Internal Medicine Residents
Matthew Boyle, DO
Matthew Boyle, DO, a California native, was raised in a military family as the oldest of four boys and spent his childhood living in Italy, Korea, Hawaii and other U.S. states before settling in Salt Lake City, UT. While originally pursuing a degree in music, he switched to pre-med after spending time working with his osteopathic physician father in their family-run, private wound care clinic. He obtained his bachelor's in Biology from the University of Utah and attended medical school at Liberty University in Virginia where he served as IT representative for his class. His passion for medicine comes from the years of observing his father's care and dedication to his patients and a strong desire to better the lives of those around him. His wife, Danae, is thrilled to be in the Pacific Northwest. They have two young children, Oliver and Amelia. His hobbies include playing piano and jazz sax, basketball, rock climbing, mountain biking and enjoying a good, hoppy IPA.
Nicholas Goodman, DO
Nicholas Goodman, DO was born and raised in Washington, and spent summers and holidays visiting family in California, surfing in Santa Cruz and skiing, hiking and fly fishing in the Cascades and Sierras. He spent the last several years volunteering as a Firefighter/EMT and living in Bellingham, WA. He graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Psychology in 2006, earned a Master’s degree in Cognitive Psychology from Western Washington University in 2011 and recently graduated from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, WA. His passion for medicine developed while volunteering as a firefighter/EMT for nine years on the Lummi Indian Reservation in Bellingham, WA. Seeing the Lummis’ rich cultural heritage firsthand made him realize that every culture seeks healing mind, body and spirit in their own way.
Dr. Goodman met his wife, Kellie, while attending WWU. Dr. Goodman and his wife have a daughter named Elena and a black lab named Luna. They enjoy hiking, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
Kaitlin McDade, DO
Kaitlin McDade, DO grew up in Oakland, MD and obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, WV, where she was a member of the women's soccer team and completed a study abroad semester in Thailand. She attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Lewisburg, WV. She is passionate about global health and wilderness medicine and has completed medical outreach trips to Ecuador and India. She recently completed a trek to Everest Base Camp as part of an altitude medicine course. In addition to practicing in the United States, she hopes to be involved with global health. She enjoys outdoor activities, travel and spending time with friends and family.
Vicky Sandhu, DO
I was born and raised in India and moved to the United States after my undergrad. I have traveled with my family to many different countries, lived in St. Petersburgh-Russia and learned different languages and cultures which was great experience. I did a Masters in Public Health at University of Washington and worked in clinical research at Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center Seattle for five years. I have lived in Washington since 2005 and love Pacific Northwest. I attended Medical School at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Long Island, New York and did Internship in Internal Medicine at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, California. I am happy to be back home in Washington State, close to family. For me most rewarding part of the medicine is getting to know my patients over time and work with each patient to optimize their health and well-being. I enjoy volunteering in the community, learning about my patient’s cultures and diverse backgrounds. For me, being a physician offers the challenges, the fulfillment and the possibility of making difference in people’s lives by improving their health and well-being. I am looking forward to establishing long-lasting, trusting relationships with my patients and serving the community as a physician. In my free time I enjoy travelling, hiking, ice skating, spending time with my family and music.
Rabia Sarwar, MD
Rabia Sarwar, MD was born and raised in Pakistan and hails from a family of doctors. Her entry into medicine follows witnessing the tragic death of her mother at a very young age, during a catastrophe involving a large crowd of people in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The experience, in which delay in medical help led to the loss of her mother, made her committed to ensuring other patients do not suffer the same ordeal. She studied medicine at Dow University of Health & Sciences in Karachi, Pakistan and graduated with honors. During her time in medical school, she led a student-run free clinic for an underprivileged community and participated as volunteer physician at a WHO led anti polio drive.
She gained a year of clinical experience at a multi-specialty hospital in Pakistan before relocating to the United States to further pursue a career in medicine, including research projects and clinical work as a doctor’s assistant. Dr. Sarwar believes in providing evidence based, patient-centered and empathetic care to underserved segments of society. Her passion to serve mankind and altruistic nature is what helps her to truly care for her patients making her a better physician. Dr. Sarwar is fluent in Urdu, Hindi and English and can converse and understand basic Spanish and Arabic. She enjoys cooking, kickboxing, swimming and spending time with her husband and two children.
Zakaria Sharif, MD
Zakaria Sharif, MD was born in Africa and raised in SeaTac, WA by his father along with his three brothers. He went to the University of Washington where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. He went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Medical Physiology at Case-Western Reserve University in Ohio. After receiving his Master’s degree, he worked in the biotech industry at Amgen and CMC biologics in Bothell, Washington as a research analyst. He further advanced his career by attending St. George’s University where he obtained his medical degree. Dr. Sharif is interested in pursuing a career in primary care. He is married and has three young boys. In his spare time, he enjoys running, hiking, playing basketball and spending time with his family.
