News 2019 - Archive



Distinguished staff award nomination:

Congratulations to Darrell Owens, Section Head, Supportive and Palliative Care at Northwest Hospital

(Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine), who has been nominated for University of Washington Distinguished Staff awards. This award represents the UW’s highest staff honor.




Dr. Katherine Bennett, assistant professor (Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine) was selected as a member of the ACGME Medical Education Outcomes Milestones 2.0 – Geriatric Medicine working group.






Dr. Thuan Ong is a member of the New role/team at Harborview

A new role of “Capacity Management Physician” was created and a team of five physicians recruited to fill these roles at Harborview Medical Center. The purpose of the team is to provide daily census management an throughput optimization support for clinical teams throughout the hospital. This leadership opportunity is meant to have a direct impact on HMC’s long-term success and on helping patients and their families have more coordinated stays.

 Congratulations to the new members of the CMP team:

  • Nick Johnson, Emergency Medicine and Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • Mara Bann, Hospital Medicine/General Internal Medicine
  • Leslie Enzian, General Internal Medicine
  • Meghaan Walsh, Hospital Medicine/General Internal Medicine
  • Thuan Ong, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine



We are pleased to welcome our incoming 2019-2020 Geriatric Medicine Fellows:

  • Gina Kim: Internal Medicine / Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA
  • Caitlin Kinahan: Internal Medicine / University of Washington Boise; Boise, ID
  • James McGregor: Family Medicine / Indiana University Methodist; Indianapolis, IN
  • Mengru (Ruru) Wang: Internal Medicine / University of Washington; Seattle, WA

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