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Our Residents - Diagnostic Radiology Residency

Year 2

Matt Birmingham, DO

Matt Birmingham, DO

Why Virginia Mason? Small program where everyone knows each other, excellent 1:1 teaching with attendings, focus on resident education. 

Why Seattle? Proximity to family and friends. 

Hobbies: Contemporary classical music, hiking, following the NFL

Undergraduate: Western Washington University 

Medical School: WesternU COMP-Northwest

Internship: Transitional Year, VMMC 

Tristan Fielder, MD

Tristan Fielder, MD

Why Virginia Mason? I was looking for a smaller program that offered one-on-one teaching, a robust amount of volume and call to learn from, and a fun and supportive environment. 

Why Seattle? There are fun things to do all throughout the city, and with national parks, various bodies of water, and ski slopes in close proximity you’ll never be bored out here. 

Hobbies: fishing, skiing, hiking

Undergraduate: Angelo State University (San Angelo, TX)

Medical School: University of Texas at San Antonio

Internship: University of Washington - Surgery

Darren Pouv, MD

Darren Pouv, MD

Why Virginia Mason? VM is great because of the one-on-one teaching with faculty and emphasis on resident wellness.  

Why Seattle? I grew up in the Pacific Northwest so this is home to me! Seattle is uniquely situated in the middle of natural surrounding beauty with three different national parks all within driving distance and Canada to the north, there's plenty of outdoor activities here. 

Hobbies: Exercising, scrapbooking, thrift shopping, table top games/poker, cooking and indoor gardening 

Undergraduate: University of Washington

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine 

Internship: Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine (Internal Medicine) 

Year 3

Mattias Dilling, DO

Mattias Dilling, DO

Why Virginia Mason? Small, resident-centered program with great faculty and friendly culture

Why Seattle? I grew up in a small town in Central Washington around 3 hours from Seattle, so coming back to my home state after spending time in the Midwest was an easy decision. Additionally, Seattle offers all the amenities and entertainment of a major city combined with unbeatable access to outdoor activities.

Hobbies: Snowboarding, hiking, golfing, pickleball, and watching Seattle sports

Undergraduate: Washington State University

Medical School: Kansas City University

Internship: Virginia Mason Medical Center (Transitional Year)

Mike Locascio, MD

Mike Locascio, MD

Why Virginia Mason? Close-knit family culture, amazing mentorship, and individualized support

Why Seattle? Seattle is home for me! There are endless outdoor activities to enjoy and there is nothing better than a Seattle summer.

Hobbies: Running, weightlifting, tennis and pickleball

Undergraduate: University of Washington

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Internship: Virginia Mason Medical Center (Transitional Year)



Ryan Glendenning, DO

Ryan Glendenning, DO

Why Virginia Mason? Virginia Mason is unique in that it has a community program feel with a smaller class size and more 1-on-1 teaching with attending faculty, but has the same exposure to diverse pathology of a large metropolitan area.

Why Seattle? Growing up just south of Seattle, in Olympia, and attending college north of Seattle in Bellingham, I have come to love everything about the Pacific Northwest and consider it my home. It has quick access to the mountains and water with the big city amenities but unique community that is a hallmark of the PNW!

Hobbies: Enjoying the great outdoors with my wife by hiking, backpacking and kayaking. I enjoy watching/playing rugby, trying new breweries, and taking my dogs to the local beaches!

Undergraduate: Western Washington University

Medical School: Midwestern University - CCOM

Internship: Spokane Teaching Health Center (Transitional Year)

Year 4

Harris Sarah

Sarah Harris, MD, MPH

Why Virginia Mason? Virginia Mason is a true gem. I am honored to be part of a forward-thinking, innovative medical community that maintains integrity, values quality in health care for all, and optimizes care for the individual.

Why Seattle? Seattle is a perfect blend of everything I love - the beautiful outdoors, art, culture, music, diversity, creativity, inspiration ... the list is long!

Hobbies: Any and everything outside, dog walks, running, gardening, home improvement projects, dancing, and eating delicious food that other people cook.

