SARAH BELENSKY, MD
Sarah grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina. During college she spent a year teaching in Africa and fell in love with serving. There her desire for overseas and rural medicine was cemented. After college in Tennessee and medical school in California, she discovered the Great Pacific Northwest during residency in Idaho. Her happiest moments are spent taking care of those in the trenches of life and escaping the city for hiking, backpacking, swimming and skiing in the mountains.
EDUARDO DUQUEZ, MD
Eduardo grew up on the beautiful island of O’ahu after immigrating with his family from the Philippines at a young age. He ventured off to Washington, where he had an informative liberal arts education at Whitman College that nurtured his desire to serve the underserved. He returned to Hawaii for medical school at UH-JABSOM and found a love for rural medicine. He then went to John Peter Smith Family Medicine Residency in Texas, which fostered his desires to work for the indigent and to practice family medicine to its fullest. Through various rotations abroad including the Philippines, Uganda, and India, and through his refugee primary care clinic, Eduardo knows that he will incorporate international work into his future practice. Eduardo hopes to work in a rural setting, to do full spectrum family medicine. He hopes to be an FP-OB faculty at a Family Medicine Residency Program in the later future, hoping to return home to Hawaii. He enjoys photography, cycling, hiking, and spending time with family (including his dog).
MARISSA KUMMERLING, MD, MPH
Marissa was born in Philadelphia. She completed her undergraduate education in neuroscience and women's and gender studies at the University of Miami, after which she returned to the northeast for her medical school and public health training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. She moved to the beautiful PNW to join Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Program for residency.
Marissa's passion for family medicine is rooted in her desire to provide continuity of care for patients in all stages of life. She especially enjoys the continuity of providing care for women before, during, and after their pregnancies, and caring for their children. Her focus on care for underserved populations stems from her education on the influences of social injustices on health during her time in New York City and her belief that medical professionals should work to alleviate these inequities.
Marissa's medical interests include women's reproductive health, obstetrics, and addiction medicine. She is especially passionate about the care of pregnant women with substance dependence. She is honored to join the group of obstetricians and family physicians working in the Advanced Obstetrics Fellowship and the opportunity this provides to expand her surgical skills and care for women with complicated pregnancies.
Outside of medicine, Marissa enjoys exploring the outdoors of the PNW, cooking, thrift shopping, and spending time with her partner, Tom.
ALICIA PARSONS, MD, MPH
Alicia is excited to be part of the Swedish Obstetrics fellowship due to her strong interest in maternal child health as well as a desire to work with underserved communities in the US and internationally in the future. She completed her BS in biology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, her MD and MPH at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA and her family medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura, CA. After residency, she worked as a family physician with obstetrics at Sea Mar Community Health Centers in Everett, WA until she started fellowship this summer. Alicia is very excited to come home to Seattle to complete her medical training as well as to gain critical surgical and high risk obstetrics skill in preparation for her long-term goals.
MIDHUNA WILLIAM, MD
Midhuna was born and raised in Kuwait, where she lived till she was 16 years of age when she moved to NJ with her family. After completing high school, she moved to upstate NY for undergraduate training at Siena College followed by medical school training at Albany Medical College. Through church led medical mission trips abroad and working alongside local physicians in underserved regions of Albany, Midhuna recognized her passion and desire to pursue training in full spectrum family medicine during residency. Residency training was at Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA in the beautiful blue ridge mountains where she continued to be interested in maternal and child health. She was excited to learn about Swedish's obstetrics fellowship and its focus in training fellows to be skilled and comfortable in providing high risk obstetrical care. Midhuna looks forward to the valuable training that she will gain here at Swedish, along with the opportunity to explore the beautiful mountains of pacific northwest!