Senior Medical Director
I attended college, medical school, and graduate school at the University of Michigan. Then I did my internal medicine internship and residency at Duke University. I came to the University of Washington for an endocrinology fellowship and further postdoctoral work. I have been on the faculty of UW since the early 80s. My association with MEDEX began with guest lecturing in about 1987 or 1988, and I have been teaching at MEDEX ever since. In 1996, I joined the faculty of MEDEX and my percent FTE has increased to my current level of 90%. I teach in all four quarters, lecturing in A&P, Basic Science (a course I chair), Pathophysiology, Adult Medicine, and Emergency Medicine. I give a smattering of other non-course related lectures as well. I chair the master’s Capstone Project course. Altogether, I give 250-300 hours of lecture each year, most of those at MEDEX. Administratively, I am Senior Medical Director and serve as chair of the Student Progress Committee. Nationally, I served two terms on the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. I am now on the Board of Directors of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
In my years of association with MEDEX, I have found our students to be bright, hard-working, committed, and a joy to work with. I consider us all to be on a continuum of learning. I am a step farther along than our entering students and my job is to help each of them along the path that we all follow. It is an honor to be in the classroom with them.