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Class of 2022

Kim Britsch, DO

Dr. Britsch grew up in Wilsonville, Oregon, a quickly growing suburb of Portland. She graduated from Oregon State University with an Honors degree in biology as well as minors in chemistry and public health. She finally ventured away from her home state for medical school when she went to Des Moines University in Iowa. To no one’s surprise, she couldn’t stay away from the Pacific Northwest for long, and she is excited to be back on the West Coast for her residency training. She has a particular passion for women’s health and obstetrics, and she is ecstatic to have found a program that emphasizes full spectrum primary care training. When she’s not catching babies, or lowering A1Cs in the clinic, you can find her catching up on her favorite reality TV shows, cooking up goodies, or hanging with her nieces and nephews. She also enjoys a good tennis match and just might pick up pickle ball so that she can keep up with her talented medical assistant.

Hieu Duong, MD

Dr. Hieu was born and raised in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Her passion for technology and medicine brought her to the U.S. for the first time at the age of 16 as an international exchange student. Since coming to the U.S. she has received a Bachelor in Computer Science and a Master’s in Bioinformatics prior to her matriculation into the University of Denver School of Medicine. Even though Dr. Hieu truly believes that technology has the power to improve access and quality of care, she deeply values the importance of the human touch in medicine. During medical school, Dr. Hieu participated in global health trips, worked extensively with communities, healthcare institutions and other healthcare professionals to combat racism in healthcare.Dr. Hieu and her husband love spending time outdoors, especially hiking and stand-up paddle boarding. Additionally she enjoys: cooking, dancing, playing board games and scrapbooking. Dr. Hieu loves all types of cuisine, though she is biased towards Vietnamese food and fresh seafood.

Jennifer “Jenny” Goodrich, DO

Dr. Goodrich was born and raised in Idaho Falls, ID amongst the potatoes. For undergrad, she attended Utah State University and her first degree was in Drawing and Painting. Though she will always be an avid lover of the arts, she did not feel this was her true calling. She decided to go back to school in pursuit of a medical career. During this time she earned a Bachelor in Nutrition and worked on several clinical trials. She was able to work in a clinical setting creating advertisements and promotions using her art background. For medical school, she attended Pacific Northwest University in Yakima, Washington. Dr. Goodrich spent her medical school clinical years in Blackfoot, Idaho, a rural town 30 minutes from her hometown. During this time she had several wonderful mentors. One family medicine doctor that stood above the crowd and really solidified the importance of family medicine and fueled her passion for the field. Her personal hobbies include spending time with her husband and their children, hiking and scuba diving. Occasionally she finds the time to paint and kindle the artistic side of her that brings a different perspective to the medical field.

Ryan Kuhar, MD

Dr. Kuhar was born and raised in Augusta, GA before attending Emory University in Atlanta where he majored in French Literature and thought it might be a good idea to be an EMT on the side to prepare for his dream job at the time of becoming a ski patroller. This experience ignited a love for patient care, but also an early recognition of the health inequities that so deeply impact the lives of others. Several years after undergraduate, he completed his MPH at the University of Washington in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice (COPHP) where he advanced his understanding of the social determinants of health and health inequities - developing a love of program design and evaluation along the way. The experience also confirmed his desire to act at the interpersonal level of health care delivery specifically for underserved and marginalized populations. At the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Kuhar found family medicine to be the best way to help his patients through the benefit of longitudinal relationships over the life course. In addition to full-scope family medicine training, he is particularly interested in addiction medicine and integrating service-learning and advocacy into residency education for the benefit of the communities the residency serves. In his free time, he enjoys alpine activities such as back-country skiing and climbing deep in the Cascades and Coast Range with his wife, and he is looking forward to passing their obsession on to their new son.

Fang Yu Lee, MD

Dr. Lee was born in Taiwan but grew up in various places including Nicaragua and Paraguay. He moved to Minnesota from tropical Asuncion for a BA in Biology with special interests in Film Study and Japanese. After graduating, he worked with a medical organization in Sao Tome e Principe and then returned to Taiwan for military service. He returned to America, where he obtained a MS in Biomedical Science at New York Medical College, followed by a combined MD/MPH at the same institution. Dr. Lee chose St Peter Family Medicine program in the hope to become the most well rounded Family Medicine physician he could be, having a wide exposure to both hospital medicine and clinic, pediatrics and OBGYN, rural and urban communities. He is especially interested in community medicine and global health, hoping to improve access to underserved and marginalized communities. When he has free time, he enjoy hiking and exploring the many trails available in the PNW or playing board games while eating good food with friends.

