Internal Medicine Residents

Hannan Dogar

Hannan Dogar, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Dogar was born in Southern California where he spent most of his life. He enjoyed the outdoors, theme parks, beaches and the sun that Southern California had to offer. For undergraduate he studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in Medical Anthropology. His interest in Medical Anthropology provided an understanding of how culture, healthcare infrastructure and socioeconomics effect the delivery and practice of medicine. This led him to pursue a Masters in Healthcare Administration to focus on administrative infrastructure of healthcare systems effecting health outcomes and medical treatment. Afterwards, he completed his medical education with clinical rotations focused on internal medicine. As a physician, he said hopes to use what he learned during his educational trail to help approach medicine from an integrated view with understanding of administrative and socioeconomic impacts. He enjoys time with family and friends and looks forward to exploring the Pacific Northwest. Some of his hobbies include basketball, swimming and exploring new locales. He said he looks forward to his medical training in Washington and hopes to improve healthcare in the community he practices.

Jagdeep Sandhu

Jagdeep Sandhu, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Sandhu was born in Punjab, India and moved to the United States at the age of 13. He lived in West Seattle and went on to attend Seattle Pacific University to obtain a BS in Physiology. He then attended Ross University School of Medicine to get his medical degree. He said he is extremely grateful and eager to provide care for patients in his home state. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, going for a run, watching football and playing games.

Joshua Larson

Joshua Larson, DO
Internal Medicine

Dr. Larson is a Pacific Northwest native, growing up in Federal Way. He received a bachelor's degree in Chemistry with a Biochemistry emphasis from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master's of Medical Sciences from Heritage University before attending Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (PNWU-COM) in Yakima. He is an avid Seattle sports fan, especially the Seahawks and Mariners. In his free time, he enjoys home brewing, playing tabletop RPGs and spending time with his family and friends.

Pujitha Sonti

Pujitha Sonti, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Sonti was born in India before she moved to New York City to live with her parents after her first birthday. After spending the first few years of her life in New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina, she moved to Texas with her family. Inclined towards the sciences, Pujitha studied Biology at the University of Texas at Austin as her interests in Global Medicine and health education germinated. Further inspired by her physician grandfather's career of providing culturally competent and equal care to underserved and underprivileged communities, Pujitha went on to pursue her medical degree at St. George's University School of Medicine. She said she hopes to continue her trajectory by practicing evidence-based medicine and dismantling the barriers to care in at-risk populations. In her free time, Pujitha enjoys volunteering, trying new and unique desserts and exercising.

Qasim Javed, DO

Qasim Javed, DO
Internal Medicine

Dr. Javed was born in Sacramento, California and was raised in small town of Coalinga. He studied human biology at the University of California, Merced. He later followed his career in medicine at PNWU-COM. His inspiration to become a physician grew deeper when his younger sister fell very ill and had to endure two weeks of inpatient treatment. As a physician, he said he hopes to provide compassionate and holistic care to his patients where everyone can feel welcome. He said he has enjoyed his four years in the Pacific Northwest and is excited to spend the next three years at Skagit Regional Health and further increasing his footprint in the region alongside his wife and cat. His hobbies include playing basketball, working out, running, hiking, finding new places to eat and gaming.

Ridhima Ohri

Ridhima Ohri, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Ohri was born in California and raised in Tacoma. She is a proud daughter of first-generation Indian immigrant parents and the oldest of three siblings. After completing her undergraduate education at Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York, she attended St. Matthews University School of Medicine, where she successfully obtained her Medical Degree. Although she is passionate about all areas of medicine, the part she said she finds most rewarding is listening to her patients and being able to impact their overall quality of life. As a physician, she said she aspires to serve the underprivileged, under-represented community and educate patients regarding preventative medicine measures. During her free time, Ridhima enjoys travel to different parts of the world and learning about different cultures, hiking with her dog, cooking, dancing and spending time with family and friends.

Samuel Urrutia

Samuel Urrutia, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Urrutia was born and raised in Puerto Rico and received his bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico. At age 23, he moved to St. Kitts and Nevis to start medical school at University of Medicine and Health Sciences and completed clinical rotations around the East Coast of the United States. He is fluent in Spanish and English. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, being physically active and playing sports, specifically soccer, outdoor activities, watching movies and TV. He said he is very excited about moving to the Pacific Northwest and spending the next few years of helping the community and learning.

