UW Neighborhood Kent/Des Moines Clinic

Pediatric Residency Program

​​The UW Neighborhood Kent/Des Moines Clinic is a training site for the UW Pediatric Residency Training program from Seattle Children’s; creating a community based training site for pediatric resident physicians.

​​​Resident physicians provide care for everything from ear infections to well child visits, for children of all ages, from newborns to young adults. The UW Neighborhood Kent/Des Moines Clinic is dedicated to providing patient-centered care and is the perfect setting for the residents to see a high volume of patients and learn about primary care pediatrics.

The program opened in July 2012 with 14 resident physicians and has grown to include a total of 21 residents in 2017. Residents are supervised and taught by the clinic's five pediatricians, Dr. Matthew Blessing, Dr. Kari Gillenwater, Dr. Nicole Johnson, Dr. Doreen Kiss, and Dr. Sheryl Morelli.

This program structure provides patients and their families with experienced, thoughtful pediatric care.

Clinic Highlights

  • Now accepting new pediatric patients.
  • We accept most Medicaid plans and commercial insurances.
  • We’re open six days a week, with evening, Saturday and same-day appointments.
  • Nutrition and Social Work services available.
  • After-hours access to a consulting nurse service for urgent items.
  • Our physicians will develop a relationship with you and your child. This relationship is critical to our ability to provide your child with care that meets your personal and cultural needs.
  • For children under the age of 12, you can register to access your child’s personal health information via UW Medicine eCare​. Care gives you secure, online access to email your child’s healthcare team, schedule and cancel appointments, order medication refills and review your child’s medical history and lab results.

Resident physicians include:

  • Elizabeth Abernathey, M.D.
  • Erikka Allhusen, M.D.
  • Kathryn Bailey, M.D.
  • Emma Cantour, M.D.
  • Ben Dean, M.D.
  • Jen Duong, M.D.
  • Courtney Gilliam, M.D.
  • Taylor House, M.D.
  • Amanda Jacobsen, M.D.
  • Kelly Kadunc, M.D.
  • Lindsey Kneen, M.D.
  • Anthony Liccini, M.D.​
  • Rachel Lum Ho, M.D.
  • Brian Marcus, M.D.
  • Kelly Menachof, M.D.
  • Paul Morales, M.D.
  • Sara Neches, M.D.
  • Elizabeth Nguyen, M.D.
  • Brittany Sprigg, M.D.
  • Sarah Strandjord, M.D.
  • Siobhan Thomas-Smith, M.D.​

To make an appointment at our UW Neighborhood Kent/Des Moines Clinic call 206.520.5000.​