Third Year Residents – Class of 2023
Dr. Cesar Andrade
Cesar was born in Ecuador and moved to the U.S in 2001 at the age of 8. He arrived in NYC and lived there for 19 years. He attended public schools throughout and went to the City University of New York in the Bronx for college. He is interested in the intersection between healthcare and inequality and feels passionate about working with the community to improve healthcare outcomes. For fun, he loves to play and watch soccer, salsa dancing and coffee.
Dr. Olenka Caffo
Olenka attended Florida State University and majored in chemistry and biochemistry. She was part of the FSU Bridge Master’s Program and then went to medical school at Florida State College of Medicine. Throughout medical school, she focused on working with migrant farm workers in Florida and held various positions with the Latino Medical Student Association. Olenka is originally from Lima, Peru. Her and her family moved to Fort Lauderdale when she was 9 years old. Her and her brother both learned English while in school, watching TV, and listening to music. They both translated for their parents since they were little and still do. Her family conserves their Peruvian culture either by her grandmother's cooking, eating at Peruvian restaurants when possible. She also likes go back to Lima whenever she can to visit family and friends. She loves the outdoors, hiking, Zumba, and the beach. Dancing is her favorite thing to help her relax.
Second Year Residents – Class of 2024
Dr. Stacey Martinez
Stacey Martinez attended SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, where she quickly jumped into activism. She implicated herself in the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) in leadership roles at Regional and National levels. Her prolific involvement includes Co-Director as well as part of the Board of Directors for the National board. It is by way of this dedication and work that she brought new policies into work and new scholarships in order to further the cause of the organization; the mission of helping Latinx students in medical education. Stacey believes in the importance of maintaining and retaining this underrepresented student demographic. Through LMSA she has helped close the gap for them, especially those that are the first generation to undertake this profession. As a medical student, Stacey was also awarded the Nightingale Fellow, which was awarded to medical students that were involved in Quality improvement initiatives and ensuring patient care was improved in many ways to improve the experiences of medical students in the rotations.
Stacey is a lifelong New Yorker and decided to take the leap to the West Coast due to the appeal of the Sea Mar clinic site where the patient population is near and dear to her heart, specifically working with Spanish-speaking patients and immigrant populations. Stacey is excited to continue advocating for the needs of the Latinx community and learning and immersing herself in community medicine here in Seattle. While in Seattle, she looks forward to exploring the Pacific Northwest with her dog Ruby."
Dr. Andrea Pilotta Gois
Andrea grew up in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to the US when she was 18 years old. She completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014. She then pursued a Master in Biomedical Sciences degree at Tufts University in Boston, and stayed at Tufts to complete her medical studies. Throughout her training, she had the opportunity to participate in service experiences focusing on adult education and immigrant support services.
During medical school, she was also part of the Sam W. Ho Health Justice Scholars Program, which exposed her to different ways that family physicians could partner with patients and communities to address health disparities. She has broad interests within family medicine, but she’s particularly passionate about immigrant and refugee health, addiction medicine and health equity. In her free time, Andrea loves catching up with her family abroad, Latin dancing and watercolor painting.
First Year Residents – Class of 2025
Dr. Laécio Rocha
Laecio is from a small village in Brazil and immigrated to Washington State as a child. He went to Central Washington University for undergrad and worked as a community health educator. Laecio went to medical school at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Saint Kitts and Nevis, with clinical years largely in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia. He also has a master’s degree in healthcare administration. Laecio is trilingual in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, and cycling.
Dr. Anne Bowers
Dr. Anne Bowers Anne (Annie) is from Davis, California. She studied biology and genetics at University of California at Davis for undergrad and is graduating from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She has experience as a Pregnancy Centering group facilitator and has a variety of research experience including pediatric sleep studies. Annie is Mexican/Chicana. Her hobbies include reading, gardening, cooking, and outdoor activities.