Cherry Hill Physicians

Cherry Hill Physicians

Jennifer Abrams, MD Anuj Khattar, MD
Shoshana Aleinikoff, MD Kevin Kless, MD
Emily Ashbaugh, MD Nathan Kittle, MD
Megan Blunda, MD Marissa Kummerling, MD, MPH
Joshua Evans, MD, MPH Teresa Lee, MD, MPH
Jennifer Flament, MD Libby Loft, MD
Leah Baruch, MD Gretchen Mjelde, MD
Jessica Guh, MD Linsey Monaghan, MD
Laura Ireland, MD Madeline Turner, MD
Jeremy Johnson, MD, MPH Jonathan Wells, MD

Paul Costello, MD Tanmeet Sethi, MD
Gregory Engel, MD, MPH Joseph Shamseldin, MD
Paul Gianutsos, MD, MPH Julie Taraday, MD
Brent Oldham, MD, Pediatrics Shannon Waterman, MD
   
Brian Kiernan, MSSA, LICSW    

 

 

Jennifer Abrams, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Full spectrum family medicine, Womens' health including obstetrics, family planning & full spectrum birth control, Integrative medicine, LGBTQ medicine, Latino health (Jenny speaks fluent Spanish)

Philosophy of Care

As a family physician, I feel privileged to care for my patients and their families, offering them support through all of life's ups and downs. I believe in taking a holistic view of my patients and carefully considering all the outside factors that may play a role in their health. Not only do I focus on treating disease, but I also believe it is just as important to focus on promoting health, and I plan to continue gaining knowledge in integrative medicine in order to offer my patients even more options.

Personal Interests

Integrative Medicine (does consults on Monday afternoon)

Jenny has over 300 hours of training as a teacher in Anusara yoga, and hopes to integrate this into her practice some day. She also enjoys modern dance, being out in nature, hiking, skiing, kayaking, growing vegetables in her garden, and cooking for friends. Jenny continues to travel & be active with Doctors for Global Health, most recently in Morazan, El Salvador.

Medical School

University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Residency

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

Languages

Spanish (fluent)

Board Certification

Family Medicine


Shoshana Aleinikoff, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Women's health and obstetrics, adolescent medicine, pediatrics, HIV care, mental health, refugee health care

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Residency

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

Languages

Spanish (fluent)

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Emily Ashbaugh, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Preventive medicine, Obstetrics and Women’s health, Adolescent medicine, LGBTQ health

Philosophy of Care

Dedication to understand and maximize the health of each unique patient, through education, empowerment, and open communication; appreciation of the many elements that shape an individual’s life and their effect on health as a whole.

Personal Interests

Outdoor adventures of all kinds, basketball, rugby, equestrian, writing/reading, and cooking

Medical School

University of Washington School of Medicine

Residency

Cherry Hill Family Medicine

Languages

Spanish

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Leah Baruch, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Obstetrics, addiction medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health/primary care integration, community medicine, social justice

Philosophy of Care

Leah believes strongly that health care must be provided in the context of the patient's life and community, and that the best care is patient-centered, team-based, and holistic.

Personal

Leah was born and raised in Kansas City, MO.  She moved to the Northwest in 2001, and worked in theater and journalism before making the leap to medicine.  She enjoys books, crossword puzzles, cooking, and enjoying the great outdoors.

Medical School

Oregon Health and Sciences University

Residency

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

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Megan Blunda, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Integrative medicine, pediatrics, care for the Spanish speaking patient

Philosophy of Care

I want to provide my thoughtful attention to every patient. I strive to build relationships in order to achieve long-term wellness.

Personal Interests

Outdoor sports, travel, spending time with family and friends

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Residency

Cherry Hill Family Medicine

Languages

Spanish

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Paul Costello, M.D.

Clinical Interests

I love teaching, providing Family Oriented Maternity Care—yes, I deliver babies!—and Family Oriented Palliative Care, having been a volunteer medical director of a 2 bed “hospice house” for 7 years. I perform minor procedures like skin biopsy, joint injections, IUD placement, ingrown toenail care, circumcision. I enjoy caring for families in all ways.

Languages spoken:

I speak and understand Spanish fairly well.

