Hi, I'm Dr.Mandeep Walia
I was born and raised in Washington state and received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration on Neuroscience from the the University of Washington. I worked for the City of Seattle teaching dance to underserved children and decided to pursue a career in medicine. I was accepted into the medicine program at Kasturba Medical College where I met my husband. I matched into the Internal Medicine residency program at the University of Buffalo. After completion of residency we relocated to to Nashville for my husband's fellowship in Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University. We moved back to Washington with our three boys and solidified our roots here in breath-taking Snoqualmie 8 years ago.
I still remember the day we first turned onto the parkway, we knew right away that this beautiful, scenic, small-town, family oriented city is exactly where we wanted to live, raise our family and grow old together. We have three very busy boys one of which is at Cascade View Elementary, one at Snoqualmie Middle School and one at Mt. Si High School. They are active in little league, wildcats junior football, basketball, martial arts and thanks to our parks and mountains they bike and snowboard as well. Therefore, it is very important for me that I make a direct impact on my community and ensure that our city remains safe, economically vibrant, inclusive, strong and sustainable for years to come.
I am an active participant in our community. I am visible and approachable and will bring your voice and your concerns back to the Council to address. As a mom, physician, daughter to aging immigrant parents, and small business owner; I represent our whole community which gives me a unique and different perspective on the needs of our citizens. I will bring new and innovative solutions to the table. Together we will ensure that Snoqualmie continues to grow and prosper while maintaining our infrastructure and natural resources.
About: What I do
I am a board certified Internal Medicine physician whose focus has been on acute care as a Hospitalist. I have worked at our very own Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and understand the need for high quality, equitable, accessible healthcare and understand how poor access to health can affect the economic growth of a city. I have been frontline at both skilled nursing facilities, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and Valley Medical Center caring for critically ill Covid patients. I worked as a Medical Director Consultant for Ground zero and assisted Life Care of Kirkland with policies and regulations. I have also been the Medical Director for various skilled nursing facilities. Currenly, I am the Pace (program for all inclusive care for the elderly)/HAWP (healthy aging and weallness program) Medical Director for the International Community Health Services.
Over the years I have served on numerous medical and cultural boards, and I currently serve on the Eagle Nest Neighborhood Committee and the King County Medical Society as a delegate for healthcare reform along with the scholarship committee which provides scholarships to under-represented minorities in medicine. As a Physician, Director and serving on various committees and boards I have learned effective leadership skills, understand the need to listen, budget planning, policy and regulations and to be empathetic to the needs of those around me.
About: What I do in my free time
When I have time off I love spending it with my children and listening to the hustle and bustle of my boys running around and wrestling, as well as the giggles of their friends who come over and play basketball. We enjoy spending time at their sports leagues games and getting to know other parents. Outside of my children, I help care for my aging parents who we have relocated here to Snoqualmie. We love socializing with our friends and neighbors as well as traveling. I enjoy drawing, teaching East Indian dance, learning Kathak (classical Indian dance), and playing with our Morkie Taz.