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The WSMA Resident and Fellow Section introduces these physicians-in-training to the WSMA and offers resources and guidance to help them navigate their careers and the changing landscape of health care.

RFS Governing Council

Meet the dedicated residents and fellows that make up the Resident and Fellow Section Governing Council.

2017-18 Resident and Fellow Section Governing Council

Meghan Macomber, MD, Chair
Radiation/oncology resident, University of Washington, Seattle
Dr. Macomber is the chief resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington. She was elected to the position of Radiation Oncology Representative on the ACR’s Resident and Fellow Section Executive Committee at the ACR Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. in May 2017. She is also Radiation Oncology Representative to the Washington State Radiological Society. Her goals are to develop educational resources for residents, fellows, and medical students, and to increase engagement and networking opportunities for resident and fellow members to promote advocacy at the state and national level.

Shakirat (Lara) Oyetunji, Vice Chair
Cardiothoracic surgery fellow, University of Washington, Seattle
Dr. Oyetunji received her medical degree from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 2009 and embarked on a general surgery residency at the University of Washington, during which she spent two years at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health in a surgical oncology research fellowship studying the role of cigarette smoke in esophageal carcinogenesis. After her two years at the NIH, she returned to the University of Washington to complete her general surgery residency in 2016. She then pursued a Masters in Public Health degree program at Johns Hopkins University in May 2017, after which she returned to the University of Washington to pursue her cardiothoracic surgery fellowship . She is a member of numerous surgical associations and is currently the chair of the resident committee for the Society of Black Academic Surgeons and has also served on the American College of Surgeons Resident and Associate Society. She is very much looking forward to pursuing a career in academic surgery as well as improving surgical capacity in low and middle income countries.

Billy Chen, MD, PhD, Delegate
Cardiology fellow, University of Washington, Seattle
Dr. Chen grew up in Los Angeles before finding his way to Boston for medical school at Boston University. There, he completed his MD/PhD with brief stints at Vanderbilt and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. His research interests have primarily revolved around the heart. His PhD focus was on sarcomere homeostasis, studying Ankrd1/CARP and its role in doxorubicin induced sarcopenia and cardiomyopathy. At the NIH, he helped with MRI validation studies looking at regions-at-risk post myocardial infarction. He joined the Murry Lab in 2015 after moving to Seattle and works as a hospitalist at the University of Washington Medical Center. His research currently focuses on stem cell therapies in post infarct models.

Daniel Low, MD, Alternate Delegate
Family medicine resident, Swedish Cherry Hill, Seattle
Dr. Low is a family medicine resident physician at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle. He is most interested in cross-cultural and underserved medicine, as well as end-of-life care. 

Elizabeth (Libby) Parker, MD, At-Large
Anatomic/clinical pathology resident, University of Washington, Seattle
Dr. Parker is from Alaska, studied biology at Dartmouth College, graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine, and is currently an anatomic pathology resident at the University of Washington.

Stephanie Ellwood, DO, At-large
Family medicine resident, Central Washington Family Medicine, Yakima
Dr. Ellwood is a current third-year family medicine resident at Central Washington Family Medicine Residency in Yakima. She is originally from Michigan, where she graduated from the Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her passions include preventative care, advocacy and full-spectrum care. She plans on continuing as clinical faculty at Central Washington after graduation.

Matthew Grierson, MD, Liaison from the WSMA AMA Delegation
Physical medicine and rehabilitation, Seattle Spine & Sports Medicine, Seattle
Dr. Grierson is a board-certified physiatrist with subspecialty board certification in sports medicine. Dr. Grierson earned his medical degree from Boston University and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Washington, where he also served as chief resident. Having experienced his fair share of dance-related injuries, Dr. Grierson appreciates the importance of finding a physician who understands the functional impact of an injury. He is medical director of the Clinic for Performing Artists (CoPA) at Seattle Spine and Sports Medicine and is committed to helping all patients across the spectrum of age, ability and function. Outside of work, Dr. Grierson assists in shaping health care policy through his work with the WSMA and the American Medical Association. He co-founded a local non-profit (SeaPAM) that provides treatment to local performing artists who otherwise would not have access to care. When he has time, he loves spending time hiking or skiing in the mountains or baking decadent desserts in the kitchen.

WSMA staff

Milana McLead, senior director of strategic communications and growth,
Alison Ippolito, associate director of membership,


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