Stephanie Vega Ramos

Stephanie Vega Ramos, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Stephanie Vega Ramos, who was born and raised in Puerto Rico, said one of her greatest motivations to pursue a medical career was her own diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at the age of 15. Since that moment, she said she has been treated and inspired by many great physicians who taught her that being a doctor is not just about treating patients, but also about providing good quality of care. Dr. Vega Ramos completed her bachelor’s degree at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico then moved to St. Kitts and Nevis to begin her medical education. She completed clinical rotations around the East Coast of the United States and now begins residency. She is fluent in Spanish and English. During her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, exercising, watching movies and television shows and spending time with loved ones.

Javier Vargas

Javier Vargas, Jr., MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Javier Vargas, Jr. grew up in Edinburg, Texas, a small town near the Mexican border. He said he is proud to be a first-generation college graduate and the first doctor in his extended family. He completed his undergraduate degree in neurobiology at the University of Texas-Austin and taught high school biology and physics upon graduation. He attended medical school at St. George’s University on the island of Grenada in the West Indies. He said he is passionate about pursuing a fellowship and is interested in research with some experience with cardiac paragangliomas. He has a focus on health equity and accessibility and helped lead COVID-19 clinics across many rural low-income communities of Grenada. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors, is an avid day-hiker and enthusiastic foodie. He enjoys night scuba diving, rollerblading, dancing, singing and kayaking.

Nayab Sultan

Nayab Sultan, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Nayab Sultan grew up in Northern California, in a diverse community where he said the need to give back was always important. His father was an internist for 44 years and made a positive impact on the community, he said, instilling in him a deep-rooted love for the field of Internal Medicine. He attended Dow International Medical College where he worked with a community that has one of the largest city populations in the world and experienced many different cultures and backgrounds. He said he is very excited for residency and to pursue his passion for Internal Medicine in the Skagit Valley. In his free time, he enjoys sports such as basketball, boxing, hiking and snowboarding.

Lester Pineda

Lester Pineda, DO
Internal Medicine

Dr. Lester Pineda was born in Sydney, Australia and raised in San Francisco. He lived in Seattle for a few years before graduating in paramedic studies from Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho. His work experience includes more than five years as a paramedic in Oklahoma and Northern California. Interested in expanding his medical career, he obtained his DO degree as a member of the inaugural class of Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian, Idaho. Dr. Pineda and his wife have four young children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, cooking and exploring the city.

Fadyl Brahim

Fady Ibrahim, DO
Internal Medicine

Dr. Fady Ibrahim was born and raised in Egypt and moved to the United States with a goal to become a doctor. He received his undergraduate degree in cell and molecular biology at the University of South Florida, then moved to the Pacific Northwest for medical school at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima. Dr. Ibrahim said he hopes to make a difference in people’s lives by learning, and mastering the pearls of Internal Medicine, patient-centered care, evidence-based and preventative medicine. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, hiking, camping and exploring beautiful nature in Washington state.

Luis Garduno

Luis Garduno, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Luis Garduno was born in south Texas and raised in Mexico and Texas. He studied biomedical sciences at Texas A&M University – Kingsville and continued his medical journey at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine in Antigua and Barbuda. He said he is excited to meet and interact in and outside of medicine with the diverse community in the Pacific Northwest. In his free time, he likes to travel, fish, hike, be around good company and tries to keep up with his soccer and football teams.

Eric Bing

Eric Bing, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Eric Bing was born in Abilene, Kansas but has lived at Lake Tapps near Auburn for most of his life. He obtained his undergraduate degree in biomedical science with an emphasis on exercise science from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, and his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. Dr. Bing was first influenced to become a physician while working as a trauma research assistant when he found that being able to aid people in their time of need is very fulfilling. Dr. Bing is married and enjoys being out in nature, snowboarding, ice hockey, woodworking and cooking in his free time.

Trisha Yu

Trisha Vu, DO
Internal Medicine

Dr. Trisha Vu grew up in Southern California and graduated from UCLA with a degree in physiology and a minor in art history. She recently received her medical degree from Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian, Idaho. She said her passion for medicine began at a young age after the passing of her grandfather from a treatable condition as she witnessed how significant a good physician-patient relationship is in ensuring the best care possible. After spending time as a geriatric medical scribe and furthering her clinical education in Montana, she continued to see the importance of connecting with patients and has remained focused on providing compassionate care. After living in Idaho and Montana the past few years, she said she is looking forward to continuing to live in the Pacific Northwest and getting to spend some more time with extended family in Washington. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, baking, playing board games and tennis.

Ammar Rizvi

Ammar Rizvi, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Ammar Rizvi was born in Pakistan and moved to the United States with his family at the age of twelve. He completed his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Washington, and medical degree from the University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts. During his clinical years of medical school, Dr. Rizvi completed his rotations at various hospitals throughout the United States. He has lived most of his life in the state of Washington and is very excited to be back to serve the various communities here at home. Outside of work, Dr. Rizvi enjoys watching sports, cooking and loves spending quality time with his family.

