Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine, Riverpoint WWAMI
Caitlin (Larkin) Klamper was born & raised in Spokane, WA where she grew up with her parents, older brother and younger sister. She was an avid soccer player throughout most of her young adult life and continued playing in intermural leagues while attending University of Arizona for her undergraduate training in physiology. After college, Caitlin moved back to Spokane where she worked various jobs as a nanny, barista and receptionist, all while preparing to get into medical school. She also traveled to Peru during that time and spent 6 weeks volunteering and exploring the culture (hiking Machu Picchu is still one of her favorite experiences of all time). After taking a few years off, Caitlin attended University of Washington School of Medicine - Spokane track, where she completed her psychiatry clerkship with this amazing program! One of her favorite aspects of the PRS program is getting to work with all of the friendly, down-to-earth, and supportive residents and faculty. She was also excited to be able to stay in Spokane where she lives with her new husband, their two dachshunds (Winston & Walter) and three chickens (Goldie, Red, Mama Hen). In her free time, Caitlin enjoys going to the lake/floating the river, spending time with family & friends, working on her house/garden and traveling. In fact, she just recently returned from her honeymoon trip to the Amalfi coast of Italy and is already looking forward to the next adventure!
Alex Lehecka, DO
Hometown: Sedro Woolley, WA
Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Science College of Osteopathic Medicine
Alex Lehecka was born and raised in Bow, WA. He attended undergrad at University of Puget Sound, studying psychology and chemistry. Summers during university and thereafter were spent on a gill-netter in Bristol Bay fishing for sockeye. Having seasonal work as a first career enabled extensive travel to Latin America; experiencing culture and learning Spanish. He took a loan out and invested in education rather than a fishing boat, graduating from Pacific Northwest University, in Yakima. Intern year was spent in Miami fine tuning skills in medicine and medical Spanish.
When the work day ends, he enjoys spending as much time outside as possible. In Spokane, he plays on multiple soccer teams, has a gym membership to the climbing wall near the hospital, plays in local tennis leagues, tries to run a yearly marathon, and is always looking forward to the next ski day. He bought a house on the river and enjoys fishing and paddle boarding down the river with his puppy and friends. He feels Spokane has been the perfect balance between being immersed in top tier training environment, while having adequate opportunity to juggle many outdoor hobbies to promote wellness.
Shane Rall, MD, Co-Chief Resident
Hometown: Soldotna, AK
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine, Alaska WWAMI
Shane Rall was born in Soldotna Alaska and raised in Anchorage Alaska from a young age. Growing up he enjoyed the rich experiences Alaska had to offer including climbing mountains in pursuit of big horn sheep, catching enough salmon to last the year, and carving through fresh powder downhill skiing. Throughout his school years he enjoyed playing competitive hockey, traveling the US and playing in national tournaments. He developed a love for learning for all things science, completing an undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. During summers between college courses he worked various jobs on the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay adjacent to the Arctic Ocean, massive herds of caribou, sneaky fox, and curious Polar Bears. After graduation he did a stint of ER scribe work before being accepted into the University of Washington Alaska WWAMI program where he found his calling in Psychiatry. He and his wife completed their clinical rotations in Spokane, WA where they recognized the incredible opportunities to practice and learn in their respective fields (psychiatry and family medicine), as well as start a family. In his spare time he loves playing guitar, recording music, and learning music theory, as well as reading nonfiction, playing board/card games, spending time outdoors, rock climbing, and being a goofball with his young daughter.
Sean Zohorsky, MD
Hometown: Columbia, MD
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Sean Zohorsky was born in Columbia, Maryland where he grew up until moving away for college in Dallas, Texas. In between undergrad and medical school, Sean worked various jobs including waiting tables at the Cheesecake Factory (delicious) and scribing in emergency departments in various locations (Baltimore, Dallas, and San Diego areas). He attended St. George’s University School of Medicine, where he spent the first two years studying on the beaches of Grenada, West Indies. After getting too much sun, he moved north and completed the rest of his medical school training in the New York/New Jersey metropolis. Medical school was an exciting time for Sean. He got married, became a dad, and learned a lot of cool dad jokes. Spokane is a wonderful place to live and outside of work, Sean enjoys eating, dining out, cycling, gardening, skiing, and just marveling at his two crazy kids.