Third Year Residents – Class of 2022
Dr. Andre Scarlato
Andre was born and raised in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota. He completed his undergraduate studies at Bethel University where he studied Spanish and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. After his undergraduate years, Andre completed a year-long global health fellowship with public health non-profit in Nicaragua where he was exposed to the importance of community-based primary health care as a model for grassroots change in marginalized communities. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota where he worked as a Spanish interpreter in a free clinic and completed a longitudinal integrated clerkship centered on urban underserved care. Andre's professional areas of interest include community-based participatory research, racism in medicine, global health, full-spectrum family medicine, and academic medicine. In his free time, Andre enjoys biking, running, hiking, drinking coffee with a good book, puzzling, and spending time with his wife, Alison.
Dr. Laurie Bazán
Laurie was born and raised in Wenatchee, Washington. Her parents are immigrants from México. Laurie grew up with her parents working as farmworkers in the apple and cherry orchards of Washington. Her family and personal experience as a farmworker motivated her to pursue higher education. She was motivated to better provide for not only her family, but also give back to her community as there are significant health disparities among farmworkers. The Gates Millennium Scholarship provided her a full-ride to college. She graduated from the University of Washington in 2013 with a Bachelor's of Science in Biochemistry.
Laurie worked at Sea Mar Community Health Centers in Seattle from 2013-2015. She initially was a full-time volunteer as a Patient Navigator through AmeriCorps then transitioned as a Care Coordinator until she entered medical school at the University of Washington in 2015. Laurie quickly became involved with the Latino/a Medical Student Association (LMSA) and Students for an Anti-Racist UWSOM. She believes that health disparities can be eliminated through social and health policy changes. In 2019, she was selected to be part of the Husky 100, an award that recognizes 100 UW students who are making the most of their time at UW, for her anti-racism efforts and work addressing health disparities. As a woman and physician of color, she shares her story so that others may be inspired and also become leaders in their communities.
In her spare time, Laurie enjoys dancing in her living room or kitchen and going to Seattle Sounders games with her whole family.
Second 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.
First 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.