Resident and Fellow Section

Residents and fellows face challenges and opportunities managing today’s career demands and preparing for tomorrow’s transition to full-time practice. The WSMA's Resident and Fellow Section offers tools, networking opportunities and professional development resources to help you grow as a physician and navigate the changing landscape of health care.

Governing council

2016-2017 Resident and Fellow Section Governing Council

Billy Chen, MD, Ph.D, Chair
Cardiology fellow, University of Washington, Seattle
Sandeep Krishnan, MD, RPVI, Vice-Chair
Interventional cardiology fellow, University of Washington, Seattle
Carlo Milani, MD, MBA, Delegate
Sports medicine resident, University of Washington, Seattle
Sarah Patel, MD, Alternate Delegate
Sleep medicine fellow, University of Washington, Seattle
Elizabeth (Libby) Parker, At-Large
Anatomic/clinical pathology, University of Washington, Seattle
James (Alex) Mays, At-Large
Pathology resident, University of Washington, Seattle

Claire Murphy, MD, Liaison From the WSMA AMA Delegation
Hemopathology fellow, University of Washington, Seattle
Nariman Heshmati, MD, Liaison from the WSMA Board of Trustees
Obstetrics/gynecology, The Everett Clinic, Everett
Nathan Schlicher, MD, Liaison from the WSMA Executive Committee
Emergency medicine, St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma
Ray Hsiao, MD, Liaison from the WSMA Executive Committee
Psychiatry, co-director of Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle

WSMA staff

Milana McLead, Senior Director of Strategic Communications & Growth
Alison Ippolito, Associate Director of Membership
Lynda Sue Welch, Executive Assistant/Leadership Course Coordinator


Early Career Forum
WSMA offers a private, online discussion forum for our early career members. The forum is for WSMA members only (you will be prompted for your password to enter). Discussions are organized by topic. To help you follow a discussion, you can subscribe to a topic and receive email alerts when others post replies. The WSMA encourages lively debate, but please behave courteously and responsibly. Comments that include profanity, personal attacks (including language that could potentially identify an individual), or inappropriate, offensive or illegal material will be removed.