Our Residents

Year 1

Tyler Kreager Tyler Kreager

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


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

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)

Year 2

Kelly HendershotKelly Hendershot

Why Virginia Mason? I like the family feel of the program.


Why Seattle?
I like the local culture and the range of things to do.

Hobbies:
Cuddling my puppy, playing Camogie, hanging out with friends

Undergraduate:
University of Washington - Seattle

Medical School:
Wayne State University

Internship:
Virginia Mason (Transitional Year)


Sarah NoblesSarah Nobles

Why Virginia Mason? Friendly, collegial atmosphere


Why Seattle?
The mountains, the water and lots of things to do

Hobbies:
My dogs, hiking, live music

Undergraduate:
William Carey University

Medical School:
University of Mississippi Medical Center

Internship:
Virginia Mason (Transitional Year)

Dakota OrvedalDakota Orvedal

Why Virginia Mason? Patient-first attitude and good co-workers.


Why Seattle?
Weather here is nice, lots of things to do.

Hobbies:
Hunting, fishing and flying

Undergraduate:
North Dakota State University

Medical School:
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Internship:
University of North Dakota (General Surgery)

Year 3

Carolyn ClarkCarolyn Clark

Why Virginia Mason? I was looking for a smaller program that would provide excellent training, where I would feel like a team member rather than just another cog in the wheel. The attendings at Virginia Mason really care about and are invested in our education and success. It’s a wonderful and fun place to work. The residents are also top notch.


Why Seattle?
I am a PNW native and I love the city. My family is here and Seattle was the only city I was really considering for residency.

Hobbies:
Enjoying the outdoors and cooking

Undergraduate:
University of Washington

Medical School:
University of Washington

Internship:
Virginia Mason - Surgery Preliminary (it was a really great year- highly recommended!)

Dane JacksonDane Jackson

Why Virginia Mason? Learning environment which minimizes unnecessary stressors, emphasis on quality improvement/patient safety, friendly attendings and phenomenal resident colleagues.


Why Seattle?
Mecca of outdoor activities (plus no state income tax).

Hobbies:
Hiking, fishing, sewing, exercising and cooking (particularly sous vide).

Undergraduate:
Oregon Institute of Technology

Medical School:
UC Davis

Internship:
Virginia Mason (Transitional Year)
 

Rubal PennaRubal Penna

Why Virginia Mason? Small class size, personable attendings, thorough call prep, location, emphasis on quality improvement, and lots of procedural experience.

Why Seattle?
There are a ton of hikes and camp sites, lots of water activities available on Lake Union and Green Lake. I love that it’s always green and summer days are so long - but there are plenty of attractions and indoor activities to do even in the short, rainy winter days. 

Hobbies:
Painting, photography, writing, water-skiing and dance

Undergraduate:
UC Davis

Medical School:
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Internship:
Virginia Mason (Transitional Year)

Year 4

Jihoon LimJihoon Lim

Why Virginia Mason? I enjoy the one-to-one teaching that you get as a resident with attendings. The quality of education that I’ve received here at Virginia Mason has been outstanding. Furthermore, I appreciate how I’m allowed to read cases at my own pace without the pressure of cranking out reports. This has allowed me to look up things I do not know and try to learn from each case.

Why Seattle?
I really like the Seattle weather which is mild compared to just about anywhere else in the U.S. The summers here are fabulous. Also, I love the rain and how it makes everything in Seattle so green.

Hobbies:
Traveling, ping pong and reading

Undergraduate:
UC Berkeley

Medical School:
UC Davis

Internship:
Virginia Mason (Transitional Year)

Preethi RaghuPreethi Raghu

Why Virginia Mason? I love the resident-centered culture of the program. I also love the variety of other practice settings we get to experience - an OB ultrasound practice, a busy Level 1 trauma center, and a top-tier children’s hospital, to name a few!

Why Seattle?
The great outdoors – you can never get tired of the gorgeous summers and beautiful lakes and beaches of the Pacific Northwest.

Hobbies:
Hanging out with friends, writing/poetry and meditation

Undergraduate:
University of Washington - Seattle

Medical School:
Albany Medical College

Internship:
Albany Medical College (Internal Medicine)
 

Phil SmithPhil Smith

Why Virginia Mason? Collegial environment with an emphasis on learning

Why Seattle?
Beautiful city and surrounding area with lots to do

Hobbies:
Hanging with my wife and dog, eating at great Seattle restaurants, grilling and running (that's kind of a lie, I lead a fairly sedentary life but I do run every now and then, and I felt like I should put something active on my list)

Undergraduate:
Emory University

Medical School:
University of Cincinnati

Internship:
Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio - Prelim Surgery

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