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Our Hospitalist Staff

S. Bradley Lancaster

S. Bradley Lancaster DO, MPH, FHM

Medical School: University of North Texas - Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, 2006

Residency: University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH 2009

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Originally from Nacogdoches, Texas, my wife and I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2009 to start our careers and settle down to raise our family. My wife, Yami Cazorla-Lancaster, enjoys her work as a pediatrician and health and wellness coach at her private practice, Nourish Wellness. It has truly been a pleasure to live and work in Yakima. My professional interests include physician leadership and quality/process improvement. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, mountain biking, skiing, and hiking.

Christopher Catton

Christopher Catton, MD

Medical School: University of Washington 1989

Residency: Internal Medicine Spokane 1992

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Growing up as the son of an Air Force jet pilot allowed me to live in 12 different cities in my first 11 years of life. When my dad retired in 1974 we moved to Spokane, Washington, and I established roots in the Pacific Northwest. I met my wife Geri while in medical school and after residency we moved to Yakima where we are raising our five children and one golden retriever. I enjoy coaching my sons' baseball and basketball teams as well as attending my daughters' dance recitals. For our first 11 years in Yakima I enjoyed a "traditional" internal medicine practice. Five years ago, I transitioned to hospital medicine as one of the founding physicians of our growing hospitalist team. The small town feel and family friendly culture coupled with its close proximity to Seattle makes Yakima a great place to live, raise a family and practice medicine.

Alexis Beinlich, DO

Alexis Beinlich, DO

Medical school: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, Iowa, 2014

Residency: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 2014-2018

What inspired you to choose medicine?  My desire to serve and love the study of medicine.

Why did you choose your specialty? Because I love both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.

What is your philosophy of care? I’m patient and family driven with a goal that they understand what’s happening so they can make the best decision.

What do you like about Yakima? I like the proximity to hiking and outdoor activities.

What do you like to do outside of work? Hiking, skiing, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with my family.

Sidney Ceniza, MD

Sidney Ceniza, MD

Medical school: College of Medicine at the University of the Philippines, Manila

Residency: Internal Medicine, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, N.J.

What inspired you to choose medicine?  I was supposed to be a molecular biologist, but my mom influenced me to go into medicine and I grew to really love it when I started taking care of patients.

Why did you choose your specialty? You get to take care of everything. You get to integrate everything and you don’t just focus on one aspect of the whole person.

What is your philosophy of care? You need to empower the patient to take care of themselves. I am there to guide them, but the majority of the responsibility falls to them.

What do you like about Yakima? The weather is really nice.

What do you like to do outside of work? I like to travel. I like to bike. And I want to try different things like fishing, snowboarding.

Daniel Cole, DO

Daniel Cole, DO

Medical School: Des Moines University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, Iowa, 2016

Residency: Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, Minn., 2016-2019

What inspired you to choose medicine? My experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Panama, where I worked in health and sanitation.

Why did you choose your specialty? Because of the breadth and depth of adult medicine.

What is your philosophy of care? To provide compassionate high-quality care.

What do you like about Yakima? I love the variety of outdoor activities in the area, and I love the people I get to work with.

What do you like to do outside of work? My wife and I enjoy going on hikes with our dogs, and I enjoy doing home DIY projects and traveling when able.

Chester Sim Chua

Chester Sim Chua, MD, FACP

Medical School: University of Santo Tomas, Philippines 2001 Magna Cum Laude

Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 2007

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

I was born and raised as a Filipino-Chinese, and eventually left the Philippines Islands after completing my B.S. in Medical Technology and MD as a Dean's Scholar at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, graduating Cum Laude & Magna Cum Laude respectively. I moved to the United States in 2003 and settled in the less humid and hurricane-prone sunny island of Galveston, one hour south of Houston, Texas, where I completed my internship and residency at UTMB. I was honored as the "Most Likely Smiling Intern & Resident Award" two years in a row. My passion for hospital medicine led me to move to the fseasoned weather of the beautiful Pacific Northwest in the apple basin agricultural community of Yakima where I have been a hospitalist at YVMH since 2007. I have been very active in the medical community and hospital committees, including the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Anticoagulation Committee and Lab Q+ Committee, and serve on the YVMH Medical Executive Committee. I was appointed to the position of Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at YVMH in 2009 and also appointed to the faculty of Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine. In 2011, I was elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians. In my spare time, I like to travel and attend continuing medical education workshops.

