Upper left: Dr. Douglas Dixon and Meghan Guillen gather with the incoming class of 2019. Bottom: Perio faculty and residents at the annual affiliate faculty dinner
As we wrap up Summer Quarter and start to look ahead to the fall, we want to again welcome our new residents from the class of 2019 into our UW Perio family. It’s been a busy quarter for Vinny Chiu, Jessica Hsu, Jason Kum and Brendan Lopez and they’ve jumped right in and become part of the team.
If you have a moment, check out their bios, and again, to Vinny, Jessica, Jason and Brendan – kudos to you for a successful first quarter!
This week we are excited to add our four newest residents to the program – join us in welcoming them to the Department of Periodontics and if you see them in the hall, stop and say hello!
Yu-Wen “Vinny” Chiu, DDS
Dr. Chiu earned her DDS degree from National Yang-Ming University in Taipei Taiwan in 2011. After dental school she spent two years as a general practice resident at Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and then entered the Periodontal post-graduate training program at the same institution.
Jessica Hsu, DDS
Dr. Hsu earned her BS in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from UC San Diego in 2012 and her DDS degree from Columbia this spring. While at Columbia she was active in the Perio study club and took time to work with the
under-served populations in the area around the University.
She grew up in Houston and is a Sherlock Holmes fan.
Jason Kum, DDS
Dr. Kum earned both his BS in Chemistry in 2012 and his DDS in 2016 from Creighton University in Nebraska. Throughout his university career he has dedicated himself to service to others. Along with operating a successful private practice, Jason hopes to open a coffee shop some day.
Brendan Lopez, DDS
Dr. Lopez earned both his BS in Neurobiology in 2012 and his DDS in 2016 from the University of Washington. While at the UW he dedicated time to working with under-served communities, and outside of school he coaches football camps and trains long snappers to aid their transition to college or professional football.