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Program Leadership

Virginia Mason attracts excellent clinicians and all-star teachers. Residents consistently cite the teaching faculty as a highlight of our program. We strive to provide relevant teaching and guidance with each patient interaction, teach and practice evidence-based medicine, and promote resident autonomy. It is our pleasure to be your teachers and colleagues.

Brandee Grooms, MD, FACP
Program Director
Hospital Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Medical School: Loma Linda University
Residency: St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, Calif.
Chief Residency: St. Mary's Medical Center, Long Beach, Calif.

Dr. Grooms is proud to have taught residents and medical students for more than 10 years at Virginia Mason. During this time, she led improvements in the clinical learning experience for medical students rotating on our inpatient ward teams. She supports residents in their development as leaders in medical education, and created a peer mentoring program to support the teaching skills of the inpatient faculty. Her experience training PAs and ARNPs as Program Director for the Advanced Practice Fellowship in Hospital Medicine has cultivated her interest in how clinical experiences and team structures can best meet our patients’ needs, as well as the educational needs of each individual while supporting the highest level of satisfaction, connection, and purpose in everyday work. Brandee enjoys ballet, chocolate and looking forward to adding chickens to her family’s garden.

Brandee Grooms

“I am elated to have joined this outstanding leadership team in service to our residents as Program Director. Each year, I am inspired by the depth of compassion and eagerness for personal and professional growth each resident brings to our program. Seeing residents attain the skill and confidence to graduate and become trusted colleagues is a joy for me. Providing support and guidance so they can thrive during this process is my mission. Success is when we empower residents to recognize that the changes and challenges we see in health care are their opportunity to lead and become the problem-solvers that ultimately improve our patients’ lives. At Virginia Mason, we are fortunate to be able to work toward this goal in a setting that is consistently at the leading edge of transforming health care and where resident voice and engagement in these efforts is valued.”

Joy Bucher, MD, FACP
Associate Program Director
Primary Care
Primary Care Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington

Medical School: University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Residency: University of Washington
Chief Residency: University of Washington

Bucher, Joy

Dr. Bucher's interests include fostering a love of primary care and a commitment to finding and teaching sustainable work practices through the years of a medical career. Mentorship of residents and medical students is a priority with a focus on coaching toward future job and life satisfaction. As a primary care internist in the downtown General Internal Medicine Clinic, she sees her own panel of patients and coordinates the residents’ experiences in their continuity clinics and ambulatory block rotations. Dr. Bucher created the Primary Care Retreats for primary care residents and the Clinic Immersion experience for all three-year residents.

She became Associate Program Director in 2019 and works on career development, curriculum development, recruitment, and chairs the Clinical Competency Committee.

Dr. Bucher supervises residents at Eastgate Public Health where she also works on quality improvement projects with residents. She completed the Virginia Mason Production System (VMPS) for Leaders training in 2021 and mentors residents through their training.

She enjoys listening to The Curbsiders Internal MedicineWork Life with Adam Grant, and other podcasts, and bringing that knowledge to work.

Outside of medicine, Joy enjoys reliving the former glories of being a high school (runner) and college athlete (rower) on her Peloton and keeping up with her husband and two little girls in the usual life adventures.

“I enjoy working with students and residents and watching them “grow up” and join me as colleagues. Our residents are absolutely wonderful people — great with patients, always working to improve our program, and with lives outside of medicine.”

Alvin S. Calderon, MD, PhD, FACP
Core Faculty
Hospital Medicine

Graduate and Medical School: University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Urbana-Champaign
Residency: Virginia Mason Medical Center

Dr. Calderon is consistently ranked among the top teachers at Virginia Mason. He has received awards for teaching from both internal medicine and transitional residents. As a member of the Section of Hospital Medicine and Kaizen Fellow, he focuses on quality improvement in graduate medical education, specifically working on operational and educational aspects of rounding to create patient-centered rounding systems that maximize learning for each member of the care team. He served as Program Director for 10 fulfilling years, transitioning to core faculty in 2019. In 2021, he was voted by his national peers to represent community / independent academic medical centers as a counselor for APDIM (Association for Program Directors of Internal Medicine), the premier organization advocating for residency education nationwide. Outside of the hospital, Alvin enjoys golf and photography. He is currently exploring physician well-being, growth mindset, psychological safety, and shame to learn how we can all better serve our patients and ourselves.


