Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Payal Gaba, MD, FAAFP

Payal Gaba, MD

Program Director

  • Medical School: Lady Hardinge Medical College, University of Delhi, India
  • Professional Interests: I enjoy full spectrum Family Medicine with special interest in women’s health, chronic medical conditions, and pediatrics. My other special interests include clinical quality, evidence based medicine and population health.
  • Hobbies: Family time, Bollywood & Indian classical dancing, involved in organizing cultural programs at our local Temple, traveling, reading and trying new foods.

Katie Karlson, MD

Katie Karlson, MD

Associate Director

  • Medical School: George Washington University and Ross University School of Medicine.
  • Professional Interests: I enjoy all aspects of family medicine but especially like women's health, diabetes, autism, and I also do presentations on the MTHFR genetic defect.
  • Hobbies: Some of my interests include spending time with friends and family, cooking, exercising, and playing cards.

Natalia Luera, MD, FAAFP

Natalia Luera, MD

Core Faculty

  • Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine



Mathew Lawrence, MD

Matthew Lawrence, MD

Faculty/Preceptor



Prama Chakravarti, PhD

Prama Chakravarti, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

  • Graduate School: Southern Illinois University
  • Professional Interests: Dr. Chakravarti’s specialty areas include empiricall- based treatment through principles and tools of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based CBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She also manages insomnia in adults in her practice using Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). Her assessment interests encompass comprehensive psychological evaluations, as well as neuropsychological testing for ADHD and Learning Disorders. She is also specialized in the treatment and assessment of children and adolescents. Dr. Chakravarti is currently working on a grant-funded quality improvement project for the Kadlec Family Medicine Residency clinic entitled “Integrating Behavior Health and Primary Care,” in collaboration with University of Vermont and University of Washington.
  • Hobbies: Enjoys the Tri-Cities area, reading, traveling, fine art and exploring local restaurants.

Katherine Hale, PharmD BCPS

Katherine Hale, PharmD BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

  • Medical School: Doctor of Pharmacy at University of Washington School of Pharmacy.
  • Professional Interests: In addition to comprehensive medication management, I enjoy working with diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and general lifestyle change. Research and scholarship, in the form of problem based evaluation, written manuscripts, and presentations also continues to be a focus.
  • Hobbies: Spending time with family, camping, snow skiing, farmers markets, berry farms, spudnuts, Taekwondo, cross country running, hockey, soccer, dance and music.

Class of 2019 Residents

Class of 2019 | Family Medicine Residency Program | Richland, WA

Get to know the outstanding residents in the class of 2019:

Our Providers

Name Area of Care
Jeremy Dayrit, MD Family Medicine Residency
Jamie Hagestedt, MD Family Medicine Residency
Mark Halvorson, MD Family Medicine Residency
Trinh Nguyen, MD Family Medicine Residency
Clara Normanyo, MD Family Medicine Residency
Bill Toukan, MD Family Medicine Residency

Class of 2020 Residents

Class of 2020 | Family Medicine Residency Program | Richland, WA

Get to know the outstanding residents in the class of 2020:

Our Providers

Name Area of Care
Alissa Goodwin, MD Family Medicine Residency
Joshua Lum, MD Family Medicine Residency
Stanley Sachak, MD Family Medicine Residency
Thomas Sorensen, MD Family Medicine Residency
Kyle Thomas, MD Family Medicine Residency

Class of 2021 Residents

Class of 2021 | Family Medicine Residency Program | Richland, WA

Kadlec Family Medicine Residency is excited to welcome six new doctors to join the current class of Family Medicine Residents.

Name Area of Care
Nathan Anderson, MD Family Medicine Residency
David Boozer, MD Family Medicine Residency
Jennifer Farley, MD Family Medicine Residency
Clint Kraus, DO Family Medicine Residency
Christian Robins, MD Family Medicine Residency
Stephen Smiley, MD Family Medicine Residency