Class of 2018

The University of Washington Emergency Medicine Residency Program is pleased to announce the class of 2018! Having received over a thousand applications from across the country, our incoming interns represent some of the best and brightest candidates in our specialty. 

Please join us in welcoming them to our team.  Brief introductions follow.


Sabiha Barot

Yale University School of Medicine

Sabiha hails from Yale University School of Medicine and will graduate in the spring of 2014. In 2009 she earned a PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior from the University of Washington, where she was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a Top Scholar Award from the Department of Psychology. Sabiha has spent time volunteering with various organizations, including the student-run HAVEN free clinic, where she served as the Director of Education and led the development and implementation of an ongoing chronic disease tracking and prevention program.  She has interests in skiing, world travel, music and the arts, and reading. 


Paul Charlton

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Paul comes to the University of Washington with his partner, Jessie, who is a candidate in Internal Medicine. While attending the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, he was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Prior to medical school, Paul earned an MA in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University, and he has used his unique training to develop courses and facilitate trainings on conflict management in healthcare settings. Paul has worked as an EMT and as an emergency shelter coordinator for Save the Children in Allai Valley, Pakistan. In his spare time, Paul enjoys trail running and mountaineering. 


Anna Condino

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Anna received her undergraduate degree at Williams College where she was named a National Scholar-Athlete for her leadership on the women’s varsity ice hockey team. She also attended the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy in Clinical Practice, earning an MPH with a research focus on rural emergency medicine systems.  Outside of the classroom, she founded and led the Wilderness Medicine Interest Group and was selected as a Rural Health Scholar. 


Marlee Hahn

University of Washington School of Medicine

Marlee will continue her medical education in Seattle after her graduation this spring from the University of Washington School of Medicine, where she earned the UW Service Award. Marlee’s commitment to service was evident through her work with the James W. Ray Orion Center, a homeless shelter for youth, and with the House of Charity in Spokane, Washington, providing medical care to the homeless. Marlee’s hobbies include photography, soccer, softball, basketball, snowboarding, rugby, hiking, yoga, scuba diving, and country swing dancing. 


S. Matthew Hunt

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Matthew earned a BS in Biochemistry and Psychology in 2005 and will earn his MD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2014. Between his undergraduate and graduate studies, Matt was a US Peace Corps volunteer in San Jose de Copan, Honduras, where he served as a rural health center worker and a community health educator. Matt’s hobbies include traveling (currently 30+ countries and 48 US states), wilderness backpacking, alpine skiing, and scuba diving.


Elizabeth Kersten

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Elizabeth graduated from Stanford University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree and major in human biology, and completed additional undergraduate work at Oxford University, England (global health), and at the University of Virginia (bioethics).  She has extensive teaching experience as a core curriculum teacher, having served as teacher and faculty liaison in the Medical Scholars Program at UCSF.  Elizabeth is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was a National Merit Scholar.   Her childhood saw her raised in a small Ohio town; and her father, a surgeon who frequently volunteered abroad, made a point to “expose her and her siblings to life outside her ‘bubble,’” according to Elizabeth. This exposure has led her to pursue her career interests in global health and education. Elizabeth counts among her interests and hobbies tennis, baking and the ukulele.


Andrew Lim

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Andrew graduated from Brown University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in development studies and studied transmigrational challenges for Burmese immigrant workers in Thailand.  He will graduate in May, 2014, with both an MD and MS in health and medical sciences at UCSF.  Andrew also served as a research fellow at UC Berkeley’s School of Law, Human Rights Center, and has written and presented extensively on disease control efforts & trauma in war-torn areas in Southeast Asia, particularly in Burma/Myanmar, where he has roots.   Among Andrew hobbies are jazz/bluegrass playing, cycle touring, windsurfing, rock climbing, backpacking, and martial arts. He was a Division 1 saber fencer in college, and makes his own sushi.


Ryan Mason

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Ryan will graduate from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in May of 2014. Among many notable achievements during medical school, Ryan designed a research project to evaluate hiker preparedness related to public safety which resulted in several presentations, posters, and a peer-reviewed journal publication. In 2006 Ryan completed his undergraduate degree in history and Japanese at Vassar College, where he also rowed for four years, becoming a team captain his senior year. Ryan holds a post-baccalaureate degree in Pre-Med from Johns Hopkins University. Ryan’s hobbies include backpacking, cycling, rowing, board games, cooking, history, travel, and dry-stone masonry.


Stephen Sanoja

Tufts University School of Medicine

Stephen comes to us from Tufts University Medical School, but he completed his undergraduate work in biology, physiology & psychology at the University of Washington!   Stephen also comes to us with significant experience in teaching, having taught courses in physical diagnosis at Tufts and was a teaching assistant to Dr Laura Little in the Department of Biology and Psychology at the UW.   Rounding out Stephen’s experience is his tenure performing lead guitar and back-up vocals for an indie group called Get Dressed (2002-2009), as well as playing center midfielder for a co-rec soccer league in Boston, where he saw two league championships.  Stephen is engaged and planning a wedding soon; his partner, Lauren, is a candidate in Family Medicine.


Benjamin Stoner-Duncan

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Ben will graduate from Columbia University in May of 2014 and completed his undergraduate work at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he focused on evolutionary biology and art. He used his building and fix-it skills to start a bicycle shop in Oregon, where his experience patching up friends after crashes rekindled his interest in medicine and built upon his skill to react in emergent situations.  Ben has worked as a Wilderness EMT, has spent time in South American jungles as a researcher in disease ecology, and has summer experiences as a whitewater guide and trip medic.  Ben is married, has two children, and counts family time, hiking, kayaking, bird watching, and sailing among his many interests.


Molly Tolins

Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai

Molly comes to us from Mt Sinai Medical School, where she has been a member of AOA, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Psi honoraries.  She completed her undergraduate work in Biology at the University of Madison, Wisconsin, and completed an independent research year in Global Health (Thailand) during her medical school training. Molly has demonstrated her interest in teaching, having been a TA at Mt Sinai, instructing first-year medical students in histology, gross anatomy, and pathology; she has done extensive studies in pediatric vaccinations in the rural setting.  Molly is interested in long-distance running, rock climbing, hiking and camping.


Jason Wong

New York Medical College

Jason will graduate from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, in May 2014, and completed his undergraduate work in Molecular and Cell Biology (with a minor in Education) at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2008.  During his tenure at NYMC, he was elected to membership in the Gold Humanism Society.  Jason is an avid swimmer, having done so competitively for 12 years, placing eighth in his high school championship and achieving All-American status.  He has extensive experience in voluntarism and completed a NYMC summer research fellowship in Emergency Medicine.  Jason considers traveling as a passion, and counts running with the bulls in Pamplona among his accomplishments.