Dr. Sunil Amin
Medical school: Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2005-2010
Residency: Internal medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2010-2013
Fellowship: Interventional Endoscopy, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center 2016-2017; Gastroenterology, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2013-2016
What inspired you to choose medicine? I think I've always wanted to be a physician ever since I was a kid. I can't imagine doing anything else. The deep satisfaction of helping people through a difficult time in their lives is something unique to my profession.
Why did you choose your specialty? I think GI is a good mix of brain and brawn. We get to use our hands on a daily basis, but we also get to use our heads on things like liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease.
What is your philosophy of care? Multidisciplinary evidence-based medicine. I think the input of my fellow physicians is so important and allows us to take the best care of our patients.
What do you like about Yakima? The natural beauty of the region is just stunning. I look forward to exploring the area.
What do you like to do outside of work? I like to do something physical every day whether it’s the gym, yoga or running, and I look forward to exploring the outdoorsy stuff around here.
Dr. Timothy Brown
Dr. Timothy Brown received his MD from the University of Virginia. His Internal Medicine internship and residency were completed at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Brown joined Cornerstone Medical Clinic in 1982 and moved to YGA in 2002. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
Dr. Tejas Kirtane
Medical school: Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai, India
Residency: Internal medicine, MedStar Washington Hospital Center / Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Fellowship: Gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
What inspired you to choose medicine? I’ve always been fascinated by the way the human body works. Medicine gives me the opportunity to help people.
Why did you choose your specialty? You really see the whole spectrum of different types of illnesses -- lifestyle-related diseases, cancers -- and I can I help patients with those.
What is your philosophy of care? I really believe in compassionate patient-directed care with evidence-based medicine. What is right for the patient comes first.
What do you like about Yakima? It’s a beautiful town with a lot of outdoor activities to explore. It’s scenic and you have four season.
What do you like to do outside of work? I exploring the outdoors on trails. I love skiing. Both my wife and I are foodies and we like to explore different cuisines.
Dr. Vu Le
Dr. Vu Le returns to YGA from Richland. He grew up in Vietnam and moved to Seattle when he was 15 years old in 1993. He completed his Gastroenterology fellowship and his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Le is married and has two children.
Dr. Pornchai Leelasinjaroen
Medical school: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008
Residency: Internal medicine residency, St. John Hospital and Medical Center Detroit, Mich., 2015
Fellowship: Gastroenterology and hepatology, Medical College of Georgia/Augusta University Augusta, Georgia, 2015-2018; research fellow, postdoctoral, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
What inspired you to choose medicine? I wanted to help people who were suffering, help them figure out what’s going on with them and fix them.
Why did you choose your specialty? It’s the best balance between hand skill and medical knowledge. I treat my patients from start to finish in gastroenterology.
What is your philosophy of care? I’m honest with my patients.
What do you like about Yakima? Hops, wine and everything there is to do outdoors.
What do you like to do outside of work? Skiing, hiking, being with friends.
Dr. Christopher Tan
Dr. Christopher Tan earned his medical degree from Cebu Institute of Medicine in Cebu, Philippines and completed his internal medicine residency at Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, New York. Dr. Tan's believes you have to love where you work and finds the field of gastroenterology interesting and enjoys being there every day. He has compassion for his patients and always puts himself in their shoes. He loves living in Yakima and considers it quiet and laid back with less traffic than when he lived in New York. Interests outside of work include bowling, billiards, badminton, fishing, computers and electronics. He is board certified in Internal medicine, Geriatric medicine and Gastroenterology.
Tanda Ferguson, ARNP
Tanda Ferguson, ARNP obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Washington State University. Tanda started with YGA in 2003. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Soly Houy,PA-C, graduated form Midwestern University in Glendale, Az with a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant. He is certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants. He joined YGA in 2009.
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