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Family Medicine Residents

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 3rd Year Residents

Dr. Acosta head shot photoVictoria Acosta, DO
Family Practice

Education
Doctor of Osteopathy, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Yakima, Washington
Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Residency
Community Health Care Family Medicine Residency, Tacoma, Washington

Experience
Dr. Acosta is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association. Her work experience includes working as a Medical Scribe and Tutor. She has also worked as a volunteer at the Union Gospel Mission.


Dr. Danielson head shot photoLogan Danielson, DO
Family Practice

Education
Doctor of Osteopathy, Western University, Pomona, California
Bachelor of Science in Biology, College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho

Residency
Community Health Care Family Medicine Residency, Tacoma, Washington

Experience
Dr. Danielson has helped provide medical care in Esteli, Nicaragua as part of the Global Health Brigade. He has also been a Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Teaching Assistant. In addition to taking classes for his Doctor of Osteopathy, he also took classes to become a Nutrition in Medicine Scholar. His interests include snowboarding, mountain biking, wakeboarding, surfing and fishing.


Dr. Hemming Head shot photoMichael Hemming, DO
Family Practice

Education
Doctor of Osteopathy, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Yakima, Washington
Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Residency
Community Health Care Family Medicine Residency, Tacoma, Washington

Languages
English, Spanish

Experience
Dr. Hemming worked for Community Health Care for eight years before becoming a physician. He worked as a Patient Advocate, Medical Interpreter and as the Call Center Supervisor. In addition, he also has strong passion for music and plays the guitar and the cello.


Dr. Komisrarz head shot photoChristopher Komisarz, DO
Family Practice

Education
Doctor of Osteopathy, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois
Master’s in Public Health, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Residency
Community Health Care Family Medicine Residency, Tacoma, Washington

Experience
Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Komisarz worked as a Paramedic in Louisiana, Virginia and Illinois. His hobbies include ice hockey and working as a Radio DJ.


Dr. Podbilski head shot photoTravis Podbilski, DO
Family Practice

Education
Doctor of Osteopathy, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Yakima, Washington
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Saint Martin’s University, Lacey, Washington

Residency
Community Health Care Family Medicine Residency, Tacoma, Washington

Experience
Dr. Podbilski is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians. While in medical school he worked as a Pharmacology tutor. He served in the United States Army for ten years where he successfully completed Airborne
training and Ranger school. His last position was an Infantry Platoon Sergeant in a Stryker Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He is passionate
about working together with his patients to help them live happier, healthier lives.


Dr. Steichen head shot photoAngela Steichen, MD
Family Practice

Education
Doctor of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, Portland, Oregon
Bachelor of Arts in General Science, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

Residency
Community Health Care Family Medicine Residency, Tacoma, Washington

Experience
Dr. Steichen has volunteered at the Southwest Community Health Clinic and at the homeless shelter, Transition Projects in Portland, Oregon. She
also spent two months in Viet Nam volunteering at a rehabilitation center for disabled children. Before starting her career in medicine she worked
in theater and performance arts.




2nd Year Residents

Logan Brau, D.O.Logan Brau, D.O.
Family Practice

Education
Doctor of Osteopathy, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Master in Bioethics, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Kansas City, MO
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Experience
Dr. Brau started his medical career volunteering in the emergency room at North Memorial hospital (Minneapolis, MN). He spends his off time making music and spending time outdoors, climbing and playing sports.


Alireza Hadi, D.O.Alireza Hadi, D.O.
Family Practice

Education
Doctor of Osteopathy, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle , WA

Experience
Dr. Hadi has volunteered with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Seattle, participating in activities and raising money. He has worked with the Big Doc Little Doc group at PNWU which mentors first year medical students with their transition into medical school. His interests include cooking Persian food, snowboarding, creating music, and spending time with his family.


Cliff Moeckelmann, M.D.Cliff Moeckelmann, M.D.
Family Practice

Education
Doctor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Post-baccalaureate, UC Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA
Bachelor of Science, Physiology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Experience
Dr. Moeckelmann has volunteered with Oregon’s Foster Parents Night Out , Southwest Community Health Center, and Morrison Child and Family Services, assisting in connecting families to needed community resources. His hobbies include running, skiing, hiking, tennis, movies, and landscape photography.


Charles S. Nguyen D.O.