Zachary Diiulio, MD

Zachary Diiulio, MD
Lead Physician

Medical school: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 2016

Residency: Internal Medicine, Augusta University, University of Georgia Medical Partnership, Athens, GA, 2019

What inspired you to choose medicine? I worked for an eye doctor after high school and really fell in love with medicine, getting to know people from different backgrounds and determining the best way to deliver their health care.

Why did you choose your specialty? I like acuity and diversity of care. I like being involved in the patient's care from beginning to end, from their check-in to outpatient follow-up.

What is your philosophy of care? Connecting with each patient both professionally and personally so that they know I am invested in them and that I will give them the care I would give my own family.

What do you like about Yakima? The biggest reason we moved here is to be close to my wife's family. In Yakima we love the ratio of sunny days to rainy days. And, of course, all the outdoor activities. We also like the smaller community here and the mission of Virginia Mason Memorial.

What do you like to do outside of work? I really like to work on my car, and I'm also big into woodworking and music (I play piano, guitar and harmonica).

Bismark Fernandez, MD

Bismark Fernandez, MD

Medical school: Technological University of Santiago School of Medicine, Dominican Republic

Residency: Internal Medicine Senior Resident, St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Far Rockaway, N.Y.; Internal Medicine Resident, Damas Hospital/Ponce School of Medicine

Harmanjot Gill, MD

Harmanjot Gill, MD

Medical school: Government Medical College, Patiala, India 2013

Residency: Internal Medicine, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY

What inspired you to choose medicine? I wanted to be able to serve people when they most need help, and I enjoy actually see people improve and get better.

Why did you choose your specialty? I have always found internal medicine to be challenging. It involves gathering crucial information and putting all of the pieces together. You are always continuing to learn and grow.

What is your philosophy of care? To involve the patient in their care and make sure that they understand what’s going on with their health, as well as setting realistic goals and expectations with them.

What do you like about Yakima? Yakima reminds me of my childhood. I grew up in a small farming community, similar to Yakima.

What do you like to do outside of work? I enjoy hiking and biking.

Navraj Gill, MD

Navraj Gill, MD

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Adarsha Kattaya, MD

Adarsha Kattaya, MD

Medical school: Mysore Medical College, India

Residency: St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, N.Y.

What inspired you to choose medicine? A well-respected family pediatrician inspired me to join medicine. At work, he always smiled regardless of how busy his practice was. It was amazing to see how he turned anxious kids playful in a matter of minutes.

Why did you choose your specialty? I am a curious and detail-oriented person. Internal medicine becomes very interesting when we pay attention to small details.

What is your philosophy of care? Clear and direct communication, being honest and humble.

What do you like about Yakima? I moved from NY to Yakima, seeking good weather, friendly people, and the opportunity to explore nature.

What do you like to do outside of work? Road biking, an early adapter of new technologies.

Shadi Lanham, MDD

Shadi Lanham, MD

Medical School: Saint George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

Residency Program: New York Medical College/Saint Michael's Medical Center, Newark, N.J.: Internal Medicine, Seton Hall University College of Health and Medical Sciences, 2013-2015

Dr. Lanham is from Cupertino, California and was inspired to choose medicine based on an experience with her pediatrician, Dr. Mac, and thought he was the coolest person in the world. She pursued internal medicine because you get a whole view of the person you're working with and can help them change the direction of their health. Her philosophy of care centers on education and providing information on how to best help each patient and giving them the tools to change their health. In her free time, she spends time with her husband and their dog, a Chihuahua-boxer mix, loves being outdoors and playing soccer.

Maanasi Madan

Maanasi Madan

Medical School: Lady Hardinge Medical College

Residency: St. Luke's Hospital

Residency Specialty: Internal Medicine

Tony Mahli, MD

Tony Malhi, MD

Medical school: Bharti Vidyapeeth Medical College Pune, Maharashtra, India, 2004-2010

Residency: Internal medicine, Western Reserve Health Education Northside Regional Medical Center, Youngstown, Ohio, 2013-2016.

Fellowship: Geriatrics, Jackson Memorial Hospital and Bruce W. Carter VA Hospital, Miami, Fla., 2016-2017.

What inspired you to choose medicine? It's an avenue to meet different types of people and to give back in a way that's productive to society.

What is your philosophy of care? Treating people how you would want to be treated yourself, that's the core of good medicine.

What do you like about Yakima? Sunshine and the people.

