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 17 residents in 2015. Residents are supervised and taught by the clinic’s four pediatricians, Dr. Sheryl Morelli, Dr. Kari Gillenwater, Dr. Matthew Blessing and Dr. Doreen Kiss.

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

Clinic Highlights

  • Now accepting new pediatric patients.
  • We accept all Medicaid plans and most 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
  • Michael Avesar
  • Jeremy Chan
  • Cassie Chou
  • Chelsea Davis
  • Kim Grelli
  • Selena Jorgensen
  • Kelly Kadunc
  • Ava Lin
  • Kelly Menachof
  • Emily Moser
  • Elizabeth Nguyen
  • Quynh Nguyen
  • Timothy O’Connor
  • Kathryn Sun
  • Suzanne Sundermann
  • Siobhan Thomas-Smith

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