3 doctors start residency programs through KGH

The program is the first of its kind in the Tri-Cities.

Drs. Minh-Triet Dinh Vo and Shahla Walizada are completing family medicine residencies, overseen by Dr. Sheila Dunlop. And Dr. Maria Persianinova is completing an internal medicine residency, working with Dr. Mahmoud Al-Hawamdeh, a KGH news release said.

The American Osteopathic Association approved the three-year residency programs.

The agency is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools and the primary certifying body for osteopathic physicians, the KGH news release said.

“KGH’s providers and staff are excited to welcome our first three medical residents,” Glen Marshall, KGH’s CEO, said in the news release. “Our community is growing, which means we need more doctors to come to the Tri-Cities and to stay.

“Our first three residents exemplify the type of medical staff we have and want to continue to attract at KGH: exceptional caregivers with a strong sense of community service.”

The program will include hospital and clinic rotations and one-on-one training, the release said.