UAFP 2021 Board Elections

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UAFP Election Information

Dr. Saphu Pradhan is running unopposed as President-Elect. Voting for this vacancy will be a simple "yes" or "no" vote.

Several current board members are running for an additional three-year term. For those members the vote will also be a simple "yes" or "no" to elect them for an additional term.

UAFP has five vacancies for at-large board membership and six candidates. The voting for these positions will be ranked choice voting. The five candidates with the highest ranking will be voted in as board members for a three-year term.

Look for ballots to arrive in your email on June 1. Voting will begin June 1 at 8:00am and end on June 30 at 11:59 PM. If you do not receive a ballot or have questions about voting, please feel free to contact us.

View all candidate information below.

CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT

Saphu Pradhan

President-Elect for
UAFP Board of Directors

Saphu Pradhan, MD

A practicing physician at Intermountain Cottonwood Family Medicine, Dr. Pradhan has also practiced full spectrum family medicine with OB and pediatrics at Group Health in the state of Washington. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Utah and completed her residency at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Dr. Pradhan is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of her patients and their communities. She has sought to educate herself on the needs of the diverse communities she has had the opportunity to serve and has been a strong advocate for family physicians who have devoted themselves to this cause. She is eager to learn from and contribute to the UAFP in this leadership role. In the changing and uncertain climate of healthcare, she wishes to take an active role in furthering the practice of family medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Pradhan can be found enjoying the outdoors, hiking, rafting, skiing and traveling.

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS RUNNING FOR ADDITIONAL THREE-YEAR TERM

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Marlana Li, MD, FAAFP

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Isaac Noyes, MD

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Sarah Scott, MD

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Mark Wardle, DO, FAAFP

CANDIDATES FOR AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBERSHIP

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Shannon Baker, MD

Dr. Baker is a board-certified family medicine physician who has practiced at Intermountain's West Jordan Clinic since 2014. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School in 2003. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at Intermountain's McKay-Dee Hospital and was Chief Resident while serving there. She has worked as an InstaCare physician at the Intermountain Layton Clinic. Prior to practicing at the West Jordan Clinic, she spent seven years in Fort Worth Texas and was a partner with USMD, a large physician owned medical group.  While with USMD, she was a regional physician leader. 

Since working in Utah, Dr Baker has helped Intermountain with iCentra implementation throughout the system and served as a Physician Advocate. She Co-Chaired South Salt Lake region's Population Health Committee for two years and worked closely with Castell, Intermountain’s Population Health company. She has served as a Geographic Medical Director for Intermountain and also currently serves on Intermountain’s Medical Group Board Committee for Physician Wellness. She has helped the Utah Academy of Family Physician by presenting at FMIG Events at the University of Utah and being an active member of the CME and Ski Planning Committee for several years.

She is married to her high school sweetheart who is currently serving his 23rd year in the U.S. Air Force as a F-35 pilot at Hill Air Force Base. They have two children who attend the Madeleine Choir School and Judge Memorial High School in Salt Lake. As a family, they enjoy international travel, mountain biking, camping and skiing. Outside of work she has served as a Cub Scout Leader, member of the Madeleine Choir School Choir Board, Ride Leader for the Salt Lake Composite Mountain Biking Team and various other volunteer roles with her church and community. 

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Amy de la Garza, MD

My name is Amy de la Garza. Since graduation from residency in 2013 I have been working in private practice here in Salt Lake City. My focus during residency and the years that followed has been the treatment of patients with behavioral health diagnoses including Substance Use Disorder. Three years ago, I joined my business partner, psychologist Dr. Jonathan Bone in opening Equilibrium. Equilibrium is an outpatient treatment program for patients with Substance Use Disorder. In addition, I opened my solo family practice, where I focus on the application of preventative and lifestyle medicine to the treatment of chronic illnesses including depression, anxiety, and substance use. I have completed certification training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine and an now an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner.

Functional and lifestyle medicine allow me to assess the root cause of patients' symptoms and apply lifestyle prescriptions to their management. In addition, the use of an integrated approach has proven incredibly successful in the treatment of our Equilibrium clients. Our integrated program includes intensive nutritional and lifestyle management by a nutritionist/LCSW and meditation/mindfulness practices.

I am a part-time Addiction Medicine fellow at the University of Utah and will complete my training in July of 2021. My scholarly projects include the development and implementation of a 5-point auricular acupuncture program for clients in a residential setting at Odyssey House. Additionally I have developed and implemented a Wellness in Recovery program for residential clients at Odyssey House which includes a 12-week Wellness curriculum focusing on nutrition, sleep, movement, and stress management. I am the President-elect for the Utah Society of Addiction Medicine. I serve as a member of the Salt Lake County Behavioral Health Services Advisory Council.

