Internal Medicine Residents

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David Barnett
PGY1 Internal Medicine

David Barnett was born in Western Washington and attended medical school at PNWU. Prior to beginning his medical education David spent time doing genetics research, working as a general contractor and teaching abroad in China where he met his lovely British wife who recently gave birth to their first child. David's professional interests include inpatient medicine, cardiology and infectious disease. David hopes to continue to live and work in the Pacific Northwest after finishing residency at Skagit Valley Hospital. 


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Giles Gifford
PGY1 Internal Medicine

Originally from Colorado, Giles Gifford has lived in Washington with his wife for the last 14 years. Before medical school, he worked for Seattle’s EMS in various capacities. He and his family are delighted to have matched in Mount Vernon as they have grown to call the Skagit Valley home. In his free time, Giles enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and son. Camping, kayaking, hiking, biking and model shipbuilding are some of his hobbies. He looks forward to continuing to build his professional relationships during residency and discovering how he can best serve the region as a physician.


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Nicholas Hasandras
PGY1 Internal Medicine

Nick has born in Texas where he attended The University of Texas at Austin for Mechanical Engineering graduating in 2006. He had a brief 4 year career as an engineer in the offshore oil and gas industry before returning to school for medicine.  He chose to study medicine at Rocky Vista University in Colorado due to his outdoor interests namely rock climbing, snowboarding and trail running. His outdoor interests and active lifestyle, which are notoriously synonymous with injury, are what drove him to study osteopathic manipulative medicine. The opportunity to work in an inpatient setting in a rural community in the Pacific Northwest drew him to Skagit Valley Hospital. After residency he plans to work as a hospitalist in the Pacific Northwest with a preference for more rural communities. He is looking forward to working with the staff of SVH as well as spending free time in the Cascade Mountains.


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Corey McCart
PGY1 Internal Medicine

Corey McCart was born in Alabama and shortly thereafter moved to Kansas, where he has resided ever since. He received his undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Washburn University in his hometown of Topeka, Kansas. He earned his Masters and Doctor of Osteopathic medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Corey is married and has a son. He is an avid fisherman, backpacker and general lover of the outdoors. He participates in competitions of chess, table tennis and judo. Before medical school, Corey was a full time musician, playing live music and giving private lessons in percussion and guitar. Corey’s professional interests include wilderness medicine and hospitalist medicine. He is excited to start his new life in the Pacific Northwest and is proud to be a part of SVH in Mount Vernon, WA. 


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Bethany Mulder
PGY1 Internal Medicine

Bethany Mulder was born in Chicago but spent the majority of her childhood in Central Washington. She later completed college in the Midwest where she met her husband. In 2012, Bethany began pursuing her medical career at Des Moines University. Her experiences growing up in the Pacific Northwest and her love for mountains are part of what drew her back for residency. Bethany enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, hiking, volleyball and generally being outdoors. In addition to these interests, she is passionate about caring for the underserved and is excited to continue learning and growing alongside the SVH team.


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Courtney Beuning
PGY1 Internal Medicine

Courtney was born in Montana and loves the outdoors. She worked as a whitewater raft guide for ten years, spent countless hours skiing and earned a BS in Wildlife Biology from Montana State University (MSU) in 2008. After graduation she worked for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks as a field researcher and in several research labs at MSU. During that time, she recognized her passion for medicine outweighed her interest in wildlife research and in 2011 earned a second bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from MSU’s department of Immunology & Infectious Diseases. She chose PNWU-COM to study medicine because she wanted to stay out west and she absolutely fell in love with Washington. So when the opportunity to attend Skagit Valley Hospital for residency presented itself, she did not hesitate. She enjoys inpatient medicine and her professional interests are varied but include critical care and infectious diseases. She is looking forward to the challenges of residency, excited to evolve as a physician and eager to explore the area with her husband.


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Christopher Crudder, DO
PGY 1 Internal Medicine

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.


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Mary Ezeanuna, DO
PGY 1 Internal Medicine

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.


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Douglas Hayes, DO
PGY 1 Internal Medicine

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.


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Brady Holdaway, DO
PGY 1 Internal Medicine

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. 


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Amreen Kaur, DO
PGY 1 Internal Medicine

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. 


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Sahar Khalaj, DO
PGY 1 Internal Medicine

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.