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Meet Our  Residents

PGY1 Residents – Swedish Medical Center – General Surgery Residency 2016

Allan Nguyen DO, is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.  Allan was born and raised in Aurora, CO. He moved to southern California with his family in 2001. He obtained his B.S. in Biology from the University of California in Irvine. Allan attended Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA for medical training and also earned a M.S. in Medical Sciences. In his free time, Allan loves spending time with his family and friends. He is a die-hard Broncos fan and enjoys tinkering with computers and cars.

Krislyn Foster, DO, is a graduate of A.T. Still University of Health Sciences School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona.  Before starting medical school, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of California, San Diego.  After graduating from college, she moved to the Big Island of Hawaii where she completed a second bachelor’s degree and a subsequent Masters of Science degree in nursing.  As a nurse practitioner, she stayed in Hawaii practicing in a rural underserved community, in both pediatrics and hospice and palliative care. Her dedication to medicine and desire to become a surgeon encouraged her to continue her education and fulfill her life-long dream of becoming a physician.  In addition to academics and medicine, Krislyn loves outdoor activities including swimming, paddle boarding, running, hiking and biking.  She is looking forward to spending the next part of her life in beautiful Colorado, pursuing her passion for surgery.

Laura Stearns, DO, is a graduate of Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She grew up in Andover, MN. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in food and nutrition science from Saint Catherine University in Saint Paul, MN.  When she was 16 years-old, she started working in healthcare as a nursing assistant in a nursing home.  Her career progressed to a nursing assistant at North Memorial Hospital and then as an emergency room technician at the University of MN Medical Center and the University of MN Masonic Children’s Hospital.  Laura has also completed medical mission trips in Ecuador and Kenya before attending Des Moines University.  Outside of school she enjoys spending her time with her dog, Axel, and fiancé Charlie. In the future she plans on being a surgical critical care doctor to help patients and families during some of the most stressful times of their lives.

PGY2 Residents – Swedish Medical Center – General Surgery Residency 2016

Ronit Bassa, DO, is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University.  She completed her undergraduate education at the University of California in Santa Cruz, California.  She is a native of Los Angeles.  In medical school she was a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and was given a TOUCH (Translating Osteopathic Understanding Through Community Health) award in 2013.  Her interests include beach volleyball, running, biking, cooking and traveling.  She is advanced in her speaking of Hebrew and Spanish languages.

Thaddeus Liniewicz, DO, is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed his undergraduate education in biology at the Master’s College in Santa Clara, California, graduating Summa Cum Laude.  He is a native of Lake Forest, Illinois.  In medical school he received an academic excellence scholarship from 2012-2015.  His interests include cycling, hiking, snowboarding, traveling, going to concerts and playing video games.  He speaks some basic Spanish.

Laura Peck, DO, is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  She has a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry and in creative writing from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri.  She also has a master’s degree in social work.  She has received awards for her poetry.  Her interests are in acoustic guitar and musical composition, sewing and crocheting, acrylic and watercolor painting, and she is a Crossfit member.