About Us


As the faculty responsible for primary and hospital care in the Dept. of Medicine, we are justifiably proud that the University of Washington has been one of the nation’s top two medical schools for primary care medicine for three decades and the #1 hospital in WA State for 10 years.

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We provide medical care to outpatients and hospitalized patients in a wide variety of settings including three academic medical centers, Pioneer Square, several University of Washington Physicians neighborhood clinics, even in patients’ homes and homeless shelters.

In addition to being outstanding clinicians, our faculty provides an impressive amount of clinical teaching to medical students and residents and for which they regularly receive numerous prestigious awards.

Faculty in the division have also achieved national prominence for research on a wide variety of important clinical problems such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, respiratory disease, cancer, diabetes, and many others.

Vision Statement

The University of Washington Division of General Internal Medicine will continue to be known as one of the two or three most outstanding divisions in the United States. Its reputation will be based not only upon achievements in research, medical education, and clinical care but also on its balance in maintaining excellence in all three areas.

Division organization

GIM leadership and organization chart 3.1.24


Contact Us

Division of General Internal Medicine
Harborview Medical Center
325 Ninth Ave
Campus Box 359780
Seattle WA, 98104

Phone: (206) 744-3391
Fax: (206) 744-6988


GIM Research Fund and Discretionary Fund

Help support our missions to provide quality care and make new research advances!


Recent awards

February 7, 2024
Congratulations to the 2024 Thorud Leadership Award nominees
Recognizing outstanding leadership since 2006, the Thorud Leadership Award is the highest leadership honor at the University of Washington.
January 25, 2024
Distinguished Staff Award nominees
Congratulations to the nominees of the 2023/24 University of Washington Distinguished Staff Awards.
January 11, 2024
Mitch Edwards elected as ACP Fellow 
Mitch Edwards, DO, FACP, clinical instructor at VA Puget Sound Health Care System, has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.