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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.

Poonam Maru, DO, FACP​ ​

Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group​ ​

Kaiser Permanente Internal Medicine Residency Core Faculty

Gaithersburg Medical Center

MEDICAL EDUCATION

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific at Western University of Health Sciences ​

RESIDENCY

Christiana Care Health System ​

SPECIALTIES and CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School

CURRICULAR INTERESTS

Physician well-being, quality improvement, medical education

HOW I THRIVE

To decompress, I enjoy experimenting with new recipes and cuisines, and putting my own healthy, plant-based spin on them. Being outdoors, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and practicing yoga keep me centered and enable me to thrive!

Dr. Maru is the site physician lead for medical student training and the cancer-screening champion at the Kaiser Permanente Manassas Medical Center.

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.

Maria Khan, DO

Chief Resident

Kaiser Permanente Internal Medicine Residency Junior Faculty

Gaithersburg Medical Center and Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring

MEDICAL EDUCATION

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

RESIDENCY

Ochsner—Louisiana State University, Shreveport

SPECIALTIES and CERTIFICATIONS

Board Eligible Internal Medicine

CURRICULAR INTERESTS

Medical education and mentorship

HOW I THRIVE

I enjoy baking and use it as my creating outlet, I’ve mastered cake pops and love making themed cake pops for my friends and family for all sorts of events. I’ve also been practicing vinyasa flow yoga for 7 years now and plan to obtain instructor certification in the future.

Dr. Khan is a Canadian who has made the US her home over the last 7 years. She has lived in many different regions from the midwest to the south. She has been an active participant in the academic realm during her own academic career and has co-founded many organizations including a women’s studies journal and educational pilot projects at the University of Alberta during her undergraduate. Dr.Khan is extremely interested in academic medicine and plans to incorporate resident and student teaching into her future medical career. She participated in a specialized medical education preceptorship tract during her residency program as well and looks forward to incorporating all she has learned into her new position as Chief Resident at Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Internal Medicine Residency.

Kanwaljit Nagi, MD​ ​

Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group​ ​

Chief of Hospital-Based Medicine, DC-Suburban MD service area ​ ​

Kaiser Permanente Internal Medicine Residency Faculty ​ ​

Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring​ ​

MEDICAL EDUCATION

Government Medical College, Patiala ​

RESIDENCY

Georgetown University Program at DC General Hospital

SPECIALTIES and CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified Internal Medicine

CURRICULAR INTERESTS

Complex medical decision-making, transition of care of hospitalized patients to their primary care physicians in ambulatory setting ​

HOW I THRIVE

I thrive by doing yard work and growing vegetables in our backyard. It is so satisfying to watch how each seed grows and provides healthy vegetables. In winter, we, as a family, enjoy watching professional basketball games. ​

Dr. Nagi was recognized as intern and resident of the year for outstanding academic performance and for teaching interns during her residency. She has been Chief of Hospital-Based Medicine for the last 14 years.

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.

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.

More info

TBD

What our residents have to say

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, MD

Syed Khalid, Resident

My experience at Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States so far has been nothing short of amazing. The diversity of pathology and clinical cases you will see here are immense—I have been shocked by the level of cases we have the privilege of managing in both in and outpatient contexts.

Before coming to Kaiser Permanente, I knew that they were leaders in quality, but I had no idea that it was a beautiful sympathy of evidence-based care delivered by dedicated and passionate providers and staff, cutting-edge technology, and a commitment to an excellent patient experience until I started.

 

 

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.

More info

TBD

Kelliann Dell​ ​

Kaiser Permanente Internal Medicine Residency Program Scholarly Activity Coordinator

Kelliann Dell is the Scholarly Activity Coordinator 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

Crystal Xue, Resident

I chose Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States because of its ample time given to outpatient training, and because I was looking for the kind of mentoring that often comes with new programs. After spending some time here, I now have many more reasons confirming that I made a great choice.

The administrators care about us as family, and are highly responsive. No matter which field you are interested in, the setup at Kaiser ensures that you learn from attendings who are working to the top of their licenses, and who provide intensive mentoring.

 

Syed Khalid, Resident

My experience at Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States so far has been nothing short of amazing. The diversity of pathology and clinical cases you will see here are immense—I have been shocked by the level of cases we have the privilege of managing in both in and outpatient contexts.

Before coming to Kaiser Permanente, I knew that they were leaders in quality, but I had no idea that it was a beautiful sympathy of evidence-based care delivered by dedicated and passionate providers and staff, cutting-edge technology, and a commitment to an excellent patient experience until I started.

 

 

What our residents have to say

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, MD

Syed Khalid, Resident

My experience at Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States so far has been nothing short of amazing. The diversity of pathology and clinical cases you will see here are immense—I have been shocked by the level of cases we have the privilege of managing in both in and outpatient contexts.

Before coming to Kaiser Permanente, I knew that they were leaders in quality, but I had no idea that it was a beautiful sympathy of evidence-based care delivered by dedicated and passionate providers and staff, cutting-edge technology, and a commitment to an excellent patient experience until I started.

 

 

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