Matine Shenas, MD

Dr. Matine Shenas has had a global upbringing. He was born in San Diego and moved early on to Vancouver, B.C. where his father’s family settled after arriving as refugees. His parents, who are both educators, always intended to live abroad, and when the opportunity to move to Jamaica presented itself, Matine, his older sister, and parents moved to the small, beautiful island. After a few years of island life, they returned to the US and settled in the Seattle area where Matine started high school and has remained ever since. After high school, Matine took a year off and volunteered with the Baha’i World Center in Haifa, Israel. He returned and attended the University of Washington where he studied Business. During his senior year, he took an international service trip with team of doctors shortly after the devastating earthquake hit Haiti, which ultimately changed his life forever. After graduating from the UW, he gained international health experience with the Clinton Foundation, and realized his calling was in the field of medicine. He returned to Seattle to attend the University of Washington School of Medicine. In medical school, Matine took part in a clinical research partnership between the Fred Hutch in Seattle and the Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala examining the prevalence of various cancer types among the HIV population in East Africa. He enjoyed training across various disciplines of medicine, but ultimately found the greatest fulfillment in building relationships with patients and focusing on prevention of diseases. To him, this area was most aligned with family medicine, and he is excited to pursue this field and stay in the Pacific Northwest. He appreciates his residency at Providence and in particular, their commitment to the poor and their acknowledgement of the mind-body-spirit connection to healing. Outside of medicine, you will find Matine spending quality time with his loving partner, traveling the world in search of a good beach, cooking, spending time with family and friends, working on cars, or, most likely, watching a movie with his cat, Nala.

Meagan Smith, DO

Dr. Smith grew up in Minnesota, but has been a Pacific Northwestern transplant for the past six years. She attended the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities for her undergraduate education, majoring in Psychology. After graduation, she moved to the West Coast and worked at a Level 14 group home and hospital diversion program in San Francisco, working with children and teenagers with emotional and behavioral dysregulation and mental illness. She fell in love with osteopathic medicine after shadowing an osteopathic family practitioner, and moved up to Lebanon, Oregon to attend Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest (COMP-NW). While in Lebanon, she became passionate about community engagement and advocating for her patients, working with the Child Abuse Prevention Network, as well as volunteering at the local high school parenting class and at the free clinic. Dr. Smith also continued to develop her manual medicine and teaching skills by completing a Pre-doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, spending an additional year in medical school. She chose St. Peter Family Medicine for the opportunities to work in an underserved community, the focus on outpatient medicine, and the Osteopathic track. Dr. Smith believes in the power of creating lasting relationships with patients, and is invested in continuing to provide care for underserved and marginalized populations. Outside of medicine, she enjoys dancing, hiking, spending time at the ocean, and watching musicals.

Class of 2023

Junun Bae, DO

Dr. Bae was born in South Korea and raised in Arizona. For undergraduate, he went to St. Bonaventure University in Upstate NY where he learned the importance of policy making as the President of the Class. He received his Master degree in Health Economics and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. While in graduate school, he focused on population studies and big data analysis where he found passion for addressing barriers to healthcare. Dr. Bae attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a special interest for geriatrics and palliative medicine. He would like to provide end-of-life care with special attention to quality of life. He believes in holistic and integrative care for all. Outside of residency, he enjoys spending time with loved ones, hiking, tennis, golf, traveling, and cooking. Dr. Bae chose St Peter Family Medicine Program for residency because of its quality training in high volume outpatient and inpatient settings. He believes he will be a well-trained physician in Geriatrics and Palliative care in St. Peter Hospital which offers training from exceptional staff with love and passion for medicine.

Everett Barnes, DO

Dr. Barnes was born and raised in Corvallis, Oregon, a small college town about an hour and a half south of Portland. For undergrad he moved to University of Utah in Salt Lake City and majored in Biomedical Engineering. Although interested in continuing his studies in engineering after graduation, he ultimately decided to pursue his life-long dream of becoming a physician. For medical school, he attended Western University of Health Sciences in Lebanon, Oregon where he served as president of the Sports Medicine club and helped educate elementary school children about healthy eating habits and how to plant vegetables through the Seeds of Change volunteer program. He ultimately chose family medicine as a specialty due to the ability to curate lasting relationships with patients, to have discussions about health and wellness so seamlessly in patient visits, and the wide variety of patient population and career opportunities. His interests in primary care include sports medicine, preventative medicine, and wilderness medicine. He spends his free time running, hiking, biking, surfing, skiing, rock climbing, and exploring the mountains, forests, and ocean of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Sheridan Eckart- Budinich, DO

Dr. Eckart- Budinich was born and raised in a small ranching community in eastern Montana. She then moved four hours West and attended Montana State University in Bozeman after high school. There, she earned a degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience and was an active member on the executive board of Chi Omega fraternity. During college, she worked both as a behavioral care coordinator and eventually a residential manager at a group home for children with autism. This is where her passion for complex care management first began. She also worked as a technician at a Gastroenterology practice. Dr. Eckart-Budinich went to medical school at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. While in medical school, she served as both a student engagement committee member and secretary of the Yakima Valley Interprofessional Practice and Education Collaborative. In addition, she completed a Women’s Health medical mission in Cusco, Peru. Dr. Eckart-Budinich chose Providence St. Peter Family Medicine Residency because as a medical student, she completed a rotation with the program and not only felt welcomed by the faculty, residents and staff, but also fell in love with the tree-covered hospital campus. Having briefly studied Architecture, she feels that environment, in and of itself, is healing. She has a variety of interests within family medicine including preventative medicine, mental health and addiction medicine, cost-conscious care, and chronic care management. Outside of medicine she continues to serve as an advisor to her alma mater sorority, enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, listening to music and going to live concerts, cooking and talking sports.

Marika Jeltema, DO