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3rd Year Residents


Mariam Alam, MD

2023-24 Co-Chief Resident

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Greenwich, CT
Undergraduate School: Bates College
Undergraduate Major: Interdisciplinary Studies: Health and Society
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine Residency, University of Washington

Dr. Alam has spent several years following her internal medicine residency in clinical practice as a hospitalist. Her clinical and research interests include complex medical-dermatology, inpatient consultative dermatology and skin of color. Following dermatology residency, she hopes to build her career in an academic setting with plenty of opportunities to teach.  


Brian Connor, MD

2023-24 Co-Chief Resident

Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Undergraduate School: University of Tennessee
Undergraduate Major: Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Graduate School: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Research in Translational Medicine
Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Internship: University of Washington, Internal Medicine

Dr. Connor's clinical interests include general medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and LGBTQ+ health. He is also interested in health systems/outcomes-based research as well as healthcare policy and leadership.


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Amoreth Gozo, MD

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Undergraduate School: Georgia Institute of Technology
Undergraduate Major: Biomedical Engineering
Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine
Internship: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Dr. Gozo's clinical and research interests include health education, skin of color, telederm, working with medically underserved communities, and procedural dermatology. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, crafting, eating at new restaurants, going to Disneyland/Disney World, and spending time with family and her fiancé . 


Sidney Hoskins, MD

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Blackfoot, ID
Undergraduate School: Idaho State University
Undergraduate Major: Biology
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Internship: Virginia Mason Medical Center

Dr. Hoskins's clinical and research interests include rural general dermatology, pediatric dermatology, teledermatology and procedural dermatology. Her interests outside medicine include enjoying the outdoors via mountain biking, snowboarding, backcountry split boarding, backpacking and hiking. When not outside with her partner, the rest of her time is spent reading and spoiling their dogs, Easton and Nelson.  


Laura Valaas, MD

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Wenatchee, WA
Undergraduate School: Whitman College
Undergraduate Major: Applied Mathematics
Graduate School: University of Washington, Master of Health Informatics
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Internship: Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

Dr. Valaas's career interests include general dermatology and dermatologic surgery as well as exploring how to be an effective leader in the healthcare setting and navigate change management.

2nd Year Residents 


Lindsay Gunnell, MD

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Undergraduate School: Brigham Young University
Undergraduate Major: Neuroscience
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Training: Family Medicine Residency, University of Washington Valley Medical Center Program
Dermatology Interests: skin cancer (melanoma, non-melanoma, other rare malignancies), dermatopathology


Linda Oyesiku, MD

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Undergraduate School: Emory University
Undergraduate Major: Anthropology
Medical School: University of Miami
Graduate School: Boston University School of Public Health
Internship: UM/Holy Cross Hospital
Dermatology Interests: Global Health Dermatology, Infectious Disease Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Skin of Color Dermatology(Follicular and Pigmentary Disorders). 


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Charlotte Read, MBBS

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Undergraduate School: Imperial College London
Undergraduate Major: Medical Sciences with Pharmacology
Medical School: Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine
Internship: University of Washington, Department of Surgery

Dr. Read’s career interests include dermatological surgery, Mohs, laser therapy, teledermatology, and immunodermatology.


Yvette Ssempijja, MD

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Undergraduate School: Loyola University Chicago
Undergraduate Major: Health Systems Management
Medical School: Meharry Medical College
Internship: Redmond Regional Medical Center
Additional Training: Medical Scholars Program Research Fellow at Vanderbilt University 

Dr. Ssempijja’s career interests include general and pediatric dermatology, cutaneous oncology, procedural dermatology, and public/hospital policy. In her spare time, she enjoys weightlifting, stretching/flexibility training, cooking stew, reading historical fiction novels, and spending quality time with her life partner and dog.

1st Year Residents  


Caitlin Brumfiel, MD

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Lebanon, OH
Undergraduate School: The Ohio State University
Undergraduate Major: Spanish
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Internship: Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
Dermatology Interests: Dermatopathology, inpatient and complex medical dermatology, dermatologic surgery, global health, the editorial process for dermatology journals such as manuscript writing and reviewing


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Keesha Jeter, DO

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Santa Barbara
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Internship: Woodhull Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Graduate School: Master of Science in Medical Sciences, Western University of Health Sciences
Additional training: Physician Assistant Program, Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Jeter’s interests include general and procedural dermatology, health disparities in dermatology, treatment of keloid scars, and alopecia. She plans to work as a dermatologist focusing on providing care in underserved communities. When not working, she enjoys spending time with my family, traveling, trying new restaurants, playing piano, and sewing.


Heather Mahurin, MD

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Edmonds, WA
Undergraduate School: Central Washington University
Undergraduate Major: Biology – Biomedical Science Specialization
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Internship: Virginia Mason Medical Center
Dermatology Interests: Cutaneous lymphoma, dermatopathology, quality of life in chronic skin conditions, and medical education


Lindsey Warner, MD

Pronouns: he/him/his
Hometown: Mt. Dora, FL
Medical School: University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Pediatrics Residency: University of Colorado
Undergraduate School: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Major: Interdisciplinary Studies: Biology, Physics, Spanish and Psychology
Medical School: University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Internship: University of Colorado Pediatric Residency

Dr. Warner’s interests include gender-affirming dermatology, pediatric dermatology, global health, and addressing health inequity by participating in advocacy and volunteering. Outside of medicine he is an avid hiker, bird watcher, and gardener. He is also an adventurous traveler and spent a year practicing pediatrics in Guam before starting dermatology residency. 

incoming residents


Marissa Appiah

Start Date: July 1, 2024
Medical School: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine


Wenelia Baghoomian

Start Date: July 1, 2024
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine


Aisha Jamison

Start Date: July 1, 2024
Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine


Emily Marre, MD

Start Date: July 1, 2024
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of
Medicine & Science
Internal Medicine Residency: University of Washington


Pragna Naidoo, MD

Start Date:  July 1, 2024
Medical School: University of Washington