Dr. Cassedy Mahrer Owen completed medical school at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, MO and graduated from an Internal Medicine residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.
Her fellowship was based out of the Harborview Medical Center, due to her strong commitment to working with underserved, vulnerable, and medically complex populations. Her academic interests include examining bias and race in medicine and medical education, improving EHR systems, and enhancing communication between care teams and patients. When not working at the hospital, she enjoys reading library books with her young son and husband, watercolor painting, hiking, playing ukulele, and gourmet cooking.
Dr. Scott Berger completed both medical school and an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Miami in Florida before crossing the country to join the Academic Hospitalist Fellowship at UW.
His academic interests are centered on quality improvement and translational medicine. Outside of medicine, he enjoys anything physically active, including weightlifting, hiking, and jogging. Dr. Berger is an avid CrossFit participant.
Scott is practicing as an academic hospitalist and Assistant Professor with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Emily Grossniklaus completed medical school at Emory University and graduated from an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Washington before joining the Academic Hospitalist Fellowship at UW. She was the program’s second Fellow.
Her academic interests are centered on medical education, and she particularly enjoys curriculum design as well as clinical teaching. Her fellowship project focused on procedural training for internal medicine residents. Outside of medicine, she is an avid hiker and backpacker, and she loves to explore the nearby mountains outside Seattle.
Dr. Grossniklaus is an academic hospitalist at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington.
Dr. Diana Zhong completed medical school at the University of Pittsburgh (AOA) and graduated from an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Washington before joining the Academic Hospitalist Fellowship as UW's inaugural fellow. Her interests include the use of technology to modernize medical education, starting with improving the instruction of antibiotics and microbiology in preclinical and clinical undergraduate medical education. Outside of medicine, she enjoys drawing, painting, sculpting, discovering new foods and restaurants, creating and playing board games, playing video games, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Zhong is currently an Infectious Diseases fellow at John Hopkins University.