About Abigail Ahyong, MD
Abby (she/her) was born and raised in Ketchikan, a rural island town in southeast Alaska. She attended the University of Washington and obtained a B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology, where she also marched as a proud member of the UW Husky Marching Band. She spent 2 years teaching English in a rural mountain town in Japan and traveling around SE Asia. Her upbringing and time abroad solidified her passion for rural medicine and serving communities with limited access to care.
She attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, participating in the Rural Health Professions Program and graduating with Distinctions in Rural Health and Community Service. Growing up in a predominantly white community, she never saw physicians that looked like her and wanted to create a space for Filipinx pursing medicine to connect with one another. She created and hosted the first National Filipinx in Medicine webinar, gathering premed and med students from across the U.S. and Philippines to hear from Filipinx physicians about their journey into medicine, impact their culture had on their decision to become physicians, and advice for the next generation.
Abby is excited to be part of the Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine program and Rural Training Track in Port Angeles. As both a Filipino-American and person born and raised in a rural town, she is focused on bringing full-spectrum family medicine care to communities of color in rural America and abroad.
Abby enjoys hiking, rock climbing, cooking, and trying out new restaurants.