Internal Medicine – Residents

Internal Medicine Whole Group Photo

R1

Laura DeWald, DO

Laura DeWald, DO

Hometown: Pullman, WA

Medical School: PNW University

Medical Interests: Inpatient medicine including general medicine and critical care

Travis Fisher, MD

Travis Fisher, MD

Hometown: Wenatchee, WA

Medical School: Loma Linda University

Medical Interests: Hospital Medicine

Carsten Kirby, DO

Carsten Kirby, DO

Hometown: Bozeman, MT

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University

Career Interests: Oncology

Ester Peters, DO

Ester Peters, DO

Hometown: Zvolen, Slovakia

Medical School: Midwestern University

Medical Interests: Inpatient medicine

Chad Ruger, MD

Chad Ruger, MD

Hometown: Blackfoot, ID

Medical School: University of Washington

Medical Interests: Hospitalist Medicine, Chronic Pain

Ken Scott, DO

Ken Scott, DO

Hometown: Boise, ID

Medical School: Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Medical Interests: Hospital medicine and Critical Care 

Rakin Solaiman, MD

Rakin Solaiman, MD

Hometown: St. Peter, MN

Medical School: University of Minnesota

Medical Interests: Still exploring!

Jacob Straus, DO

Jacob Straus, DO

Hometown: Bothell, WA

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University

Medical Interests: Still exploring options within internal medicine! I like a little bit of everything!

Victor Warr, DO

Victor Warr, DO

Hometown: Erda, Utah

Medical School: Rocky Vista University

Medical Interests: Hospital, General Internal Medicine 

Kyle Wyer, DO

Kyle Wyer, DO

Hometown: Spokane, WA

Medical School: Rocky Vista University

Medical Interests: pulm/crit or critical care

R2

Alex Crist, DO

Alex Crist, DO

Hometown: St. George, Utah

Medical School:  Midwestern University

Career Interests: Psychological and biological disease integration, Chronic Illness

Kyle Davies, DO

Kyle Davies, DO

Hometown: Woodinville, WA

Medical School:  Pacific Northwest University

Career Interests: Hospital medicine including critical and intensive care

Sam Eglin, MD

Sam Eglin, MD

Hometown: Yakima, WA

Medical School:  University of Washington

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

Cody Howdeshell, MD

Cody Howdeshell, MD

Hometown: Abilene, TX

Medical Shool: Ross University in Dominica

Medical Interests: Critical Care / Pulmonology

Sam Josephsen, MD

Sam Josephsen, MD

Hometown:  Marysville, WA

Medical School:  Washington State University

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

David Pash, DO

David Pash, DO

Hometown:   Port Lynden, WA

Medical School:  Pacific Northwest University

Career Interests:  Primary care

Alix Silha, DO

Alix Silha, DO

Hometown:  Spokane, WA

Medical School:  Pacific Northwest University

Career Interests: Still exploring all options within Internal Medicine

Sharon Uhder, MD

Sharon Uhder, MD

Hometown:  Valleyford, WA

Medical School:  University of Washington

Career Interests: Still exploring all options within Internal Medicine

David Waples, DO

David Waples, DO

Hometown:  Spokane, WA

Medical School:  Kansas City University

Career Interests:  Still exploring all options within Internal Medicine

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.

R3

Seth Dotson, MD

Seth Dotson, MD

Hometown: Clarkston, WA

Medical School: University of Washington

Career Interests: Outpatient Medicine

Sam Duddempudi, MD

Sam Duddempudi, MD

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Medical School: N.R.I Medical College

Career Interests: Ambulatory medicine, Sports medicine

Cicily Hummer, DO

Cicily Hummer, DO

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Medical School: Rocky Vista University

Career Interests: Still exploring all options within Internal Medicine.

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.

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.

Cayce Martin, MD

Cayce Martin, MD

Hometown: Colville, WA

Medical School: Loma Linda University

Career Interests: Inpatient 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.

Aditya Nathan, DO

Aditya Nathan, DO

Hometown: Portland, OR

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University

Career Interests: Primary Care/Sports Medicine

Jenna Speltz, DO

Jenna Speltz, DO

Hometown: Spokane, WA

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University

Career Interests: General Internal Medicine 

Jenna Williamson, MD

Jenna Williamson, MD

Hometown: Anacortes, WA

Medical School: University of Washington

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. 

Resident Wellness Day

Three resident cohorts enjoy one wellness 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. 

Holiday Party

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

    “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

    Alum Spouse

    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?