Skagit Regional Health welcomed its first group of family medicine and internal medicine residents in 2012.
Residency is a stage of medical training following graduation from medical school. A resident is a physician who has earned a medical degree and is receiving in-depth training in a specific medical specialty. Each resident at Skagit Regional Health has received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree.
Residents offer outpatient appointments at Skagit Regional Clinics' Mount Vernon and Stanwood locations. Some residents also staff a hospitalist service, taking care of patients at Skagit Valley Hospital. All residents practice under the supervision of local, established physicians who confirm their findings and approve all treatment decisions to ensure high quality care. Learn more about our Residency Program.
Meet our inagural group of residents!
Heather Preissler, DO
Dr. Preissler grew up in Duvall, WA and attended Bellevue Community College and Central Washington University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in biology. She worked as a dental assistant for seven years before entering medical school. She received her medical degree from Pacific Northwest University of the Health Sciences in 2012.
Trent Sensiba, DO
Dr. Sensiba is originally from Redmond, WA and holds a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University and an EMT certificate from College of the Desert in Palm Springs. Prior to medical school, he worked as a wellness coach and personal trainer. He received his medical degree from Pacific Northwest University of the Health Sciences in 2012.
Tania Hernandez, DO
Dr. Hernandez spent her childhood in Mexico City and moved as a teen-ager to Monroe, WA. She attended the University of Washington and graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. She completed an internship at Chino Medical Center in California.
Hanh Hoang, DO
Dr. Hoang immigrated from Vietnam as a child and graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in biochemistry. She is from Seattle and graduated from Pacific Northwest University of the Health Sciences in 2012 after completing medical student rotations in Puyallup, WA.
Sharon Brown Kunin, DO, MS
Dr. Brown Kunin is originally from Oakland, Calif. and her parents are both physicians. She has lived in Seattle for the past three years. She earned a Master’s in Maternal and Child Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and received her medical degree from Touro University in Vallejo, Calif.
Mary Pendergrass, DO
Dr. Pendergrass grew up in Missouri, received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and graduated from A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. She completed a traditional rotating internship at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, MO.
Thomas Carmine Van Deven, DO
Dr. Van Deven is originally from the Chicago area and is a graduate of Midwestern University near Phoenix. He completed a bachelor’s degree in computer science at Illinois State University and graduated from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.