Interim Section Chief; Assistant Professor; Medical Director and Director of Academic Affairs
I grew up in Seattle, lived in Chicago during college, and returned to medical school at the University of Washington. I chose the UW School of Medicine because of its reputation in Family Medicine and my strong desire to take care of “real people” and not be an academic! My residency training was at the Providence Family Practice Residency in Seattle, where care for urban and underserved populations was emphasized. I joined a private practice in north Seattle where I saw a wide range of family medicine patients and also practiced obstetrics for 11 years. My strong interest in administrative medicine led to a second career in medical group administration and work for a health plan and a pharmaceutical company. From this varied background the opportunity to teach at MEDEX arose, and I have been a faculty member for the past 9 years.
Teaching at MEDEX Northwest is a privilege; I am able to use my primary care and underserved experience to impact the future health of patients seen by graduates of the program. As the Director of Didactic Curriculum my educational goal is to transform our teaching by increasing interactive classroom activities and increase the use of technology in learning.
My family includes my spouse, Steve Brown, and two daughters, Anne and Carol, and our pet bird. I am honored and excited to continue my medical career with MEDEX Northwest.