Family Medicine Residency Spokane Residents
Family Medicine Residency Spokane has 32 residents who practice at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, the Family Medicine Residency clinic (Spokane Teaching Health Clinic) and in other locations.
Steven Hoang, DO
Steven was born in California but has lived throughout the various regions of the the United States including stops to Maryland, Ohio, Texas, and most recently Washington! He completed his medical school training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. His interests in medicine include helping the underserved/international medicine, obstetrics, sports, inpatient medicine, and pretty much all the variety that the field of family medicine has to offer. His interests outside of medicine includes exploring cities/trails, amateur photography, NBA basketball, snowboarding, board/card games, and his favorite is seeing people live life filled with smiles!
Cameron Ingram, MD
Dr. Ingram grew up in Dayton, Ohio. He first met his now-wife, Laura, when they were placed in the same first grade class. They both attended the University of Cincinnati to pursue degrees in biomedical engineering. It was in college that he discovered his love for medicine, particularly through working with the homeless and underserved in Cincinnati. He hopes to practice full-spectrum family and community medicine while advocating for the poor and vulnerable. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, listening to jazz music, traveling, and spending time in nature with Laura and their beagle, Bowie.
Kelsey Lambrecht, MD, Rural Training Track
Dr. Lambrecht was born and raised in Tioga, North Dakota. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Mary, where she also ran cross country, and her medical degree at the University of North Dakota. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, golfing, running, spearfishing, and reading. Dr. Lambrecht intends to practice rural family medicine with an emphasis on women’s health and obstetrics.
Gianna Luchetti, MD
Dr Luchetti was born and raised on the South Shore of Massachusetts, and completed her undergraduate studies in Public Health at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She then attended the Frank H Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac in Connecticut. She has now traveled across the country for residency to experience Full Spectrum Family Medicine training. Her interests in medicine include; rural family medicine, women health, and emergency medicine. Away from work she likes to hike, cook, cross country ski, and spend time with friends.
Ellen Ouellette, MD, Rural Training Track
Dr. Ouellette was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona where she also attended undergrad and medical school at the University of Arizona. Bear down! She made her way to the inland Northwest to not only enjoy the weather and array of outdoor activities but also for the strong tradition of full spectrum family medicine in the state of Washington. She made the great trek north with her partner, Alex, and their two dogs and blind cat. She enjoys running and hiking with her dogs, as well as cycling, skiing, rock climbing and trying out new outdoor sports. She looks forward to training to become a full-spectrum rural family doc in Spokane and Colville.
John Monda, MD
Dr. Monda was born in Rochester Minnesota, but grew up in Wenatchee, Washington since he was 5 years old. He received his degree in Biochemistry from Washington State University. His wife moved with him to St Louis Missouri where he completed medical school at Saint Louis University. His long term goal is to provide primary care somewhere in Eastern Washington. His interests outside of medicine include hunting, fishing, hiking, woodworking, and all things outdoors, including disc golf.
Bill Quach, MD
Dr. Quach was born and raised in the Bay Area, California. He completed his undergraduate studies at University of California Davis before going to medical school at Ross University. In his free time, he enjoys photography, design and aesthetics, cycling, food and food reviews, playing the ukulele, woodworking, and car detailing.
Logan Villarreal, MD
Dr. Villarreal grew up in eastern Washington, where he spent his time with Legos, hiking mountains, and helping his dad fix irrigation pipes. While in school, he worked in video production in between classes. He received a degree in bioengineering from Walla Walla University, and spent a year in rural Honduras volunteering at a children’s home and teaching elementary English before going to medical school at Loma Linda University in southern California. He enjoys hiking, photography, cooking, gaming, and time with friends and family.
Michael Woodruff, MD
Michael grew up in Spokane. During college, he studied business at Walla Walla University in southeast Washington. After a gap year of work and travel abroad he was fortunate enough to marry his wife Mindy and move to Loma Linda University in southern California where he earned his medical degree. He enjoys traveling internationally, going on road trips with his wife, making and drinking coffee, birding, photographing birds, camping and hiking. He and Mindy are very excited to be back in Spokane.
