Patient Care

As the #1 ranked Department of Family Medicine in the United States, you can be assured that your primary care provided by UW family medicine faculty providers is the best available.


The Department of Family Medicine trains a variety of learners in a number of healthcare specialties on the delivery of patient-focused primary care.

Research & Scholarship

An internationally-recognized research organization focused on increasing the quality, effectiveness, accessibility and sustainability of primary care.

In Memory of Dr. Amos “Pres” Bratrude

Amos “Pres” Bratrude (1930-2016), a family physician who practiced for many years in Omak, WA, is one of the individuals…Read More

Department of Family Medicine Fair – Wednesday, April 13th

Each year the Department of Family Medicine holds a Department Fair. This Fair is an opportunity for each of us…Read More

Grand Rounds presentation Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Topic: Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence: Progress to Date and Next Steps Presenter: J. Randall Curtis, MD, MPH Dr….Read More

Family Medicine Research Seminar – Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Our next Family Medicine Research Seminar is Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 12-1 PM.   TOPIC: “Studies in Cervical Cancer…Read More

Joint Commission Advanced Palliative Care Certification for All UW Medicine Hospitals – first in the nation!

March 22-25, 2016, all 4 hospitals of UW Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), Northwest Hospital, Valley Medical Center…Read More

“Protein powder doesn’t live up to the hype” – Seattle Times article by Dr. Chris Sanford

A small number of people may benefit from consuming protein powder, but for the great majority eating protein powder on a…Read More