Department Representatives (Dept Reps) are the liaisons between each residency/fellow program and RFPU-NW. Each program has a minimum of one. These are volunteer, non-elected positions. Dept Reps answer their co-resident/fellows questions, escalate to the board when necessary, and communicate with their co-residents/fellows regarding RFPU-NW updates.

If you’re experiencing any issues in your program or have questions about how you get involved, your program representative is a great resource.
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Make sure you and your co-residents/fellows in your program are represented and engaged this upcoming year by signing up to become a Dept Reps! 

By becoming a leader, you will be taking the first step to building a stronger union. Leaders play a crucial role. They make sure their co-residents/fellows’ rights are protected. They listen to their co-residents/fellows and unite people to see that “We are the Union!”- acting together is how we address issues around safety, fairness, and our rights. 

Being a Dept Rep is a minimal time commitment, but it does require being willing to engage with your co-residents/fellows on a regular basis. There is no limitation for the number of Dept Reps per program, the more of you who sign-up, the better!

To become a Dept Rep for the ’21-22 year, sign up here!

We are looking for more Dept Reps year-round!

See below for the 2020-2021 academic year:

​Anesthesiology
Dr. Amy ZhangBoard Member
Dr. Cristina LondonoProgram Rep
Dr. Eric ExnerProgram Rep
Dr. Sheryl-vi RicoBoard Member
Dr. Daniel BarronProgram Rep
Dentistry
vacant
Dermatology
Dr. Lauren BonomoProgram Rep
Diagnostic Radiology
Dr. Andrew KimProgram Rep
Dr. Diana ChristensenProgram Rep
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Axel AdamsBoard Member
Dr. Lola MudgistratovaBoard Member
Dr. Zach WettsteinProgram Rep
​​Family Medicine
Dr. Allison CummingsBoard Member
Dr. Andrew Stine-RoweProgram Rep
Dr. Kami VeltriProgram Rep
Geriatrics
Dr. Heidi ReichProgram Rep
General Surgery
vacant
​​Internal Medicine – Seattle
Dr. Alex AdamiBoard Member
Dr. Andrew WilmingtonBoard Member
Dr. Brandon PeplinskiBoard Member
Dr. Hasib YousufzaiBoard Member
Dr. Kevin SteehlerBoard Member
Dr. Mallette AsmuthProgram Rep
Dr. Nic BaddourBoard Member
Dr. Nicholas WangProgram Rep
Dr. Ryan ClodfelterBoard Member
Internal Medicine – Boise
vacant
Neuroradiology
Dr. Jorge AlchammasProgram Rep
​​Neurological Surgery
vacant
​​Neurology
Dr. Amy SteinbergProgram Rep
Dr. George PlummerProgram Rep
Dr. Kasra SarhadiProgram Rep
​Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Andrea SanchezProgram Rep
Dr. Sanika GadkariProgram Rep
​Occupational & Environmental Medicine
vacant
​Ophthalmology
Dr. Kellie SatterfieldBoard Member
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Aparna BhatProgram Rep
Dr. Kanvar PanesarProgram Rep
​Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Brian VasquezProgram Rep
Dr. Eli BunzelProgram Rep
Otolaryngology
Dr. Eve ChampalouxBoard Member
Dr. Ricard PulidoProgram Rep
​Pathology and Lab Medicine
Dr. Isaac MillerProgram Rep
Pediatrics
Dr. Bob SunProgram Rep
Dr. Sara DrescherProgram Rep
Dr. Tara SardesaiProgram Rep
​​​Physical Medicine & Rehab
Dr. Alicia SeedsBoard Member
Dr. Amanda WiseBoard Member
Dr. Heather BarnettBoard Member
Dr. Jami MontagninoProgram Rep
Dr. Nora LiProgram Rep
Plastic Surgery
Dr. Vanessa LeonhardProgram Rep
​Psychiatry – Seattle
Dr. Carol BarnesProgram Rep
Dr. Joellyn SheehyProgram Rep
Dr. McKenzie MomanyProgram Rep
Dr. Nazin SedehiProgram Rep
Dr. Tim KellyBoard Member
Psychiatry – Boise
vacant
Radiology
Dr. Shamus MoranProgram Rep
Urology
vacant
Vascular Surgery
Dr. Amit PunjariProgram Rep