NICOLE ARANETA, MD
Nicki was born in Manila, Philippines. She flew before she could walk as her family moved to Singapore when she was 6 months old. Later the Aranetas lived in Hong Kong before returning to Manila when Nicki was age 10. Her next move was to California for college. At Stanford University she majored in English Literature and met Rob, her person. After graduation she worked as a consultant before realizing that she wanted to be a physician. Nicki and Rob embarked on a long-distance relationship adventure when she went to Northwestern University in Chicago for medical school. While there she fostered her childhood interest in creative writing through Northwestern's Medical Writers Roundtable. Nicki and Rob took long-distance to the next level when she spent a year as a medical volunteer and health advocate in the highlands of Guatemala. They were excited when Nicki matched in Tacoma, WA, where they could finally leave the long-distance behind them. At Tacoma Family Medicine Nicki trained in full-spectrum care from wonderful people and doctors. Nicki loves taking care of pregnant women and their families; she is excited to receive further training in high-risk obstetrics at Swedish.
Nicki and Rob have adored living in the lovely Pacific Northwest. Nicki tries to yoga whenever possible, and plays Latin-American news podcasts to keep up with her Spanish. Together Nicki and Rob enjoy skiing, reading, napping, and long walks on the beach (no, really, they proposed to each other after a long walk on the beach).
BONNIE BROWN, MD
Bonnie was born and raised in small-town Wisconsin, and attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, for her undergraduate degree in biology. A Badger at heart, she returned to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for medical school and residency. Bonnie is passionate about maternal health, teaching, and life-long learning, and is excited to further her training with the Obstetrics fellowship. In her spare time, Bonnie enjoys running, yoga, catching up on podcasts, and hiking the mountains of the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Anthony.
REBECCA LAUTERS, MD
Rebecca is originally from Los Angeles, California. She attended the University of California San Diego for undergrad. After a year off and a post-baccalaureate program she commissioned into the Air Force to attend medical school at The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda MD. She matched to her first choice residency at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas Nevada. She is passionate about family medicine, women's health and teaching. After fellowship she owes many years of service to the Air Force and will continue her teaching career at one of the Air Force Family Medicine Residencies. Rebecca is married to Jack who is a stay-at-home dad to their 2 rambunctious boys Lucas (4.5) and Chase (10 mo). She is excited to expand her obstetrical and surgical skills at Swedish so she can care for her patients' needs every step of the way.
MICIA ROBY, DO
Adopted from South Korea, Micia grew up in the Utah mountains with a love for all things outdoors and a penchant for delicious food. Humanitarian work in Africa influenced Micia to jump the law school ship for the physician path and she attended medical school in Nevada where she met her husband, Seth. After falling in love with him, she fell in love with family medicine/obstetrics after rotating with a full-spectrum family doc who delivered babies. Micia completed residency in Phoenix, Arizona, where she loved providing care to entire families and is excited to join Swedish and further her obstetric skills. Her husband is excited to return to the Pacific Northwest where he grew up, and they may or may not forgo sleep on occasion to binge-watch Netflix. Together, Micia & Seth enjoy the outdoors, traveling, cooking, and can’t wait to eat their way through Seattle’s culinary scene over the next year.
CLAUDIA TUSSEY, MD, MPH
Claudia joins us from Philadelphia after having completed her family medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania, though she claims loyalty to to the Carolina Tar Heels where she attended medical school. She is passionate about global health and maternal and child health and is excited to be able to further her Obstetric skills at our fellowship. For fun, Claudia dances, rock climbs, plays board games and sings at karaoke bars. Originally from Peru, she is fluent in French as well as Spanish. Do not expect great Peruvian cuisine from her as Claudia does not cook; alas, she is nourished by her husband's excellent culinary skills and also chocolate mint Clif bars whenever he is out of town.