Ellensburg Faculty

Clinical teaching is provided by a board certified faculty of family physicians, both MDs and DOs, in addition to over one hundred community physicians that volunteer thousands of hours. All clinical faculty spend time in clinical practice, assuring clinical and technical competency. Masters level organization development and business and finance faculty round out the faculty team.

Diverse Teaching

The CWFM-R faculty bring a wealth of experience to the program. Each faculty member has special areas of interest, training, and experience which are complementary and enable the program to train physicians for a broad spectrum of service to rural and under-served populations. In addition to the teaching of residents, faculty members spend time precepting students.

Central Washington Family Medicine continuity clinics serve as sites for the required family medicine clerkships for the University of Washington School of Medicine and Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences.

We also offer fourth year sub-internships for students from U.S. medical schools, educate pediatric dental residents, provide clinical training for physician assistant, nursing and doctor of pharmacy students, and job shadow opportunities for local high school and college students

Featured Faculty - Ellensburg

“I believe in patient centered, compassionate care based on best practices and grounded in sound science. I am passionate about providing care to those who because of economic or other barriers are less able to access medical care.”
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Caitlin Hill, MD

Interim Program Director

Caitlin Hill received her Bachelors in Science dual degree in Anthropology and Biology. She is a graduate of University of Minnesota Medical School, Twin Cities. She completed her Residency at the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Read Bio

Rob Wageneck Family Medicine

Rob Wageneck, DO

Rural Track Residency Director

Dr. Wageneck is a graduate from the University of Texas Health Science Center. He aspires to make a difference and find balance in life. Read Bio

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Kristina Bowen, DO, MBA

Family Medicine (Ellensburg Faculty)

Dr. Bowen is a graduate from the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. Her goal is to come along side each person with the tools, faith, encouragement, and possibilities for patients to work together toward their best health. Read Bio

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Sara Cate, MD, MPH

Family Medicine (Ellensburg Faculty)

Dr. Cate is a graduate of University of Michigan, School of Public Health, University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed her residency program at the University of Washington Family Medicine. Read Bio

Sarah Ortner

Sarah Ortner, MA, LMFT, MHP

Behavioral Health

Sarah Ortner has a masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. She brings empathetic listening and honesty and a willingness to work together with people in my care to come up with new and meaningful choices and next steps. Read Bio