Meet the Swedish Bloggers

There are a number of bloggers at Swedish. Visit their profile pages to learn more about them and read their posts. Check back often as this list continues to grow!

Karlee Ausk, MD, Gastroenterologist
Ralph Aye, MD, Thoracic Surgeon
Douglas Backous, MD, Neurosurgeon
Amir L. Bastawrous, M.D., MBA, Colon and Rectal Surgeon
Charles Bedard, MD, Minor & James Gastroenterologist
James Bowen, MD, Medical Director for Multiple Sclerosis
Rocco Ciocca, MD, FACS, Vascular Surgeon
Sean Colio, MD, Sports Medicine
Carlo Daquigan, LPN, Swedish Pediatric Specialty Care
Patricia Dawson, MD, PhD, FACS, Breast Surgeon, Swedish Cancer Institute
Richard H. Driscoll, Jr., MD, Minor & James Gastroenterologist
Michelle Eden, M.D., General Surgeon
Eric Eisenberg, Executive Chef
Megan Ellison, MS, RD, CD, Outpatient Dietitian, Swedish/Edmonds
Lorena Eve, RN, BSN, Charge Nurse, Swedish Cerebrovascular Center
Alexander Farivar, MD, Thoracic Surgeon
Evi Feltus, CCLS, Certified Child Life Specialist
Eleanor Friele, MD, OB/GYN and Medical Director, Swedish Health Care for Women
Audrey Fuhrer, Child Life Specialist
Ashley Fuller, MD, Minor & James OB/GYN
Joanna Garritano, MD, ER Physician
Anand Gersappe, MD, PhD, Medical Director, Swedish Redmond Sleep Clinic
Sheldon Z. Goldberg, MD, Medical Oncologist, Minor & James
Jed Gorden, MD, Thoracic Surgeon
Tom Gibbon, Supervisor of Swedish Community Specialty Clinic
Kelly Hanrahan, MD, Minor & James OB/GYN
Brian Higginson, RD, CD, Clinical Nutrition Specialist
Merrill Hill, AuD, Minor & James Audiologist
Kristiina Huckabay, AuD, Audiologist
Matthew Johnston, MD, General Surgeon
Erin Kieper, Program Development Manager, Swedish Radiosurgery Center
Rodney Kratz, MD, Colon & Rectal Surgeon
Brian Lange, MD, Vascular Surgeon
Anne Larson, MD, Medical Director, Organ Transplant
Sarah Lawson, RD, Registered Dietitian
Dana Lewis, Interactive Marketing Specialist (& Swedish Blog Administrator)
Anne Lipke, MD, Pulmonologist, Minor & James
William Likosky, MD, Director, Stroke Program, Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Joel Lilly, MD, Urologist
Christopher Loiselle, MD, Radiation Oncologist
Brian Louie, MD, Thoracic Surgeon
Randy Mann, Senior Director, Campaign, Swedish Foundation
Ryan Martinez, MD, General Surgeon
Angeli Mayadev, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center
Carolyn McManus, PT, MS, MA, Physical Therapist
Vivek K. Mehta, MD, Director, Center for Advanced Targeted Radiotherapies, Swedish Cancer Institute
Robert Meier, MD, Radiation Oncology Medical Director, Swedish Radiosurgery Center
Raman Menon, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon
Anthony Meyer, MD, Minor & James Dermatologist
Eduardo Miller, MD, South Lake Union Primary Care
John Milne, MD, MBA, FACEP, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Issaquah/Redmond/Mill Creek
Kathleen Moen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Swedish Pediatric Specialty Care
Astrid Morris, MD, Radiation Oncologist
Amy Morrow, Swedish/Edmonds Marketing Copywriter
David W. Newell, MD, Executive Director, Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Hema Nirmal, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician, Snoqualmie Primary Care
Peter Nora, MD, Director, Movement Disorders Program
Teresa Patani, MD, Minor & James OB/GYN
Marlene Peng, MD, Allergist
K. Linnea Peterson, MD, FACS, Otolaryngologist
Uma Pisharody, MD, FAAP, Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Darren Pollock, MD, Colorectal Surgeon
Beth Reimel, MD, General Surgeon
Pavle Repovic, MD, Multiple Sclerosis Physician
Ross Robinson, Bereavement Coordinator & Counselor
Nicole Roehrig, MSN, RN, Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
Gabriela Sanchez, MD, Otolaryngologist
Annie Sanford, RN, BSN, Stroke Clinical Effectiveness Coordinator
Scott Sattler, MD
Drew Schembre, MD, Medical Director, Swedish Gastroenterology
Chirag Shah, MD, MPH, Gynecologic Oncology, Robotic Surgery
Peggy Shortt, MN, ARNP, Manager, Swedish Deep Brain Stimulation Program
Benjamin M. Starnes, M.D., FAAP, Pediatrician, Swedish Queen Anne Primary Care
Dinesh Thekke-Karumathil, MD, Pediatric Hospitalist
Julie Thomas, MD, Minor & James Internal Medicine
Shannon Tierney, MD, MS, Breast Surgeon, Swedish Cancer Institute
Melissa Tizon
Erik Torgerson, MD, Chief of Urology
Anita Tourigny, ARNP, Nurse Practitioner, Minor & James OB/GYN
Jane Uhlir, MD, Executive Director, Women & Infants, and Clinical Process Improvement
Eric Vallieres, MD, FRCSC, Surgical Director of the Lung Cancer Program
Robert Weinsheimer, MD, Pediatric Surgeon
Sean Wells, MD, FACS, General Surgeon
Howard (Jack) West, MD, Medical Oncologist, Swedish Cancer Institute
Sherry Williams, Community Affairs Director 
J. Bruce Williams, MD, Internal Medicine, Swedish Edmonds
Kathy Witmer, MN, ARNP, Clinical Team Leader, Thoracic Surgery
Jennifer Wojciechowski
Deborah Worthington, RN, CPN, Registered Nurse, Swedish Pediatric Specialty Care
James Wuth, AuD, Minor & James Audiologist
Christopher S. Yang, MD, FACS, Director of Sleep Surgery
David Zucker, MD, PhD, Medical Director, Swedish Cancer Institute Rehabilitation Services

  

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