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Faculty: Residencies

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health’s St. Joseph Medical Center and community-based specialty groups give tremendous support and educational opportunities for our program. Below are the faculty members that are a part of our program.

General, minimally invasive and breast surgery

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Tommy A. Brown, MD, FACS

Program Director
Surgical Oncology
St. Joseph Medical Center

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Eugene S. Cho, MD, FACS

St. Joseph GMEC Chair
Minimally Invasive Surgery
St. Joseph Medical Center

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Steven Giss, MD, FACS

General Surgery
St. Anthony Hospital

 

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Michelle Haslinger

Breast Cancer Surgery , Breast Cosmetic Surgery St. Francis Hospital

 

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Shalini R. Kanneganti, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Associate Program Director Colon and Rectal Surgery St. Joseph Medical Center

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Linda Pai, MD, FACS

General Surgery
St. Anthony Hospital

 

 

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Brian T. Welch, MD

General Surgery
St. Francis Hospital

Bariatric surgery

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Haroon P. Anwar, MD

Bariatric Surgery
St. Francis Hospital

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Troy P. Houseworth, MD, FACS

Bariatric Surgery
St. Francis Hospital

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David S. Swedler, DO

Bariatric Surgery, Medical Director
St. Francis Hospital

Endocrine surgery/head and neck surgery

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Douglas M. Sorensen, MD, FACS

Endocrine Surgery/Head & Neck Surgery
St. Joseph Medical Center

Gastroenterology

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Kyung W. Noh, MD

Gastroenterology
St. Joseph Medical Center

PotterMark

Mark Potter, DO

Gastroenterology
St. Joseph Medical Center

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Spencer S. Root, MD

Gastroenterology
St. Joseph Medical Center

Gynecologic and oncology surgery

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Michael A. Bidus, MD

Gynecologic Oncology Surgery
St. Joseph Medical Center

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Bahman Saffari, MD, PhD

Gynecologic Oncology Surgery
St. Joseph Medical Center

Neurosurgery

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Marc A. Goldman, MD

Neurosurgery
St. Joseph Medical Center

Pediatric surgery

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Stephanie P. Acierno, MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP

Pediatric Surgery
MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital

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Meade P. Barlow, MD

Pediatric Surgery
MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital

 

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Elizabeth A. Berdan, MD, MS

Pediatric Surgery
MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital

 

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Mauricio (Tony) Escobar, Jr., MD, FACS

Pediatric Surgery
MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital

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Randall M. Holland, MD

Pediatric Surgery
MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital

Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery

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Baiya Krishnadasan, MD, FACS

Department of Surgery Chair
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
St. Joseph Medical Center

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Thomas (TJ) P. Templin, II, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
St. Joseph Medical Center

Trauma surgery

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Teresa Bell, MD

Trauma Surgery
Tacoma Trauma Trust
St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital

Veronica Bustillo-Aruca, MD

Veronica Bustillo-Aruca, MD

Trauma Surgery
Tacoma Trauma Trust
St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital

MeganCecchini

Megan M. Cecchini, MD

Trauma Surgery
Tacoma Trauma Trust
St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital

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Jennifer L. Hubbard, MD, FACS

Trauma Surgery
Tacoma Trauma Trust
St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital

PaulInouye

Paul Inouye, MD, FACS

Trauma Surgery
Tacoma Trauma Trust
St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital

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Ekaterina (Katya) Knowlton, MD, FACS

Trauma Surgery
Tacoma Trauma Trust
St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital

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John K. Lam, MD

Trauma Surgery
Tacoma Trauma Trust
St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital

Vimukta Mahadev, MD

Vimukta Mahadev, MD

Trauma Surgery
Tacoma Trauma Trust
St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital

 

Jamison S. Nielsen, DO, MBA, FACS

Jamison S. Nielsen, MD, MBA, FACS

Trauma Surgery
Tacoma Trauma Trust
St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital

 

Constantine G. Saites, MD, FACS

Constantine G. Saites, MD, FACS

Trauma Surgery
Tacoma Trauma Trust
St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital

LisaSchomogyi

Lisa M. Schomogyi, MD, FACS

Trauma Surgery
Tacoma Trauma Trust
St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital

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Cabrini L. Sutherland, MD, MPH

Trauma Surgery
Tacoma Trauma Trust
St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital

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Long D. Tran, MD, FACS

Trauma Surgery
Tacoma Trauma Trust
St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital

 

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Caesar M. Ursic, MD, FACS

Trauma Surgery
Tacoma Trauma Trust, Medical Director
St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital

Urology

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Daniel L. Willis, MD

Urology
St. Joseph Medical Center

Vascular

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Hao T. Vu, MD

Vascular Surgery
St. Joseph Medical Center