Tony S. Quang, MD, JD
YPS GOVERNING COUNCIL CHAIR
SPECIALTY: RADIATION ONCOLOGY
PRACTICE: VA PUGET SOUND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER – SEATTLE
DR. QUANG IS A BOARD CERTIFIED RADIATION ONCOLOGIST who works at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and holds the position of associate professor at the University of Washington Medical Center and visiting professor and oncology curriculum advisor at Bellevue College. He treats cancer patients, teaches medical students and residents, conducts research and reviews clinical protocols as chairman of the VA IRB.
He provides consulting services for risk management, medical malpractice, hospital quality improvement/peer review, entrepreneurial IT and biotechnology start ups, working with clients to address regulatory issues in the health care community and position companies in compliance with national standards and emerging trends.
As an attorney, Dr. Quang’s areas of practice include business investor immigration law and intellectual property law.
He studied biochemistry and molecular biology as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his medical degree from the MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and completed his residency training in radiation oncology at the University of California Davis Cancer Center. He received his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law with a concentration in health law.
Dr. Quang has authored multiple peer review articles and book chapters in radiation oncology and health law. His current interest includes quality improvement privilege and immunity as a means to increase patient access to health care, reduce costs and improve outcomes. In his free time he enjoys traveling, swing dancing and time with his friends and family.
ALEXANDER M. HAMLING, MD, MBA
YPS GOVERNING COUNCIL VICE CHAIR
PRACTICE: PACIFIC MEDICAL CENTERS – BOTHELL
DR. HAMLING IS A BOARD CERTIFIED PEDIATRICIAN working at Pacific Medical Centers, Bothell campus. He obtained his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and his MBA in health care management from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. He completed his general pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medicine Center. His clinical interests include optimizing pathways to treat children with asthma, care for children with type 1 diabetes and volunteer medicine. He is adjunct faculty through Washington State University College of Nursing and teaches doctor of nursing practice (DNP) students.
Prior to his current position, Dr. Hamling worked at the U.S. Naval Branch Health Clinic at Naval Air Facility in Atsugi, Japan. Prior to living overseas, he worked as a pediatric hospitalist through Seattle Children’s Hospital. Despite all his travels across the country and out of the U.S. (Canada, Japan, Spain, Uzbekistan, Great Britain and Guatemala), he still has a special place in his heart for his hometown of Pittsburgh.
During his off time, he enjoys geocaching, gardening, walking with his daughter to local coffee shops, and dancing (salsa, swing, tango, etc.).
DANIEL STEIN, MD
YPS DELEGATE TO THE WSMA HOUSE OF DELEGATES
SPECIALTY: FAMILY MEDICINE
PRACTICE: PROVIDENCE HEALTH AND SERVICES — WEST OLYMPIA FAMILY MEDICINE
DR. STEIN IS A BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN. Born and raised in Minnesota, he remained in state to attend medical school at the University of Minnesota. During this time, he founded the medical school’s Public Health Interest Group and served as student senate chair of the Academic Health Center.
After graduating, Dr. Stein moved to Olympia, Wash. for residency at St. Peter Family Medicine, where he developed a focus on community health and preventative medicine. After completing his residency, he remained in Southwest Washington, accepting a position at Providence - West Olympia Family Medicine where he now serves as the Site Clinical Lead. While in this role, Dr. Stein has helped to build a multidisciplinary team in the medical home model within the heart of Olympia. Dr. Stein has served on the Thurston Mason County Medical Society board for the past two years and has been active in the WSMA and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Aside from medicine, Dr. Stein enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, painting, hiking, baking and gardening.
AVANTI BERGQUIST, MD
YPS ALTERNATE DELEGATE TO THE WSMA HOUSE OF DELEGATES
SPECIALTY: CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
PRACTICE: EATING RECOVERY CENTER AND SEATTLE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
DR. BERGQUIST IS BOARD CERTIFIED IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY as well as adult psychiatry. She has recently transitioned from being on faculty at the University of Washington and being an attending psychiatrist on the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital to specializing in treating adolescents struggling with eating disorders at Eating Recovery Center. She also continues to work occasionally at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Duke University, a Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Oregon School of Science and Engineering at OHSU, and received her MD from the University of Louisville. She completed both her psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Washington. She is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Bergquist enjoys advocacy work on a number of different committees and is the president-elect of the Washington State Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry along with being active in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
TSERING LHEWA, MD
PRACTICE: CHILD AND ADOLSECENT CLINIC
DR. LHEWA IS A BOARD CERTIFIED PEDIATRICIAN with the Child & Adolescent Clinic, where he enjoys working with a team dedicated to providing quality care for children and families in Southwest Washington. He also serves as the medical director at Innovative Services NW, a neurodevelopmental center in Clark County, and as the physician champion for the Southwest Washington region of the pediatric Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative.