Philosophy of Care

I chose to be a family physician committed to caring for the underserved in 1984 as a sophomore in college when I studied Introduction to Community Medicine and Health & Society. There I first learned about the origins of the specialty, of Neighborhood (now called Community) Health Centers, of primary care and the Biopsychosocial Model of health and illness. I believe in caring for people in the context of their family. I support the definition of family as any group of people related biologically, legally or emotionally.

Personal Interests

I was born and raised in Upstate New York, the youngest of 7 kids. I am happily married to another family physician and together we raise our 3 sons. I value lessons learned from my catholic upbringing and my current Quaker faith tradition. I love to play tennis and to commute to work via bike and bus.

Medical School

State University of New York at Stony Brook

Internship/Residency

Highland Hospital/University of Rochester, Rochester NY

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine

Languages

Spanish

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Gregory Engel, M.D., M.P.H.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

International Medicine, Travel Medicine, minor surgical procedures, including vasectomy, Public Health, Care of Spanish speaking populations, Addiction Medicine, Obstetrics

Personal Interests

I am married and have twin daughters, a dog and two cats. I work with my wife on international research on emerging infectious diseases. I am a potter and frequently exhibit locally.

Medical School

Yale University School of Medicine

Residency

University of New Mexico

Board Certifications

Family and Community Medicine

Languages

Spanish, Hebrew, basic French, Indonesian

Biography

Dr. Engel received his undergraduate degree in biology and political science at Cornell University. He studied medicine at Yale University, where he expanded his interest in travel and international research. Dr. Engel completed an internship in general surgery before doing his residency training in Family Medicine, and subsequently earned a master’s degree in Public Health at the University of New Mexico. In 2002, Dr. Engel and his family moved to Seattle where he accepted a faculty position with the Cherry Hill residency program. Dr. Engel pursues many research projects around the globe and continues to be drawn to family medicine because it pulls together the scope of his experience. He especially enjoys taking care of entire families, keeping up his Spanish language skills, and performing surgical procedures. He thrives on practicing in a community-based setting focusing on providing care to underserved populations.

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Joshua Evans, M.D., M.P.H.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Full spectrum family medicine with a focus on the individual within the context of their community, obstetrics and family planning, care for the homeless, Latino health, LGBTQ care

Philosophy of Care

My overarching goal is to partner with you to achieve a rich and full life. For me this means paying equal attention to all of the things that make you who you are: emotionally, physically, psychologically and socially. I hope to work with you to maximize your physical function by treating acute illness and injury, managing chronic disease and offering the best options available to prevent illness and disability. I also recognize the link between emotional and physical health and aspire to help you navigate the difficult times in life. Throughout all of this I acknowledge the social strengths and barriers we all carry with us from our family, friends, community, places of origin and the larger community of the Seattle area we all share.

Personal Hobbies

In another life I received a college degree in classical piano performance, and though I no longer perform I treasure my time both with the piano and the guitar. I try to spend as much time as possible in nature and enjoy a variety of things from backpacking to scuba to snowboarding. I love traveling to other countries and was lucky enough to live for a brief period in Sevilla, Spain. I also harbor a nerdier side that devours science fiction novels and anime cartoons.

Medical School

UNC Chapel Hill

Residency

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

Languages

Spanish

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Jennifer Flament, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Pediatrics, adolescent medicine, obstetrics, care of refugees, infectious disease, addiction, justice in healthcare and sports medicine.

Philosophy of Care

Jen believes that healthcare must involve the whole person. A person's physical health is intertwined with their social, psychological and spiritual health. She strongly believes in empowering her patients, partnering with them so that they can maximize their own wellness.

Personal

Jen is originally from Cleveland, OH. She loves long distance running, biking, reading and baking.

Medical School

Tulane University School of Medicine

Residency

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

Languages

Spanish, French, Bambara

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  Paul Gianutsos, M.D., M.P.H.

Specialty

Family Medicine/Addiction Medicine

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Women's health, Addictive disorders, diabetes, colposcopyo, Loop Electrical Excisional Procedure (LEEP)

Personal Interests

     Dr. Gianutsos has special interest in women’s health, addictive disorders and chronic diseases in adults such as diabetes and emphysema. He sees pregnant women and babies and children of all ages. He delivers babies at Swedish Medical Center where he also and cares for hospitalized adults and children. He is a member of the American Board of Family Medicine and of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He has a special interest in teaching and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine with the University of Washington. Outside of medicine, Dr Gianutsos enjoys skiing and running and traveling with his wife and two children.

