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Program Leadership - Internal Medicine Residency, St. Joseph Medical Center

Joey Parker, DO, FACP

Joey Parker, DO, FACP
Program Director

Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Virginia Mason Medical Center
Chief Residency: Virginia Mason Medical Center

Dr. Parker joins the St. Joseph Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program as the inaugural program director after spending almost 11 years at Virginia Mason Medical Center where he completed his residency and chief residency. Following his chief resident year, he joined the residency core faculty along with spending 2 years as the Associate Program Director for the Transitional Year Residency. He also spent 3 years as Medical Director for Unit Based Teams, where he was responsible for leading the residency’s board review course and overseeing inpatient quality improvement projects. He has served as a resident mentor for improving in-training exam scores which has led to residents successfully passing their board examination. He developed a dedicated inpatient curriculum which led to resident success on inpatient wards and the ABIM examination, and has helped develop residents as clinical educators. He has a special interest in infectious diseases and has presented on topics such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Clostridium botulinum, and updates in community acquired pneumonia. He also worked for 2 years in a specialty HIV clinic during residency. He is a three-time consecutive recipient of the Virginia Mason Internal Medicine Teacher of the Year award, the 2019 recipient of the Washington State ACP Hospitalist of the Year award, and writes for the Washington ACP newsletter on how to more effectively teach learners in the inpatient and outpatient setting. He is also a member of the Washington State ACP Executive Council.

“I am elated to serve as program director for the St. Joseph Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program. Since my chief resident year, I knew I wanted to one day become a program director. The opportunity to educate, invest in, serve, and come along side young learners and inspire them to become their absolute best is a calling I will never take for granted. I believe in identifying one thing to get better at each day and to be relentless in the pursuit of your dreams. I cannot wait to show you more about what the St. Joseph Internal Medicine Residency can do for you.”


Anna Marie Troncales, MD

Anna Marie O. Troncales, MD
Associate Program Director
St. Joseph Internal Medicine Residency Program
VMFH Internal Medicine Clinic

Medical School: University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
Residency in Internal Medicine: Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Fellowship in Geriatrics (2 year track): Rhode Island Hospital, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Dr. Troncales has been with Catholic Health Initiative since 2016 after joining the Internal Medicine outpatient clinic at St. Francis. She completed her 2 year track fellowship in geriatrics and decided to go to private practice, taking care of our elderly and most vulnerable patients.

As an internal medicine resident, she enjoyed educating medical students during their inpatient rotations. During her geriatric fellowship, she was a recipient of a scholarship grant to develop skills as an educator-clinician. This included being a subgroup proctor to medical students in their Doctoring I at Warren Alpert Medical School.

She spent several years in Florida, gaining extensive experience as a primary care physician, hospitalist, as well as a skilled nursing rehabilitation physician. She was involved in physician and staff education and had given lectures on geriatric care, as well as practice improvement on telephone medicine and triage.

In her current practice, she is a community mentor for nurse practitioner students who are eager to learn internal medicine and geriatrics in the outpatient setting. She is active in clinic work groups and committees. Her areas of interest include reducing hospital readmissions, increasing collaboration among outpatient providers and quality metrics team, as well as advanced care planning.

"I feel very privileged to be part of St. Joseph Medical Center Internal Residency Program. I have always been passionate about educating and encouraging our young colleagues to love the art and practice of internal medicine. There are a lot of opportunities to grow as a health care professional in our field and I am very excited to be part of your journey to success."


Gayatri Yambem, MBBS

Gayatri Yambem, MBBS
Core Faculty

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College
Residency: University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Chief Residency: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Yambem is part of the St. Joseph Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program as a core faculty member. She has been involved in teaching medical students and residents from the beginning of her career as a hospitalist at St. Joseph Medical Center, and also during her third year as a Chief Resident at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has a special interest in Quality Improvement, and has worked on several unit based rounding and multidisciplinary rounding projects. She has also had poster presentations on topics related to infectious diseases at the local chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

"I am very excited to be part of the St. Joseph Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program. I look forward to this opportunity to be part of an effort that will benefit the residents and the community as a whole."


Jahyeok Ihm, MD, MPH

Jahyeok Ihm, MD, MPH
Core Faculty

Medical School: Eulji School of Medicine, South Korea
Residency: Griffin-Yale combined Internal Medicine / Preventive Medicine Residency

Dr. Ihm graduated from Eulji School of Medicine, South Korea, and trained in Griffin hospital from combined Internal Medicine / Preventive Medicine Residency. She achieved her Master of Public Health on health care policy and management from Yale School of Public Health during her residency. She joined the UCSF Fresno Internal Medicine residency program as a core faculty, spending 4 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor. Her interest is focused on how to improve medical education and quality of care for patients. She also connects with social determinant of health with population health, serving as a moderator of ACPM 2019 for 'Prescription for housing: how to ensure it gets filled'. As a clinical mentor, she enjoys meeting with medical students and residents to guide their career path and wellness counseling. Her research was about mindfulness practice intervention study related with physician / resident wellness. She served as a member of the Quality Improvement (QI) committee, reviewing and guiding resident QI projects.

"I am grateful for wonderful opportunities to meet and learn from amazing people from my schools, residency and work - especially patients. Their stories and encouragement made me who I am as a physician. I believe that we all can learn from each other from the smallest things to life-changing experiences. I would like to continue my endeavor in St. Joseph Medical Center to serve residents and patients better to make a positive impact on their lives."


Yevgeniy Vayntrub, MD

Yevgeniy Vayntrub, MD
Core Faculty
Specialty Education Coordinator, ICU
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Residency: George Washington University
Chief Residency: George Washington University
Fellowship: Brown University

Dr. Vayntrub is a Core Faculty Member and Specialty Education Coordinator for the ICU at the St. Joseph Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program. Initially interested in Primary Care, Dr. Vayntrub developed a passion for pulmonary and critical care medicine during his residency training. He worked as a hospitalist in San Diego, CA before returning to Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship.

Dr. Vayntrub’s specific interests include evidence-based medicine, point of care ultrasound, physiology, pulmonary and critical care medicine procedures, and chest radiology. He is currently developing a Simulation Curriculum to allow residents to practice Code Blue and Rapid Responses in a safe and supportive environment.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two small children, exercise, the outdoors, and meditation.

“I am excited for the opportunity and challenge to be a part of this developing Internal Medicine Residency Program. Teaching medical trainees keeps me in touch with why I went into medicine, and challenges me to remember the core principles behind everyday patient management.”