40th Annual Primary Care Update Conference

Ben Howie

Dr. Howie is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. Prior to Sports Medicine fellowship training, he practiced full-scope Family Medicine in the US Navy for 5 years. Currently, he is part of the Providence Orthopedics and Sports Medicine team on the northside of Spokane. His clinical interests include acute and overuse musculoskeletal injuries, physical activity promotion and ultrasound-guided interventions. He enjoys adventuring in the outdoors with his wife and 3 children.

Cerrone Cohen

Dr. Cerrone Cohen completed a combined residency in Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the
University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. He
currently serves as an assistant professor in both the department of Family Medicine &
Community Health and the department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University
in Durham, NC. In his shared role, he provides both primary care and mental health services in
outpatient settings. He also is a member of the Duke Primary Care collaborative care team,
where he assists primary care providers in initiating and monitoring treatments for depression
and anxiety. Dr. Cohen is also passionate about teaching mental health care to primary care
providers, both current and future. He has lectured on both the national and international level.
He currently serves as the Director of the psychiatry clerkship within the Duke School of
Medicine and he is also an assistant director of the Duke Masters of Biomedical Sciences
Program. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, college football, and he is currently training for
his first ultramarathon.

Douglas Maurer

COL Douglas Maurer, DO, MPH, FAAFP is a Family Medicine physician and the Director of Medical Education, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA. He is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle WA and the Uniformed Services University, Bethesda MD. He completed his Bachelors of Science from the University of Notre Dame during which he received his Army commission via ROTC. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
from Ohio University on an Army HPSP scholarship and completed his Family Medicine residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. He is a graduate of both the Waco and Madigan Faculty Development Fellowships completing a Master of Public Health at the University of Washington. He served for five years as the Program Director of the Darnall Family Medicine Residency at Fort Hood, then five
years as Program Director of the Madigan Faculty Development Fellowship at JBLM, WA. He served two years as Deputy Director of US Army Medical Education Directorate, Office of the Army Surgeon General, Falls Church, VA. His research interests include simulation, medical apps, PTSD, prevention of obesity, and tobacco cessation. He has been serving as the Director of Medical Education at Madigan Army Medical Center since April 2021.

Ian Jenkins

Dr. Jenkins received his MD from the University of Virginia and completed his residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess medical center at Harvard University.  In 2004, he joined the hospital medicine division at UC San Diego. Since, he’s worked on quality improvement projects involving venous thromboembolism (VTE), alcohol withdrawal, infection prevention and others at UCSD and nationally.  Dr. Jenkins chairs UCSD’s Patient Safety Committee and the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Committee and focuses on adverse event prevention and management. He codirects the pre-internship class for the UCSD school of medicine and regularly presents on VTE, sepsis, negotiation, teamwork, cost/quality, quality improvement, patient experience, and adverse event management. 

Josh Beers

Dr. Joshua Beers has served on the staff at Providence Urgent Care since completing residency in 2012. He completed a Family Medicine Residency in Spokane, WA. Prior to residency, Dr. Beers attended St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine, graduating in 2009 and Brigham Young University, where he earned a BA in Chemistry in 2005. He has also worked as an emergency staff physician at Grand Coulee Hospital, 2011-2014. Dr. Beers enjoys studying Medical Toxicology (envenomation). In his off time, he can be found with his wife and 3 sons hiking, camping, skiing and traveling.

Kenneth Cathcart

Ken Cathcart is a board certified Endocrinologist  practicing with Providence Endocrinology. He graduated from PCOM  and did his internal residency in Columbus, Ohio and his Endocrine fellowship at Tufts university in Massachusetts.

Maile Mohsenian

Maile Mohsenian

Maile graduated from Eastern Washington University with both her Bachelors in Communication Science and Masters in Occupational Therapy. She owns Empire Therapy, a clinic that treats all ages for preventative, habilitative and rehabilitative care for the neurological system with nurse practitioners, lactation, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.

She serves as an advisory board member for the College of Health Sciences and Public Health at Eastern Washington University. As a neurological based therapist, she specializes in medically fragile infants especially babies with feeding and swallowing dysfunction, specifically with breastfeeding.  Her desire is to spread the knowledge of re-educating the nervous system to all providers in the community in the effort to prevent future challenges. 

