Welcome to the Department of Medicine website. We invite you to learn more about our outstanding educational, patient care, and research programs in these pages. We are committed to excellence in all three of these missions, and we are proud of our achievements.
This is the largest department in the University of Washington School of Medicine, with 14 divisions and more than 1000 full-time and over 1,200 voluntary clinical faculty members. Our faculty provide the highest quality of primary and subspecialty care for patients throughout the region. They train tomorrow's physicians in both the science and art of medicine with innovative programs at all levels, and they conduct basic, translational, and clinical research at the leading edge of biological science.
Dr. Robert Harrington, professor (Allergy and Infectious Diseases) is the 2013 receipient of the Turck Award. The Turck Award recognizes outstanding career contributions that have enhanced the traditions of teaching and patient care. The award celebrates Dr. Marvin Turck, who has been a faculty member in the division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1964 and has been recognized for his teaching, clinical work and scholarship. Dr. Turck’s energy, enthusiastic teaching, remarkable clinical knowledge, humor, and support for students, housestaff, fellows, and faculty have inspired trainees and faculty for decades and helped set the standard for teaching excellence, making our institution an outstanding place to learn.
Housestaff Research Mentorship Award
The inaugural Housestaff Research Mentorship Award went to Dr. Thomas Hawn, associate professor of medicine (Allergy and Infectious Diseases) and global health. The award is given by the Medicine residents to a faculty member in appreciation of outstanding mentorship and enthusiastic support of resident research.
UWMC Chief of Medicine Service Awards
The 2013 UWMC Chief of Medicine Service Awards went to Dr. Paul Pottinger, associate professor (Allergy and Infectious Diseases) and Dr. Andrew White, assistant professor (General Internal Medicine). These awards were established in 2012 to recognize department of medicine faculty members who have contributed significantly to the clinical and scholarly missions of the University of Washington Medical Center. The awards recognize one outpatient and one inpatient-based clinician who have made outstanding contributions in direct clinical care, innovations in quality improvement and health delivery, consistently exhibit excellence in clinical teaching, and produce high quality scholarly works related to patient care.
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Dr. Thomas Gallagher, professor of medicine (General Internal Medicine) and bioethics & humanities, has been appointed as the first Director of the Program in Hospital Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine. This is a new position jointly supported by UWMC and HMC to provide leadership for the rapidly expanding hospital medicine programs throughout UW Medicine.
In addition to oversight of the patient care activities of the hospitalist programs at each medical center, he will develop innovative research related to inpatient care of surgical and medical patients, and oversee the implementation of a Hospital Medicine Faculty Development Initiative.