He moved to Southwest Washington during childhood and has since called the Evergreen State home. He completed his undergraduate studies at Whitman College, medical school at the University of Washington and his pediatric residency at Oregon Health & Science University. He has enjoyed traveling and learning from global health work in Tibetan communities, different parts of India, and Australia. He also completed a National Institutes of Health Academy fellowship program in Bethesda, Maryland and conducted biomedical research while learning more about our nation’s health disparities from leading clinicians and researchers.
His special interests are focused on improving access to and quality of care for all children and improving communication between health care providers and other advocates for children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, drawing and listening to public radio.
MATTHEW GRIERSON, MD
SPECIALTY: PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
PRACTICE: VIRGINIA MASON MEDICAL CENTER
DR. GRIERSON'S EXPERTISE is in sports medicine and concussions, dance and performing arts medicine, musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation, and comprehensive non-operative spine care. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 2009. Dr. Grierson completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at University of Washington, Seattle in 2013, and a fellowship in spine and sports medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, at the university in 2014.
Dr. Grierson enjoys modern dance, hiking, kayaking and baking desserts.
CONOR KLEWENO, MD
SPECIALTY: ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
PRACTICE: HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER
DR. CONOR KLEWENO IS A BOARD CERTIFIED ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON who works at Harborview Medical Center and holds the position of assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Washington. He treats patients who have had traumatic injuries to the musculoskeletal system with an emphasis on pelvic and acetabular fractures and reconstruction. He also teaches medical students, residents and fellows, and conducts research. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has been invited to lecture both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Kleweno grew up on a family wheat farm and cattle ranch in Endicott, Wash. before attending the University of Washington for college. He then moved to Boston and attended Harvard Medical School, followed by training at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Residency. Dr. Kleweno completed a fellowship in traumatology at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He then returned to Washington in 2013 to work at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center.
NARIMAN HESHMATI, MD
BOARD OF TRUSTEES YOUNG PHYSICIAN LIAISON
SPECIALTY: OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
PRACTICE: THE EVERETT CLINIC
Each day is something that I’m proud of. I get to take care of people. I get to perform an advanced surgery that maybe couldn't have been done the day before or the week before. Each day something new comes up, and you work together with your team to find the best solution for that individual patient. At the end of the day, my patient has received the best care possible and I’m proud when that has been accomplished.
I love the opportunity I have in providing obstetric and gynecological care to really get to know my patients individually. These are women that I see, maybe during a pregnancy to start—a great experience that I get to follow from start to finish. And now, down the road, they come back, sometimes needing a surgery or other care, which allows me to build a really unique relationship with them.
RAY HSIAO, MD
WSMA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE YOUNG PHYSICIAN LIAISON
SPECIALTY: CHILD PSYCHIATRIST AND ADDICTION SPECIALIST
PRACTICE: SEATTLE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
DR. HSIAO IS A CHILD PSYCHIATRIST and addiction specialist at Seattle Children’s, where he also serves at the co-director of the adolescent substance abuse program. In addition to his responsibilities at Children’s, Dr. Hsiao serves as an associate professor and director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is the current president of the WSMA.
Dr. Hsiao received his medical degree from Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He completed his residency at University of Washington and is triple board certified in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.
Dr. Hsiao is also a member of multiple professional associations including the American Psychiatric Association, Washington State Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association. He has received the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training William Sorum Award, as well as multiple teaching awards from the University of Washington School of Medicine and the American Medical Association Foundation.
NATHAN SCHLICHER, MD
WSMA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE YOUNG PHYSICIAN LIAISON
SPECIALTY: EMERGENCY MEDICINE
PRACTICE: ST. JOSEPH'S MEDICAL CENTER
DR. SCHLICHER CURRENTLY WORKS AT St. Joseph's Medical Center, and lives in Gig Harbor with his wife Dr. Jessica Schlicher, and his three children (David, Juliette, and Henry). He serves as the associate director at large of quality for the emergency departments of the Franciscan Health System and the associate director of the TeamHealth Patient Safety Organization. He attended law school and then medical school at the University of Washington before completing an emergency medicine residency at Wright State in Dayton Ohio. He is board certified in emergency medicine.
Dr. Schlicher has edited three editions of a textbook on the importance of advocacy by physicians, “The Emergency Medicine Advocacy Handbook.” He currently serves as a board member with the Washington State Medical Association and the Washington Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has previously served as the legislative advisor on the board of directors of the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association.
Dr. Schlicher has been recognized for his leadership multiple times including the South Sound Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Award, Washington State Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians Guardian of Emergency Medicine Award, Pacific Lutheran University Outstanding Recent Alumni Award, and the American Medical Associations Leadership in Excellence Award. He has also served as the State Senator for the 26th District of Washington.