With so many changes in healthcare, there is a lot of physician movement. It’s nearly impossible to keep track of where and when colleagues (or your favorite referral doctor) has moved.
We are initiating a new service to members, a ‘Members on the Move’ opportunity. If you are a member who is moving, changing your practice emphasis, adding colleagues, closing your practice, or retiring please let us know and we will publish your updated information monthly in our newsletter and the archives on this website for easy reference.
This service enables our members to stay in touch with their colleagues, and ease the referral process.
Select physicians will be chosen for feature articles about their movements – so let us know what changes are happening!
Please inform us of your practice changes, or those of your colleagues. We strive to be the most current roster for physicians in King County.
Physicians Moving Practices
Dr. Lola Oluyitan has moved from the Everett Clinic and is now the Medical Director of Provider Productivity, Recruitment, and Retention at 6M Geriatrics and Hospital Medicine in Seattle.
Dr. D. Chris Belcher, Dr. Shannon Shamseldin, and Dr. Sara Benveniste will be moving from Greenlake Swedish Medical Group to Polyclinic Northgate effective October 2020. They can be reached at 206.329.1760 or polyclinic.com.
Dr. Aileen Mickey is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine. After a decade of clinical practice at EvergreenHealth, she has recently transitioned into the CMO position for the EvergreenHealth Medical Group. Dr. Mickey has a special interest in physician leadership development and we are excited to have her collaborating with us in promoting KCMS in King County East!
Dr. Tavinder Basra appreciates the opportunity to apply his training to the care of complex internal medicine patients. Dr. Basra has the unique pleasure of practicing as an IM hospitalist with his wife, Karen Basra ARNP, as they raise two young boys and just celebrated 10 years of clinical practice in the Pacific Northwest.
Dr. Sara J. Pauk, MD is an OB/GYN at University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center. She received her undergraduate degree in Classics and Philosophy from Santa Clara University and her MD from Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed her residency at the University of Washington before joining the clinical faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Pauk is passionate about reproductive rights, resident education, and fostering meaningful connections with her patients. She has advocated for women’s health and equitable patient care at the state and national level as the Washington Section Junior Fellow Chair for the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Her work at the institutional level includes creating a resident curriculum on complex vulvovaginitis and revising the language on patient intake forms to be more inclusive. In her free time, Dr. Pauk enjoys hiking, crosswording, spending time with family, and cultivating her indoor jungle.
Dr. Tony S. Quang, MD, JD is a board-certified Radiation Oncologist who has been practicing medicine for 18 years. He treats cancer patients, teaches medical students and residents, and conducts clinical research. He is the Acting Chief at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and on faculty at UW Medicine and UW Law. He is the current President of the Association of VA Hematology/Oncology, Member of Board of Trustees of the Washington State Medical Association, and Member of Board of Governors of the American College of Legal Medicine. As an Attorney, his areas of interest include medical malpractice, contracts, IP law, and non-profit law.
Dr. Wendy H. Wong is a board-certified emergency medicine specialist at Virginia Mason in Seattle. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Dr. Jessica A. Ivers is a board-certified pediatrician at the Polyclinic in Seattle. She received her medical degree at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and completed her residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Lynn E. Welling is the regional chief clinical officer for Swedish Health Services. He, in partnership with the SHS COO, is responsible for all SHS clinical operations. Dr. Welling started his career as a naval aviator flying the A7E Corsair from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. He then earned his MD at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, trained in emergency medicine at Naval Medical Center San Diego, and enjoyed a 34-year naval career. Read more.
Dr. Cara Beth Lee is an orthopedic surgeon who has been practicing in the Seattle area for 20 years. She pursued her undergraduate and medical studies at Indiana University and completed an Orthopedic surgery residency at the UW, followed by a hip preservation fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her clinical focus is on the surgical management of pre-arthritic hip disease, particularly acetabular dysplasia and femoroacetabular impingement. Away from the hospital, Dr. Lee can be found boating, paddling, or swimming in northwest waters.
