Family Medicine Residency Coordinator
624 E. Front Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202
P (509) 626-9951
F (509) 626-9920
Family Medicine Residency Spokane has 32 residents who practice at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, the Family Medicine Residency clinic (Spokane Teaching Health Clinic) and in other locations.
Dr. Bingham is from Eagle, Idaho. He completed his undergraduate education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and went to medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Outside of medicine he enjoys running, hiking, water/snow skiing and spending time with his wife and kids.
Dr. Brennan grew up in Olympia, Washington, where her father is a cardiologist. She completed her undergraduate education at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington and went to medical school at Georgetown University. She is excited to return to eastern Washington. She enjoys musical theater and good stories.
Dr. Dimitrov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and moved to Texas at the age of 4. Later she lived in Michigan. Her mother is a pathologist and her father is a psychiatrist. Myra enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, camping, hiking, backpacking, bicycling, running, rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing and swimming. She also enjoys meditation, yoga and farm work.
Dr. Holtzer grew up in Ft. Collins, Colorado. He completed his undergraduate degree at Macalester College in Minnesota and two master’s degrees at the University of Pittsburgh. He went to the University of Arizona for medical school. He loves riding, building, talking about, and looking at bikes. He also loves nature and spending time outdoors with his family.
Dr. Kelsch was born and raised in Spokane. She completed her undergraduate studies at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. She then went on to Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences for medical school. She enjoys snow skiing and going to Priest Lake in her spare time.
Dr. Kistner grew up in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. He completed his undergraduate studies at Ursinus College, where he met his wife. He then went on to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for his degree in medicine. Joshua enjoys reading, cooking, baking and playing the drums. Seeing the world is very important to him and he has been very fortunate to travel to many countries.
Dr. Martin grew up as an Air Force “military brat” and lived in many places, but her family settled in Centralia, Washington on a “hobby farm.” Amy completed her undergraduate studies at WSU (Go Cougs!) and went to Western University of Health Sciences for her medical degree. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, jogging, yoga, crochet, camping, hiking, swing dancing and reading.
Dr. May grew up in Bellingham, Washington. She went to Willamette University in Salem, Oregon for her undergraduate studies and A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona for her medical degree. In her spare time away from medicine, she enjoys running, biking, hiking, skiing, Ultimate Frisbee and yoga.
Dr. Maycumber grew up in Kalispell, Montana. She completed her undergraduate studies at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois and then went on to the University of Washington for her medical degree. She is an only child and enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, symphony, plays and studying foreign languages. She grew up hiking in Glacier National Park and eating those wonderful huckleberries!
Dr. Klopsch is a Spokane native who attended Whitworth University, where he met his wife. He earned a Master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry at WSU and taught high school science at Shadle Park High School. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University in southern California and is excited to be back in Spokane. He enjoys spending time with his family, cheering on his two kids at their events, camping, rock climbing, skiing (water and snow) and fishing.
Dr. Massoud was born and raised in Spokane, leaving the comfort of home to do her undergraduate work at the University of Portland. After some time in diabetes research, she then attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in Lebanon, Oregon. Rachael is excited to be back home with family for her residency and even more excited to have found family medicine as a specialty.
Dr. Massoud was raised in Sacramento, California. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Portland and his medical school training at Western University of Health Sciences. Ryan is married to a Spokane native and is excited to explore everything eastern Washington has to offer. Ryan is an avid sports fan. When he isn’t watching sports he enjoys playing golf, frisbee golf, tennis, and basketball.
Dr. Rattray is an eastern Washington native, growing up on his family’s farm in Sunnyside. He attended college at MIT in Boston, then worked odd jobs and as a Peace Corps volunteer overseas. He attended medical school at the University of Washington and is excited to be training in what he considers to be the best region in the world. When not practicing medicine he is an avid distance runner, cyclist, climber, skier and cook.
Dr. Ruppel grew up in Coeur d’Alene, ID. She completed her undergraduate degree at University of Idaho and her medical school training at Pacific Northwest University in Yakima, Washington. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter outdoors hiking, camping, skiing and, of course, huckleberry picking. She also enjoys baking delicious treats and playing piano.
Dr. Tanner was raised in northern Utah. He completed a BS in Chemistry at Utah State University and a doctorate in biochemistry at Brigham Young University. After seven years of laboratory research, he moved his young family to Oregon and attended the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He is thrilled to be in the Northwest and excited to get his family out to enjoy the mountains, lakes and rivers in this beautiful region.
Dr. Tran was born in Vietnam and moved at a young age to the Seattle area with her family. She followed in her siblings’ footsteps and attended the University of Washington (Go Dawgs!) where she studied Environmental Health and completed a Master’s degree in Exposure Science. She moved to Yakima to complete her medical degree at Pacific Northwest University. You can find her dining out at local restaurants, snapping photos of food, paddle boarding on a lake or skiing the slopes.
