Trios Health has appointed two of its residents to serve as chief residents for the hospital system’s family and internal medicine residency programs. Dr. Brandon Hanley, has been selected as chief resident for the Family Medicine Residency Program, and Dr. Matthew Kheir has been chosen for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The physicians were selected by their fellow residents and will serve as chiefs for one year, from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. Chief residents provide leadership within a medical residency program by teaching, facilitating conferences, supervising, scheduling, implementing policy, mediating and serving as role models for other residents. The residents are supervised by attending faculty and their program directors.
Dr. Hanley earned his Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and Health Sciences at Walla Walla University. He earned his Master's Degree in Medical Science from Heritage University and his Doctor of Osteopathy Degree from Pacific NW University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima, WA. Dr. Hanley enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Dr. Hanley is an avid outdoorsman, with special interests in fishing, skiing, motocross, hiking, paddle boarding, camping, and surfing.
“I look forward to having Dr. Hanley as the family medicine chief resident,” said H. Matt Smith MD, Interim Family Medicine Residency Program Director. “He is a compassionate, well-organized, insightful leader who is known for his strong bond with his patients and fellow residents.”
Dr. Kheir earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics Degree from the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor. He earned his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Kheir speaks Arabic, German and Spanish. Some of his hobbies include: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, weight lifting, ping-pong, traveling, learning languages, church activities, volunteering and Global health missions. Since being in residency Dr. Kheir has also participated on a number of research projects, including one that was just recently published on albumin levels and COVID-19. He also completed a specialized ultrasound training course, and after completion of that course has been leading ultrasound training sessions for his fellow residents.
“I am pleased to have Dr. Kheir serve as the Internal Medicine Residency Chief Resident next year. He is organized, committed to the position and will be an excellent role model and leader,” said Dr. Vamsi Kanneganti, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director.
Individuals looking to establish care with a primary care provider can schedule an appointment with Trios Health resident physicians, including Dr. Hanley and Dr. Kheir. To reach the Trios Health Family Medicine Residency Clinic, call (509) 221-5520. For the Internal Medicine Residency Clinic, call (509) 221-5222.
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