“I have been honored to mentor and train residents since 2003, and I had the privilege of being the program director from 2008 to 2018. I stayed at Virginia Mason as teaching faculty because I believed there can be no better place to train than a place where patient care is exceptional, and where residents are truly valued. As core faculty, it is my personal mission to launch residents into sustainable and fulfilling careers by continuously refining and improving the internal medicine program to meet the changing needs of health care. I am thrilled to train the doctors of the future today.”

Michael Soung, MD, FACP
Core Faculty
Primary Care
Clinical Instructor, University of Washington

Medical School: Northwestern University
Residency: University of Washington
Chief Residency: University of Washington

Dr. Soung’s interests include physician and patient education, evidence-based clinical practice and all areas of primary care medicine. He helps coordinate the evidence-based medicine curriculum for the residency program and is recognized as an expert in motivational interviewing, agenda setting, and fostering resident autonomy.

He is a past recipient of the Virginia Mason Internal Medicine Teacher of the Year award. He is regularly invited to speak at American College of Physicians, University of Washington, and Virginia Mason CME events on a variety of core primary care topics.

He is an active member of Virginia Mason’s Best Practices Task Force which helps maintain evidence-based quality standards for the Department of Primary Care. Outside of work, Dr. Soung enjoys reminiscing about long-distance running, dodging traffic on his short bike commute, and taking orders from his two young daughters.

Dr. Soung supervises residents at Eastgate Public Health.

Soung, Michael

“I am constantly amazed by our residents. They balance the demands of life and work and still manage to maintain a strong enthusiasm for learning and scholarship. It is such a pleasure to work with them. I try my best to pinpoint each resident’s individual educational needs and target teaching towards filling in the gaps, while still helping to see the forest from the trees.”

Joey Parker, DO, FACP
Core Faculty
Hospital Medicine
Medical Director, Unit Based Teams

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

Dr. Parker joined the section of hospital medicine and internal medicine core faculty after completing his internship, residency, and chief residency at Virginia Mason. He has a special interest in infectious diseases and has presented on topics such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Clostridium botulinum, in addition to working in a specialty HIV clinic during residency. He previously served as associate program director for the Transitional Year Residency and is a member of the American College of Physicians Executive Council. He was the 2019 recipient of the Washington State ACP Hospitalist of the Year award and is a three-time recipient of the Virginia Mason Internal Medicine Teacher of the Year award. He is responsible for developing and maintaining educational content on unit-based teams and designing and implementing the inpatient medical curriculum.

Joey Parker, DO, FACP

“It is my complete joy to be surrounded by house staff. As a former resident and chief resident at Virginia Mason, I have a unique view of the residency program and am amazed by both their dedication to service and love for life. They challenge and inspire me on a daily basis. I strive to show residents how to find the teaching point and learning pearl in all they do, to be relentless in the pursuit of their dreams, and to perform better than they have ever performed before.”

Carly Magnusson, MD
Core Faculty
Hospital Medicine
Transitional Year Program Director
Clerkship Director, Medical Student Rotation

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Residency: Virginia Mason Medical Center
Chief Residency: Virginia Mason Medical Center

Dr. Magnusson joined the faculty as a hospitalist after her Chief Resident year and is now the site co-director of the third year clerkship for medical students from the University of Washington. She has special clinical and educational interest in palliative care and in the ways behavioral economics concepts can be applied to patient and clinician decision-making. Outside the hospital, she can be found traveling with her husband, Erik, hiking in the nearby mountains, or knitting while listening to podcasts.