What do you like to do outside of work? Hiking, playing sports, watching sports and trying new beer.

Meng-Yi Lo, MD

Meng-Yi Lo, MD

Medical School: Fatima College of Medicine

Residency Program: Steward Carney Hospital

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

I am originally from Taiwan and was raised in Vancouver, BC., and completed my education in the Philippines and Taiwan. My residency was completed in Boston. Medicine has always been a passion of mine and it is truly a pleasure and an honor to be able to heal and to help sustain life - it's a beautiful thing. I believe that we (health care) are in a service industry and we are here to help patients during a difficult time. I aim to provide the best care to my patients and make them as comfortable as possible. I'm happy to be living in Yakima to be closer to family and to nature and all the outdoor activities Yakima has to offer.

John Patrick Maxwell, MD

John Patrick Maxwell, MD

Medical school: College of Medicine, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, class of 2011.

Residency: Internal medicine, the University of Washington, 2011-2014.

What inspired you to choose medicine?  My grandfather was a doctor and reading the book “Mountains Beyond Mountains” about Dr. Paul Farmer.

Why did you choose internal medicine? I kind of like doing everything; and for patients in the hospital sometimes it’s more of a challenge figuring out what’s wrong with them.

What is your philosophy of care? I really like getting to talk to so many different people and get a window into a variety of viewpoints and lives. Every patient is a learning opportunity both from the medicine side and life in general.

What do you like about Yakima? I grew up and I have a lot of family in Yakima. I like hiking and rock climbing. I also like the lack of light pollution because I can use my telescope.

What do you like to do outside of work? I like to spend time with my family, hiking, star gazing and computer programming.

Eric Peterson, DO

Eric Peterson, DO

Medical school: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO. 2017

Residency: Internal Medicine, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Somerset, KY, 2014-2017

What inspired you to choose medicine?  I really wanted to be a doctor ever since I was about 10 years old and I’ve pursued it ever since then.

Why did you choose your specialty? I like that there’s something new every day. I also like the ability to see almost immediate results when you take care of someone over a few days. I like being a part of the hospital.

What is your philosophy of care? Patients need to be invested in their own health and I’m there as a guide to point them in the right direction.

What do you like about Yakima? It’s quiet, traffic’s not terrible, there’s an enormous amount of fresh fruit and it’s a nice place to live.

What do you like to do outside of work? I like to spend time with my wife and three children. We enjoy camping and hiking and sports. And I like to refurbish old furniture.

Steven Richards, MD

Steven Richards, MD

Medical School: University of South Alabama Medical

Residency: University of South Alabama Medical

Residency Specialty: Internal Medicine

Jeffrey Tarpey, MD

Akashdeep Sandhu, MD

Medical school: Government Medical College, Amritsar, India

Residency: Legacy Health System, Portland, OR

What inspired you to choose medicine? A beautiful career which gives me the opportunity to bring in positive change in the lives of people who put their faith in you in their hour of need!

Why did you choose your specialty? Solving the problems of medicine day in and day out can be fun....makes work enjoyable!

What is your philosophy of care? Do your best, all the time. Stay sincere to the principles of medicine!

What do you like about Yakima? Beautiful drives all around!

What do you like to do outside of work? Run and try to run more!

Tibor Mojzis, MD

Kirangowda Varadaraju, MD

Medical school: Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar, Karnataka, India

Residency: John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, 2014-2017


What inspired you to choose medicine?
 The main reason is because it’s intellectually challenging and at the end of the day you feel useful to society because you’re helping people.

 Why did you choose your specialty? Being a hospitalist broad, it deals with all the aspects of medicine.

What is your philosophy of care?
Do my best as a physician to care for my patient and get them back to health.

What do you like about Yakima?
The outdoor opportunities, hiking and also there’s Mount Rainier and Seattle close by.

What do you like to do outside of work?
I play tennis, hiking and I’ve been picking up snowboarding and Rollerblading.

Xiaoting Wang

Xiaoting Wang, MD

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine

Residency Program: Richmond University Medical Center

Susanna Yim, MD

Susanna Yim, MD

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine

Residency Program: New York Medical College/St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, N.J.

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Dr. Yim is from Toronto and was inspired to choose medicine based on an experience with a good pediatrician when she was young. She views herself as a partner in her patients' care and helps them get on the path to health. She loves Yakima and the abundance of outdoor activities and enjoys horseback riding and archery.