Dr. Sam Palpant is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine for the University of Washington School of Medicine. He did a fellowship in infectious diseases and has a degree in Tropical Medicine & Health from England. After completing his training he worked for 6 years at a mission hospital in rural western Kenya. He is currently a faculty attending at an internal medicine residency program in Spokane, WA and also teaches microbiology to first year medical students. He has spoken multiple times at the Christian Medical & Dental Association continuing medical education conferences for medical missionaries in Thailand and Kenya, and also responds to clinical questions from missionaries around the world through CMDA’s "MD2ndopinion". His special interests are parasitology and visual diagnosis of tropical diseases.