Lauren Renata Thronson, headshot
Clinical Associate Professor
Associate Program Director, University of Washington Internal Medicine Residency Program
College Faculty, University of Washington School of Medicine
Director, Student Evening Clinic, Harborview Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Thronson is a primary care internist at Harborview Medical Center and a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Washington. Her clinical practice is in the Adult Medicine Clinic and on the inpatient Medicine service at Harborview.

Dr. Thronson earned her undergraduate degree from Reed College in 2001 and her medical degree from Harvard University in 2005. She completed her internship and residency at the University of Washington, followed by a fellowship in medical education, in 2009. She is committed to teaching in addition to medical care. She is part of the core teaching faculty of the University of Washington’s School of Medicine and an Associate Program Director for the University of Washington Internal Medicine Residency Program. She oversees a primary care elective for senior students in the School of Medicine and the training of residents as educators in the Residency Program.

Education & Training: 
Harvard University
Boston, MA
Residency in Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Clinician-Teacher Fellowship
Seattle VA Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Phi Beta Kappa
Stern Expert Teacher Award
Alpha Omega Alpha
Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Primary care
Medical education
Residents as teachers

Clinical Interests: 

General internal medicine
Primary care internal medicine

  • Thronson, L. Teaching Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): A Kinesthetic Model for Teaching the Dix-Hallpike and Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2015.
  • Patton K, Morris A, Coruh B, Kroos E, Carlbom D, Thronson L. Teaching to Teach Procedures: A Simulation-Based Curriculum for Senior Residents or Fellows. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2015.
  • Thronson, L. Teaching in Free Clinics: Brief Encounters with Learners and Patients in Vulnerable Communities, In: Handbook of Clinical Teaching, S Mookherjee and E Cosgrove eds., Springer International Publishing; 2017.