Our Residents

Year 1

Stefano JohnsonStefano Johnson

Why Virginia Mason? Friendly culture, stellar reputation in the community, small program allowing for excellent one-on-one training and mentorship with emphasis on quality improvement and patient care.

Why Seattle?
I grew up near Seattle and went to University of Washington for undergraduate. I chose to return home after moving to the East Coast for Teach for America and medical school because I love Seattle’s proximity to the mountains, lakes and Puget Sound. Seattle can’t be beat in terms of a major U.S. city with such a wonderful surrounding natural beauty and plethora of outdoor activities.

Hobbies:
Soccer, running, traveling, skiing, hiking, kiteboarding

Undergraduate:
University of Washington

Medical School:
Brown University (Warren Alpert Medical School)

Internship:
Roger Williams Medical Center (Internal Medicine)

Marcus LaceyMarcus Lacey

Why Virginia Mason? Virginia Mason provides comprehensive training and great fellowship placement in a supportive and collaborative culture with an emphasis on quality improvement.

Why Seattle?
I grew up near Seattle so it's home for me. Also, it's hard to beat in terms of weather, food, entertainment and surrounding outdoor options.

Hobbies:
Biking, hiking, fishing, snowboarding, golf, basketball and soccer

Undergraduate:
Washington State University

Medical School:
Medical College of Wisconsin

Internship:
 Virginia Mason (Transitional Year)
 

Johnathan RighettiJohnathan Righetti

Why Virginia Mason? It felt like the best fit on interview day. People were kind, residents were happy, and I knew the training would be excellent.

Why Seattle?
Being from Montana, I wanted to stay somewhat close, but also have exceptional access to the outdoors. Seattle seemed like the perfect mix of urban possibility and diversity combined with brilliant nature escapes.

Hobbies:
Anything outdoors, but climbing and backpacking in solitude (out of cell range) tops the list. I also play hockey, cook Italian food, and enjoy keeping a modest garden in the summer time.

Undergraduate:
University of Montana (BA in Economics) and Portland State University (Bachelor of Science)

Medical School:
Oregon Health Sciences University

Internship:
Virginia Mason (Transitional Year)

Year 2

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 3

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 4

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 even when it's raining outside, there are plenty of attractions and indoor activities to do. 

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

Undergraduate:
UC Davis

Medical School:
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Internship:
Virginia Mason (Transitional Year)

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