Medical School

UCLA/Drew

Residency

Providence Family Medicine

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Addiction Medicine

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Jessica Guh, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Women's Health and family planning, Geriatrics, LGBT health, addiction and substance abuse, care for the underserved, outpatient surgical procedures and care for immigrant populations.

Philosophy of Care

Working in partnership with patients to achieve their health goals and maintain wellness and happiness in their life. Advocating together for the benefit of our community.

Personal Interests

Movies, Ultimate Frisbee, Graphic Novels, Writing.

Medical School

University of Michigan

Residency

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

Languages

Mandarin Chinese

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Laura Ireland, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Women’s health and obstetrics, adolescent medicine, pediatrics, LGBT health, immigrant health, mental health in primary care

Philosophy of Care

I feel privileged to work with individuals during some of the most joyous and challenging moments in their lives. I strive to heal in whatever ways I can, addressing my patients' physical, emotional and spiritual concerns.

Personal

Laura is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She enjoys traveling, running, biking, cooking and eating new foods.

Medical School

University of California San Francisco

Residency

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

Languages

 Spanish, Conversational Mandarin

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Jeremy Johnson, M.D., MPH

Specialty

Family Medicine

Residency

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

 

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Anuj Khattar, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Family Planning, including contraceptive counseling and IUD insertions, Dermatology, Addiction Medicine, Outpatient Surgical Procedures

Philosophy of Care

Determining how individuals can achieve better health and sustain good health using available resources. Engaging people to invest in their health. Improving health through nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle changes.

Personal Interests

While attending UCLA for his undergraduate education, Anuj volunteered at a Mobile Clinic for homeless individuals for many years, learning about the social and medical issues that afflicted this community. This experience directed him towards medicine and the care of underserved and uninsured individuals. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities, such as biking, hiking, running, and being around water, in addition to cooking and playing board games with friends.

Medical School

Oregon Health Sciences University

Residency

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

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 Brian Kiernan, MSSA, LICSW

Specialty

Behavioral Health / Clinical Social Work

Clinical Interests

Geriatrics and aging, mood disorders, GLBT issues, end of life issues, chronic disease   management, solution-focused therapy, CBT, teaching

Philosophy of care

I believe that individuals come to therapy with unrecognized strengths and resources. It is my goal to help you understand your inherent capability and to work with you to develop and increase that innate ability to manage and cope with the stressors of your life. There are many methods that we can use together to accomplish these goals and we will mutually decide on which method will work best in your specific situation.

Graduate School/Internships

Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)

Cleveland Clinic (Lutheran Hospital) Geropsychiatric Social Work
Hospice of the Western Reserve (Cleveland, OH) Hospice Social Work

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (Washington)

Personal Interests

Gardening, travel, reading, SCUBA diving, Celtic history and culture

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Kevin Kless, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Integrative Medicine

Residency

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

Board Certification

Family and Community Medicine

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Nathan Kittle, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Practicing Full Spectrum Family Medicine including Obstetrics, Pediatrics, and Adult Health; Global Health; Immigrant and Refugee Health; Mental Health

Philosophy of Care

I am dedicated to fostering a relationship with every patient built on mutual trust and understanding. I work to empower my patients through education and preventive services partnering with them to maximize their health.

Personal

I am the product of a military family and have lived all over the US and world.  I enjoy being active and playing as many sports as I can, travel and current events.

Medical School

Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine -- Chicago, IL

Residency

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

Languages

Spanish

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Marissa Kummerling, M.D., M.P.H.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Women's health, obstetrics, family planning including IUD insertion, adolescent medicine, addiction medicine, outpatient surgical procedures, care for underserved populations

Philosophy of Care

My role as a family physician is to educate and empower patients to achieve physical, mental, and emotional wellness for themselves, their families, and their communities.  My goal is to achieve this through strong doctor-patient relationships centered on effective communication and health education.  

Personal

Yoga, enjoying the beautiful outdoors of the Pacific North West, running, cooking and baking, volleyball

Medical School

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

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Teresa Lee, M.D., M.P.H.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Addiction Medicine, Community Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Family Planning, Women's Health, Pediatrics

Philosophy of Care

I approach health as something affected by relationships, neighborhoods, communities as well as medicine. I enjoy partnering with and empowering patients and families to work towards their wellness goals.

Personal

I grew up in Seattle and love our city! Spending time outside, exploring new neighborhoods with my dog, and eating good food with my large family are some of my favorite things to do. I also love to travel and learn about different cultures and traditions.

