The Division of General Internal Medicine was established in 1985 with Dr. Thomas Inui as the first division head.

Dr. Thomas Inue
Dr. Stephan Fihn
Geetanjali Chander
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We are the largest GIM Division in the country providing primary and hospital care in many settings including 5 medical centers, patients’ homes and homeless shelters.

Division heads

Dr. Thomas Inue

Thomas Inui, MD

1985 1994


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Dr. Stephan Fihn

Stephan Fihn, MD, MPH

1995  2021

Geetanjali Chander

Geetanjali Chander, MD, MPH


Notable achievements

  • HeartRescue Consortium
  • Genetics of hypertension and dementia
  • Pre-hospital emergency care
  • Models of primary care delivery
  • Growing Addiction Medicine Program
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 3 recognition
  • Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality and Safety
  • Health care for Seattle's refugee and homeless population