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Jihui Li, MD
Upon finishing medical school in the Second Military Medical University in Shanghai, China in 1992, I attended a 5-year general surgery residency program affiliated with the university. I joined the medical staff of the university hospital as an attending surgeon in 1997, and was later promoted to Associated Professor of Surgery. After practicing general and minimally invasive surgery in China for 12 years, I decided to come to the United States. I passed all tests and completed another 5-year general surgery residency training at New York Medical College and Cleveland Clinic Florida. I am certified by American College of Surgeons. Before moving to Yakima, I practiced at Horizon Health in Paris, Illinois for over 6 years. I am blessed to be a member of the group of dedicated surgeons that is the Cascade Surgical Partners.
What inspired you to choose medicine? I was born and grown up in a small rural village in China. My childhood dream was to become a doctor or a teacher in order to help my family and help others. You can imagine how excited I was when I was accepted to medical school.
Why did you choose your specialty? During the hospital rotation in medical school, I was attracted by the techniques demonstrated by senior surgeons. I was also fascinated by the rapid changes in surgical technology promoted by modern science, so I chose the route to general and minimally invasive surgery.
What is your philosophy of care? Treat patient with my heart; Heal patient with my hand.
What do you like to do outside of work?Reading, hiking, fishing, and traveling.
Clayton Miller, DO
Medical school: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, 2014
Residency: General Surgery, Statewide Campus System Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2014-2019.
What inspired you to choose medicine? My desire to work with people. First, I fell in love with science, however, I soon realized I wanted to work directly with people. Medicine allows me to do both.
Why did you choose your specialty? General surgery provides enormous diversity; I work inpatient and outpatient, trauma and oncology, pediatrics to geriatrics -- and I get to work with my hands!
What is your philosophy of care? I strive to provide quality surgical care to the patients of the Yakima Valley on the basis of mutual respect, communication and hard work.
What do you like about Yakima? I initially came to Yakima to attend PNWU and have been gone for seven years. The sense of community, beautiful weather and location within an outdoor lover’s paradise brought us back.
What do you like to do outside of work? Outside of work, my wife and I spend most of our time chasing around our two young children. We enjoy golf, skiing, hiking and camping and hope to get out more as our children grow up.
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.