Trios Family Medicine Residency Program Director named President of Washington State Medical Association
October 6, 2022
Trios Health is celebrating the accomplishments of one of its physicians. Katina Rue, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP, Trios Health Family Medicine provider and Family Medicine Residency Program Director, who was named president of the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) at its annual House of Delegates meeting on Sunday, Oct. 2.
Dr. Rue is the first Latina and the first osteopathic physician to hold the top office at the WSMA. The WSMA represents more than 12,000 physicians, physician assistants, resident physicians, and medical students throughout Washington state.
Dr. Rue is the program director of the Trios Health Family Medicine Residency. She oversees resident physicians as they complete their three-year residencies at Trios Health.
“Dr. Rue is passionate about her role as an educator and community building,” said Nicole Austin, Program Coordinator at Trios Health Family Medicine Residency. “She’s made a concerted effort to increase the collaboration between training programs and departments within the hospital. Although that can be challenging and at times frustrating, she has not backed down, realizing that the results will benefit not only our programs and organization, but ultimately and most importantly, the patients we serve.”
Dr. Rue received her undergraduate degree in 1999 at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, followed by a doctor of osteopathy in 2004 from University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, now called Kansas City University, in Kansas City, Missouri. She completed an osteopathic family medicine residency in 2007 at the Medical Center of Independence, which was affiliated with Kansas City University, in Independence, Missouri.
Dr. Rue is holds faculty positions at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine,
Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, University of Washington Department of Family Medicine, and Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has held several hospital and clinic positions and is board certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.
“We are grateful to have Dr. Rue on staff and are extremely proud of her accomplishment,” said Amy Sweetwood, Trios Health Designated Institutional Officer of Graduate Medical Education. “She brings a wide array of experience, is highly capable, and a great resource in helping us to educate and train family physicians of the future.”
Patients can make appointments at the Trios Family Medicine Residency Clinic by calling 509.221.5520.