Family Medicine Residents

William Hudson, DOWilliam Hudson, DO
Family Medicine

William (Max) Hudson, DO is a graduate of Midwestern University AZCOM in Arizona.  He grew up in Cincinnati and attended DePauw University as an undergraduate, majoring in Biology.  After a short stint as a private investigator, he entered the world of academics as a graduate student at Colorado State University, earning a Master’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition.  Dr. Hudson is most interested in primary prevention of disease through positive lifestyle practices.  He is eager to build relationships with his patients to help them on their path towards optimal health.  He and his wife, Molly, have two children, Jane and Simon.  His family most enjoys good food and all manner of outdoor pursuits with their dog, Temple.

Emily Kunz, DOEmily Kunz, DO
Family Medicine

Emily Kunz, DO is a graduate of PNWU-COM and received her undergraduate degree from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA with a major in Kinesiology. She grew up in Port Townsend, WA where her parents and youngest siblings still reside. Her interest to pursue medicine was initially piqued while learning about her adopted siblings’ medical conditions and how limited medical resources can be in rural communities. Dr. Kunz is excited to continue her training in Skagit Valley so she can help serve the community with full spectrum primary care. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her boyfriend and nurturing her creative side by painting, gardening and learning to play guitar.

Mark McGrath, MDMark McGrath, MD
Family Medicine

Mark McGrath, MD is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine.  He grew up in Seattle, WA and attended the University of Washington as an undergraduate, majoring in Business Administration.  After working as a technician in an emergency department, he decided to pursue a graduate education in medicine.  Dr. McGrath is most interested in primary prevention of disease through shared decision making.  He is eager to build relationships with his patients and help them identify what interventions are best for their unique situation.  He and his wife, Erin, enjoy hiking in the Cascades, indoor rock climbing and relaxing with their cat, Luna.

Cory Schmidtz, DOCory Schmidtz, DO
Family Medicine

Cory Schmidtz, DO is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences COMP-NW in Lebanon, Oregon. She received an undergraduate degree in Biology/Anthropology with a minor in Chemistry from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. After working for a non-profit organization for individuals with HIV/AIDS and gaining exposure to the medical field, she decided to pursue a career as an osteopathic physician. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Schmidtz has a strong passion for the region, culture and the people. In addition to treating acute and chronic conditions, Dr. Schmidtz considers all aspects of health and addresses each patient as a unique individual. She hopes to build long-term patient-physician relationships while giving back to her community. She enjoys art, baking, hiking, and spending quality time with her family.

 

C. Brooksby Hafen, DOC. Brooksby Hafen, DO
Family Medicine

Dr. Hafen, raised in southwestern Utah, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in Religious Studies with a minor in Peace & Conflict Studies. After a brief stint in law school, he decided to pursue his original passion of medicine, and completed his osteopathic medical studies at Touro University California. His partner, Dr. Katherine J. Anderson, is a Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture at Western Washington University. Their daughter, Kaitlin, is starting her junior year at University of California-Davis. Dr. Hafen loves enjoying delicious food with the company of his family and friends, puttering about in his garden/yard, walking his dog, Sherlock, and attending concerts. He is particularly interested in mental healthcare and looks forward to eventually opening an artisanal dairy supported by a herd of Scottish Highland cattle.

 

Eugene Elikh, MDYevgeniy "Eugene" Elikh, MD
Family Medicine

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, MDFiruz Yumul, MD
Family Medicine

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, MDCatherine Lynch, MD
Family Medicine

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 pets.

Joshua Ramos, MDJoshua Ramos, MD
Family Medicine

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, DOAnastasia Bernhard, DO
Family Medicine

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, DODallin Brownell, DO
Family Medicine

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, MDNaomi Hoyle, MD
Family Medicine

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, DOSabahuddin Shrinzada, DO
Family Medicine

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.

 

Chart showing where past residents are working