Extraordinary care begins with extraordinary people
St. Luke’s is home to world-class experts who are committed to making a daily difference in the lives of our patients. With expertise across disciplines, our specially-trained rehabilitation professionals are uniquely qualified to address a variety of
conditions and support patients through every stage in their journey.
Meet the accredited professionals, therapeutic trailblazers and other extraordinary individuals who call St. Luke’s home.
Gregory T. Carter, MD, MS - St. Luke’s Physiatry Practice
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Greg Carter’s interest in medicine was fostered early on by his father, a general surgeon. After losing a close friend to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Dr. Carter began researching ways to ease symptoms of neuromuscular disease. He co-founded the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) / ALS Center at the University of Washington and the MDA Regional Neuromuscular Disease Center at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA. The MDA recognized Dr. Carter for his work in neuromuscular by awarding him the MDA’s Excellence in Clinical Care award.
Dr. Carter was recognized for his significant contributions related to neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine education with the 2020 Ernest Johnson Outstanding Educator Award in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). He also received the Distinguished Researcher Award from AANEM in 2012, and was appointed to the AANEM board in 2014. He is also a recipient of an award for Best Research Paper Published by a Physiatrist from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as an award for Excellence in Research Writing from the Association of Academic Physiatrists. He received the 2019 Outstanding Preceptor Award from the University of Washington School of Medicine, MEDEX Northwest program. Dr. Carter’s subspecialty is in neuromuscular medicine.
Dr. Carter graduated from Loyola University of Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He completed a residency for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a research fellowship for neuromuscular disease at the University of California, Davis. He also earned a Master’s degree in physiology there, before accepting a MayDay Pain Fellowship at the University of Washington. He is currently a research fellow in the Gleason Institute for Neuroscience.
Dr. Carter is widely published in the medical literature and is former editor in chief of the publication Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America and senior associate editor for the medical journal Muscle and Nerve.
Dr. Carter enjoys spending time with his wife Carolyn and their grown four children, and playing guitar.
Ross Bogey, DO - St. Luke's Physiatry Practice
Practice Lead Physician for Physiatry
Dr. Bogey has been practicing Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for more 23 years. He has spent most of his career in academic medicine, most recently as a Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Western University of the Health
Sciences. He has extensive experience in clinical medicine and teaching, as well as his own research.
He obtained his D.O. degree from Michigan State University and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California at Davis Medical Center. Dr. Bogey completed research fellowships in the gait laboratories at
the University of Washington School of Medicine and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Hospital. Throughout his career, Dr. Bogey has held various director, staff physician, consulting and educator roles throughout the nation and has trained
more than 300 resident physicians. He has a passion for research and has multiple publications related to gait recovery and neuro-rehabilitation. In addition, Dr. Bogey has developed several rehabilitation therapy biomedical devices and software,
including the EMG AnalyzerTM, GaitTutorTM, GaitMakerTM, and LitePressureTM devices. He jointly holds patents on the aforementioned devices.
John Chapin MD - St. Luke's Physiatry Practice
Dr. Chapin is a neuromuscular neurologist who specializes in disorders of muscle and nerve. Diagnosis and caring for persons with ALS is a primary interest of Dr. Chapin, who is the co-director of the Providence/St. Luke’s multidisciplinary ALS clinic. In addition to ALS, Dr. Chapin has a particular interest in myasthenia gravis, muscle diseases including inclusion body myositis, dermatomyositis and other inflammatory myopathies, as well inflammatory neuropathies including CIDP and multifocal motor neuropathy.
After completing his neurology residency training at the University of New Mexico Dr. Chapin completed fellowship training in neuromuscular disorders at both the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota and Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He has previously been an associate professor of Neurology and Pathology at the University of New Mexico where he was director of the multidisciplinary ALS Clinic, the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic, and the neuromuscular diseases fellowship training program.
When not caring for others Dr. Chapin enjoys cycling, fly fishing, and cooking, especially spicy cuisine such as the green and red chile dishes he grew up loving in New Mexico.
Ellia Ciammaichella, DO - St. Luke's Physiatry Practice
After graduating from medical school at Touro University Nevada in Henderson, Dr. Ciammaichella completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston, Texas, where she did a substantial portion
of her SCI training at TIRR. She then completed her SCI fellowship at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
Her focus is neurorehabilitation, including spinal cord injury medicine, spasticity, neurogenic bowel and bladder, neurogenic respiratory disease, and neuropathic pain. She speaks English and Japanese. As an advocate physician lawyer, Dr. Ciammaichella
specializes in disability medicine with the goal of maximizing each person’s independence and quality of life by reducing barriers to community integration.
