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Department of Pediatrics

General Pediatrics

Overview
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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:

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  • 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.

Leadership

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.

Open positions

Research Programs

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.

Training 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 Chief

Tumaini R. Coker, MD, MBA

Chief, Division of General Pediatrics Associate Professor Investigator | Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Associate Chief of Clinical

Brian D. Johnston, MD, MPH

Professor & Associate Chief, Division of General Pediatrics | University of Washington Chief of Service, Department of Pediatrics | Harborview Medical Center

Associate Chief of Research

Brian E Saelens, PhD

Professor, University of Washington | Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Associate Chief of Research | General Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Research Institute | Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development

Faculty

Shaquita L. Bell, MD

Clinical Professor

Julia M. Bledsoe, MD

Clinical Professor

Emily Brown, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

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Thelben Burrell

Clinical Assistant Professor

Monique Suzanne Burton, MD

Clinical Professor

Christine Caldwell, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Molly Capron, MD, MPH

Clinical Associate Professor

Tumaini R. Coker, MD, MBA

Chief, Division of General Pediatrics Associate Professor Investigator | Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Benjamin Danielson, MD

Clinical Professor

Julian K. Davies, MD

Clinical Professor

Arti Desai, MD, MSPH

Assistant Professor Program Co-Director, Health Services and Quality of Care Research Fellowship

Kari Gillenwater, MD, MPH

Clinical Professor

Abigail R Grant, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Mollie Grow, MD, MPH

Associate Professor

Heather M. Henne, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Anisa M Ibrahim, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Carole Jenny, MD, MBA

Emerita Professor

Thomas M. Jinguji, MD

Clinical Professor

Nicole J Johnson, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Brian D. Johnston, MD, MPH

Professor & Associate Chief, Division of General Pediatrics | University of Washington Chief of Service, Department of Pediatrics | Harborview Medical Center

Cynthia T. Kertesz, MD, FAAP

Clinical Professor

Emily G Kroshus, ScD, MPH

Research Associate Professor

Casey Lion, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor Program Co-Director, Health Services and Quality of Care Research Fellowship

John H. Lockhart, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Faisal Saleem Malik, MD, MSHS

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Carolyn A. McCarty, PhD

Research Professor

Kimberly J McDermott, MD

Clinical Professor

Sheryl A Morelli, MD, MS

Clinical Professor

Kyle B. Nagle, MD, MPH

Associate Professor

Douglas J. Opel, MD, MPH

Interim Director, Treuman Katz Center Associate Professor, Division of Bioethics and Palliative Care, Department of Pediatrics Associate Professor, Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics

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Jessica Panks

Clinical Assistant Professor

Kathleen J. Park - No picture available

Kathleen J. Park, MD, MPH

Clinical Associate Professor

Mary Catherine Pew, MD

Clinical Professor

Celest Quitiquit Dickason, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Frederick P Rivara, MD, MPH

Professor, Division of General Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine Vice Chair, Academic Affairs

Brian E Saelens, PhD

Professor, University of Washington | Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Associate Chief of Research | General Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Research Institute | Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development

Rebecca T. Wiester, MD

Child Abuse Fellowship Director, Professor

Chuan Zhou, PhD

Research Associate Professor

Staff

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Christine Clare

Administrator, Division of General Pediatrics

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Rebecca Hart

Assistant to the Chief of Pediatrics

Elizabeth Mahoney - No picture available

Elizabeth Mahoney

Practice Plan Manager SCH

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Nghi Quan

Program Coordinator

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Susan Sargent

Manager General Pediatrics

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Ivory Smith

Program Coordinator

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Louise Warren

Research Coordinator

Contact Information

University of Washington
Box 356320
Seattle WA 98115-8160
Genpeds@uw.edu