Third Year Residents – Class of 2018
Josh Burnell is a native Seattleite who graduated from medical school at the University of Washington. He did his undergraduate work at UW as well, earning degrees in both Spanish and Neurobiology. Josh worked at Sea Mar as an interpreter in 2009 and has demonstrated his commitment to the Latino and underserved communities through his volunteer work. He has spent time working and volunteering in Peru and Guatemala and is an avid cyclist; he frequently commutes to Sea Mar via bicycle. On one of his bike touring adventures he biked from Port Townsend all the way to Los Angeles!
Patricia Martinez received her MD from USC’s Keck School of Medicine. She was born in San Jose, CA and spent her undergraduate years at UCLA- majoring in Physiological Sciences. Patricia has significant volunteer experience working with Latinos and the underserved. She was an Albert Schweitzer Fellow and co-founded a Health Partners Project pairing medical students and underserved diabetic patients. She collected data on the outcomes and presented a poster at the AAFP national conference in 2014. In her spare time Patricia likes to cook healthier versions of her mother’s traditional Mexican recipes, practice yoga, and watch detective/legal procedurals.
Second Year Residents – Class of 2019
Alexandra is a Seattle local originally from La Paz, Bolivia.
She was an AmeriCorps volunteer here at Sea Mar prior to her return to the University of Washington Medical School where she was a Mentor with the UW Chicanos for Community Medicine for 4 years as well as the Chief Diversity Officer for the UW SOM, SHIFA Casa Latina acting Education Director, and Mentorship Chair on the Alliance Equal Representation in Medicine. She believes that FM physicians have the best opportunity to be leaders and advocates and to transform the inequitable social determinants of health. Alexandra says she feels rejuvenated when she is around others who are equally passionate about addressing health care inequities and loves that FM combines medicine and social justice. Alexandra loves soccer, the outdoors and travel and includes Italy and Rwanda in her list of countries visited.
Bari is originally from Birmingham, Alabama and completed her undergrad studies at New York University with and individualized major titled “Beyond Biomedicine: Poverty and Health”. Medical school at the University of Pittsburgh included a year-long research fellowship with Basic Health International in El Salvador during which she developed and implemented a pilot study investigating HPV testing feasibility. Bari was inspired to become a physician when she read Paul Farmer’s Pathologies of Power and she described how the framework of social determinants of health helped her realize how she could impact communities by focusing on women’s health.
Bari enjoys backpacking, rock climbing, and soccer outdoors as well as cooking, reading and travel
First Year Residents – Class of 2020
Michael Cacoilo received his MD degree from Rutgers, and is originally from Livingston, New Jersey.
He received his undergraduate degree from the College of New Jersey. Michael has a strong background in volunteerism, including completing an AmeriCorps year through City Year Philadelphia, where he mentored and tutored in a local school and working with the Legion of Good Will to help provide blood pressure screenings to the uninsured, among other positions. His past work experience includes being a Humanism Fellow at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Humanism Center, and a student fellow for Community Engaged Service Learning, where he taught health lessons to middle school students.
Michael’s hobbies include distance running, hiking, traveling, and learning his grandma’s recipes.
Gabriela "Bella" Siegel
Gabriela “Bella” Siegel is originally from Washington, D.C., and received her MD degree from the University of Maryland.
She graduated with her BA in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to medical school she was very involved in her community, volunteering as a Spanish interpreter for the Baltimore City Cancer Program, among other volunteer positions, and during medical school she was involved in the Latino Medical Student Association as a community liaison, helping train and recruit medical students for free screening clinics. Bella’s work experience includes working as a research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Center to Reduce Cancer Disparities, where she worked on a project to examine health disparities in cancer, including improving awareness in the Latino community.
In her free time, Bella likes spending time at home relaxing with her boyfriend and their dog, dancing, hiking, spending quality time with her family, and cooking Bolivian recipes.