She is passionate about attaining each patient’s goals including returning to school or work and participating in adaptive sports or leisure activities such as dancing, cycling, skiing, and boating. When not caring for patients, Dr. Ciammaichella is spending
quality time with her mother, husband, two children, and two dogs. She also enjoys snowboarding, camping and hiking.
Julia Daher, MD – St. Luke’s Physiatry Practice
Pediatrics Medical Director
Dr. Daher followed her interest in motion and the movement and function of the human body into the medical field. She was drawn to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation because of its holistic approach to patient care. Her focus is on enhancing and restoring
functional ability and quality of life within the context of an injury or illness.
Dr. Daher completed a residency at the University of Washington. Prior to pursuing a career in medicine, she was a clinical research assistant at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare in Illinois. She completed her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Oberlin
College and obtained her medical degree from Rush Medical College. She was also awarded the Anthony Schmidt Prize in Anatomical Sciences.
As a part of the St. Luke’s Physiatry team, Dr. Daher provides consistent inpatient and outpatient care for those suffering from neurologic injury and disease. She prioritizes relationships with patients and focuses on understanding and addressing each
individual’s goals to incorporate them into treatment plans.
When not in the office, Dr. Daher enjoys spending time with her family, knitting, cooking and being outdoors.
Don Ericson, MD – St. Luke’s Physiatry Practice
Don Ericson, M.D., joined the St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute’s Inpatient Physiatry Practice with extensive experience in medical and neurologic rehabilitation and medical student and resident education. Dr. Ericson completed medical school and residency
in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Utah, where he also served as Chief Resident. After completing his residency, he joined the faculty of the University of Utah Division of Phy sical Medicine and Rehabilitation as a clinical
instructor, where he remained until relocating to Spokane, WA in 2015. Prior to joining the team at St. Luke’s, Dr. Ericson served four years as a staff physiatrist at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane and as the Medical Director of the
Spokane VA’s Community Living Center.
Before his medical training, Dr. Ericson earned a graduate degree in history and helped develop distance education courses and programs at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Away from the office, Dr. Ericson enjoys coaching youth sports,
cycling, traveling, and exploring the outdoors with family and friends.
Alicia Fuhrman, MD - St. Luke’s Physiatry Practice
Dr. Fuhrman completed her undergraduate program at Baylor University in Waco, TX. Upon graduation with honors, she attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Fuhrman was a transitional year intern at Indiana University Methodist Hospital.
After becoming a resident physician in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington, Dr. Fuhrman was appointed the role of Co-Chair for the Housestaff Quality and Safety Committee. As a Physiatrist, Dr. Fuhrman integrates
her passion for quality improvement, meeting patients for the first time for a new chapter in their life and enjoys celebrating all of the wins along the rehabilitation journey.
Michael Goodman, DO - St. Luke’s Physiatry Practice
Prior to relocating to Spokane and joining the St. Luke’s team, Dr. “Mike” Goodman served as the Medical Director of Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, AZ. He has extensive experience in neurological, amputee and general medical rehabilitation.
Working with a team of professionals to enhance and restore every patient’s quality of life is why Dr. Goodman chose the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Arizona and
obtained his medical degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA. His love for education supported his roles as a teacher’s assistant, advanced English Instructor, Clinical Laboratory Instructor and an
Adjunct Assistant Professor at Midwestern University. When not in the office, Dr. Goodman enjoys spending time with his family doing various outdoor activities, attending festivals and going to the movies.
Frank Jackson, DO - St. Luke’s Physiatry Practice
Brain Injury Program Medical Director
Dr. Jackson is a native Washingtonian and studied biology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, graduating with cum laude honors. After his undergraduate education, he was a cellular biologist in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Research and Development.
He integrated his love of science with his interest in spine and holistic medicine and attended Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, AZ.
Through medical school his interest in the musculoskeletal system
grew, and he was introduced to neuro-rehabilitation and Physiatry. He went on to complete his internship in Internal Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center. He trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Utah where he served
as chief resident and received the Mark P. Scott, M.D. Outstanding Resident of the Year Award.
Dr. Jackson is the Brain Injury Program Medical Director at St. Luke’s. His clinical practice focuses on caring for patients with acquired brain
injury, including stroke and traumatic brain injury. He serves as an Executive Board Member for the Spokane Chapter of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. He also has a special interest in Multiple Sclerosis and associated demyelinating diseases.
When not caring for patients or teaching medical students, he enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors.
Chris Meadows, MD - St. Luke's Physiatry
Dr. Christopher Meadows is a California native who completed his undergraduate training at UCLA and attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was at Mary
Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he was Chief Resident. His focus includes general Inpatient Rehabilitation, Electrodiagnostics and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.
He moved to Spokane with his wife and three children, and enjoys spending time with family, outdoor activities and sports.