Matt Ray

Rachael Safran

Dr. Safran has been practicing primary care internal medicine in Spokane for the last decade, with a passion for caring for the underserved. She became a certified HIV specialist during residency and is committed to providing patient centered, gender affirming care for all adults. In addition to full spectrum adult primary care, she currently provides STD testing and treatment, including HIV management and PreP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) at two Spokane locations. Dr. Safran is an associate a clinical instructor with WSU Elson S Floyd College of Medicine, the WSU School of Pharmacy, the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences and a clinical assistant professor at UW School of Medicine, and she is proud to have nurse practitioner, pharmacy and medical students rotate with her throughout the year.

Robert Lichfield

Dr. Lichfield was born and raised in Richland Washington. He completed undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University in Provo Utah. He is proud to have been a part of the inaugural class of 2012 from Pacific Northwest University College of osteopathic medicine. He received residency training at the Spokane family medicine residency and graduated in 2015. He has worked ever since at the Providence Urgent Care clinics and loves and enjoys the work. He is currently the Medical Director for the group. His particular medical interests are in efficient and effective history taking, and in continuing to develop and capitalize on the role and potential of urgent care to serve communities.  He and his wife, Kathryn, I’ve been married for 18 years and have four children. He is an accomplished fly tyer and passionately pursues fly-fishing through most of the year. He is still trying to learn how to downhill ski!

Steven Selbst

Steven Selbst

Dr. Selbst graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. He trained in Pediatrics and
was Chief Resident at Babies Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, NYC. He then joined the
Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he worked for 15 years and served
as ED Director for several years. Dr. Selbst is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Sidney Kimmel Medical
College at Thomas Jefferson University and Vice-Chair for Education. Until recently, he was the
Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Sidney Kimmel Medical College/Nemours Children’s
Hospital, DE for 24 years. He is currently the Director of Graduate Medical Education and an attending
physician in the Emergency Department at the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, DE.
Dr. Selbst is actively involved in teaching residents, fellows and medical students from Sidney
Kimmel Medical College and elsewhere. He has authored close to 350 research papers, book chapters
and review articles. His research in the field of Pediatric Emergency Medicine has focused primarily on
injury epidemiology, chest pain, acute pain and legal issues in pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Selbst is
the editor/author of several textbooks including Pediatric Emergency Medicine Secrets. He serves on the
Editorial Boards of Pediatric Emergency Care and Contemporary Pediatrics.
Dr. Selbst is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He is a Fellow of
the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr.
Selbst served on the Sub-Board of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics. He is
Past- Chair of the AAP Section on Emergency Medicine and Past-President of the Academic Pediatric
Association. He recently served on the Planning Group for the AAP National Conference and Exhibition.
Dr. Selbst remains passionate about teaching. He has lectured all over the world and has won
several teaching awards, including the Steve Miller Award for Excellence in Education and Mentorship
(AAP 2014) and the Career Educator Award (Sidney Kimmel Medical College 2022).

Ted Rosen

Ted Rosen

Dr. Rosen is a native of Chicago. After attending Michigan State University as a National Merit
Scholar, Dr. Rosen graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School cum laude. He
trained in internal medicine at the University of Alabama and in dermatology at Baylor College
of Medicine, where he currently serves as Professor and Vice-Chair of Dermatology and Chief of
Dermatology at the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Rosen previously served a
term on the Board of Directors and is a past Vice-President of the American Academy of
Dermatology. He was the 2017 recipient of the AAD Thomas G. Pearson Memorial Award for
lifelong achievement in education, the 2019 recipient of Baylor’s prestigious Master Clinician
award, and the 2021 recipient of the Robert J Freeman Memorial Mentoring and Leadership
Award from the Texas Dermatology Society. Dr. Rosen has written over 300 peer-reviewed
journal articles, 26 textbook chapters and 4 textbooks. He has been a visiting professor at over
75 university training programs and a plenary speaker for many city, state, national and
international organizations, including the national dermatology societies of Canada, Mexico,
Argentina, Chile, Hong Kong, Korea, China, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. He has also been a
plenary speaker at the World Congress of Dermatology, Congress of Ibero-Latin American
Dermatologists and the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. On a personal
note, he is most proud of his role helping to raise four, productive, sane and debt-free adult
children. Dr. Rosen is an avid numismatist, diehard Chicago Cub fan and devotee of horror films.

Vivian Moise

Dr. Vivian Moise is a physiatrist who has been  practicing in Spokane for the past 36 years.  She got her MD degree at U.C. San Francisco and completed her Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency at U. C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA.  She has a sub-specialty board certification in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine and has been the director of the Spokane Muscular Dystrophy Clinic for over 30 years. She also has over 30 years of experience doing EMG and nerve conduction studies.