Thomas E. Norris

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Adjunct Professor, Health Services
Chair, Family Medicine
Professor, Family Medicine (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
Adjunct Professor, Global Health


MD   University of Texas (Galveston), 1973
BS   Southwest Texas State University, 1970

Contact Info


Office of the Chair
University of Washington Department of Family Medicine
Seattle, WA 98195-6390

campus box:   356390
voice:   206-685-3466
fax:   206-543-9051


Thomas Norris is a seasoned physician executive with ten years of private practice experience as managing partner of a large medical group, five years of experience as a residency director, and eight years of experience as Medical Executive and Executive Director/CEO of the UW Physicians Network Clinics. He is a Certified Physician Executive by the Certifying Commission on Medical Management, and he is a Fellow n the American College of Physician Executives. Dr. Norris, a professor of family medicine and adjunct professor of medicine, health services, medical education and biomedical informatics, also leads Continuing Medical Education and Telehealth Services in the medical school. He has also served as a past president of the American Board of Family Practice as well as a long-time board member, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties. Dr. Norris has extensive experience as a teacher of leadership and change management skills, as a physician coach and practice design consultant, and teaches Medical Leadership skills in the UW Certificate Program for Medical Management.

Medical management; health services; continuing medical education; telehealth services; biomedical informatics

Norris TE, Cullison SW, Fihn SD. Teaching procedural skills. J Gen Intern Med. 1997 Apr;12 Suppl 2:S64-70. Review.  PMID: 9127246    PMCID: PMC1497230