Vivian M. Moise, MD - St. Luke's Physiatry Practice
Developing and maintaining a strong connection with each patient is the guiding influence in Dr. Vivian Moise's care. She sees herself as a patient educator as well as a physician and works to improve every patient’s quality of life.
Dr. Moise graduated with honors from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency at the University of California Davis Medical Center, where she later served as Chief Resident. Board-certified
by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as in the sub-specialty of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Dr. Moise currently serves as Medical Adviser/Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
and also as Medical Director for the Spokane Muscular Dystrophy Clinic.
Dr. Moise specializes in treating patients with spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular diseases, and musculoskeletal injuries.
She is also an avid gardener and teaches international folk dancing.
Jonathan Morrill, MD, MA - St. Luke's Physiatry Practice
Focusing primarily on St. Luke’s outpatient clinic Physiatry services, Dr. Morrill’s expertise is in general rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and neuromuscular diseases.
Dr. Morrill most recently has served as the
Medical Director for Providence St. Mary’s Inpatient Rehabilitation in Walla Walla. He completed his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine and residency in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of
Washington. Dr. Morrill also completed a neuromuscular medicine fellowship at the University of California School of Medicine.
When not in the office, Dr. Morrill enjoys hiking, skiing and fly fishing.
Mark R. Varga, MD - St. Luke's Physiatry Practice
Stroke Medical Director
Dr. Mark Varga enjoys the union of interdisciplinary medical care and recovery of function in rehab medicine.
e began his medical training at George Washington University in Washington D.C. and then returned to NHSD, San Diego, Ca. He later transferred to Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fl. for Naval Flight Surgeon Training. His US Naval operational medicine
experience spanned Naval Aviation, primary care, emergency medicine and sports medicine. He served in the aviation community with Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center and Naval Search and Rescue.
Subsequently, Dr. Varga completed residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Frazier Rehab/University of Louisville, Ky. He is board certified by the American Board PM&R and a musculoskeletal council member of the AAPM&R.
He relocated to Spokane in 1999 and is currently an admitting physician at St. Luke’s. He has received multiple America’s Top Physicians awards since practicing in Spokane. He functions as the St. Luke’s medical rehab coordinator for the cardiac transplant
mechanical heart service.
Dr. Varga’s key interests include inpatient neurological/stroke trauma, orthopedic cardiac/transplant rehabilitation, as well as outpatient musculoskeletal care.
He has three children and enjoys college basketball, soccer and coaching. He is a past NCAA collegiate coach, a two-sport-all-Navy athlete candidate and a current member of the UC Riverside Athletes Association.
Douglas L. Weeks, PhD
Director of Research
Dr. Weeks is formally trained as a statistician and research methodologist, and is well versed in all phases of research including writing grant applications, research design, data analysis, overseeing recruitment and intervention implementation for prospective
studies, and overseeing data extraction and management processes for retrospective studies. Dr. Weeks received his PhD in 1989 from the University of Colorado and subsequently conducted post-doctoral training in rehabilitation research at the University
of Montreal. Weeks has an extensive publication record in peer-reviewed basic science and clinical research literature, and has received research funding from federal and state agencies as well as private foundations. He serves on the Editorial Boards
for the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Journal of Orthopedic and Sport Physical Therapy. He also serves as co-chair of the Providence Health Care Institutional Review Board - Spokane.
As Director of Research
for St. Luke’s, his primary responsibilities are to oversee all aspects of investigator-initiated research and funded projects at St. Luke’s, from study conception to dissemination of study findings. He works closely with all investigators who conduct
research with inpatient and outpatient populations from St. Luke’s to ensure study quality and regulatory compliance. In addition to conducting his own clinical research, Weeks often serves as a mentor to clinicians on the research process. His research
interests include the study of chronic disease influences on health care outcomes, and interventions that can improve the quality of outcomes in medical rehabilitation populations. Weeks also oversees the industry-sponsored clinical trial program
at St. Luke’s.
In addition to his love for his daughters, the great outdoors, his Portuguese water dog, and time on the tennis court, Weeks uses cooking as personal therapy.
- Nancy Webster, MBA, CTRS - Hospital Administrator and Chief Operating Officer
- Kim Jorgensen, MBA, BSN, RN - Chief Nurse Officer
- Gregory T. Carter, MD, MS - Chief Medical Officer
- Christine Clutter, PT, ATP - Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation Services
- Heidi Moser, BSRT, RRT - Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services & COHE Community of Eastern Washington
- Rhonda Stowe, OT - Director of Quality and Performance
- Doug Weeks, PhD - Director of Clinical Research
- Rebecca Van Brunt - Director of Finance
- Mark D. Eide - Business Services Manager
- Staci Franz, MHRM, PHR - Human Resources Director
- Nicole Stewart - Director of Marketing & Communications