PCMS Announces New Board Members

Pierce County Medical Society Announces New Board Members

Nonprofit appoints second female president for second year in a row


(FIRCREST, Wash., January 4, 2022) – For the second year in a row, the Pierce County Medical Society (PCMS) has named a woman as its board president. Dina C. Titova, MD, PhD was elected president of the organization by member ballot at the November board meeting. PCMS represents physicians, physician assistants, resident physicians and medical students in Pierce County, WA.

Dr. Titova serves as a medical provider at MultiCare Rheumatology Specialists in Tacoma and Auburn. She was on faculty at the University of Washington, Rheumatology Department, Seattle, WA for eight years. Titova is also a current board member of the Washington Rheumatology Alliance.

She started her medical training in Ufa, Russia and emigrated to the United States completing her residency at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN and Rheumatology Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

The following physicians were also elected by the membership as officers to the association’s board of trustees:  C. Blake Perry, MD, president-elect, Aesthetic Surgery Centre, Puyallup; Courtney Kennel, DO, secretary/treasurer, Physicians Care Northwest, Lakewood.; Julian S. Arroyo, MD, vice president, Proliance Puget Sound Orthopaedics, Lakewood; Ann J. Goetcheus Gehl, MD, Community Health Care, Tacoma.

PCMS other trustees include Henry M. Davis, MD, Community Health Care, Tacoma; Christine Hammer, MD, Franciscan Neurosurgery Associates, Tacoma; Nicholas Rajacich, MD, Mary Bridge Children’s Health Center, Tacoma; Camille P. Samujh, DO, MPH, Rainier Anesthesia Associates, Puyallup; Neil Batta, MD, NeoSpine, Gig Harbor; John Heffernan, MD, Proliance Puget Sound Orthopaedics, Gig Harbor; and Anthony L-T Chen, MD, MPH, ex-officio – Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Tacoma.

Additionally, PCMS awarded Tacoma Pierce County Health Department its annual Community Service Award for their dedication and leadership in addressing the COVID-19 public health crisis at this meeting.


About PCMS:

The Pierce County Medical Society is a nonprofit professional organization for physicians and physician assistants in Pierce County, Washington. Founded in 1888, the organization supports the educational and professional growth of its members as they work to improve the health and well-being of Pierce County residents, with a focus