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Travel Staff

Winnie L. Mann, MD

Winnie L. Mann, MD

Travel Medicine Physician

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Dr Mann received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota. She completed her internship and residency in surgery at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. Following completion of her training, she spent a year in Africa as a physician with the Presbyterian Mission Hospital in Kenya. In the past twenty years of practicing medicine in the Puget Sound area, she has done extensive work in the area of travel medicine, helping to establish and working for eight years at the Travel Clinic, Medalia Medical System. She currently serves as the director and primary physician consultant for SafeGard Travel Medicine. She is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine and has a Certificate in Travel Health.

Cai Glushak, MD

Cai Glushak, MD

Travel Medicine Physician

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Dr. Glushak received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal. He is currently Clinical Professor of Medicine in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago and is active in leadership of the American College of Emergency Physicians. As the International Medical Director of AXA Assistance, Dr Glushak, has been coordinating the medical care of patients abroad for both emergency and elective conditions with responsibility for numerous medical support services including pre-trip planning, risk mitigation, health alerts outbreak response and international second opinion programs. He is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM). He joined our team of travel medicine consultants in 2016.

Anne Bankson, MD

Anne Bankson, MD

Travel Medicine Physician

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Dr. Bankson received her medical degree from Boston University. She completed her internship and residency in Family Practice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is board certified in Family Medicine and has been in clinical practice in Bellevue Washington since 1990. She worked with Providence and Swedish medical systems for 17 years. She now sees patients at the Bellevue Clinic. She joined our team of travel medicine consultants in 2008. She is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine and has earned a Certificate in Travel Health.

Cathy Hurley, MD

Cathy Hurley, MD

Travel Medicine Physician

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Dr Hurley received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX. For the next six years she worked at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), followed by 11 years of Internal Medicine practice in clinics in Waco and Fort Worth, Texas. She first begin working in travel medicine in 1998. She joined our team of travel medicine consultants in 2008. She is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine.

Michael Dukelow, MD

Michael Dukelow, MD

Travel Medicine Physician

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Dr Dukelow received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Family Practice at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He was director of Council Bluffs Community Health Center in Iowa where he also worked as a primary care physician. He is board certified in Family Practice. He currently serves as a flight surgeon with the 624 ASTS Air Force Reserve Unit and works with Wakikiki Family Practice Physicians in Hawaii. He joined our team of travel medicine consultants in 2012.

Mary Lynn Ricardo-Dukelow, MD

Mary Lynn Ricardo-Dukelow, MD

Travel Medicine Physician

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Dr Ricardo-Dukelow received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. She completed here residency in Internal Medicine at John A Burns School of Medicine. Following her residency, she sub-specialized in Infectious Disease at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska and became an assistant professor at that school. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii and is an infectious disease specialist licensed in Hawaii and practicing at the Waikiki Family Practice Physicians. She joined our team of travel medicine consultants in 2012.

Jeff Mull, MD

Jeff Mull, MD

Travel Medicine Physician

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Dr Mull received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. After completing a Surgical Internship at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA he worked for the Indian Health Service at various locations in the North West. He has worked for Oregon State University Student Health for the past 30 years where he developed the Travel Medicine program that serves students, faculty, and staff. He is presently Medical Director of OSU Student Health. Dr. Mull has done medical work in St. Lucia, Ukraine, Zambia, and Tanzania. He is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine and has a Certificate in Travel Health. He joined our team of travel medicine consultants in 2015.

Chris Tonozzi, MD

Chris Tonozzi, MD

Travel Medicine Physician

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Dr. Tonozzi attended college at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Medical School at the University of Colorado in Denver, and did his family practice residency through the University of Colorado at Clinica Campesina, in Lafayette, CO. He has been doing travel health consultations since 2008. He has done medical work in Central America and travelled to South America, Africa, and Asia. He travelled around the world by ship with Semester at Sea providing travel health to college students and faculty in 2010. He is a member of the International Society for Travel Medicine. Dr. Tonozzi also has a special interest in technology applications for health care and works as an Information Technology Director. He joined our team of travel medicine consultants in 2015.

Kamal Heyer, MD

Kamal Heyer, MD

Travel Medicine Physician

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Dr. Heyer received his medical degree from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He subsequently completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago. During his training he was heavily involved in transport medicine on the local, domestic and international level via the University of Chicago Aeronautical Network as well as AXA Assistance. He splits his time between community medicine in Northwest Indiana as well as an academic practice at the University of Chicago. He works in medical device design and holds patents in emerging technologies.

Joffre Johnson

Joffre Johnson

Travel Medicine Physician

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Dr. Johnson achieved his Medical Doctorate at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago. During residency, he worked for AXA Assistance as a travel MD, assisting and managing patients during repatriation transports around the world. Dr. Johnson currently works as a case review physician for AXA Assistance, assisting with the coordination of medical care and repatriation for patients abroad for emergency and elective conditions. He also currently works as a Board Certified Emergency Physician and is an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He joined our team of travel medicine consultants in 2022.

 

Cheryl Watson, RN

Cheryl Watson, RN

Travel Medicine Nurse

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Cheryl Watson received her RN degree from Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA in 1983. Throughout her career she has worked in many areas of nursing both in the clinical and hospital settings, leaning toward preventive medicine and education. In 1994 she became co-owner and founder of Healthy Heart Review, Inc., dba Prevention MD, providing health screenings, and overseeing as many as 95 nurses for community flu shot programs in 5 states. Cheryl became a travel nurse specialist in 2000 and is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine.

Mary Hays, RN

Mary Hays, RN

Travel Medicine Nurse

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Mary Hays graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a BSN. She has practiced nursing in a variety of specialties, ultimately integrating her interest in immunizations, preventive health and international travel. She worked in travel health in a clinical setting for ten years and has worked with SafeGard since 2012. Mary is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine and has earned a Certificate in Travel Health.

Julie Berger, RN

Julie Berger, RN

Travel Medicine Nurse

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Julie Berger received her nursing degree from Portland Community College in 1997. She began her nursing experience in an Asthma and Allergy clinic. In 1999 she started working in pediatrics, providing immunizations and triage. She began working with Prevention MD (now SafeGard Services) in 2000 doing seasonal flu shot clinics. She transitioned to travel medicine in 2014 and participates in the International Society of Travel Medicine.

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