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Medicine 2022 | Faculty

Planning Committee Members’ Disclosure Statement

Drs. Saima Ahmad and Dawn Dewitt, and Shelly Bonforti all report no potential conflicts of interest or affiliations with any corporate organizations.

Dr. Clinton Hauxwell is a stockholder in AstraZeneca, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer. The Planning Committee has determined that Dr. Hauxwell was not involved in the activity planning which involved goods and services from companies he identified as having a financial relationship.

Dr. Rachel Safran serves as a principal/sub investigator for current investigational studies for Merck, Gilead and AstraZeneca. The Planning Committee has determined that Dr. Safran was not involved in the activity planning which involved goods and services from companies he identified as having a financial relationship.

Blaire E. Burman, MD

Section Head, Gastoenterology & Hepatology
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Blaire E. Burman, MD was born and raised in Seattle, and attended Brown University before returning to University of Washington School of Medicine. She attended internal medicine residency at Columbia Presbyterian in NYC, and gastroenterology fellowship at University of California San Francisco. Dr. Burman has been at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health for eight years as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist. She has served as Director of Hepatology, Hepatology Fellowship Program Director, Digestive Disease Institute Director and Education and Training, and currently is the Section Head for Gastroenterology. Her clinical interests are in decompensated liver disease, alcohol related liver disease, NASH, viral hepatitis, and liver cancer.

Disclosure Statement: Dr. Burman served as a speaker for Gilead. Her presentation was reviewed and there were no conflicts.

Dawn DeWitt MD, MSc, CMedEd, MACP, FRACP, FRCP-London

Professor
Washington State University, College of Medicine

Dawn E DeWitt MD, MSc, CMedEd, MACP, FRACP, FRCP-London has held medical education leadership roles for over 25 years in three countries. She trained at Harvard and the University of Washington, where she led innovations in curriculum, web-based education, and rural faculty development. She is an American College of Physicians Master, Wellness Champion and co-author of the best-selling “Teaching in Your Office.” Her Melbourne Medical School team garnered multiple innovation awards, including an award for Australia’s first interprofessional rural teaching clinic. Voted one of “America’s Best Doctors” by her peers, she has practiced in rural, urban, and underserved settings. Her research interests include medical education, career choice, rural health, and diabetes. Currently, she is a Professor and Senior Associate Dean at the Washington State College of Medicine, where she leads the Year 4 program, the CIPHERS initiative (Collaboration for InterProfessional Health Education Research & Scholarship) and is PI on a $1.9M HRSA interprofessional-education grant.

Disclosure Statement: Dr. DeWitt reports no potential conflicts of interest or affiliation with any corporate organizations.

Tracy Ann Klein, PhD, ARNP

Associate Professor
Washington State University, College of Nursing

Tracy Ann Klein, PhD, FAAN, FAANP is an Associate Professor at Washington State University College of Nursing and the Assistant Director of the Center for Cannabis Research, Policy and Outreach. Her scholarship encompasses the interface between public policy and prescribing as it relates to practitioner, patient and institutional factors. Along with Drs. Dewitt and Wilson, she is part of a five-year SAMHSA funded interprofessional team who has educated over 500 medical, nursing, pharmacy and professional students in interprofessional management of opioid use disorder and chronic pain. A fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and Academy of Nurse Practitioners, her research on controlled substances and pharmacotherapeutics is published in the Journal of Rural Health; Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research; Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Policy; University of Toronto Medical Journal; and the Journal of Pediatric Healthcare among others. Her expertise encompasses teaching and practice as a family nurse practitioner, and state, national, and international policy and regulatory consultation.

Disclosure Statement: Dr. Klein reports no potential conflicts of interest or affiliation with any corporate organizations.

Sarah Knight, DO

PGY3 Internal Medicine Residency Spokane
Spokane Teaching Health Center

Sarah Knight DO graduated from the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in 2020. She is currently an Internal Medicine Resident with the Internal Medicine Residency Spokane at the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic and is interested in pursuing a career in primary care medicine. She is one of the first four residents to participate in the primary care track at STHC.

Disclosure Statement: Dr. Knight reports no potential conflicts of interest or affiliation with any corporate organizations.

Cecilia Mathis, MD

PGY3 Family Medicine Residency
Spokane

Cecilia Mathis, MD grew up in Kansas and attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She has a passion for rural medicine with a plan to return to Kansas to practice. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, watching college football, trying new restaurants, and exploring the local area. Dr. Mathis believes there is power in knowing the numbers behind the evidence when practicing EBM and aims to use this experience to better counsel her own patients and develop an approach for addressing new recommendations as they arise in medicine.

