Internal Medicine Residents
Christopher Crudder, DO
Dr. Crudder hails from Ann Arbor, MI and graduated from Colorado State with a dual degree in Microbiology and Biological Sciences. In 1997, he moved to Seattle where he began his molecular biology career studying leishmaniasis and trypanosome drug targets. In 2002, he moved to Nairobi, Kenya to study the immunology of neonates exposed to HIV. A few years later he received his Master’s in Infectious Disease Control, a hybrid epidemiology and public health degree, from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Chris then moved from London back to Kenya to work on a malaria clinical trial in school-based health programs. By 2006, the U.S. Embassy granted Chris’s wife a visa, so they emigrated back to Seattle. There Chris took up a position at PATH, a global health non-profit, working in product development and evaluation for in vitro diagnostic tests. Chris desired a closer interaction with patients so he decided to hang up his hat in global health and to become a physician here at home. He attended PNWU in Yakima and completed his clinical training at Skagit Valley Hospital.
Mary Ezeanuna, DO
Dr. Mary Ezeanuna was born in Macon, GA, grew up in Nigeria and moved back to the United States at the age of 13 to continue her education in California. While completing her undergraduate degree at UCLA, she worked as a certified nursing assistant in various hospitals in the Los Angeles area. After graduating, she had the opportunity to work as a research associate in bio-pharmaceutical companies in California and Ohio prior to medical school at Lincoln Memorial University-Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. In her spare time, she loves to cook and experiment with recipes. When she is not cooking, she loves to participate in indoor cycling and volunteering.
Douglas Hayes, DO
Dr. Doug Hayes has lived in Washington state his whole life and is excited to be doing his residency close to home. Doug moved to Bellingham in 2003 to attend Western Washington University where he majored in Community Health and Spanish. After graduating with his Bachelor's degrees, he worked as a clinical health educator with a focus on chronic disease management in the Latino community. Doug attended medical school at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, and did his clinical rotations in the Mount Vernon area. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, mountain biking, spending time with his dog, running and occasionally reading a good book.
Brady Holdaway, DO
Dr. Brady Holdaway grew up in a small agricultural town on the Utah-Idaho border. After high school, he framed houses and moved to Peru for two years where he became fluent in Spanish. When he moved back from Peru, he attended Utah State University where he graduated with a degree in exercise physiology and minored in business. He graduated from University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Medicine with a degree in osteopathic medicine. Before graduating college, he became a certified personal trainer, which is what sparked his interest to become a physician. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his family, fly fishing, hunting, watching college football and exercising.
Amreen Kaur, DO
Dr. Amreen Kaur was born in India and moved to the United States at the age of four. She has lived in the greater Seattle area since, growing up in Covington. She attended the University of Washington for undergraduate studies and Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences to obtain her degree in osteopathic medicine. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and staying active in her free time. She likes warm weather activities such as hiking, running and swimming. She also practices hot yoga to help her relax and destress.
Sahar Khalaj, DO
Dr. Sahar Khalaj graduated from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. She got her second bachelor’s degree from University of Washington with a 4.0 GPA. Being bilingual has helped her develop cultural competency necessary to help an increasingly diverse patient population. She enjoys outdoor activities, dancing and cooking. Medicine is emotionally intense to help her be more empathetic, intellectually challenging to keep her humble and culturally dynamic to keep her passion alive. She aspires to become a loving spouse, a caring mother and a compassionate doctor.
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, DO
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 master’s degree, Dr. Zubair pursued her passion of medicine and was matriculated at St. George’s 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!