Year 2 Residents
Dorian Kenleigh, MD, MS
Dr. Dorian Kenleigh followed the sun from the east to west 4 years ago and fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. After training at UPMC in Pittsburgh, he entered independent practice in Indiana where he worked primarily with socioeconomically disadvantaged patients. His interest in environmental determinants of health has been realized in both his work abroad with the Project to End Human Trafficking and domestically advising municipal leaders on public health issues, most recently the COVID-19 pandemic. He is interested in functional medicine, environmental toxicology, ergonomics, work process, and the medicolegal implications of institutional health policy.
Dr. Kenleigh is also a certified yoga instructor and a medical acupuncturist trained at the Helms Medical Institute. He uses his free time to enjoy cooking, create metalwork art, go on long-distance hikes, and work on a historical documentary series for YouTube.
Bonnie Ronish, MD
Dr. Bonnie Ronish grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and completed her undergraduate education at Brandeis University near Boston, majoring in Biology. She attended Saint Louis University Medical School followed by an Internal Medicine residency at UCLA and a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. During fellowship she participated in Miner’s Clinic, providing care for patients with mining-related lung diseases, encouraging her to pursue further training at the University of Washington to specialize in treating occupational pulmonary diseases. She chose UW for the career, research, and education opportunities, with a bonus of living near family in a stunning location.
Dr. Ronish’s work interest lies in the crossover between occupational and nonoccupational lung disease. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, gardening, volleyball, hiking, exploring coffee shops and brunch locales, and playing with her nieces.
Year 1 Residents
Arthur Bagabag, MD
Dr. Arthur Bagabag was born in Pangasinan, Philippines and immigrated to Hawaii with his family as a teenager. He attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa for his undergraduate studies. He went back home to the Philippines for his medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in Manila. He completed training in internal medicine at NYU Langone Hospital Long Island, and fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
He is very excited to be with the University of Washington OEM program because of its exceptional clinical training, rigorous research opportunities and top-notch public health education. As a preventive medicine physician for the workforce, he can impact the workers’ health to help maintain function so they can live a whole and satisfying life.
He loves the Pacific Northwest because of its cool climate, and beautiful sceneries. He enjoys running along Lake Washington boulevard, taking ferry rides to Vashon and Whidbey Islands, and exploring the Olympic Peninsula with his partner, Nick, and Jack Russell-Beagle mix, Sable.
Melissa Herrin, MD
Dr. Melissa Herrin grew up in Connecticut and completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University, majoring in Human Biology with an Area of Concentration in Environmental Science. She volunteered in Tanzania where she developed an interest in public health and then worked as an environmental consultant on pollution remediation projects for several years before attending medical school at Yale University. She completed three years of surgical residency prior to joining the OEM residency at University of Washington.
Dr. Herrin hopes to conduct research on air pollution, cardiovascular disease, and the impacts of environmental injustice on global health inequities particularly in the setting of climate change, to inform policy and public health interventions. Outside of work, she enjoys running, eating, skiing, and hiking with her husband and son.