Wayne C. McCormick, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor and Division Head
William E. Colson Endowed Chair in Gerontology

Dr. Wayne McCormick

Philosophy of care: Dr. McCormick believes in holistic are and works primarily with patients who have multiple chronic illnesses. He cares for patients in clinics, hospitals and, if needed, nursing homes and at home. His hobbies include hiking and bicycling. Dr. McCormick is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, public health and general preventive medicine. His research interests are in the epidemiology and health services use of seriously ill patients. He is medical director of serveral local organizations, including hospice and long term care facilities.

Research Interests: Wayne C. McCormick, MD, MPH is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Harborview Medical Center.  He is a graduate of Washington University Medical School in St. Louis and of the University of Washington School of Public Health in Seattle.  He is a former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and is board certified in medicine, preventive medicine and public health, palliative medicine, and geriatrics.

                He is the Medical Director of Bailey Boushay House (an AIDS long term care facility and day health center) caring for hundreds of patients with AIDS and cancer yearly during this time.  He is Section Chief of the UW Medicine Long Term Care Service, a team of providers caring for ~800 patients in 14 nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes [approximately one third of whom are receiving end-of-life care].  He is Associate Medical Director for the Providence Hospice of Seattle, as well as Rosehedge House, a home care agency and adult family home for persons with AIDS.  He directs the Palliative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Washington.

                His research focus is health services research and epidemiology of dementing illness (Alzheimers disease and other dementias) and other chronic diseases, including HIV infection in older persons.  He is co-investigator for cohort clinical and epidemiological studies of older persons (Aging Changes in Thought Study [3500 older Group Health enrollees being followed for cognitive and functional changes] and the Kame Project [1985 older Japanese-American persons in King County, parallel to the ACT Study].  He also is involved in a number of quality- and process-improvement projects in palliative care and hospice that are amenable to research questions.

Education and Training:

College: 1974, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Medical School: 1983, Washington University, St. Louis

Residency: 1983-1987, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL

Master of Public Health: 1989, University of Washington School of Public Health

Fellowship: 1989-1990, University of Washington School of Medicine

Publications: Go to PubMed.

Clinic Information: Long Term Care Clinic

General Information: Email Dr. McCormick.