Meet the Transitional Year Class of 2021-22

Drew Anderson, MD

Drew Anderson, MD

University of Washington – Interventional Radiology
Drew grew up in the mountains of Northern California before moving to Washington to earn a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Puget Sound. Enamored with the Northwest, he stayed to complete medical school at the University of Washington. Outside of the hospital he enjoys tending to his garden, sailing on lake Pend Oreille, and walking the family labrador. 

Tony Casper, DO

Tony Casper, DO

Rocky Vista University – Radiation Oncology
Tony is from Morgan, Utah, which, similar to Spokane, has all the outdoor recreational opportunities you could want. He attended Utah State University for his undergraduate degree and completed medical school at Rocky Vista University. He enjoys mountain biking, cycling, soccer, pickleball, snowshoeing, and exploring the outdoors with his wife and two sons. He will be completing his residency at the University of Florida and is hoping that Disney World and the nice beaches will help ease his sadness of leaving the mountains. 

Greg Doornink, DO

Greg Doornink, DO

Pacific Northwest University – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Greg is a Washington native who grew up playing piano and hiking with his family in the Cascades. He completed his undergraduate at Washington State University, returned to his hometown of Yakima to attend medical school at Pacific Northwest University, and now looks forward to completing his PM&R training at St. Luke’s Rehab Institute here in Spokane. He enjoys reading books, listening to podcasts, dabbling in coding, and amateur cooking, but most of all he loves spending time with his beautiful wife and two adorable daughters! 

Ellen Franciosi, MD

Ellen Franciosi, MD

University of Massachusetts – Dermatology
Ellen is originally from Westwood, Massachusetts and attended Dartmouth College where she majored in Biology, played lacrosse, and enjoyed hiking and snowboarding in the White Mountains. She received her MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In her free time, Ellen loves traveling, visiting national parks, snowboarding, CrossFit and cooking. Ellen has been married to her high school sweetheart for 3 years and they share a passion for the great outdoors. She is thrilled to be in the Pacific Northwest for her internship. Ellen will return to Massachusetts next year to complete a residency in Dermatology at Tufts Medical Center. 

Ryan Glendenning, MD

Ryan Glendenning, MD

Midwestern University – Radiology
Ryan is from Olympia, Washington and went to Western Washington University for his undergrad, where he played rugby. He received his medical degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in the suburbs of Chicago. In his free time, he likes hiking, spending time outdoors, cooking, weightlifting, playing/watching rugby, and spending time with his wife and two dogs. He is ecstatic to be back in his home state of Washington for both his transitional year and radiology residency.  

Catherine Gloss, MD

Catherine Gloss, MD

University of Missouri – Dermatology
Catherine is originally from St. Louis Missouri and attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia where she volunteered at the free healthcare clinic taking care of underserved patients.  She enjoys hiking, playing tennis, sand volleyball and loves any water activities including water skiing, during the winter you’ll find her on the local slopes snow skiing.  She’s an avid reader and enjoys spending time with family and friends.  One important philosophy she lives by is “always do the best you can while being the best person you can be”. 

Jake Gooing, DO

Jake Gooing, DO

Western University – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Jake was born and raised in sunny Mission Viejo, California. He studied Kinesiology at San Diego State University before heading to medical school at Western University of Health Sciences where he spent an extra year completing a teaching fellowship in the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department. In his free time he likes to run, cycle, cook/bake, spend time with his wife and spoil his pup. He is looking forward to his year exploring the PNW and experiencing all four seasons before returning back to Southern California to complete his PM&R residency at UC Irvine.  

Eric Grisham, MD

Eric Grisham, MD

University of Missouri – Dermatology
Eric grew up in Missouri. He attended Loyola University Chicago where he studied psychology and neuroscience. He received his MD from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine. Before attending medical school, he worked as a pharmacy technician, a phlebotomist, and a medical technician. He also spent a year living in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he hiked, camped, and alpine skied. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wonderful fiancée, training his dog, weightlifting, and collecting various hobbies. He is looking forward to enjoying everything that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. 

Alexa Jaeger, MD

Alexa Jaeger, MD

University of Washington – Anesthesia 
Alexa is a native of Spokane who grew up enjoying the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest hiking, backpacking and camping.  She received a BS in Biology from Eastern Washington University and graduated from the University of Washington Medical School.  While 2021 was a difficult year for the world, 2021 was a wonderful year for her, not only did she graduate from medical school but she also welcomed a new daughter She also enjoys baking, playing board games, taking her daughter and dog Winnie for walks in the neighborhood and planning her next international adventure.   

