Medicine 2023 | Faculty
Planning Committee Members’ Disclosure Statement
Drs. Saima Ahmad, Dawn Dewitt, Dawn Kopp, and Erin Rose Medina; and Shelly Bonforti all report no potential conflicts of interest or affiliations with any corporate organizations.
Dr. Clinton Hauxwell is a stockholder in Abbie, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Merck, 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.
Myra Ahmad, MD
Myra Ahmad, MD graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2022. Following graduation, she helped to found and create Mochi Medical, a telehealth obesity clinic, which is committed to providing easy to access care with board certified obesity medicine physicians. She is passionate about the continuing research and advancements in treatment and medication options in obesity medicine.
Disclosure Statement: Dr. Ahmad serves as founder of Mochi Medical. The planning committee reviewed the information, and it was determined there are no conflicts.
Molly Dahl, MA, MD
Molly Dahl, MA, MD is a urogynecologist practicing at Providence Urogynecology (Columbia Surgical Specialists) in Spokane, Washington. She specializes in the treatment of female pelvic floor disorders including prolapse, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction. She moved to Spokane from California in 2021 after completing a fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at the University of Southern California.
Disclosure Statement: Dr. Dahl reports no potential conflicts of interest or affiliation with any corporate organizations.
Joanne Stekler, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Disease
University of Washington School of Medicine
Joanne Stekler, MD, MPH’s research centers on HIV testing and HIV prevention. She is a national expert on HIV tests, particularly focused on acute HIV infection and point-of-care testing. She started the first community-based clinic for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Seattle and is currently working to increase access to PrEP and PrEP adherence across Washington State.
Disclosure Statement: Dr. Stekler reports no potential conflicts of interest or affiliation with any corporate organizations.
Erin M. Bauer, MD
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle and Federal Way
Erin M. Bauer, MD is a Rheumatologist practicing at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle and Federal Way. She is a graduate of the George Washington University Medical School and completed internal medicine residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles before a rheumatology fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles. In 2016 she left Los Angeles to join Virginia Mason. Areas of clinical and research interest include
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, inflammatory myopathies and infectious complications and prevention in autoimmune disease.
Disclosure Statement: Dr. Bauer reports no potential conflicts of interest or affiliation with any corporate organizations.
Arthi Thirumalai, MBBS
Associate Professor, University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Section Head Of Endocrinology, Harborview Medical Center
Arthi Thirumalai, MBBS works as a clinician-scholar at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her clinical work is performed out of the UW Diabetes Institute and Lipid Clinics at South Lake Union in Seattle, WA and also the general endocrine clinic and Metabolic Liver Clinic at Harborview Medical Center. Her clinical research focuses on male reproduction and cardiometabolic disorders.
Disclosure Statement: Dr. Thirumalai reports research funding from Fractyl Health Inc. in the role of Site-PI (industry-sponsored study) and from Novo Nordisk Inc. in the role of PI (investigator-initiated study). The planning committee reviewed the information, and it was determined there are no conflicts.
Henry Mroch, MD
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
Washington State University College of Medicine
Henry Mroch, MD, FACP FASN is a nephrologist who has practiced in the Spokane community for the past 24 years. He graduated from both undergraduate and medical school studies at the University of California, Irvine, followed by Internal Medicine Spokane Residency, and nephrology fellowship at the University of Washington. He has been active in medical education throughout this time as faculty at WSU College of Medicine and UW/WWAMI.
Disclosure Statement: Dr. Mroch reports no potential conflicts of interest or affiliation with any corporate organizations.
Olivia Hiskey, PharmD, PGY-1
Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Olivia Hiskey is currently a PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident at the Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Spokane, WA. She has a passion for educating both patients and providers on substance use disorders and public health harm reduction strategies related to illicit drug use. She has spent the last four years of her pharmacy school education providing naloxone (Narcan) training to both community members and healthcare providers, as well as educating the community on prescription drugs of abuse. Her professional interests include mental health, substance use disorders, and pharmacogenomics.
Disclosure Statement: Ms. Hiskey reports no potential conflicts of interest or affiliation with any corporate organizations.
Jacob Straus, DO, PGY-2
Internal Medicine Residency Spokane
Jacob Straus, DO A life-long Washingtonian, Jacob grew up outside of Seattle and has made various parts of the Evergreen State his home since. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Washington in Seattle (Go Dawgs!!) where he studied biology and history. Moving closer to his grandparents, Jacob earned his medical degree from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima. A curiosity for all things medicine led him to pursue training in internal medicine and brought his journey farther east to Spokane. Outside of work Jacob is an avid outdoorsman and is happiest when he is exploring the trails, slopes, and rivers of the Inland Northwest. Among Jacob’s proudest accomplishments is winning his medical school’s holiday ugly sweater contest thanks to some well-placed shoulder pads.
Disclosure Statement: Dr. Straus reports no potential conflicts of interest or affiliation with any corporate organizations.