Internal Medicine – Residents

Internal Medicine Whole Group Photo

R1

Alex Crist, DO

Alex Crist, DO

Hometown: St. George, Utah

Medical School:  Midwestern University

Career Interests: Psychological and biological disease integration, Chronic Illness

Samuel Josephsen, MD

Samuel Josephsen, MD

Hometown:  Marysville, WA

Medical School:  Washington State University

Career Interests: Inpatient medicine with interests in critical care and medical education

David Waples, DO

David Waples, DO

Hometown:  Spokane, WA

Medical School:  Kansas City University

Career Interests:  Still exploring all options within Internal Medicine

Kyle Davies, DO

Kyle Davies, DO

Hometown: Woodinville, WA

Medical School:  Pacific Northwest University

Career Interests: Hospital medicine including critical and intensive care

David Pash, DO

David Pash, DO

Hometown:   Port Lynden, WA

Medical School:  Pacific Northwest University

Career Interests:  Primary care

Amanda Yelle, MD

Amanda Yelle, MD

Hometown:  Snohomish, WA

Medical School:  Washington State University

Career Interests: Inpatient medicine with a focus on rural or underserved communities.

Samuel Eglin, MD

Samuel Eglin, MD

Hometown: Yakima, WA

Medical School:  University of Washington

Career Interests: Critical Care Medicine, Wilderness Medicine, Global Health, Medical Anthropology, POCUS

Alixandra Silha, DO

Alixandra Silha, DO

Hometown:  Spokane, WA

Medical School:  Pacific Northwest University

Career Interests: Still exploring all options within Internal Medicine

Peter Franz, MD

Peter Franz, MD

Hometown: Rapid City, SD

Medical School:  University of South Dakota

Career Interests: Hospital medicine

Sharon Udher, MD

Sharon Udher, MD

Hometown:  Valleyford, WA

Medical School:  University of Washington

Career Interests: Still exploring all options within Internal Medicine

R2

Seth Dotson, MD

Seth Dotson, MD

Hometown: Clarkston, WA

Medical School: University of Washington

Career Interests: Outpatient Medicine

Sarah Knight, DO

Sarah Knight, DO

Hometown: Eureka, CA

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University

Career Interests: Outpatient Medicine with a focus on addiction medicine. Prefers to practice in an underserved community.

Jenna Speltz, DO

Jenna Speltz, DO

Hometown: Spokane, WA

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University

Career Interests: General Internal Medicine 

Sam Duddempudi, MD

Sam Duddempudi, MD

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Career Interests: Ambulatory medicine, Sports medicine

Cayce Martin, MD

Cayce Martin, MD

Hometown: Colville, WA

Medical School: Loma Linda University

Career Interests: Inpatient Medicine

Jenna Williamson, MD

Jenna Williamson, MD

Hometown: Anacortes, WA

Medical School: University of Washington

Career Interests: Still exploring all options within Internal Medicine.

Cicily Hummer, DO

Cicily Hummer, DO

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Medical School: Rocky Vista University

Career Interests: Still exploring all options within Internal Medicine.

Ivan Martinez, DO

Ivan Martinez, DO

Hometown: Molalla, OR

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University

Career Interests: Inpatient Medicine with an interest in Critical Care and Pulmonology.

Jeff Kilcup, DO

Jeff Kilcup, DO

Hometown: Gig Harbor, WA

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University

Career Interests: Inpatient Medicine with an interest in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Aditya Nathan, DO

Aditya Nathan, DO

Hometown: Portland, OR

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University

Career Interests: Primary Care/Sports Medicine

R3

Caroline Catalano, DO

Caroline Catalano, DO

Hometown: Falmouth, ME

Medical School: University of New England

Career Interests: Hospitalist in a rural, critical access setting.

Kaitlund Johnson, MD

Kaitlund Johnson, MD

Hometown: Spokane, WA

Medical School: University of Washington

Career Interests: Inpatient Medicine

Bryan Takisaki, DO

Bryan Takisaki, DO

Hometown: Spokane, WA

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University

Career Interests: Inpatient Medicine

Matthew Coons, DO

Matthew Coons, DO

Hometown: Puyallup, WA

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University

Career Interests: Inpatient Medicine

Ariana Kamaliazad, MD

Ariana Kamaliazad, MD

Hometown: Vancouver, WA

Medical School: University of Washington

Career Interests: Inpatient Medicine with focus on Critical Care, Internal Medicine Faculty or Hospitalist.

Brittney Ward, DO

Brittney Ward, DO

Hometown: Bozeman, MT

Medical School: Western University

Career Interests: Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship.

Timothy Hayes, DO

Timothy Hayes, DO

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Medical School: Edward Via University

Career Interests: Inpatient Medicine

Tyler Reinking, MD

Tyler Reinking, MD

Hometown: Silverthorne, CO

Medical School: University of Colorado

Career Interests: Combination of outpatient primary care and hospitalist preferably in rural setting.

Vanessa Hoytfox, MD

Vanessa Hoytfox, MD

Hometown: Eden Mills, Ontario

Medical School: Saba University

Career Interests: Intpatient Medicine

Liz Savage, DO

Liz Savage, DO

Hometown: Overland Park, KS

Medical School: Kansas City University

Career Interests: Still exploring all options within Internal Medicine.

Annual Welcome Party

One evening during orientation, residents, their families and faculty enjoy getting to know each other at the welcome party. Generally held outdoors (weather permitting), this gathering encourages families to interact and socialize in addition to the residents. We hold our own White Coat Ceremony where families can participate.

“Having lived our lives in the Southeast, the Inland Northwest has been our greatest adventure yet. Spokane offers friendly hospitality by the locals you will meet and always offer ideas on things to do, and places to see. From the amazing Spokane symphony, to breathtaking views of Mt. Spokane, we enjoy Spokane and quickly have made it home.”

Katie Myers

Resident Spouse

Holiday Party

The Holiday party is great fun with fellowship, great food and wild White Elephant gift exchange. Residents , their spouses/SO’s and faculty are all invited.

    Resident Ski Day

    Three resident cohorts enjoy one “ski day” each. Each cohort is a mix of the 3 classes; they are excused from their clinical duties for one weekday so that can participate together in an activity of their choosing.

    Lake Picnic

    A faculty member hosts an annual day at the lake. A potluck spread of food satisfies the hunger that develops after water sports, volleyball, etc. A great chance for camaraderie in a beautiful natural setting.

    Lake Party
    Lake view at the Lake Party
    Welcome Party

    One of the things I like most about this residency are the people I get to work with. I can work a full week with my co-residents and still want to hang out with them on my day off.

    Cayce Martin

    Class of 2023, IMRS Resident

    IMRS is a small, tight knit program which is exactly what I need during these challenging years. We know each other so well and have each other’s backs. It definitely helps me thrive.

    Caroline Catalano

    Class of 2022, IMRS Resident

    Your residency starts here. What are you waiting for?