Furqan Taher, DO
Furqan Taher, DO is a graduate of University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. He grew up in suburban, northwest Chicago. Dr. Taher obtained his undergraduate degree at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a bachelor’s degree in Physiology and a minor in Chemistry. Prior to attending undergrad, Dr. Taher underwent treatment for cancer. Having this experience further fueled his passion for medicine, allowed him to observe medicine from a patient's perspective and assisted him in understanding the magnitude of influence a physician has on the well-being of patients. He strongly believes that successful treatment parallels a thriving doctor-patient relationship and focuses on holistic, compassionate care in a patient-doctor relationship centered experience.
Dr. Taher’s is very passionate about health maintenance and prevention stemming from his personal history with cancer. He uses his medical expertise along with his personal experience to cultivate and motivate patients to take charge of their own health. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He also enjoys discovering new ethnic cuisines, cooking and traveling.
Khadij Assani, DO
Dr. Assani was born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, California. In undergraduate college, Dr. Assani's goal was to learn as much as she could about humans, therefore, double majoring in Physiology and Religion at University of California, in Los Angeles and completing a study abroad program in London as well. After graduating, she spent a few months in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, working on medical school admissions processes and bringing the best practices of modern medicine to East Africa. She also spent some time working as a scribe, living in DC, trying new cuisines, and traveling the world as much as possible. Dr. Assani was introduced to medicine at a young age through accompanying her grandmother to her doctor's appointments after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Living with a family member diagnosed with a chronic illness inspired Dr. Assani to create her own non-profit organization in high school to help fundraise for the cure and further pushed her into medicine. As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Assani hopes to treat her patients holistically and provide empathetic, compassionate care. Dr. Assani is excited to move to the Pacific Northwest and learn all about what it has to offer, starting off with the food.
Savannah Broadlick, DO
Dr. Broadlick is a Pacific Northwest native, and grew up spending her weekdays in Edmonds and weekends on San Juan Island. She attended Washington State University to study neuroscience. While there, she learned to embrace her love of science and decided to pursue medicine. She then attended Pacific Northwest University in Yakima, Washington. Her third and fourth year of medical school were spent in Mount Vernon, where preceptors, residents, and mentors at Skagit inspired her to pursue Internal Medicine. Savannah is very close to her family, and has two older brothers. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family’s dogs, fresh water fishing, reading mystery novels, crosswords, and riding horses. Her favorite activity is to travel, and she always loves to hear about new places to visit.
Rhandy Ceballos, DO
Dr. Ceballos was raised in the Dominican Republic, where he lived until the age of 13 before moving to the state Florida. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Florida and a master's degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Florida before completing medical school at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. He likes attending music festivals, watching the Seahawks play on Sundays and relaxing at home with his girlfriend and cat. He is looking forward to joining a diverse team dedicated to serving the Pacific Northwest with humanism and care.
Matthew Kon, DO
Dr. Kon is a first generation Polish-American who grew up in Florida and North Carolina. He studied Marine Biology and Jazz at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, then going on to pursue Osteopathic Medicine down in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, at William Carey University. Matthew enjoys travel, hiking, biking, surfing, climbing and good food. With a passion for rural primary care, Dr. Kon is elated to be moving to the Pacific Northwest to begin an exciting career in medicine."
Melinda Manthooth, DO
Dr. Mantooth is from the Pacific Northwest-born and raised north of Seattle. Dr. Mantooth learned the value of hard work through her mother's example and growing up as a competitive dancer. She graduated from Washington State University in Pullman where she studied biology after transferring from Big Bend Community College. She then attended Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima. She studied Spanish throughout college and continues to have fun improving on her fluency. As an osteopathic physician, she strives to provide excellent care to all of her patients including historically underserved and marginalized populations. She is committed to adapting treatment plans to her patients' individual health and lifestyle goals. Dr. Mantooth and her partner are extreme animal lovers and enjoy spending time with their pack of rescue dogs, family, and friends.
Sarah Zubair, MD
Dr. Zubair grew up in New Brunswick, Canada with her parents and three siblings. Her family then moved to Ontario where she graduated as Valedictorian of her high school class in 2009. Dr. Zubair attended McMaster University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors in the Life Sciences. Following graduation, she obtained a Master's of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph; her studies included researching the effects of niacin on colorectal cancer cells. After completing her masters degree, Dr. Zubair pursued her passion of medicine and was matriculated at St. George University, School of Medicine. During her four years of medical school, Dr. Zubair was able to travel and gain a global health perspective as a result of her rotations in Grenada, the United Kingdom, and United States. Alongside her husband, Dr. Zubair is very excited to be starting her next chapter in life in the beautiful state of Washington. She enjoys photography, the great outdoors, and travelling. She is often looking for her next adventure!
Hannan Dogar, MD
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.
Ivona Kovacevic, MD
Dr. Kovacevic was born in Croatia and spent her childhood living on a small farm in the rural area. She graduated from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine and became the first in her family to graduate from college. After graduation, Ivona wanted to give back to the community that raised her, so she started working as a primary care provider in her home rural area in Croatia. In 2018, she migrated to Washington with her husband and became a mother. She enjoys cooking, baking, reading and spending time with her family. She said she is excited that she is able to continue her medical education in the Pacific Northwest.
Jagdeep Sandhu, MD
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, DO
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, MD
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
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, MD
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, MD
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.