Jeff Li, MD

Jeff Li, MD

University of Texas Southwestern – Dermatology
Jeff grew up in Bridgewater, New Jersey and Spring, Texas. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Biochemistry and Business, he moved Dallas for his medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He enjoys hiking, weightlifting, cooking, exploring new restaurants, and exploring all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.  

Aaron Marble, DO

Aaron Marble, DO

Pacific Northwest University – Radiology
Aaron is originally from Kennewick, WA (Tri-Cities) and attended Gonzaga University where he received a B.S. in Biology.  He then attended Regis University in Denver, CO for a Master’s degree followed by Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences where he received his medical degree.  He is excited to be living in Spokane again and is looking forward to all of the great outdoor activities available in the area. In his free time he enjoys weight training and exercise, golf, any summertime activity involving water, skiing, fishing, watching sports (especially Zags basketball and LA Rams football) and spending time with his family.

Trevor Mordhorst MD

Trevor Mordhorst MD

University of Washington – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Trevor is from Cheyenne, Wyoming and attended the University of Wyoming where he studied physiology and neuroscience. He also completed a master’s degree in pharmacology from Tulane University before attending the University of Washington for medical school. Trevor has been involved in search and rescue and wilderness medicine, as well as volunteering for the red cross. Trevor enjoys all things outdoors including hunting, fishing, and exploring the Rocky Mountains and is excited to spend summers on the many lakes of the greater Spokane area. It’s really hard to beat a day boating or camping with friends and family. 

Joe O'Sullivan, MD

Joe O'Sullivan, MD

Oregon Health & Sciences University – Radiology
Joe grew up in Oregon and received his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University. He enjoys any excuse to be outdoors – skiing, hiking, birdwatching, and chasing after his mischievous dog, Koda. As a UK dual citizen, he also loves afternoon cream tea, waking up before sunrise to watch Wimbledon, and cheering for McLaren in Formula 1. He is thrilled to continue his medical education in the PNW, both in Spokane and Seattle. 

Josh Pahang, MD

Josh Pahang, MD

Washington State University – Anesthesia
Josh grew up in Federal Way, WA. He studied Bioengineering at the University of Washington, where he was the starting water boy for the UW football team. After an amazing two years on Oahu working in healthcare analytics, Josh attended medical school in Spokane at Washington State University while his wife, Bailey, attended Gonzaga Law School. In their free time, they love spending time with their French Bulldog, Lencho. The three of them look forward to spending one more year in Spokane before continuing on to anesthesiology residency at UCSF.  

David Riesberg, MD

David Riesberg, MD

Washington State University – Radiology
Dave was born and raised in a small town in rural Colorado. He attended Colorado State University for his undergraduate education, graduating in 2007 with a degree in Microbiology. Dave spent the following nine years on active duty with the US Army, during which he made a few trips overseas, married his lovely veterinarian-ophthalmologist-wife, and rescued a three-day-old weimaraner puppy. He departed the military in 2016, earned certification as an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic, and began volunteering with various EMS agencies in the Spokane area. He graduated from Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine’s inaugural class in 2021, and will complete his radiology residency at the University of Utah. In addition to spending time with his fantastic wife, kiddo and insanely neurotic bird-dog, Dave enjoys fly fishing, hunting, mountain biking, snowboarding, and generally anything which gets him outdoors. 

Jacob Romm, MD

Jacob Romm, MD

University of Washington – Radiology
Jake is from Burbank, WA and completed his undergraduate studies at BYU-Idaho prior to attending medical school at the University of Washington.  He will be completing his radiology residency training at Duke University Hospital.  He and his wife have two rambunctious little girls who keep them entertained and very busy.  Jake enjoys the outdoors and grew up fishing the many rivers and lakes around the Spokane area.  He is excited to have a year to execute his secret plan of convincing his wife to return to Spokane after finishing residency. 

Jordan Tanner, MD

Jordan Tanner, MD

Saint Louis University – Dermatology
Jordan is from Issaquah, Washington and attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He served a two-year religious mission in Brazil and speaks fluent Portuguese. Outside of the hospital, he enjoys weightlifting, skiing, rock climbing, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. He will continue his medical training next year at Saint Louis University for his dermatology residency. 

Ronnie Youssef, MD

Ronnie Youssef, MD

Texas A&M – Dermatology
Ronnie is a Texas native, having been raised in both Houston and Dallas. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin he attended Texas A&M College of Medicine for medical school.  Ronnie is looking forward to finishing his dermatology residency in Texas at Baylor Scott & White-Temple. He enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, rollerblading, and traveling. Ronnie is excited to explore the outdoor wonderland of the Inland Northwest and to go skiing for the first time!