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Seine Chiang, MD

Professor and Division Director, Women's Health (UWMC)
Associate Medical Director, Women's Health Care Center
Residency Program Director

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Women's Health Care:
• Pre-malignant conditions/tumors of the cervix, vulva, uterus
• Stress incontinence and pelvic relaxation/prolapse
• Abnormal uterine bleeding
• Menopausal disorders, postmenopausal bleeding
• Contraception for the medically complicated patient
• Minimally invasive surgical techniques
   for non-malignant gynecologic disease


Washington, 2006


Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1996


• MD Degree
   (Oregon Health & Science University, 1990)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1994)

Research Interests:

• Women's health education and curriculum development
   for medical students/residents
• Advanced laparoscopic techniques
• Surgical skills education and training


• Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
• American Society for Reproductive Medicine
• Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• Alpha Omega Alpha
• Oral Board Examiner, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology


• "Best Doctors in America", "Best Doctors in Birmingham", 2003–2005
• Argus Award Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education,
   University of Alabama School of Medicine, 1999, 2001–2006
• Website Award of Excellence for OB Gyn Clerkship, APGO, 2002–2006
• Solvay Scholar, APGO, 2002–2004
• National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education,
   CREOG, 1998, 2002, 2003

Selected Publications:

Chiang S, Gerten KA, Miller KL. Optimizing outcomes of surgery in advanced age—perioperative factors to consider. Clin Obstet Gynecol 2007;50(3):813-825.

Rocconi RP, Chiang S, Richter HE, Straughn JM. Management strategies for abnormal early pregnancy: A cost-effectiveness analysis. J Reprod Med 2005;50(7):486–90.

Chiang S. Self-study geriatric curriculum with 4 modules. ACOG/Hartford Foundation Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Module. 2007.

Chiang S, Grannieri E, Miller K. ACOG Update: optimizing drug use in the older woman. ACOG Update: taped panel discussion (nationally distributed CME audiotapes), Washington DC, May 8, 2006.

Goepfert A, Chiang S. Finding an academic mentor. In: Crofton MD, ed. Career Development in Academic Medicine: Your Journey to Success. APGO, 2005:29-40.

Chiang S, Geisler W, Jackson J, Rebar R. Assessing the impact of a comprehensive sexually transmitted disease curriculum on learning outcomes. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004;191(5):1822-7.

Phelan ST, Chiang S, eds. Solving patient problems: Ob/Gyn, Clerkship Series. Hayes-Barton, 2004.

Chiang S. Basic Surgical Skills Training [CD-ROM] 2004.

Rocconi R, Huh W, Chiang S. Postmenopausal uterine inversion associated with endometrial polyps. Obstet Gynecol 2003;102:521-3.

Richter HE, Holley RL, Chiang S, Varner RE. Surgical management of pelvic inflammatory disease. In: Bland KI, ed. The Practice of General Surgery. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co, 2002;143-71.

Appointments & Practice Locations

Women's Health Care Center, Roosevelt (WHCC)
4245 Roosevelt Way NE, 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98105-6920

 Appointments:   206.598.5500