I enjoy running, mountain-biking and spending time with my husband and three boys. I look forward to the possibility of serving as a board member for the Utah Academy of Family Physicians. I believe that my perspective as a small business owner and sole community provider is unique. I would enjoy the opportunity to increase the presence of family practitioners in discussions related to the care of patients in our community who suffer from the very difficult diagnosis of Substance Use Disorder.

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Lynsey Drew, DO, FAAFP

Dr. Drew received her undergraduate degree from the University of Utah and Osteopathic Medicine degree from Western University of Health Sciences COMP. Her family medicine residency training was at the Utah Valley Family Medicine Residency program in Provo Utah. She realized that she loved teaching, so her training continued with a Faculty Development fellowship at the Utah Valley program as well.

She has worked as faculty at the residency clinic as well as outpatient only family medicine with Intermountain Healthcare, and most recently has been working as the Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs at the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine. For clinical time, she is precepting family medicine residents in their continuity clinic and working with Intermountain Healthcare’s Post Acute Care Team. This team was designed to work collaboratively with many members of a patients healthcare team to care for recently hospitalized patients who are discharged to SNF’s with the aim to make the transition to home as smooth as possible.  She has also served on the Osteopathic Medical Board with DOPL for 8 years, and served her last year as chairperson.

Dr. Drew is passionate about medical education starting with undergraduate medical education, through residency and beyond! She has the amazing opportunity to be a mentor and example for the medical students who are interested in Family Medicine.  Her clinical, teaching, and administrative experience has shown that she can be a leader in the family medicine community as well as the whole medical community for the state of Utah.

Dr. Drew loves to stay active and try new things. Earlier this year she picked up cycling at home and loves yoga and strength training. She is married with 4 children with ages from 16 to 5. Her family loves to travel and was able to do a lot of camping during the pandemic. She also loves to puzzle, read, and eat good food!

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Bernadette Kiraly, MD

Thank you for the opportunity to apply for this position. My hope is to give back to my professional community by serving on the UAFP Board. I’ve gained some administrative and leadership skills over the last 20 years of practice and hope to use them for the benefit of our specialty and community. 

After completing my residency in family medicine at the University of Utah in 1999, my interest and experience in underserved care were first honed at the U Health Redwood Clinic where I spent my first few years of practice. There I witnessed the unique health care needs of the refugee population. In 2003, I joined the University of Utah Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, Division of Family Medicine at the Sugarhouse Family Health Center. I was able to continue working with diverse communities by strengthening our clinic's refugee health programs and expanding to work with gender minority populations. Currently I practice family medicine with special interest in LGBTQ+ care, MOUD, and complex care.

My roles and experiences are varied but the highlights that have allowed me to develop skills I would like to bring to the board are Associate Division Chief for Family Medicine, Associate Professor in Family Medicine, Medical Director for Primary Care at Sugar House Health Center and Chief Value Office (ambulatory) for the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine at the School of Medicine.

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Tyson Schwab, MD, MS

Dr. Tyson Schwab grew up in Bountiful, UT and attended the University of Utah for medical school and graduate school. Dr. Schwab attended residency at Intermountain Utah Valley Family Medicine. In July, Dr. Schwab will be joining the faculty at the University of Utah Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Schwab has served on the UAFP Board of Trustees as a medical student and as a resident. He has enjoyed serving as a board member to the Utah Medical Association where he helped represent the voice of primary care and family medicine. Dr. Schwab currently serves as a delegate on the AAFP Delegation to the AMA where he advocates for family medicine on a national level.

Dr. Schwab's medical interests include primary patient care, innovation, technology, health policy, and quality improvement.

Dr. Schwab loves anything outdoors. He is an avid University of Utah and Utah Jazz fan. In his spare time, he is found spending time with his family, competing in sushi making contests, and traveling. He is married with 3 children (ages 6, 4, and 2.)

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Sally Tran, MD

Dr. Sally Tran grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and attended medical school at the University of Utah. She completed her residency at St. Vincent's Family Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida, where she was involved in the Florida Academy of Family Physicians as Resident Secretary Treasurer and participated in their board meetings.

She currently works at Intermountain Cottonwood Family Medicine Clinic where she has practiced since 2016. She has precepted for the University of Utah medical students for the past 5 years. She was involved with the UMA House of Delegates in 2020 and will be participating again this year. In her spare time, Dr. Tran enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family and new baby.

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