We are a dedicated group of clinicians, educators, and researchers who unite to advance child health. We value equity, advocacy, excellence, and innovation as we strive to promote compassionate, evidence-based care. We approach our work with joy and humility, engaging in community partnerships, striving for social justice, addressing the unique and evolving needs of every child, and shaping future generations of experts in pediatric care and research.
We strive to advance child health at the local, regional, national, and international levels by:
Fostering professional development and creating an inclusive environment that attracts and retains diverse and excellent faculty and staff.
Striving for universal access to comprehensive, evidence-based, culturally congruent, and compassionate care in partnership with our diverse families and communities.
Training future generations of pediatric experts through excellence in mentorship and medical education.
Leveraging the broad expertise of our faculty to engage in innovative scientific discovery, and translate new knowledge into practice to address the evolving needs of pediatric care and population health.
Partnering with communities to address the social determinants of health and to collaboratively intervene on the policies and factors that influence these determinants.
Division Head, General Pediatrics: Tumaini R. Coker, MD, MBA
Assistant Division Head for Clinical Affairs: Brian D. Johnston, MD, MPH
Assistant Division Head for Research: Brian E. Saelens, PhD
Acknowledgment of Stolen Land and Stolen People
We acknowledge the Coast Salish people of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip, Duwamish, and Muckleshoot nations. We thank the original caretakers of this land who are still here.
We acknowledge the full extent of what was stolen from Black people in this country as a result of slavery and continued systematic oppression, and honor the legacy and richness of the African Diaspora.
Faculty in General Pediatrics are affliated with a number of research centers associated with the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital. Follow these links to learn about these research programs.
The UW Division of General Pediatrics and the affiliated Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development of Seattle Children's Research Institute, the Child Health Institute of the University of Washington, the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, and the Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit provide rich and diverse mentoring opportunities for Pediatric NRSA fellows. The Division faculty includes over 30 investigators with research programs examining health and health care from a population perspective, as well as at the level of individual patient encounters. Some main areas of faculty focus include: injury prevention, obesity, mental health, effects of media on youth, quality improvement, and environmental health. Division faculty also work in a variety of outpatient and inpatient pediatric clinical programs.
For more information, please see:
Division Head, Division of General Pediatrics Professor Investigator | Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development, Seattle Children's Research Institute
Professor & Assistant Division Head for Clinical Affairs, Division of General Pediatrics Chief of Service, Department of Pediatrics | Harborview Medical Center
Professor, Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Assistant Division Head for Research | General Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Research Institute | Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development