Newsletter July 2017 – Where will they go?

Posted on July 11, 2017 in Program News


Russell Maier – Residency Program Director

Where will they go?

It was a pleasure to see many of you at our 24th graduation.  If you missed it, here is the scoop.

After three years the 10 members of the class of 2017 will be going off on their own this month, after at least 11 years of schooling and training.  A quick fact:  this class passed a combined 14 board exams.

Brad Dekorte – will be returning to his extended family in the Medford, OR. area.  His clinic will be in Grants Pass.  He will join our recent graduate, Sam Hirtle, DO, class of 2015, in the community.

Anna Elperin – will take a break to enjoy her children, Charlotte and Sebastian, and family through the summer.  She plans to do locums initially.

Kathy Fosnaugh – will work in Quincy, WA at a satellite clinic for the Moses Lake Community Health Center and do some ED work in Leavenworth

Brian Lear – is going into a shared practice with his wife Dr Luk doing full spectrum family medicine at Elma Community Hospital.

Belinda Luk – is going into a shared practice with her husband Dr Lear doing full spectrum family medicine at Elma Community Hospital.

Eldrid Milambling – will do locums for the Health Point Community Health System in southern King County

Sandy Msutta – will be completing a hospitalist fellowship at Providence Swedish in Seattle, and covering some FMS weeks through the year.

Carlin Miller – joins us as clinical faculty in Yakima doing full spectrum care and working for SRCare.

Denise Pinon – will travel with her husband and daughter while looking to work in Northern California.

Amie Shaw – will finally get to live with her husband, and work as an outpatient physician for Kaiser in Federal Way

This brings our total graduates to 148 over the last 24 years.

Plan now for next year, our 25th graduation!


Russell Maier, MD

Program Director