People

Key Faculty

Administrative Team

Paul Ford

Program Administrator

Key Responsibilities:

  • Applications, Interviews, Orientation and Onboarding
  • Accreditation
  • Program Finances

Claire Moore

Program Coordinator

Key Responsibilities:

  • Travel Funds Management
  • Outside Work (Moonlighting)
  • Data Collection and Management

Jess Montaño

Program Coordinator

Key Responsibilities:

  • Educational Conferences
  • Training Verifications and Medical Licensing
  • Research Experience Documentation

Current Fellows

Steven Blinka, MD, PhD
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency: University of Washington

Edward Briercheck, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical School: Ohio State University
Residency: Boston Medical Center

Jonathan Hayman, M.D.
Medical School: Louisiana State University
Residency: Johns Hopkins

Carrie Ho, MD
Medical School: Ohio State University
Residency: University of Pennsylvania

Debbie Jiang, M.D.
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess

Hiba Khan, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical School: University of Arizona
Residency: University of Washington

Noam Kopmar, M.D.
Medical School: Ben-Gurion University
Residency: University of Washington

Natasha Kwendakwema, MD
Medical School: University of Utah
Residency: University of Washington

Natalie Miller, MD, PhD
Medical School: University of Washington
Residency: University of Washington

Elizabeth Nakasone, M.D.
Medical School: University of Hawaii
Residency: UCLA

Ronald Paranal, MD
Medical School: Drexel University
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Andrew Portuguese, M.D.
Medical School: University of Rochester
Residency: University of Rochester

Nahid Rashid, M.D.
Medical School: Ohio State University
Residency: Washington University in St. Louis

Ruben Raychaudhuri, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency: University of Pennsylvania

Darien Reed, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Residency: University of Arizona

Perrin Romine, M.D.
Medical School: Harvard
Residency: University of Washington

Laura Samples, MD
Medical School: University of Washington
Residency: University of Washington

Laruen Shih, MD
Medical School: University of Utah
Residency: University of Washington

Lynn Symonds, M.D.
Medical School: Dartmouth
Residency: University of Washington

Lisa Tachiki, M.D.
Medical School: UC Irvine
Residency: University of Washington

Rafee Talukder, M.D.
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Molly Tokaz, M.D.
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: University of Michigan

Natalie Uy, M.D.
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: Yale School of Medicine

Past Fellows

2021 Graduates

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Adam Diehl, M.D.
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Robert Diep, M.D.
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Residency: Duke University Hospital

Laura Graham, M.D.
Medical School: Rush University, Chicago, IL
Residency: University of Washington

Krishna Juluri, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Nikhil Kamat, M.D.
Medical School: University of Southern California
Residency: Stanford University

Erik Kimble, M.D.
Medical School: Universidad de Guadalajara, Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud, Guadalajara, MX
Residency: University of Miami

Scott Knowles, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical School: University of California Los Angeles
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Valery Li, M.D.
Medical School: State University of New York
Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital at Weill Cornell

Busola Oluwole, M.D.
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Residency: University of Pittsburgh

Risa Wong, M.D.
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

2020 Graduates

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Shakira Grant, M.B.B.S.
Medical School: University of West Indies, Barbados Faculty of Medical Sciences, BB
Residency: University of Pennsylvania

Joseph Hiatt, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Ali Khaki, M.D.
Medical School: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Poorni Manohar, M.D.
Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Residency: University of Michigan

Cristina Merkhofer, M.D.
Medical School: University of Wisconsin
Residency: University of Pittsburgh

Alexandra Sokolova, M.D.
Medical School: Rostov State Medical University, Russian Federation
Residency: Nassau University Medical Center

Albert Yeh, M.D.
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

2019 Graduates

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Jacob Appelbaum, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Victor Chow, M.D.
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington

Jason Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical School: Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Adam Greenbaum, M.D., Ph.D
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
Residency: University of California, San Diego

Lindsay Hannan, M.D.
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Emory University School of Medicine

Laura Kennedy, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington

Jacqueline Poston, M.D.
Medical School: University of Chicago, The Pritzker School of Medicine
Residency: University of Chicago

Camille Puronen, M.D.
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington

2018 Graduates

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Godwin, Colin: Research Associate, Fred Hutch; Acting Instructor, University of Washington
Kirtane, Kedar: Assistant Member, Moffitt Cancer Center
Li, Ang: Acting Instructor, University of Washington
Paulson, Kelly: Research Associate, Fred Hutch; Acting Instructor, University of Washington

Salk, Jesse: Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, TwinStrand Biosciences
Schmitt, Michael: Associate Medical Director, Seattle Genetics
Tuazon, Sherilyn: Assistant Member, Fred Hutch; Physician, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Yan, Fengting: Clinical Practice, Swedish Cancer Institute
Yezefski, Todd: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington

2017 Graduates

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Banda, Kalyan: Clinical Instructor, University of Washington; Physician, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Buckley, Sarah A.: Associate Medical Director, CTI Biopharma
Bannow (née Samuelson), Bethany: Assistant Professor, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR