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Erik Stiles

General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center

About Me

I started as a WSU trained CICU nurse studying for the MCAT at night looking up to the surgical residents. After receiving a master’s degree at Loyola Chicago, I returned to WSU for medical school.

My medical school journey

I was attracted to the genuine motivation exhibited by faculty and looked to expand on my committee to Eastern Washington communities. During my time in school, I finished a capstone project building on my 12 years with Camp STIX. I developed a love for the OR and using my hands to assist in fixing others.

I am humbled by the responsibility and privilege I am about to receive to care for my community,” says Stiles.

What’s Next

After training, my wife and I would like to return to Spokane and work with Eastern Washingtonians toward better health.