Core Faculty

The core faculty for the Ob/Gyn residency will serve as the lead faculty for each of the specialty and subspecialty rotations. In addition to the core faculty, we have over 40 attending OB/GYN physicians at Swedish who will be faculty in the Swedish program; a heterogeneous and strong group of fabulous physicians at our institution. This includes the entire Swedish OB/GYN generalist faculty, the OB hospitalist/nocturnist team, several private practice faculty, GYN/ONC faculty, MFM faculty, and GYN faculty including minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS)

Emma Grabinski, MD Ob/Gyn Specialist

MD: University of Leicester, Leicester UK
Ob/Gyn Residency: Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center, Dearborn, M

I love being able to provide high-quality comprehensive full scope OBGYN care to everyone who needs it, including the medically vulnerable, uninsured, and non-English speaking populations. Being at Swedish I am able to work with amazing colleagues, and I love being able to teach the next generation of women’s health providers. 
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, supporting our Seattle Sounders, and spending time on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula with my husband, daughter, and 3 dogs. 

Amber Wood, MD Maternal Fetal Medicine

Medical school: Creighton University, Omaha NE 
Residency: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis MO
Fellowship: Maternal Fetal Medicine, Duke University, Durham NC  

Research: On Pubmed as Wood, AM

At work I love that my job allows me to provide comprehensive maternal fetal medicine care for patients from diagnosis to delivery: in the clinic, ultrasound suite, and on labor and delivery. It is a privilege to be working with women during this special time of their lives. I also enjoy working with all of the fantastic obstetric providers within the Swedish care system to provide optimal care for pregnant women.  
In my free time, I enjoy running, exploring Seattle and the PNW, traveling to the beach whenever I can, eating all of the good food, reading, and spending time with my husband and our dog and cats.

Joshua Z Press, MD, MSc Gyn Oncology

Medical school:  University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Residency:   University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Fellowship: Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship – University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Research: On pubmed as Press, JZ          
I love the unique challenges of Gynecologic Oncology, which includes comprehensive care for women’s cancers from diagnosis and surgical resection, through medical management with chemotherapy and clinical trials, to long-term cancer surveillance, and ultimately end of life care. 
When I’m not at work,  I am attracted to anything that involves travelling fast enough to feel wind in my face, from running, hiking, and mountain biking, to skiing, snowboarding, motorcycling.  With frequent breaks between activities focused on finding the tastiest food possible.

Brooke Winner, MD Minimally Invasive Surgery

Medical school:  University of Washington 
Residency:  Washington University in St Louis 
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Washington University in St Louis 

Research: B Winner on PubMed

As a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon, I specialize in the surgical treatment of uterine fibroids, endometriosis and other benign gynecologic conditions, and perform a very high-volume of straight-stick laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic myomectomy and laparoscopic excision of endometriosis. I enjoy educating my patients and residents about their diagnosis and options. I am passionate about surgical education including both simulation and teaching in the operating room.

Outside of work, I enjoy liveaboard life including boating, crabbing, shrimping, beach combing and spending time with my partner, Geoff, and our boat kitty, Tiger.

Darcy Broughton, MD REI

Medical school:  Brown University, Providence RI  
Residency:  Oregon Heath & Science University, Portland OR
Fellowship: REI, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis MO

Research: On pubmed as Broughton DE

I absolutely love my job as an REI – it is incredibly rewarding to help patients realize their dreams of becoming parents, and as subspecialists we are able to educate our patients, colleagues and the public about fertility and reproductive physiology. I am also passionate about helping LGBTQ+ families grow, and I co-direct the Center for LGBTQ+ Fertility at Pacific Northwest Fertility, the first of its kind.  

When I’m not at work you can find me exploring Pacific Northwest wine country, cheering at Seahawks games, and trying to keep up with my three wild nephews.

Tanya Sorensen, MD

Executive Medical Director, Women and Children’s Institute, Providence Swedish Puget Sound Region, Interim

Medical School: University of Washington Seattle
Residency: OB Gyn University of Washington Seattle 
Fellowship: MFM University of Washington Seattle

Research: On pubmed as Sorensen TK

At work I love the medical, surgical and psychosocial challenges of helping patients through complex pregnancies. As Executive Medical Director for Women’s and Infant services in the Swedish Women’s and Children’s Institute I enjoy working with other leaders on strategic innovations, quality, and operational improvement. In addition I am passionate about guiding and inspiring future medical leaders.

In addition to work I enjoy travel, hiking, reading and especially spending time with my family

Charlie Browne, MD– Ob/Gyn

Medical school:  University of California, Los Angeles
Residency: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
 Fellowship: Pelvic and Gynecologic Surgery, Virginia Mason medical Center
What I enjoy most about my specialty: Effecting change.
When I’m not at work… I enjoy reading and stargazing (amateur astronomer).

Kashina Dawkins, MD Ob/Gyn Specialist

Medical School: Duke University, Durham NC
Residency: Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

I chose to be a generalist to provide full-spectrum care of patients, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation and reproductive phase in life. My passion is for the underserved and most vulnerable patients, and I enjoy partnering with all patients to achieve their goals. I have had excellent teachers and mentors through my career who have helped shape me into the provider I am, and relish the opportunity to play a role in the lives of the next generation of physicians!
I grew up in the Caribbean and came to the US for college. When I am not working, I enjoy travel, the beach, trying new foods, cooking, reading, hiking/being outside!

Shannon Padgett, MD MEd– Ob/Gyn Hospitalist

Medical school:  UT Southwestern, Dallas TX
Residency:  University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

It is a privilege to work on labor and delivery to serve patients who are pregnant. As an OB/GYN Hospitalist. I am part of the team that ensures patients are as safe as possible when giving birth.

In my free time, I enjoy all the PNW has to offer with my dog, including hiking, paddleboarding, and great food and breweries. 

Emily Norland, MD Ob/Gyn Systems Chief

Medical school:  Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, IA
Residency:  University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle WA

Providing team based patient centered care in these times is such a privilege. The practice and craft of obstetrics and gynecology is a dynamic exciting challenging endeavor that pushes me to grow in expected and unexpected ways. I’m honored to be included in the fantastic group of faculty dedicated to changing medicine for the better. 

When I’m not at work, I enjoy cycling, birdwatching, gardening and cross country skiing.