Meet our faculty of top-tier physicians

Julie Chen, MD, FACP

Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group​ ​
Kaiser Permanente Internal Medicine Residency Program Director​
Gaithersburg Medical Center and Regional Headquarters​

MEDICAL EDUCATION

University of Hong Kong School of Medicine

RESIDENCY

The Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia
Chief Resident

SPECIALTIES AND ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Board Certified Internal Medicine Associate Professor of Medicine, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine Associate Professor of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

CURRICULAR INTERESTS

Quality improvement, innovative medical education, resident wellness and resilience ​

HOW I THRIVE

I love downhill skiing with my sons, traveling to the beach, and spending quality time with my family. I also love hosting book clubs with great friends.
Dr. Chen has been in medical education leadership since 2006 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where she served as both Assistant Chief for Graduate Medical Education, and the Director of the Resident Continuity Clinic. She was an Associate Program Director in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Walter Reed for 5 years before becoming the founding Program Director for the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Alex Dummett, MD, CPPS

Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group​ ​
Kaiser Permanente Internal Medicine Residency Associate Program Director​
Gaithersburg Medical Center and Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring​

MEDICAL EDUCATION

George Washington University School of Medicine ​

RESIDENCY

Kaiser​ Permanente Santa Clara
Chief Resident

FELLOWSHIP

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco ​

SPECIALTIES and CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified Internal Medicine
Board Certified Preventive Medicine—Subspecialty of Clinical Informatics

CURRICULAR INTERESTS

Patient safety, quality improvement, diagnostic error prevention, training through simulation, clinical informatics, physician wellness, hospital medicine

HOW I THRIVE

I love cooking with my daughter, hiking, traveling to exotic locations, and spending time with my family. I also love teaching my daughter science through hands-on experiments.
Dr. Dummett leads several region-wide initiatives, the most important of which focuses on preventing in-hospital deterioration using advanced predictive analytics. He is a certified Patient Safety Professional and a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer.

Kathleen Anderson, MD, MS​

Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group​ ​
Kaiser Permanente Internal Medicine Residency Core Faculty
Gaithersburg Medical Center

MEDICAL EDUCATION

George Washington University School of Medicine

RESIDENCY

Georgetown University Hospital
Chief Resident

FELLOWSHIP

Hospice and Palliative Medicine, George Washington University ​

SPECIALTIES and CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified Internal Medicine
Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Medicine

CURRICULAR INTERESTS

Student and resident education, communication skills training ​

HOW I THRIVE

I take bike rides along the Potomac and enjoy woodworking. ​
Dr. Anderson’s clinical focus is in interdisciplinary treatment for patients with complex illnesses. While at Kaiser Permanente, she started the Comprehensive Chronic Pain Management Program, which is a coordinated and holistic model of care for our patients in the DC-Suburban Maryland service area.

Darrell Baranko, MD, FACP​

Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group​ ​
Kaiser Permanente Internal Medicine Residency Core Faculty
Gaithersburg Medical Center

MEDICAL EDUCATION

Temple University School of Medicine

RESIDENCY

Walter Reed Army Medical Center

SPECIALTIES and ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Board Certified Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine

HOW I THRIVE

I spend time with my wife and children and keep active by skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. ​

Dr. Baranko’s active duty assignments included serving as Director of the Intensive Care Unit in Seoul, Korea, and then as Chief of Internal Medicine at Tripler Army Medical Center, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Following his active duty service, he worked for the Department of the Navy at Naval Health Clinic Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, before returning to Walter Reed in 2009.

Elisabeth Kramer, MD

Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
Kaiser Permanente Internal Medicine Residency Core Faculty
Gaithersburg Medical Center

MEDICAL EDUCATION

Friedrich Schiller University Faculty of Medicine, Jena, Germany

RESIDENCY

Georgetown University

FELLOWSHIP

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

SPECIALTIES and CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified Internal Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

CURRICULAR INTERESTS

Comprehensive primary care and preventive medicine; resident clinical and research education

HOW I THRIVE

I come from a family of musicians and love to play the violin. I look forward to traveling with my family to the beach and snow-capped mountains!
Elisabeth Kramer joins the Internal Medicine Residency Program with a strong background in research. She has received several competitive scholarship awards, including the Bayer Research Foundation-Carl Duisberg Scholarship, German Research Foundation, and Erasmus Internship Grant. She was the 2017 recipient of the Edward Tsou Medical Humanities Award from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Kramer is fluent in German, French, and Italian.

Isaac Ke Sun, MD

Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group​ ​
Kaiser Permanente Internal Medicine Residency Core Faculty
Gaithersburg Medical Center

MEDICAL EDUCATION

George Washington University School of Medicine

RESIDENCY

Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Francisco, CA

SPECIALTIES and CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Culinary Medicine

CURRICULAR INTERESTS

Culinary and lifestyle medicine, point of care ultrasound

HOW I THRIVE

Karaoke, cooking, painting, writing novels
Elisabeth Kramer joins the Internal Medicine Residency Program with a strong background in research. She has received several competitive scholarship awards, including the Bayer Research Foundation-Carl Duisberg Scholarship, German Research Foundation, and Erasmus Internship Grant. She was the 2017 recipient of the Edward Tsou Medical Humanities Award from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Kramer is fluent in German, French, and Italian.