Charles S. Nguyen, D.O.
Family Practice

Education
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest
Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

Experience
Dr. Nguyen made two trips to Cambodia with the Project Angkor Medical Mission, seeing a variety of patients while honing his patient communication skills. Dr. Nguyen also attended the Comprehensive Rural Health Project in Jamkhed, India, learning approaches to community based care in order to empower the rural poor and marginalized.

Languages
English, Cambodian/Khmer


Teresa Porter, M.D.Teresa Porter, M.D.
Family Practice

Education
Doctor of Medicine, University of Hawaii, John. A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI
Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Experience
Dr. Porter has worked with the Kokua Kalihi Valley Ehuola Program in Honolulu which works to establish a foundation of health by assisting Hawaiian families in learning about growing, catching, preparing, and sharing foods. She worked the medical tent at the Ironman World Championship treating athletes during the course of the race. Dr. Porter’s interests include preventative healthcare and women’s reproductive rights.


Sanjana Rao, M.D.Sanjana Rao, M.D.
Family Practice

Education
Doctor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Portland, OR
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA

Experience
Dr. Rao has worked with the Health Equity Circle Mentorship program which matches pre-health undergraduate students from underrepresented communities in medicine with a mentor in medical school. She also worked with Minds Matter Portland, a non-profit organization that provides academic mentorship to high achieving high school students from low income families. In her spare time, Dr. Rao enjoys singing, running, yoga, and meditation.


1st Year Residents

Marina Leith, DOMarina Leith, DO
Family Practice

Education
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine , Parker, Colorado
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Experience
Prior to medical school, Dr. Leith worked as a psychiatric assistant both in wilderness therapy and residential treatment. During medical school she volunteered at a small clinic in Ecuador providing medical care and education to a rural community. She continues to use her Spanish language skills, and loves to work with Spanish ­speaking patients. When she is not working, Dr. Leith can be found spending time with her partner and her dogs in the mountains, practicing yoga, cooking, and reading fiction.


Tor Anderson, DOTor Anderson, DO
Family Practice

Education
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine , Parker, Colorado
Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

Experience
During medical school, Dr. Anderson worked with a local elementary school, lecturing 5th graders about medical trauma and the effects of drugs and alcohol on the body systems. He has worked as a CNA in the Sub-Acute war d at The Village Health and Rehabilitation, assisting patients with personal hygiene. He enjoys outdoor sports like rafting, canoeing, and skiing and he is certified in water rescue.


Charlee Abboud, DOCharlee Abboud, DO
Family Practice

Education
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Yakima, Washington Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Experience
Dr. Abboud worked for Myriad Genetics testing for mutations in hereditary cancer genes. During college and medical school, she volunteered to teach children and teens about health, anatomy, and nutrition. She has helped organize multiple SK runs to raise funds for a variety of causes. For fun, she likes to hike and spend time with her children and husband.


Marc Hartung, DOMarc Hartung, DO
Family Practice

Education
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Yakima, WA
Bachelor of Science in Biology and Sociology, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

Experience
Dr. Hartung volunteered at Lincoln Options Elementary School facilitating workshops on societal and familial patterns of implicit bias and how to acknowledge and address the developing racial and ethnic stereotypes in school children.He was elected to the board of the Olympia Food Coop, which contributes to health and well being by providing wholesome foods and other goods and services and making them accessible to all. In his off time, he enjoys surfing, climbing, and running with his family and friends.


Joshua Monson, MDJoshua Monson, MD
Family Practice

Education
Doctor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington
Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Minnesota

Experience
While in medical school, Dr. Monson volunteered for Lifelong, a non-profit in Seattle that raises funds to help individuals living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic health conditions. He also worked at Mason General Hospital as part of the University of Washington’s Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program. While working with the connected food bank, he helped the considerable Guatemalan population build healthy Guatemalan meals from what they could find there.


Ariahnna Nietzke, DOAriahnna Nietzke, DO
Family Practice

Education
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Oakland University, Auburn Hills, Michigan

Experience
While in school, Dr. Nietzke volunteered in the emergency department of Troy Beaumont Hospital, helping to ensure patient comfort and providing patient transportation from the emergency department to elsewhere in the hospital. Trained new volunteers and organized duties between volunteers. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, running, knitting, baking, and reading.