Dr. Mandeep Walia is a native to the Washington area and received her BA in psychology with a focus on neuroscience from the UW. Post-graduation she taught Indian dance to underprivileged children for the City of Seattle. She then attended Kasturba Medical College in India and completed her residency in internal medicine from the University at Buffalo. Dr. Walia works in acute and post-acute care medicine in and around the greater Seattle area. In her spare time, Dr. Walia loves to spend time with her three rambunctious boys and her husband, is passionate about community service, and teaching east Indian dance to children.
Dr. Javeed Shah is an experienced primary care physician who specializes in internal medicine and infectious diseases. Dr. Shah obtained their MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, going on to complete their residency at the University of Washington. Treating patients with HIV and other chronic infections are just a few of their clinical interests. Dr. Shah is very passionate about research including the body’s immune response to chronic infections and what vaccines and other treatments can be used to combat them.
Dr. Megan E. Quinn is a forensic pathologist based in Tacoma. She currently works as a Medical Examiner for the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office in Vancouver, WA. In addition, Dr. Quinn supports several counties in the greater Puget Sound region via pathology and consulting services.
Dr. Jamison Ridgeley is an experienced, board-certified, Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon specializing in private practice retinal care since 2014. Desiring to be closer to his family, he relocated to the PNW in 2016 and has provided all aspects of medical/surgical retinal care in the Seattle Metro area. He has participated in numerous clinical trials for sight-threatening conditions such as diabetic retinopathy. Areas of specialization include macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, and retinal detachment. Outside of work, Dr. Ridgeley enjoys spending time with his wife, Jen, and his children, Graeham and Everett.
Dr. Ahana Roy is a board-certified internist at UW Neighborhood Woodinville Clinic. She completed her training at Calcutta National Medical College and Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Roy is clinically interested in diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart failure, asthma, and COPD. Outside of her work, she enjoys gardening, playing classical piano, and traveling around the world.
Dr. Rachel Bender Ignacio is a board-certified infectious disease physician at UW and Harborview Medical Centers and is an assistant professor of allergy and infectious diseases at UW. She received her MD and MPH from the University of Washington and trained at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Read more.
Dr. Gwen Hanson is a board-certified primary care physician who specializes in family medicine. She trained at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and Western Penn Hospital. She has also served in the US Air Force as a general medical officer. Currently, Dr. Hanson runs her own practice, Rockwood Family Medicine, where she has developed a reputation for her expertise in whole food plant-based diets. Outside of her work, she enjoys sports, playing piano and violin in chamber ensembles, and advocating for climate action. She is married and has three children.
Dr. Elisabeth Poorman is a board-certified internist and addiction medicine fellow at the University of Washington. Shecompleted medical school at Emory University in Atlanta, and residency at Cambridge Health Alliance, where she practiced as a primary care physician before coming to Seattle. Read more.
Dr. John S Bramhall
is a board-certified anesthesiologist and associate medical director of Harborview. Read more.
Dr. Gordana Juric-Sekhar is a board-certified pathologist at UW Medical Center and a UW Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology. Read more.
Dr. Richard Repass
is a board-certified psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist. He is the founder of Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment in Mercer Island. Read more.
Dr. Laligam Sekhar is a board-certified neurosurgeon at Harborview, vice-chair of UW Neurological Surgery, and a UW professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiology. Read more.
Dr. Caitlin A Smith
is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Washington and an attending pediatric surgeon in the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Read more.
Dr. Susan E Warwick is an obstetrician/gynecologist at Kaiser Permanente Washington. Read more.
Dr. Sowmya Amin is a family medicine specialist in Seattle.
Dr. Debra Chaput is a family medicine specialist in Kirkland.
Dr. Bolajoko Adeniyi is a board-certified internist and has experience in primary care, post-acute care, inpatient psychiatric care and hospitalist work.
Dr. Garrison Bliss retired on September 1, 2020, after 40 years in medical practice. We wish you the very best in your retirement!
Dr. Charles H Chesnut III retired February 28, 2020, after nearly 50 years at the UW Medical Center. We wish you the very best in your retirement.