawal
Day & Time: Friday, November 4, 2022 | 7:15am – 8:15am

Doug Paauw, MD

Doug Paauw, MD

UW Medicine

Topic: How to Become Better at Diagnosis
Day & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 7:15am – 8:15am

Raman Palabindala, MD MBA SFHM

Raman Palabindala, MD MBA SFHM

Optum

Topic: Leaving Against Medical Advice
Day & Time: Thursday, November 3, 2022 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Clark Parrish, MD

Clark Parrish, MD

PeaceHealth Medical Group

Topic: Story Slam
Day & Time: Friday, November 4, 2022 | 8:30am – 8:45am

Paul Pottinger, MD

Paul Pottinger, MD

University of Washington

Topic: Antibiotics for the Internist/Antibiotic Stewardship
Day & Time: Friday, November 4, 2022 | 7:15am – 8:15am

Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Director, Infectious Diseases Training Program
Co-Director, UWMC Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Paul started the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in 2007. He enjoy teaching clinicians about appropriate use of antibiotics in all settings. He direct his respective ID training programs at University of Washington and are actively involved in the UW – Tele-antimicrobial Stewardship program.

Amy Kennedy, MD

Amy Kennedy, MD

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Topic: Opioid Use Disorder – Inpatient Management
Day & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 1:45pm – 2:45pm

Moe Hagman, MD, FACP

Moe Hagman, MD, FACP

UW Medicine

Topic: Jeopardy
Day & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Rachel Safran, MD, FACP

Rachel Safran, MD, FACP

MultiCare

Topic: Articles That Changed My Practice
Day & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 10:45am – 11:25am

Ananth Shenoy, MD

Ananth Shenoy, MD

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Topic: Abstract Awards
Day & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 1:30pm – 1:45pm

Priya Fielding-Singh, PhD

Priya Fielding-Singh, PhD

University of Utah

Topic: How the Other Half Eats: the Untold Story of Food and Inequality in America
Day & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 9:00am – 10:00am

Dr. Priya Fielding-Singh is a sociologist, ethnographer, and Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Studies at the University of Utah. Her research and writing examine issues of social, economic, and racial justice, with a focus on food and nutrition equity alongside maternal and child health. Central to her research program is the use of mixed methods to advance knowledge of both the structural and contextual factors that fuel health disparities in the United States. Her first book, How the Other Half Eats: the Untold Story of Food and Inequality in America (Little Brown, Spark 2021), draws on years of ethnographic field research she conducted on families’ diets in the San Francisco Bay Area to reveal new pathways through which social and environmental factors drive disparities in diet and diet-related disease. Her research has been published in top sociology, public health and medical journals such as Social Science and Medicine, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and the Journal of Adolescent Health. Her work has also been featured in outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Harvard Business Review, and more. Dr. Fielding-Singh holds a BS in Education from Northwestern University, MA in Cultural Studies from the University of Bremen, and a PhD in Sociology from Stanford University. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship as a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Scholar at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Sarah Steinkruger, MD

Sarah Steinkruger, MD

University of Washington

Topic: Challenging Patients Encounters
Day & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 7:15am – 8:15am

I grew up in Oregon and came to Seattle for my undergraduate education at Seattle University. I attended medical school at the University of Washington and remained for my Internal Medicine Residency training and position as Ambulatory Chief Medical Resident. I currently work as a primary care provider and mentor attending at the University of Washington Roosevelt General Internal Medicine Center. I specialize in caring for medically complex patients with psychiatric illnesses, psychosocial complexity, and somatic diseases who are otherwise classically labeled as “difficult.” My research and education work focuses on training residents how to better care for such patients. I am the Co-Facilitator of the UW Internal Medicine Residency Teaching Elective and additionally teach several workshops on curriculum development, ADHD, physical exam skills, and post-covid syndrome. My awards and accolades include the UW Paul Beeson Award 2021, the National ACP Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholarship 2020, the UW Resident Excellence in Teaching Award 2019, and the UW WWAMI Pro Award 2019.

Michael Stewart, DO

Michael Stewart, DO

Spokane Internal Medicine Residency

Topic: Articles That Changed My Practice
Day & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 10:45am – 11:30am

Michael Stewart is a faculty member at the Spokane Internal Medicine Residency and certified HIV Specialist. He has a passion for evidence-based medicine and medical reasoning. On his free time he enjoys playing board games and going for adventures with his wife and dog.

Savitha Subramaniam, MD

Savitha Subramaniam, MD

University of WA

Topic: Story Slam
Day & Time: Friday, November 4, 2022 | 8:30am – 8:45am

Rachel Thompson, MD, MPH

Rachel Thompson, MD, MPH

Optum

Topic: Updates in Hospital Medicine
Day & Time: Thursday, November 3, 2022 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm

John Vassall, MD

John Vassall, MD

Qualis Health

Topic: Addressing Racial Disparities in Healthcare
Day & Time: Friday, November 4, 2022 | 8:45am – 10:00am

Christine Wheeler, MD

Christine Wheeler, MD

Topic: Wellness Workshop by Wellbeing Champions
Day & Time: Friday, November 4, 2022 | 7:15am – 8:15am

Chris Wong, MD

Chris Wong, MD

UW Medicine

Topic: Advocacy Updates
Day & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 7:15am – 8:15am

Leslie Yen, MD, FACP, RMSK

Leslie Yen, MD, FACP, RMSK

Swedish Spine, Sports & Musculoskeletal Medicine

Topic: Sports Medicine Workshop
Day & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 1:45pm – 2:45pm

My goal as a sports medicine physician is to help individuals return safely and quickly to the activities they love. Patients desire and deserve respectful and effective communication, doctor availability and clinical excellence. Dr. Yen was selected by Seattle Magazine as a Top Doctor in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2022.

Yilin Zhang, MD

Yilin Zhang, MD

Valley Family Medicine

Topic: Caring for Transplant Patients in the Hospital
Day & Time: Thursday, November 3, 2022 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Yilin Zhang, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and the Assistant Program Director for Inpatient Clinical Teaching for the Valley Family Medicine (VFM) Residency at University of Washington affiliated.

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