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Member of the Month

Among our thousands of UAPD members are not only talented and dedicated doctors but talented and dedicated people with a variety of ideas, interests, families, and accomplishments. Each month UAPD will showcase one of our members.

If you would like to nominate yourself or one of your UAPD colleagues as a member of the month, please contact the UAPD president or the Oakland office at uapd@uapd.com.

 


Meet Dr. Neil Partain, Leader of Auburn (Washington) Medical Center Bargaining Unit.

Dr. Partain is a practicing internal medicine and hospital medicine physician who loves critical care and has a background in diving medicine in the Navy.  He began his career by attending Tulane medical school, where he also completed a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, an interest that goes back to his childhood in Africa.  After internship, he was accepted into the Navy’s Undersea Medical Officer program to prepare for his obligated service tour. Dr. Partain was a SCUBA instructor during college and this opportunity was a dream come true.

After an additional follow-on tour as an Undersea and Diving Medical Officer, including deployment overseas, Dr. Partain went on to complete internal medicine residency in a civilian program.  He decided to come back closer to his family after residency and found his current nocturnist position to be a good fit for his interests in resuscitation, critical care and admitting out of the ED.

Professionally, Dr. Partain’s passions for diving and combat trauma speaks to his interests in mechanical ventilation, critical care, and hyperbaric medicine.  When not at work, Neil spends his time with his family and keeping up with his hobbies. He enjoys spearfishing, boating, woodworking, smoking food, and fitness.