Aisling Shi Zhao

Location:

International District

Language:

English, Mandarin (conversational)

Medical Degree:

MD, MPH

Education:

University of Pennsylvania
University of Michigan School of Public Health
University of Michigan Medical School
Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency

Why I Work at ICHS:

From the very first day I arrived at ICHS, I was blown away at the incredible sense of community that the providers, staff, and patients all brought to this space. As the child of Chinese immigrants, I look forward to advancing health equity among the AAPI community and beyond.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe that medicine is a tool for social justice and self-determination. I hope to use my education to help my community to empower themselves to choose health in the ways that work best for them. My clinical interests include reproductive health and justice, weight-inclusive medicine/Health At Every Size (HAES), adolescent health, and the health and well-being of LGBTQIAP+ folks.

Interesting Note About Myself:

My favorite things to do include attempting home DIY projects, gardening, trying out new recipes, spending time with friends/family/animals, reading science fiction, practicing violin, and playing video games. I’m also a born and raised Michigander!

Julia Wang

Location:

International District

Language:

English, Mandarin

Medical Degree:

Medical Doctor

Education:

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Certification:

ACLS, ALSO, BLS

Why I Work at ICHS:

ICHS’s mission to providing community focused healthcare is incredibly inspiring. I am honored to work alongside practitioners and staff who have been serving the ID community for decades.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Culturally competent healthcare is a basic human right that everyone deserves, regardless of race, gender, sex, class, education, language, immigration status, sexual orientation, or physical or mental ability.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I love cooking and trying out new recipes.

Erin Olanrewaju

Location:

Shoreline

Language:

English

Medical Degree:

Doctor of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner

Education:

University of Washington (DNP, BS Nursing); Seattle Pacific University (BA Biology, BA Chemistry)

certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC)

Why I Work at ICHS:

ICHS partners with patients and the community in the greater Seattle area to promote health and provide high quality healthcare in a manner that reflects the community’s diverse cultural values and beliefs. The core values and mission of ICHS mirror my own penchant for social justice and advocacy.

Patient Care Philosophy:

A trusting patient-provider relationship which acknowledges the inherent strengths of each person is the core of effective primary care. My role as a Family Nurse Practitioner is to acknowledge and integrate the beliefs of my patients in order to provide relevant healthcare services that improve the health of our community one person and one family at a time.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I enjoy running, reading, travel and spending time with my family.

Kannie Chim

Location:

Legacy House

Language:

English

Medical Degree:

MD

Education:

Swarthmore College

University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Swedish First Hill Family Medicine Residency

certification:

American Board of Family Medicine

Why I Work at ICHS:

My parents immigrated to the Midwest of the United States from Cambodia in the late 1970s. My trajectory here is a story of opportunity, dedication and a healthy dose of luck. I am honored to serve a community of individuals who made my path possible, within an organization dedicated to health equity and access for all.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I trained in the vast world of family medicine and found my niche in geriatrics. My patients lead diverse lives often prone to quick change. My goal is to be a dedicated presence while closely tailoring their medical care to support a lifetime of well-being. 

Interesting Note About Myself:

I love studying transit maps and airport codes. Quiz me anytime!

Stephanie Thanh Thao Ngo

Location:

Holly Park

Language:

English, conversational Vietnamese

Medical Degree:

MD

Education:

Duke University School of Medicine
Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine (residency)

certification:

board certified in family medicine
buprenorphine/Suboxone prescriber

Why I Work at ICHS:

ICHS has cared for my family and friends and is a place of which I hold a deep gratitude. It is through this personal experience that I know ICHS is a home for its community. I believe ICHS is intentional in serving its community in a culturally sensitive and competent way. I feel so privileged to be able to become part of the team here.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe that patients should be at the center of their care and that it is the provider’s role to facilitate a patient’s journey in health. Health is not only a person’s physical well-being, but a complex relationship between mental health, spirituality, and socioeconomic context.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I grew up in the International District/Chinatown area where many of my extended family lives and my parents had a small printing shop. I am an avid rock climber and enjoy going on outdoor adventures with my family.

Shilpa Kataria

Location:

Holly Park

Language:

English, Hindi, Punjabi

Medical Degree:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Education:

Simmons University, MSN
Texas Woman’s University, BS

certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner

Why I Work at ICHS:

ICHS’s mission aligns with that of mine to provide affordable, quality patient-centered and comprehensive health care to broad spectrum of culturally diverse patients in the community. I am thrilled to be part of such a great team at ICHS.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I want to provide high quality, holistic care to my patients by improving patient outcomes and decreasing healthcare cost.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I am a nature lover and enjoy travelling.

Marit Knutson

Location:

Shoreline

Language:

English, conversational Spanish

Medical Degree:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Education:

Seattle Pacific University (MSN)
University of Pennsylvania (BSN)

certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner (AANP)

Why I Work at ICHS:

The organization has an incredible history rooted in community organizing and advocacy, and it is a great honor to provide comprehensive primary care to clients at ICHS. I look forward to supporting each client on their unique healthcare journey.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I respect my clients and their bodily autonomy, and this is a core tenet of how I seek to provide care. It can be disempowering and disembodying to be in healthcare settings as a patient. As such during each visit I strive to provide a fusion of trauma-informed care, shared decision-making, patient-centered care, and principles of harm reduction.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I’m passionate about all topics related to sexuality and sexual health, and am excited to integrate these into my practice.

Samantha Rothman

Location:

Shoreline

Language:

English

Medical Degree:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Education:

Virginia Commonwealth University, MSN
Wagner College, BS

certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C)

Why I Work at ICHS:

I was inspired by the team of providers and staff at ICHS whose mission focuses on high quality, affordable healthcare that incorporates each patient’s background and culture into the care provided. ICHS also fosters a sense of community and family within the workplace which I was instantly drawn to and wanted to be apart of.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I believe that developing a trusting caring relationship is the key to providing holistic, culturally competent, patient centered care. My goal is to work as a team between myself, the patient and their family to help them achieve their ultimate health and wellness goals.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I look forward to exploring the Seattle area, especially the restaurants and food scene! I enjoy cooking, swimming and spending time with my husband and family.

Ramona Pintea

Location:

Shoreline

Language:

English

Medical Degree:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Education:

Graceland University, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner
Graceland University, BSN
Shoreline Community College, ADN

certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC)

Why I Work at ICHS:

I feel privileged to be part of an organization and a team that supports health care as a human right and is committed to providing high-quality care services to a diverse patient population.

Patient Care Philosophy:

My goal is to build a strong and trusting patient-provider relationship where patients are engaged and empowered in their own care. I believe in patient-centered care and equitable health care access.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I was born and raised in northern Romania. I enjoy outdoor activities and traveling.