Newsletter 7-18: Where will they go?

Posted on July 10, 2018 in Monthly Newsletters, slider

It was a pleasure to see many of you at our 25th graduation.  If you missed it, here is the scoop.

After three years the 10 members of the class of 2018 will be going off on their own this month, after at least 11 years of schooling and training.  This class marks the 25th graduating class.  159 graduates over the past quarter century.

Jie Casey – will be doing an advanced operative obstetrics fellowship in Spokane this year and then returning to Ellensburg to join his wife in practice.

Jake Christensen – will be starting a sports medicine fellowship on July 3 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.  After this one year fellowship he plans to return to the Northwest.

Larry Edwards – was planning to do some further emergency care training, but family issues have put those plans on hold for now.  He will be returning to California to help with care of family.

Stephanie Ellwood – will start work at CWFM here in Yakima.  She will be working part time doing Obstetrics and inpatient care as well as clinical work. She will be clinical faculty.

Ragina Lancaster – will work full time as clinical faculty here at CWFM, teaching, seeing patients in the clinic and hospital, as well as working for Senior and Residential Care.

Shilpa Muddasani – will join her husband and live in the same community after three years, working as a hospitalist in Springfield, MA.

Larri Rudman – will return to the east coast, not New York, but begin working as a hospitalist in Florida, thinking about additional surgical training.

Andrew Skolarz – will be joining a family practice – his dad and sister – in Chicago.  He’ll a third generation physician in the family.

Annaliese Stone – will start practice in Ellensburg for KVCH, focusing on outpatient medicine but helping out with newborn inpatient call.  Her husband will join her in a year.

Haley Turner – came to us a little later than everyone else’s start date and she’ll be with us until February.  With her wife’s deployment (she is an ED doc) Haley’s exact location is a bit up in the air, but likely Alaska working in the outpatient setting.

Thank you all for your continued work to train new doctors for our community, the state, and the nation!


Russell Maier – Residency Program Director

Russell Maier, MD

Program Director