Enaruna Tychus, MD

Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group​ ​
Chief of Adult and Family Medicine Department, DC-Suburban MD service area
Largo Medical Center

MEDICAL EDUCATION

Howard University College of Medicine

RESIDENCY

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

SPECIALTIES and CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified Internal Medicine

CURRICULAR INTERESTS

Quality improvement and excellence in service

HOW I THRIVE

One of the ways I thrive is by coming early to work and leaving early for home as much as possible. I also thrive by always having an attitude of gratitude.
I enjoy traveling and writing. My favorite pastime is spending time with my family. A fun fact about me is I love playing sports, not watching sports. I played soccer and ran 100m races.

Rachel Vile, MD​

Capital Critical Care, LLC Medical Group​
Medical Director of Critical Care​
Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring​ ​

MEDICAL EDUCATION

University of Kansas School of Medicine.

RESIDENCY

Washington Hospital Center

FELLOWSHIP

Critical Care Medicine, George Washington University

SPECIALTIES and CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified Internal Medicine
Board Certified Critical Care ​

CURRICULAR INTERESTS

Serving the underserved and at-risk population by volunteering

HOW I THRIVE

I thrive by keeping a positive attitude and enjoying the fun in life. Walking the dogs with my husband, playing games with my kids, and always staying up to date with my friends are my priorities. And getting lost in a good book now and then always helps.​
Dr. Vile is a double-certified internist and intensivist with decades of experience and is a member of the Ethics Committee and the Credentialing Committee at Holy Cross Hospital.

Peter Huh, MD, Chief Resident

Drexel University College of Medicine

Why you chose to apply to KPMAS

I have a strong interest in outpatient internal medicine, particularly at the intersection of public health and primary care. The dedicated faculty and supportive system of KPMAS form a great place for me to pursue my interests and become a well-rounded physician, while learning about the inner workings of a system that has been highly successful in emphasizing preventive care.

What makes you passionate about practicing medicine

I love patient interaction and listening to their stories. It builds rapport and makes every case unique and personal. Furthermore, facing complex medical cases and tackling it with my colleagues provide intellectual challenges and ignites my passion for learning.

Fun fact about you

I lived in Korea (Seoul), England (York and London), California (Los Angeles, Berkeley, and Santa Clara), Virginia (Arlington), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), and Maryland (Rockville). Every city was unique and rich with culture. I wonder where I will go next.

How I thrive

I love spending time with my wife and my dog. I love seeing movies (in theater or at home) with a big bag of popcorn. I love to sing as a member of choir. I play classic guitar. Big fan of soccer and football.

Ivan Rivas

Kaiser Permanente Internal Medicine Residency Program Coordinator

Ivan has been with Kaiser Permanente for over two years working in the Community Health Department (CH), where he was exposed to the great work happening to uplift communities in the Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States market. In his previous role with CH, Ivan worked on community sponsorships and key events such Martin Luther King Day of Service, Women’s National Basketball Association Fit Clinic, and the David Lawrence Community Service Awards, among other projects and initiatives. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Ivan was a Residency Program Coordinator for over 8 years. In his role he brings his expertise with working in the community hospital setting, and also at the university level at institutions such as the George Washington University, where he led the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program prior to joining Kaiser Permanente. Ivan enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and his children, as well as the two dogs that he adopted.

How I thrive

I love taking SoulCycle classes! Soul' has reinvigorated a new hobby for me to do after work hours and during the weekends. SoulCycle has provided me the strength and the energy that I need in my daily life, and brings a sense of community.

Kelliann Dell​

Kaiser Permanente Internal Medicine Residency Program Project Manager

Kelliann Dell is the Project Manager for the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Internal Medicine Residency Program. Kelliann earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College. She worked for the Johns Hopkins University Internal Medicine Residency program for nine years—first as a Program Administrator and later as a Program Manager—before joining the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Internal Medicine Residency Program. She has a son in college and a daughter in middle school. They live within walking distance of her husband’s family farm, so there is never a shortage of fresh fruits and vegetables. ​ ​

How I thrive

By spending time with my family. Together we enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking, and occasionally a competitive bowling game. We enjoy spending quiet vacations at the beach and at our home away from home in Florida. ​

What our residents have to say

As a new residency program, it is essential that the leadership is open to feedback and changes. I am ecstatic to say that all faculty members are invested in our success, willing to listen, and want to see the residents thrive. Along with the dedicated faculties, I look forward to shaping this residency into something beautiful and excellent.

Hoon Chang, MD

Part of the benefits of a new/smaller program is the 1:1 teaching experience that’s available. It sounds intimidating at first, but it really isn’t. Each preceptor I have worked has been awesome and has made my learning experience a top priority. Yet, even with this close supervision, we still have a lot of autonomy.

Daniel Tadeo, M