Shannon Dunn, DO
Shannon completed her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University where she was a member of the Varsity Rowing team. She attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California.
Family medicine appealed to Shannon because of the longitudinal care, diversity in patient population, and variety of care settings. The idea of being able to provide health care to all generations of people is exciting. Before medical school, Shannon worked in research at a women’s hospital and discovered her passion for women’s health. She chose Spokane for its robust women’s health training and for its residents. When she attended her interview, she immediately felt welcomed and at home.
Shannon enjoys brewing her own kombucha and creating different flavors, crocheting, anything Harry Potter related, and spending time with her fiancé and their cats. She loves traveling and is always thinking about the next place she is going to visit.
Ivan Gerlitz, MD, Rural Training Track
Ivan completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria in Castlegar, BC. He then went on to study medicine at Saint James School of Medicine Anguilla.
Ivan has had his interest captured in medicine by its humanity. Part of Ivan’s past experiences was working for five years n Wild Land Firefighting, which taught him his strong ability to work well in a team. He is passionate about health promotion and population health. He has been fortunate to have many travel experiences which have helped develop open mindedness and cultural competence.
Ivan loves to back country ski, surf and climb. He plays acoustic guitar and lead vocals in a band called “Yardsale”.
Ivan has recently obtained dual citizenship and will be joining our team in the Colville RTT.
Mara Hazeltine, MD
Mara is from Spokane! She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, and then came back to her hometown to attend medical school at the University of Washington in Spokane.
Mara founded her medical school’s first educational equity service organization, which supported kids of color and low income to become the next generation of medical providers. She finds inspiration in the resilience of children and families, stemming from her time teaching middle school math. She believes Family Medicine’s power lies in seeing the complete person and understanding how culture and values inform care.
Mara loves to travel, locally and internationally. She and her husband plan to visit all the National Parks. They cherish the easy access to outdoors in the Northwest and try to hike or take a leisurely stroll whenever possible.
Carol "Carrie" Johansen, MD, Rural Training Track
Carrie completed her undergraduate studies at Whitworth University and went on to the University of Washington – Spokane campus for her medical degree studies.
Carrie’s interests in medicine peaked at an early age and she is passionate about building lasting relationships with patients and their local community. This leads to providing care to the underserved and having it become more of a joy rather than a burden.
Carrie grew up adjacent to the Tulalip Indian reservations and sent summers on the Colville Indian reservation and began her interest in serving Native communities at that time. In the future she plans to provide full-spectrum care for a diverse patient population in Eastern Washington, with a specific focus on rural Native communities.
Carrie enjoys gardening, baking, cooking, fishing, camping, hiking with her dogs and attending concerts.
Carrie will be joining our team in the Colville RTT.
Michelle Mckay, DO
Michelle did her undergrad at Heritage University & went to medical school at Pacific Northwest University.
Michelle truly believes that to be a great Family Medicine provider, one must have a servant’s heart. She believes hers was inherited from her family. Caring for others has become a part of who she is as a person. Family Medicine is a natural fit for Michelle.
Michelle enjoys golfing, gardening, waterboarding, snowboarding and cooking. She also loves to travel & exploring the world in the future. She also has a passion for learning new things and reading.
Parvita Panchal, DO
Parvita went to New York University and the University of California-Irvine for undergrad. She graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in June 2018 and has been in a Transitional Year Residency program at Merit Health Wesley/TRI in Hattisburg, MS and will complete that program just prior to joining us.
Parvita has wanted to become a physician since the ninth grade when she was in biology class watching the “Life’s Greatest Miracle” PBS documentary. That was the moment when she was filled with awe and a sense of purpose and her passion for medicine was ignited. Her passion for medicine has led her to her dedication and determination to further advancing her training in Women’s health care. After residency she desires to work in a rural underserved area and be prepared for any type of obstetrical emergency.