“When I was deciding where I wanted to work after residency, it all came down to the culture and the people. I’m thrilled to have the chance to invest in the hospital and training program that invested so much in me. I love working with learners to develop their autonomy, embrace and grow from uncertainty, and find the joy and fun in medicine.”

Ananth Shenoy, MD, FACP
Core Faculty
Primary Care

Medical School: University of Washington
Residency: Virginia Mason Medical Center
Chief Residency: Virginia Mason Medical Center

Dr. Shenoy trained with the Virginia Mason Internal Medicine Residency and joined the Department of Primary Care at the Lynnwood Regional Medical Center in 2015. His clinical focus is on chronic metabolic diseases, and he is passionate about working with trainees at all levels and fostering long term joy and fulfillment in medicine. He works with the American College of Physicians Washington Chapter to coordinate Annual Medical Student and Resident Research Competitions.

Within the residency program, he precepts residents in their continuity clinics at Lynnwood and Eastgate, and coordinates the Advanced General Internal Medicine Elective.

Outside of medicine he is an avid basketball and football fan and enjoys playing tennis, badminton and ultimate frisbee, as well as reading science fiction.

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“I joined Virginia Mason because of the enthusiasm for change and commitment to education and continuous improvement. Working with our students and residents continues to inspire me to learn and grow and I am grateful to be able to teach!”


Lindsay Warner, MD
Core Faculty
Primary Care

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
Chief Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

Dr. Warner is a primary care physician and medical educator. Dr. Warner is a Seattle native but pursued her graduate education in Boston. After completing her medical school, residency and chief residency she and her husband returned to Seattle in 2020 where she joined the Lynnwood Regional Medical Center as a primary care physician.

As a member of the residency program faculty, she contributes to the development of the primary care curriculum, serves as a mentor to residents who are interested in pursuing a career in general internal medicine and precepts residents at the Eastgate Public Health Center. Clinically, her interests include practicing community-based primary care and caring for patients with substance use disorders.
When not in the clinic, Dr. Warner enjoys spending time with her husband and her two dogs, gardening and exploring the Pacific Northwest.


Erin M. Bauer, MD
Core Faculty

Medical School: The George Washington University
Residency: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles
Chief Residency: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles
Fellowship: University of California Los Angeles

As a member of the Section of Rheumatology, Dr. Bauer coordinates specialty electives, facilitates the mentorship program and coordinates the feedback and evaluation system. She has been an active member of the Residency Advisory Committee since she arrived at Virginia Mason in 2016. She joined the internal medicine leadership team in 2020. As a rheumatologist, she has a particular interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound and teaching musculoskeletal physical exam. Outside the hospital, she spends time exploring Seattle with her two young daughters and roof top gardening.



Margaret Ragland, MD, MS
Core Faculty
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Graduate School and Medical School: University of Washington
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: University of Colorado

Dr. Ragland's professional interests include providing high-quality multidisciplinary, values-based critical care and systematic practice evaluation for quality improvement. She has clinical interests in obstetric critical care, acute pulmonary embolism management, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. One of the greatest joys of her role as a teaching attending in the Critical Care Unit is to support residents as they develop their complex medical decision-making skills and to see them develop as independent physicians over the course of residency.

She joined the residency core faculty in 2022 and focuses her time on inpatient curriculum development and resident academic and career coaching.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Ragland spends her time exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband, son, and two old lady dogs. She recently started swimming after a long post-high school hiatus and is enjoying diving (literally) into the challenge of being back in the pool.

"The intelligence, perspective, energy, curiosity, and humor that Virginia Mason residents bring to days in the hospital is a joy to be a part of. The opportunity to learn from and work with residents is a true privilege and inspires me to be the best attending I can be. Supporting residents in their development as full-fledged physicians and reaching their career goals is the greatest delight I can imagine."

Margaret Ragland, MD, MS