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Robert J. Conroy, MD
Robert J. Conroy, MD received his bachelor's and master's degrees from California State University, Fresno in biology and remained for a year as a member of the faculty teaching human anatomy and physiology. He received his MD from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC and completed a general surgery residency at Wake Forest University Medical Center/North Carolina Baptist Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Conroy has had a surgical practice in Yakima since 1997 with an emphasis on laparoscopic abdominal surgery, general abdominal surgery, colon cancer, breast cancer, thyroid, parathyroid and hernia repair.
John M. Kisala, MD
John M. Kisala, MD received his bachelor's degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and his MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency program at the University of Illinois, Metropolitan Group Hospitals, Chicago and has been an assistant professor of surgery at Michigan State University since 1987. Dr. Kisala is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His general surgery practice emphasizes breast cancer, general abdominal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, colon cancer, hernia repair and surgical diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
Matt Silva, DO
Matt Silva, DO received his bachelor's degree in zoology from Washington State University and earned his DO degree from the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. He completed his residency at Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa. He is a Washington native who grew up in Winlock, attended Eastern Washington and Washington State Universities. His general surgery practice includes breast cancer, hernias, gallbladder, appendix, spleen, thyroid/parathyroid, skin lesions, colonoscopy, EGD and bronchoscopy. Dr. Silva is the newest physician to join Cascade Surgical Partners. He looks forward to working with osteopathic medical students at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences.
Tekchand Tanwani, MD
Dr. Tekchand Tanwani grew up in southern Pakistan in a small town about the size of Yakima. He earned a medical degree from the University of Karachi in Pakistan. He completed a residency in general surgery at Northshore University Medical Center in Long Island, N.Y. and is board certified by the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Phlebology.
Dr. Tanwani belongs to a family of physicians and considers medicine a noble and rewarding profession. He enjoys spending time with patients and educating them about their care, employing honesty and a passion for his work.
Dr. Tanwani moved to Yakima in 1998 and enjoyed the weather, community and the landscape so much that he and his wife decided to stay in Yakima and raise their two children here.
Amber Wooten, MD
Current employment: July 2011 – Present Mercy Surgical Associates – General Surgeon
Mercy Hospital Ardmore, OK, 2011-2018
Medical school: University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine, Oklahoma City/Tulsa, Okla.
Residency: Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008-2011
What inspired you to choose medicine? My mother was a nurse in the operating room. Sometimes I would go to work with her when I was in high school. When I was a freshman in college my father was diagnosed with MS. And I’ve always loved science and how the body works.
Why did you choose your specialty? Mainly because I love working with my hands. I love the idea of taking a diseased organ, fixing it and making it better.
What is your philosophy of care? Mainly one of honesty. I want my patients to know they can open up to me. I will hold their confidence. The trust between a patient and a doctor is very important.
What do you like about Yakima? The mountains and the weather. And the fresh fruit.
What do you like to do outside of work? We’re a very outdoorsy family. We like the idea of hiking and rafting and camping. Two children, 8 and 5.
Peter R. Young Jr., MD
Peter R. Young Jr., MD received his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill and received his MD from the UNC School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency program at Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC during which he completed one year as the Bradshaw Research Fellow with an interest in trauma. Dr. Young is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He was in private practice in general surgery in Raleigh, NC for two and a half years prior to joining Cascade Surgical Partners in January, 2001. His general surgery practice emphasizes general abdominal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, breast cancer, colon cancer, hernia surgery and surgical diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.