Parvita enjoys Classical Indian dancing-Kathak and Bollywood dancing. She likes rock sport climbing, traveling and exploring new countries. She really enjoys watching Broadway musicals and Disneyland.
Emily Piekenbrock, DO
Emily attended the University of British Columbia for her undergraduate and Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine for her medical degree.
Emily believed she would someday become a specialist, until she was in a rotation in rural Colorado where she worked with two very passionate family physicians, who changed her career goal. Emily has been in the Rural and Wilderness Medicine Honors Track in school where she realized the need in the rural communities.
Emily grew up in the mountains, which have made her an avid outdoor enthusiast. She likes camping, hunting, fishing, and hiking in the summer and skiing in the wintertime. She was also fortunate to spend 5 years of her childhood in Chile, which instilled her early love of travel. She is also very passionate about cooking, using her creativity and giving her a social outlet.
Logan Shetlar, MD
Logan completed his undergrad at the Kansas State University and received his MD degree from the University of Kansas – Wichita in May.
Logan knew that family medicine was the specialty of choice for him at the beginning of his fourth year of medical school. He is looking forward to diversity in his patients, as well as their diseases. He is hardworking, dedicated and curious and embraces the challenge of medicine and getting to know and connect with his patients. His goal is to be comfortable handling every patient that walks through his office doors.
Logan enjoys hiking, camping, biking, running, fishing and hiking. He is also passionate about woodworking. He enjoys watching and cheering on Kansas State football and walking his dog.
Taylor Stewart, MD
Taylor received her BA in Biology and Theology from Carroll College in Helena, Montana and went to medical school at the University of Washington in the Idaho WWAMI track.
Taylor has had many experiences in her rotations that have led her to choose family medicine. She desires to provide longitudinal care and have well-formed relationships with her patients. After residency she wants to practice in a community that she can live in long-term and maintain continuity with her patients and provide full-spectrum care. Taylor was born and raised in northern Idaho, very near to Spokane.
Taylor’s hobbies include baking bread and desserts, outdoor recreation with her dog, gardening and watching college sports, especially basketball.
Andrea "Drea" Thomas, DO
Drea attended UC Davis for her undergraduate studies and is completing her medical degree at the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Drea has been on several global medical electives and those experiences have taught her that Family Medicine aligns with her goals of being culturally competent, preventative care focused and a rural integrative medicine doctor for the under-served. She loves procedures and is looking forward to providing full spectrum care.
Drea enjoys Yoga, Meditation, hiking, reading, dancing and art.
Mia Wright, MD, MPH
Mia completed her undergrad at Arizona State University and will receive her MD/MPH degree from the University of Arizona-Phoenix in May.
Mia grew up with an aunt who is a family physician in Mexico. She watched how many times her aunt’s services would be paid with tamales or tortillas, but no one was ever turned away and how she served her community. These experiences sparked her interest in medicine and a passion for service to this day.
Mia desires to serve the underserved and be involved in health promotion, team management and inter-professional models and hopes to be trusted by her patients, like her aunt has been.
Mia enjoys cooking, boxing, yoga, hiking, reading and playing the piano.
Carly Villarreal, MD
Carly completed her undergraduate at Walla Walla University. She then went on to medical school at Loma Linda University.
Carly loves everything from volunteering playing music to mountain hiking and her most meaningful moments are formed around relationships with people. She loves medicine and discovering that she is happiest when she is caring for the whole person. She knows that the ability to engage patients’ values in order to help them reach a healthier life is what makes Family Medicine special.
Carly enjoys scuba diving, aviation, geology and archaeology as well as sewing, Hiking, camping and astronomy.
Ashley Gaing, DO
Ashley completed her undergraduate education at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. She received her DO degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV.
