Family Medicine Residents
Yevgeniy "Eugene" Elikh, MD
Dr. Eugene Elikh is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. His interest in the medical profession emerged in the 9th grade, when he saw how much his mother suffered from a chronic illness. It was then that he set a goal to help treat and bring relief to those struggling with their health. Despite all the difficulties of being an immigrant in a low-income family, he soon reached his goal of becoming a registered nurse. He had a strong urge to continue his education and pushed further to become a medical doctor. He now feels that he is at the right place in life and can give all of himself to help those like his mother. In his free time, Dr. Elikh enjoys road biking, running a YouTube channel and spending time with his family outdoors.
Firuz Yumul, MD
Dr. Yumul is a graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine and received his undergraduate degree from UCLA with a major in Middle-Eastern and North African Studies. He mostly grew up in Los Angeles, California and throughout his life
he has had the fortunate opportunity to live and visit various countries such as Germany, Grenada, the United Kingdom, Turkey, and Iran. He is interested in the history of medicine, holistic approaches to primary care, and global health. Dr. Yumul
is excited to continue his training in Skagit Valley while enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest. He enjoys playing the piano, reading, cooking, and finding new ice cream shops.
Catherine Lynch, MD
Dr. Lynch was raised doing mission work in several different countries, which sparked her interest in service and medicine. She received an undergraduate degree in biology from Whitworth University in Spokane and went on to graduate from medical school
at the University of Washington. She completed her first year of residency as a surgical intern at the University of Washington, and said she realized during this time that she was passionate about treating the whole patient and maintaining long-term
continuity of care with her patients which has led her to become a family physician. She enjoys the Pacific Northwest, and said she wants to give back to this community. She and her husband enjoy hiking, gardening, cooking and spending time with their
Joshua Ramos, MD
Dr. Ramos is a native of south Florida and graduate of Florida State University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science. He attended St. George’s University School of Medicine, where he relished two years living abroad
on the island of Grenada soaking up the Caribbean sun. Dr. Ramos completed his medical education in hospitals throughout South Florida, New Jersey and New York City. Ready to settle down with his partner, Erika, he has moved to Washington to establish
his home and work as a primary care physician. He enjoys tabletop games, creative writing, hiking, camping and marksmanship.
Anastasia Bernhard, DO
Dr. Bernhard is a graduate of PNWU-COM and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in microbiology and a minor in art history. She was born and raised in Everett and has deep roots in the Pacific Northwest. She first became
interested in medicine while caregiving for her grandmother while she underwent cancer treatment. She said she is excited to provide holistic care for the entire family and is interested in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), preventative medicine
and women’s health. In her free time, she enjoys experimenting with new dessert recipes, gardening and spending time with her fiancé, Josh, and their two rescue tabbies Sammi and Tillie.
Dallin Brownell, DO
Dr. Brownell is a native of Burlington and said he is thrilled to be returning to the area to practice medicine. He attended Brigham Young University in Utah where he received a bachelor’s degree in English and graduated from medical school at Des
Moines University. He also served as a religious missionary in Utah, Georgia, and Brazil, where he learned to speak Portuguese and Spanish. He said he is passionate about effective patient and provider communication which leads to informed patient
healthcare decisions. He, his wife, and their two children enjoy spending time together, reading, going on walks, quoting movies and cooking.
Naomi Hoyle, MD
Originally from Skagit Valley, Dr. Hoyle has returned to the area after an extensive period abroad where she studied bacteriophage, an alternative approach to the treatment of antibiotic resistant infections. She has contributed to research in this area
working at the Eliava Institute in Tbilisi for the past 15 years. She received a dual BA/BS degree from The Evergreen State College in expressive arts and health sciences and obtained her Medical Degree from the Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU)
in 2010. She continued on to specialize in pediatric emergency medicine, completing residency at the TSMU G. Jvania Children's Hospital in Tbilisi. She lives in Mount Vernon with her husband Vakhtang and is the mother of three boys and an Old English
Sheepdog. She enjoys playing at the beach with her family, watching I Love Lucy reruns and cooking Georgian food. She said she hopes to integrate her unique experiences into a family medicine practice in the area.
Sabahuddin Shrinzada, DO
Dr. Shrinzada is originally from Bothell and a graduate of PNWU-COM. His roots are in the Pacific Northwest because his family resides in Washington State, and his wife resides in Vancouver, B.C. He has completed his medical clinical rotations in Skagit
Regional Health and said he is excited to continue providing care for patients in Skagit County. Before Medical School, Dr. Shrinzada attended Central Washington University in Ellensburg for his bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and Heritage
University in Toppenish, for his Master’s Degree in biomedical sciences. He said he is very passionate about providing holistic patient care with a wide spectrum of practice which includes OMT, obstetrics and gynecology and sports medicine.
He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and family, as well as golfing, camping and hiking.
Angelina Cerimele, DO
Dr. Angelina (Angie) Cerimele is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She was born and raised in Virginia and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia majoring in biology. As a medical student,
she worked extensively with underserved populations, specifically those experiencing homelessness, through a program called Spartan Street Medicine. She is passionate about bridging socioeconomic gaps in healthcare and providing quality and accessible
care to patients from all backgrounds. She said she hopes to empower her patients to become the best advocate for their own health. Her medical interests include emergency care and wilderness medicine and her hobbies include trail running, hiking
and writing poetry.
Tiana Ibarra Yamamoto, DO
Dr. Tiana Ibarra Yamamoto is a graduate of Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima and received her undergraduate degree in cellular and molecular biology from Western Washington University. She was raised in Bothell and has spent much
of her adult life in Bellingham. She said she is excited to continue her training in Skagit Valley, as this is the region she calls home. Dr. Ibarra said she looks forward to establishing long-term patient relationships and commits to be an active
listener and advocate for her patients, with the understanding that each person’s story, culture and values are interconnected with their health. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, crafting, family time, and exploring dog parks with her husband
and Great Dane Ziggy.
Kyle Walsh, MD
Dr. Kyle Walsh is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. He grew up in Renton and attended Western Washington University as an undergraduate, majoring in communication. After working as a marketing and communications manager for
the YMCA of Greater Seattle, he decided to further explore his passion for community health and well-being by pursuing a medical degree. Dr. Walsh is interested in an eclectic array of health interventions including sports injury prevention and rehabilitation,
behavioral health and meeting the unique needs of his patients from all walks of life as their primary care physician. He and his wife, Megan, and son, Declan, enjoy playdates at the playground, partaking in social outings with family and friends,
and playing with their dog Cleo.
Savannah Wilkinson, DO
Dr. Savannah Wilkinson is a graduate of Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine and received her undergraduate degree from Johnson & Wales University in Denver, Colorado with a major in culinary arts and nutrition. She has lived all over as a daughter of U.S. Army parents and spent time in the Army herself, including a stint at Joint Base Lewis-McCord in Tacoma. Her interest in medicine started with her job as a medical lab tech in the Army and continued with her interest in nutrition and dietetics. She enjoys spending time with her dog, Artemis, and nurturing her creative side by painting, quilting, cooking and gardening.