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Lauren Renata

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine
Teaching Physician, Adult Medicine Clinic, Harborview Medical Center
Clinical Editor, Assessment and Education Programs, American College of Physicians


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 a primary care physician practicing in the Adult Medicine Clinic at Harborview Medical Center. Her clinical focus is longitudinal general internal medicine serving patients at risk for health inequities. She is medical educator with a particular interest in the development of trainees and junior faculty as educators and leaders, and in primary care training and retention. 

Education & Training

  • MD, Harvard University, Boston, MA (2001–2005)
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2005–2008)
  • Clinician-Teacher Fellowship, Seattle VA Medical Center, Seattle, WA (2008–2009)


  • Named one of “75 Emerging Leaders” in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Department of Medicine, University of Washington (2023)
  • Paul B. Beeson Award, Department of Medicine, University of Washington (2022)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Faculty Inductee, University of Washington School of Medicine (2015)
  • Fellowship, American College of Physicians (2015)
  • Stern Expert Teacher Award, Department of Medicine, University of Washington (2011)


research & clinical interests

  • General internal medicine
  • Primary care internal medicine
  • ​​​​​​​Medical education and assessment

publication highlights

  • Thronson LR, Jackson SL, Chew LD. Invited Commentary: The Pandemic of Health Care Inequity. JAMA Network Open. 2020;3(10):e2021767. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.21767
  • Thronson R. Lost Space. JAMA. 2020;323(20):2019-2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.7237.
  • Thronson, L. Teaching Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): A Kinesthetic Model for Teaching the Dix-Hallpike and Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2015.