Disclosure Statement: Dr. Mathis reports no potential conflicts of interest or affiliation with any corporate organizations.

Adelaide McClintock, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Washington

Adelaide McClintock, MD is an assistant professor of Medicine at the University of Washington. She is a primary care provider at the Women’s Healthcare Center, where she provides management of chronic diseases, outpatient gynecological issues, breast concerns, and provides family planning services. She is also the director of the Women’s Health Training Pathway for the internal medicine residency. Her scholarly work is focused on women’s health education across the continuum, bias in assessment, and psychological safety in medical education.

Disclosure Statement: Dr. McClintock reports no potential conflicts of interest or affiliation with any corporate organizations.

Aditya Nathan, DO

PGY3, Internal Medicine Residency Spokane
Spokane Teaching Health Center

Aditya Nathan, DO graduated from the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in 2020. He is currently an Internal Medicine Resident with the Internal Medicine Residency Spokane at the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic and is interested in pursuing a career in sports medicine/primary care. He is one of the first four residents to participate in the primary care track at STHC.

Disclosure Statement: Dr. Nathan reports no potential conflicts of interest or affiliation with any corporate organizations.

Rachel Safran, MD, FACP, AAHIVS

MultiCare Rockwood Internal Medicine and HIV Clinic

Rachel Safran, MD, FACP, AAHIVS has been practicing primary care internal medicine in Spokane for the last decade, with a passion for caring for the underserved. She became a certified HIV specialist during residency and has been committed to providing patient-centered, gender-affirming care for all adults. She currently provides STD testing and treatment, including HIV management and PreP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) at two Spokane locations and is proud to have nurse practitioner and medical students with her throughout the year.

Disclosure Statement: Dr. Safran serves as a principal/sub investigator for current investigational studies for Merck, Gilead and AstraZeneca. Her presentation was reviewed and there were no conflicts.

Marian Wilson, PhD, MPH, RN, PMGT-BC

Associate Professor
Washington State University, College of Nursing

Marian Wilson, PhD, MPH, RN, PMGT-BC is an Associate Professor at Washington State University College of Nursing. Her research has been funded by National Institutes of Health, American Society for Pain Management Nursing, and numerous foundations focusing on non-opioid symptom management options for adults prescribed opioids for pain or opioid use disorder. She serves on the Spokane Regional Opioid Task Force and leads an interprofessional education program funded by SAMHSA teaching health science students about medications for addiction treatment. She serves with her co-presenters on a five-year HRSA-funded grant team educating health science students and practicing clinicians in team-based management of chronic pain within the context of opioid use. She has published more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and numerous book chapters and articles, the majority on the topic of pain and opioid use. She serves as assistant editor of the Pain Management Nursing journal.

Disclosure Statement: Dr. Wilson reports no potential conflicts of interest or affiliation with any corporate organizations.

Darron Woolley, DPM

Medical Foot Center

Darron Woolley, DPM has been practicing all aspects of foot and ankle care in Spokane since finishing his residency training in 2007. From fixing bunions and hammertoes to tackling more complex foot and ankle reconstructions, he enjoys the opportunity to improve life for his patients. He has recently become especially concerned about integrated multidisciplinary approaches to diabetic limb salvage and is active in efforts to create a regional amputation prevention center of excellence here in Spokane. He is an avid triathlete, began playing the cello six years ago, and is still madly in love with his wife of 23 years with whom he delightedly continues to raise their four children.

Disclosure Statement: Dr. Woolley reports no potential conflicts of interest or affiliation with any corporate organizations.

Carol H. Wysham, MD

Rockwood Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
Spokane, Washington

Carol H. Wysham, MD is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and is a clinical endocrinologist at MultiCare/Rockwood Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology in Spokane, WA. She received her medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City. She completed internship and residency in internal medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, and fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Wysham is the immediate Past-President of the Endocrine Society. She served as Chair of the Clinical Practice Committee of the American Diabetes Association in 2011 and chaired the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society. Dr. Wysham has more than 30 years of experience as a clinician, educator and clinical investigator. She served as the site principal investigator for the ADOPT, ACCORD, FLAT-SUGAR, LEADER, EMPA-REG, CANVAS and SURPASS trials, amongst others.

Disclosure Statement: Dr. Wysham serves as a principal investigator for current investigational studies with Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk. Her presentation was reviewed and there were no conflicts.