Elizabeth A. Phelan, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor








Biographical Information: Elizabeth A. Phelan, MD, MS, is Associate Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Services at the University of Washington and Affiliate Investigator at the Group Health Research Institute. She is the foundng Director of the Fall Prevention Clinic at Harborview Medical Center, in continuous operation since 2005. She is a clinically active, fellowship-trained geriatrician who practices in both inpatient and outpatient settings and trains health sciences students in the care of the older adult.

Research Interest:: Dr. Phelan's research broadly aims to promote health and prevent functional decline of community-dwelling elders through improving the quality of care for geriatric syndromes (falls, dementia, depression). She has tested healthcare-system-embedded and community-based interventions of patient-centered health promotion programs and services for geriatric syndromes and has expertise in health outcomes assessment. She is a national authority on falls and fall prevention and worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop the Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) fall prevention tool kit for healthcare providers.

-Health Promotion Research Center

-Healthy Aging Research Network

-NW Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center

Education and Training:

College: 1986, Wellesley College, BA, French

Medical School: 1992, Tufts University School of Medicine, MD

Residency: 1992-1995, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Master of Science in Public Health: 1998, University of Washington School of Public Health

Fellowship: 1998-2000, University of Washington

Publications: Go to PubMed.

Community of Science: Click to visit Dr. Phelan's Community of Science page.

Clinic Information: Harborview Medical Center, Fall Prevention Clinic

General Information:
Mailing Address:
Harborview Medical Center
325 9th Avenue, Box 359755
Seattle, WA 98104-2499
Phone Number: (206)744-9112
Fax Number: (206)744-9976

Administrative Location
Patricia Steel Memorial Bldg.
401 Broadway, 5th Floor, Room 5048
Seattle WA 98122
Phone (206) 744-9100
Fax (206) 744-9976