Established in 1985, the Division has over 350 faculty members.

As the faculty responsible for primary and hospital care in the Department 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 Washington State for 10 years. We provide health care in a wide variety of settings including three academic medical centers, Pioneer Square, several UW Medicine Primary Care clinics, and even in patients’ homes and homeless shelters. Every member of our faculty directly or indirectly devotes a substantial amount of time providing the highest caliber health care to patients from all walks of life and all social circumstances and many of our physicians are recognized as “Best Doctors in America” and “Top Docs” in Seattle.

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

Faculty in the Division have established international reputations for research on a wide variety of important problems related to primary care, medical errors, or use of medical records as well as clinical problems related to heart disease, dementia, respiratory disease, cancer, diabetes, common infections, and many others.

Members of our Division have also achieved national and international prominence through leadership of prestigious organizations such as the American College of Physicians, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and others as well as membership in the National Academy of Medicine and key committees at the NIH, FDA, CDC, HHS, and more.