Medical School

University of Washington School of Medicine

Residency

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

Languages

Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese

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Libby Loft, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Medical School

University of Washington School of Medicine

Residency

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

Languages

Spanish

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Gretchen Mjelde, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Patient education, preventive medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, dermatology, reproductive health, office procedures

Philosophy of Care

Gretchen believes in working with patients to personalize treatment decisions, practice healthy behaviors, and live happier

Personal

Gretchen is from Eastern Washington. She enjoys gardening, spending time with family, snowboarding, and biking

Medical School

University of Washington School of Medicine

Residency

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

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Linsey Monaghan, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Lifestyle and preventive medicine, obstetrics, women's health, pediatrics, geriatrics, nutrition, infectious diseases, liver disease, dermatology

Philosophy of Care

Linsey believes in the holistic model of care, caring for the physical, mental, spiritual and social health of her patients and acknowledging them as whole people, treating their illnesses within the context of their lives. She also believes in the importance of developing strong patient-doctor relationships and enjoys educating her patients and engaging them in their own care.

Personal Interests

Linsey is from Columbia, Missouri. She and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors camping, hiking, and playing with their dog, Ruby, an Australian shepherd. She also enjoys reading, yoga, dancing, and cooking with whole foods and local ingredients.

Medical School

University of Missouri School of Medicine

Residency

Cherry Hill Family Medicine

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Brent Oldham, M.D.

Specialty

Pediatrics

 

 

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Tanmeet Sethi, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine, Integrative Medicine

Clinical Interests

Integrative medicine, nutrition, mind-body medicine, functional medicine, botanicals and   women’s health

Philosophy of Care

I believe the patient and the physician are partners in wellness, the patient offering their innate wisdom and their body’s desire to heal with the physician’s knowledge as a guide. I believe in using all tools as healing including food, mind-body medicine, botanicals and supplements, and medications. This partnership is a path I feel privileged to walk with patients.

Medical School

Rush Medical College

Residency

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

Languages

Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi, conversational French

Biography

Dr. Sethi joined the faculty in the fall of 2003. She is a board-certified family physician who graduated from the Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency in 2000 and has been practicing in the Seattle community since. Dr. Sethi’s primary interests are Integrative Medicine and maternal-child health. She has completed a two year fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona with Dr. Weil and is faculty for the Center of Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC. She has also received training in functional medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine in India and the U.S. She leads an Integrative Medicine consultation clinic at the Cherry Hill Clinic site and runs mind-body medicine group visits twice a year at the clinic. She directs the Integrative Medicine curriculum and Area of Concentration which includes a more intensive learning experience in mind-body medicine, nutrition, botanicals, nutritional supplements and integrative medicine consultations.

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Joseph Shamseldin, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine, sports medicine
Head Team physician for Seattle University

Biography

Formerly a college level athlete and musician, he has played trumpet in the Seattle Symphony and continues to enjoy music, sports and exercise. His favorite thing to do is spend time with family and friends. He is blessed with a very close family in Seattle area and believes that our residents, faculty and staff should feel like a close family and he continues to work to make it that way.

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Julie Taraday, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine

 

 


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Madeline Turner, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Women’s health, family planning, adolescent medicine, dermatology, LGBT health, office procedures, rural health.

Philosophy of Care

She believes in partnering with and empowering patients to meet their health and wellness goals.  A patient’s care should integrate their physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Personal Interests

Madeline is from Montana. She enjoys most outdoor adventures-especially fly fishing, camping, and boating.  Some of her other favorite things are baking, traveling , and good food.

Medical School

University of Washington School of Medicine

Residency

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

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Shannon Waterman, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine


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Jonathan Wells, M.D.

Specialty

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Intersection of primary care and mental health care, community health, addiction medicine, LGBT health

Philosophy of Care

I found my calling in Family Medicine because I believe it appreciates the whole person (body, mind, spirit), including the importance of social relationships to other individuals and communities. I approach each of my patients with this in mind, as we work together to better understand how we can address their health and well-being.

Personal Interests

Jonathan grew up in North Carolina and remained there for both college and medical school, before moving to Seattle. Away from work, he likes finding new food experiences, exploring parks in the area, and enjoying a night of dancing, karaoke, or pub trivia with friends.

Medical School

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Residency

Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

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