Ashley decided to pursue family medicine for its versatility and many opportunities for full-spectrum healthcare. Her favorite parts of being a family physician are connecting with patients and having the opportunity to hone her skills in many aspects of the medical field. She is interested in serving the underserved and has a particular interest in caring for an LGBTQ patient population. Her future career goals involve integrating cultural competency and dedication to health equity to give her patients holistic, full-spectrum care.
Ashley enjoys playing videogames with her fiancé, discovering new restaurants and music, attending anime conventions, being a plant-mom, and dabbling in various crafts (making socks into stuffed animals, embroidery, yarn dolls). She is an avid tea-drinker and tries to frequent the tea shops and cafes of Spokane as much as her schedule allows.
Alicia Gonzales, MD
Alicia Gonzales grew up in Denver, Colorado but proudly claims the high desert of New Mexico as her homeland. If you ever need a good ice breaker, just ask her about the amazing skiing, hiking and white water rafting in the Land of Enchantment. Alicia is the proud mama of two beautiful children and actively fights off urges to have another. She and her husband plan to utilize her rural training to provide full scope medicine in the small, picturesque ski town of Taos, New Mexico upon graduation.
David Malekooti, DO
David is originally from Tempe, Arizona. It was there he attended Arizona State University for his undergraduate education in biological science. Looking to pursue a medical degree, but also interested in exploring beyond his corner of the Earth, David decided to attend the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia. It was there he met and fell in love with fellow resident Ashley Gaing. Together the two decided to come to idyllic eastern Washington to begin their careers as physicians.
Since beginning his medical education, David has always had a fixation on Family Medicine. He found it to be the most compelling way to truly understand his patients and, subsequently, provide them with precision care. David has a special interest in health equity, lifestyle medicine and LGBTQ populations.
When not being a doctor, David enjoys writing, horror video games, running, weight training, and patronizing local restaurants.
Cecilla Mathis, MD
Cecilia completed her undergraduate degree at Kansas State University and her MD degree from the University of Kansas.
Cecilia grew up on a small farm in Kansas and has always felt a connection to rural communities and the unique roles that healthcare providers play in small towns. Cecilia always considered family medicine as a career but following her pediatric and OB rotations in med school, she was sold. She really enjoys the variety in patients and the ability to grow alongside her patient panel.
Cecilia enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, cooking, and spending time with her husband and ornery toddler. She also enjoys cheering on Kansas State football and the KC Chiefs.
Danielle Meyer, DO
Danielle attended undergraduate school at the University of Missouri and received her DO degree from Kansas City University.
Danielle has a passion for nutrition, preventative medicine, and helping underserved populations both locally and world-wide. Long-term patient relationships make medicine the most fulfilling for her, so family medicine stole her heart because it allowed her to do this while incorporating all of her interests into one clinical practice and, more importantly, providing healthcare in a way that emphasized the patient as a whole.
Danielle enjoys spending her free time outdoors biking, running, skiing, and camping. She grew up in a family of cake connoisseurs and is always on the lookout for the next best recipe to bake.
Benjamin Mitchell, DO
Benjamin grew up in Roosevelt, Utah a rural town in an eastern part of the state. Growing up he enjoyed fishing, backpacking, skateboarding, snowboarding, and playing sports. His passion for medicine started from my father who was a rural family medicine doctor. After graduating high school, he served a fulltime 2-year mission for my church in San Jose, CA while learning Mandarin Chinese. While earning his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah, he worked for Delta Airlines which made it possible to travel all over the world. During this time, he married his wife, and they started their family. After graduating from the University of Utah in Biology, he enrolled at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lynchburg, Virginia for medical school. He chose Family Medicine because he imagined a career that has close ties to the community. He also thinks it is rewarding to care for patients and their loved ones of all ages. He and his wife 4 children and like having easy access to beautiful places to swim, hike and explore outside while also having the amenities of a big city.
