Wayne C. McCormick, M.D., MPH
William E. Colson Endowed Chair in Gerontology
Professor and Head, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
Wayne C. McCormick, M.D., MPH, is a Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at Harborview Medical Center. He is a graduate of Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri, and of the University of Washington School of Public Health in Seattle. He completed his medical internship, internal medicine residency and chief residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He came to Seattle in 1987 for the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and residency in Preventive Medicine at the University of Washington, after which he also completed a fellowship in Geriatrics at the University of Washington. As a result of his training, he is board certified in medicine, preventive medicine and public health, hospice and palliative medicine, and geriatrics.
Dr. McCormick is Program Director for the University of Washington Palliative Medicine Fellowship. He attends and educates on the wards of UW Medicine hospitals, and has done so since 1990. He has served as a Board Member on the Executive Council of the American Geriatrics Society for years, and currently is serving as Chair of the Board. He also serves in committee leadership for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine as Co-Chair of the Academic Palliative Medicine Committee, and recently chaired the Fellowship Directors Group.
Dr. McCormick spends his time in clinical and educational work, in clinics, medical wards, and long-term care settings. Since 1990, he has been the Medical Director of Bailey Boushay House (an AIDS long term care facility and day health center), overseeing care for hundreds of patients with AIDS and cancer each year, and also educating hundreds of house staff in long-term care. He was Section Chief of the UW Medicine Long Term Care Service for 25 years. This team of providers care for ~700 patients in 10 nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes (approximately one-third are receiving end-of-life care), and during this time countless students and other trainees have rotated through the service. He has been Lead Medical Director for Providence Hospice of Seattle, and is currently Chair of Clinical Operations for the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence, overseeing palliative care consultation provision at the four UW Medicine hospitals.
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