KIM CLINITE, MD
Kim grew up as the daughter of a small-town family physician in Sonora, California, where she saw how family medicine plays an integral role in promoting and sustaining community health. After college she lived in South Dakota where she taught kindergarten on the Rosebud Indian reservation and came to appreciate how relationships build strong communities. Her experiences with the Lakota redoubled her commitment to strengthen communities through improving health care. After attending medical school at the University of Chicago, she completed her Family Medicine residency in Santa Rosa, California. After fellowship at Swedish she plans to enter into rural family practice with an emphasis on maternal child health. She, her husband, and their son enjoy hiking, bicycling, reading, and listening to folk music.
KACY HERRON, MD
Kacy was born and raised in the Big Sky Country of Montana on a ranch with her three younger sisters. Following completion of her undergraduate degree at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT, she entered medical school through the University of Washington as a Montana WWAMI. Kacy was fortunate enough to match to Family Medicine Residency of Idaho where she spent 3 years exploring Idaho’s rivers and hot springs, the Sawtooth Mountains and Boise Foothills in addition to learning a thing or two about medicine from all her former co-residents, faculty and patients. She also met her partner, Luke in residency who has kindly agreed to join her in a fellowship adventure while working in Bethel, AK as a family medicine physician himself.
Kacy is looking forward to the fellowship year providing her with the surgical and high risk management skills necessary to provide compassionate care to patients and their families during pregnancy and long after delivery as a family physician with OB. Following fellowship, she and her partner hope to settle in a rural community to practice broad spectrum family medicine. For now, Kacy can mostly be found on L&D, but may occasionally be seen running, hiking, attempting downhill skiing, bath bombing, food touring through Seattle or supervising dinner (while Luke cooks).
AMANDA KIM, MD
Amanda completed her residency at the UCSF Family & Community Medicine Residency Program at San Francisco General Hospital. Prior to that, she attended University of Maryland School of Medicine and obtained a Master of Public Health degree at the University of California, Berkeley. Her professional interests include urban underserved medicine and Asian health disparities - particularly hepatitis B and liver cancer. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she became obsessed with boba, Studio Ghibli films, and getting lost in a good book. She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and Spanish. She is excited to pursue surgical obstetrics training at Swedish.
ASMAU MISAWA, MD
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, where I completed my Family Medicine residency at UPMC Shadyside, and also earned a Master of science degree in Biology from Chatham University. I completed my medical training at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, where I developed my interests in primary care, women's health, and working with the underserved. During residency, I was able to participate in longitudinal experiences at two FQHCs, which further solidified my commitment to underserved populations. I have a passion for maternity care, and I am looking forward to developing my skills in this area over the next year.
ARIEL WAGNER, MD
Ariel Wagner grew up in Arlington, VA. In 2005, she graduated from Princeton University with a BA in International and Public Affairs and certificates in Latin American Studies and in African Studies. From there, she joined the Peace Corps, and from 2005-2008, she worked at a community clinic in rural Mali. It was through her experiences working with the women and children of her community in Mali that she developed an interest in clinical medicine and decided to apply to medical school. She graduated from Harvard Medical School with an MD and an MMSc in Global Health Delivery in 2015. In addition to her work in Mali, she has also worked in Liberia and Haiti. Ariel made the leap to the west coast for residency, training at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and serving as chief resident in her final year there. She is excited for the Swedish High Risk OB Fellowship in order to advance her surgical skills and ability to manage higher risk pregnancies. After fellowship, she hopes to take these skills to a rural international site where she can be involved in clinical care and the training of local physicians to provide high quality maternity and broad-spectrum family medicine care.