LAURA BLINKHORN, MD
Born and raised in Washington, DC, I am looking forward to exploring the other Washington during residency.
I graduated from Princeton, where I studied comparative literature and film. Three weeks after graduation, I set off for Guinea, West Africa, to work as a Peace Corps math teacher for two years. During that time, I learned about Maninka language and culture, spent time with the wonderful village doctor, and traveled around West Africa. After Peace Corps, I moved back to my hometown to work as a reporter on Capitol Hill. Though I continue to love writing and politics, I decided to pursue a career in medicine. I completed my post-bacc studies at Goucher College and then linked to the University of Chicago. During medical school, I was involved with a student-run free clinic, Medical Students for Choice, and several service-learning projects. I took a fifth year to get married, complete a three-month clinical rotation at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Gabon, and have a baby!
I am so glad to be at First Hill with its strong teaching, rigorous clinical rotations, and esprit de corps. At the Downtown Family Clinic, I am honored to serve a fascinating, diverse population with complex medical and social needs.
Outside of the hospital, I enjoy novels, live concerts, and dinner parties. Most importantly, I am at a residency where I am able to have a fulfilling career and spend time with my dashing husband and darling son.
ANSHU RIMAL, MD
Anshu is from Nepal where she completed part of her medical education. She did her residency in Internal Medicine from Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia and moved to Seattle, which is her home away from home.
Anshu has been working primarily as a post-acute physician for Sound Physicians and has developed a love and passion for geriatric medicine. After working in the community for last 5 years she decided to join the geriatrics fellowship at Swedish to hone her skills so as to better meet the needs of a rapidly growing aging population. She believes in “less is more” when caring for the elderly and wants to practice medicine that is focused on providing better quality of life for her patients.
She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, rock climbing and reading.