Andriaian Sereda

Andriian Sereda, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Andriian Sereda was born and raised in Ukraine in the ancient town of Lviv. He attended the Junior Academy of Sciences in his hometown where he profoundly studied life sciences while still being in high school and this helped him develop a huge interest in medicine. Dr. Sereda then obtained his medical degree from Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University where he was actively involved in multiple research projects before moving to the U.S. and then spent some time working as a hospitalist scribe in Oregon. He says that he has always dreamed of a meaningful career in medicine and is very enthusiastic about continuing his education in the beautiful Skagit Valley. Andriian is fluent in English, Ukrainian and Russian and in his free time he enjoys playing guitar and drums, producing music, researching early medieval history, skiing and working out.

James Hofmiester

James Hofmeister, DO
Internal Medicine

Dr. Hofmeister is a dedicated physician who grew up in the bay area of California and pursued his undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. After completing his bachelor's degree in Neuroscience, he attended Pacific Northwest University for medical school, during which he spent most of his time split between Yakima and the Tri-Cities. Throughout his career, Dr. Hofmeister has been passionate about helping the underserved and expanding access to healthcare. He hopes to continue to provide dedicated high quality services in the Mount Vernon area for years to come. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, hiking, downhill skiing and running.

Joanne Palacios

Joanne Palacios, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Joanne Palacios is a licensed physician and medical technologist from the Philippines who has recently moved to Washington. She completed medical education at the University of Santo Tomas. Dr. Palacios is passionate about serving the underserved, having witnessed firsthand the challenges they face in accessing quality healthcare. She values teamwork, resourcefulness and cultural sensitivity in healthcare delivery, and is committed to using her skills and knowledge to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need it most. Dr. Palacios looks forward to contributing to the health and well-being of the communities she serves. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new places, playing the guitar and piano, as well as playing both tennis and table tennis.

Kayleen Davidson

Kayleen Davidson, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Kayleen Davidson was born in Connecticut during her father’s second year of his Family Medicine residency and has been around medicine her whole life. From this, she found that her love of people and science naturally led her to medicine. She attended Berry College in Rome, GA for undergrad and then taught high school Chemistry, Biology and Health for a year before going to medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine on a U.S. Navy Health Professions Scholarship. After graduating, she completed an Internal Medicine intern year followed by six months of Aerospace Medicine training to become a U.S. Navy Flight Surgeon. For eight years, she provided primary and aeromedical care to U.S. Navy pilots, aircrew and aircraft maintainers in Texas and Washington, going on deployments to Japan and Turkey as well as short training detachments around the country and on aircraft carriers. She even got to fly! It was during this time that Dr. Davidson came to appreciate the need for excellent primary care and decided to return to residency to complete her training in Internal Medicine. She is looking forward to working alongside her co-residents caring for the people of Northwest Washington. In her free time, she enjoys finding good breakfast spots; reading science fiction, mysteries, historical fiction and more; traveling; baking; getting outside and, most of all, spending time with her husband, son and two dogs exploring this beautiful area.

Ostin Ong

Ostin Ong, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Ong was born in California but spent most of his life in the Philippines where he became a registered nurse and later, a licensed physician. He completed both his medical degree and bachelors at the University of Santo Tomas. Being a doctor was his childhood dream, and he is the first in his family to be one. He has always been the curious type, trying out new things every now and then, may it be in academics or in leisure activities. He chose internal medicine because of his passion in solving complex problems, listening to patients’ stories and in patient education. Outside of medicine, he loves spending time with his friends and family, going out to malls, parks and coffee shops. His bucket list consists of traveling to places around the world, getting to know their culture, and moreover, trying out different cuisines. Meanwhile, he also loves to cook, workout and dance.

Manjot Kaur

Manjot Kaur, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Manjot Kaur (MJ) was born in India and raised in both India and Washington State. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology with a minor in Global Health from the University of Washington Seattle. Following her graduation, Dr. Kaur embarked on a journey in healthcare, working as a medical interpreter and nurse's aide. These experiences ignited her passion for medicine, leading her to pursue a career in healthcare where she could leverage her empathy, compassion and critical thinking skills to provide exceptional patient care. Dr. Kaur subsequently attended the American University of Antigua College of Medicine for her medical education. In her leisure time, she enjoys learning about diverse subjects, including history and astronomy and unwinding by watching movies and TV shows and spending time with her family and friends. Looking ahead, Dr. Kaur aspires to positively impact her patients' lives and make meaningful contributions to the field of medicine.