Cecilia Pham, DO
Cecilia was born and raised in Southern California where she received her undergraduate degree in biology at University of California Irvine, then braved the desert to attend medical school at Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her clinical interests include all things women’s health, especially reproductive health and obstetrics, as well as pediatrics and HIV/trans health. Her varied interests made family medicine a natural fit, particularly family medicine in Spokane with its full spectrum training. Getting to experience 4 seasons in the beautiful Pacific Northwest is an added bonus.
Cecilia enjoys singing, rock climbing, looking for new recipes to cook and bake, lifting weights, and reading with a strong cup of espresso.
Ellie Rickards, MD
Loma Linda University *RTT Resident
Ellie was adopted from rural Vietnam at age six to a family of outdoor enthusiasts. She lived in Wyoming, Michigan, and California, and now looking forward to experiencing Washington! She discovered the power of healing as a child, the beauty of medicine in high school and the art of healthcare as a resident. Graduated from Biola University, Ellie chose Spokane-Colville for the program’s mission and people. Her plan is to provide full spectrum care with obstetrics in rural United States or internationally. Though 2020 has been bittersweet, Ellie is grateful to be part of the program.
Interesting facts about Ellie:
She met and married her husband, Kenji, during the pandemic.
She fit all her worldly possessions in her Hyundai Elantra and drove up to Washington with her fat cat.
Ellie and Kenji enjoy spending evenings roasting coffee beans, reading to each other, or completing a puzzle.
If you meet Ellie, please suggest a recipe for her to try in her instant pot air fryer.
Brigette Schuman, DO
Kansas City University College of OM
Brigette is originally from the Chicagoland area, moving downtown to attend the University of Chicago. She and her husband moved to Kansas for medical school, where she completed her DO and MA in bioethics. Deciding to explore another area of the country, they moved to Spokane for her residency.
Brigette is passionate about using medicine to care for the whole person and whole community. During her clinical rotations in Topeka, KS, she found herself loving each specialty, which is why she chose family medicine. Brigette is excited for the opportunities at FMR Spokane, including lifestyle medicine and psychiatry electives. She plans on utilizing the full scope of family medicine in her future practice, wherever that may be.
Brigette enjoys being outdoors, playing soccer, anything Nancy Drew, cooking with local foods, playing video games, and spending time with her husband, two kids, and two dogs.
Katherine Sloop, MD
Katie grew up in Yakima, Guam, and Kentucky; but is a northwest girl at heart. She went to college at Walla Walla University before heading to Loma Linda University for medical school. She is very excited to be back in the Northwest for residency and is looking forward to spending more time with her family scattered throughout the northwest.
She is passionate about lifestyle medicine and whole person care. She loves the continuity and preventative medicine aspects of family medicine. She is very excited about the option for being double boarded in lifestyle medicine and family medicine and is interested in doing an OB fellowship after residency. She has a passion for international service and would love to work overseas for a few years before settling down in the northwest as a small-town family practice doctor.
She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, camping, playing sports, and anything outside. She is looking forward to having real seasons again and can’t wait to introduce her cat to the snow!
Kelsie Smith, DO
Kelsie grew up in a small farm town called Geneseo, IL. She attended Bradley University where she studied Biology and Spanish. She obtained her D.O. from Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Kelsie was drawn to the Spokane FMR due to its wide spectrum training. She has a special interest in Obstetrics and hopes to do a fellowship after residency. Hailing from a small town, she plans to return to a rural area to practice medicine after her training.
She enjoys swimming, yoga, martial arts, and binge-watching Netflix. Kelsie also loves to travel and experience new cultures.
Robert Zarajczyk, DO
Dr. Zarajczyk (Za-rye-check) was born and raised in Ormond Beach, FL and completed his undergraduate studies in Business Supervision and Management at Daytona State College. He migrated west and earned his medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences of the Pacific Northwest, COMP-NW in Lebanon, OR. In Oregon, he became interested in lifestyle medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy and soon joined forces with Family Medicine Residency Spokane to enhance his education in full spectrum family medicine. His life is enriched by his wife, young son, and dog. He enjoys exploring the outdoors by hiking, running, cycling, snowboarding, and surfing.