Undergraduate: Lewis & Clark College

Medical School: University of Arizona (Tucson)

Internship: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Internship and Emergency Medicine Residency)

Jiyeon Jang

Jiyeon Jang, MD

Why Virginia Mason? People and the quality of care

Why Seattle? Lots of good foods and fantastic summer weather

Hobbies: Traveling, skiing and yoga

Undergraduate: Emory University (Atlanta)

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Internship: Virginia Mason (Transitional Year)


Miao Yu

Miao Yu, MD, MPH

Why Virginia Mason? I am impressed by the people and the learning environment at Virginia Mason. It is a small program with lots of individual support from faculty, and there are lots of academic enrichment opportunities from collaborating with larger regional institutions.

Why Seattle? I love everything about Seattle! It's a beautiful city with great diversity, activities and food.

Hobbies: Arts and antiquing

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Internship: Virginia Mason (Transitional Year)

Year 5

Rhett Bouche

Rhett Bouche, MD

Why Virginia Mason? Smaller program with extensive 1 on 1 teaching from attendings. Excellent faculty with a lot of support and focus on resident wellness.

Why Seattle? An endless number of activities, great food/entertainment, diverse.
Hobbies: Outdoor activities including hiking, biking and snowboarding.

Undergraduate: The University of Arizona

Medical School: The University of Queensland

Internship: Transitional Year at Virginia Mason

Trevor Miller

Trevor Miller, MD

Why Virginia Mason? The people and culture just felt like the right fit on my interview day. Also wanted a smaller program and am interested in ESIR (plenty of IR volume to go around!).

Why Seattle? It's just the hardest place to leave! Great proximity to hikes, water, winter sports, etc. Tons of awesome food and events, great parks, and secretly beautiful summers!

Hobbies: Skiing, running, hiking, cooking, hanging out with friends

Undergraduate: Whitman College

Medical School: University of Washington

Internship: Internal Medicine at Medstar Washington Hospital Center - Georgetown

Jeremy Paluch, MD

Jeremy Paluch, MD

Why Virginia Mason? I wanted a smaller, more resident-centered residency, rather than one with lots of fellows. I was impressed with everyone I met on interview day and felt like it’d be a great fit.

Why Seattle? My partner grew up here. After spending all of my life in Southern California, I wanted to escape the endless sun and traffic. It’s an endlessly fun, gorgeous city with far too much to do in just the 5 years of residency.

Hobbies: I try to exercise 5-6 times per week. We’ve been working on improving our home gym setup since the gyms have closed. I like to cook, explore the parks and nearby mountains, and go skiing as much as I can.

Undergraduate: University of Southern California (Los Angeles)

Medical School: University of Southern California

Internship: Virginia Mason (Transitional Year)

Year 5

Tyler Kreager

Tyler Kreager, MD

Why Virginia Mason? Great culture, small program that provides individualized learning

Why Seattle? Always something to do, friendly people

Hobbies: Sports (watching hockey, playing golf/tennis), FOREX trading

Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara

Medical School: The Ohio State University

Internship: Virginia Mason (Transitional Year)

Shane Morris

Shane Morris, MD

Why Virginia Mason? Virginia Mason has a friendly and intelligent group of attending radiologists who are very interested in teaching. As the resident on service without any fellows, there is no competition for studies or procedures. The hospital itself has a great community feel, while also getting a nice variety of pathology.

Why Seattle? Seattle is a really fun city to live in with tons of great hiking and water activities. I live near Virginia Mason and everything I need is really close and accessible.

Hobbies: Skiing, hiking, baseball and basketball

Undergraduate: Brandeis University

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Internship: Newton-Wellesley Hospital Transitional Year

Ksenia Skorohodova

Ksenia Skorohodova, MD

Why Virginia Mason? I love the small program feel and how much teaching and mentorship we are able to have due to high attending to resident ratio. Everyone has been super kind and amazing to work with.

Why Seattle? I grew up in Washington, went to school at the University of Washington, so Seattle has been home all of my adult life. I love everything about Seattle and wanted to stay here for training.

Hobbies: Cooking, outdoor activities, exploring the city, and travel, when able.

Undergraduate: University of Washington

Medical School: University of Washington

Internship: Virginia Mason (Transitional Year)