Dr. Wehr was born and raised in Grinnell, Iowa. He completed his undergraduate studies in Biology and Spanish at Luther College and graduated from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He is thrilled to be in Spokane for his residency training. When he’s not caring for his patients, Dr. Wehr enjoys exploring the world with his amazing partner, Lisa, pursuing the great outdoors, listening to music and spending quality time with family and friends.
Dr. Woods was born in the African nation of Malawi and grew up in Idaho and Oregon before heading to Lincoln, Nebraska for college. He received a degree in International Rescue and Relief, then he headed to southern California for medical school at Loma Linda University. He and his wife are excited to be back in Spokane to complete his residency. After completing his residency Dr. Woods and his wife plan on becoming involved in global health in developing countries around the world. When not working he and his wife enjoy adventuring by backpacking, skiing and traveling to new places.
Dr. Boisvert was born in Fort Collins, Colorado. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado and medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is interested in obstetrics and full-spectrum family medicine. She enjoys cooking, biking, yoga and spending time with her husband.
Dr. Brown is originally from California. She grew up there and in Wisconsin. She earned her B.S. in kinesiology and nutrition from San Diego State University, her master’s in public health from Touro University and her medical degree from American University of the Caribbean in St. Maarten. She is interested in rural, full-spectrum family medicine with an emphasis in OB, women’s health and public health. She has four beautiful fur kids (two cats, two dogs) and enjoys running, yoga, cooking and baking, reading and anything outdoors, especially backpacking and hiking.
Dr. Clark was born and raised in northwest Montana. He attended Carroll College for his undergraduate degree and completed his medical training at Pacific Northwest University. He and his wife, Erin, enjoy spending their free time travelling, cooking and exploring the outdoors.
Pete was born in Spokane. He attended and wrestled for Mead High School. He has four siblings and 10 nieces and nephews. His dad is a retired ER doctor, his mom an ARNP who practices in Spokane. He hopes to go back to Montana (his actual home) to practice full-spectrum family medicine. Pete married his wife Melissa last August; they’re expecting their first child in December. He enjoys working outside, hiking/camping, fly fishing, rock climbing, coaching wrestling, board games, and historical novels.
James grew up in Cleveland, Tennessee and went to college at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he studied international rescue and relief. That’s where he also met wife Rachel, who was studying to be a physician assistant. They have been married for more than three years. They love the outdoors: hiking, backpacking or rock climbing. His hobbies include jogging, stock market investing and time-lapse photography.
Alex was raised in South Jordan, Utah. He’s the oldest of four children. He’s not married and doesn’t have any children. He did his undergraduate training at Brigham Young University and his medical school training at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois. He loves reading, watching anime and hiking.
Leah is happily married to her husband Kelly. They have a young son, Jack, with whom she spends much of her free time. In their spare time they enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, gardening, spending time with family, music and tractor restoration. They recently moved from Wilbur, Washington, where they were members of their community band. They plan to move back to a rural area after her residency.
Beth was born and raised in The Dalles, Oregon. She lived in Colorado and California and is excited to move to Washington. She originally studied to be a math teacher, but after two years of teaching middle school math, she decided to switch careers to medicine. Beth and her husband Nan love spending time together and with their families. They also love the outdoors, playing games, watching sports, traveling and going to movies.
Jesse grew up on a farm in south central Minnesota. He has a degree in biology from the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he also attended medical school and focused on rural family medicine. He is also interested in sports medicine. Jesse and his wife Kati, an elementary school teacher, enjoy music, cooking, home brewing beer and watching baseball games. He also enjoys cycling and golf.
Dr. Sakamoto-Chun was born and raised in Aiea, Hawaii. She graduated from Texas Christian University in 2008 and went to work as a liaison for patients. She earned her Master’s of Science in Medical Science from North Texas Health Science Center and then attended the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and earned her DO. Megan enjoys time with family and friends, home-cooked meals, movies and outdoor activities.
Dr. Sowerwine grew up in Wyoming, where she learned to love the outdoors, animals and adventure. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Montana and her medical degree from the University of Washington. Her interests include maternal child health, adolescents and global health. Away from work, she spends time with family, friends and her two dogs. She likes gardening, crafting, hiking, climbing and water.
Gabe is originally from New Jersey. He spent 12 years in the state of Maine, most in an off-the-grid cabin he built in the woods, before going to medical school at the University of Colorado. He has worked as a wooden boat builder, a carpenter and an EMT, among other jobs. He enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking with his dog, and gardening. Gabe intends to practice family medicine in a rural setting after his residency.