Esther Fuchs, MD

Assistant Professor, Women's Health (HMC)

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Women's Health Care:
• Gynecologic consultation and surgery
• Gynecologic surgeryMinimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy/ hysteroscopy/ vaginal hysterectomy)
• Management of abnormal uterine bleeding and fibroids
• Pelvic relaxation
• Immigrant Health (fluent in Spanish, French, German)


• Illinois, 2011
• Washington, 2016


• Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2013


• MD Degree
   (University of Bern, Switzerland, 2001)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (Switzlerand, 2006)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, 2006)
• Caterpillar Faculty Scholars Fellowship 

Research Interests:

• Teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases
• Medical education and simulation

Current Research:

• STDs in pregnant teenagers and the influence on preterm birth and chorioamnionitis
• Maternal cardiac arrest


• 2010 Best Resident in Laparoscopic Surgery, AAGL
• 2014 Resident Teaching Award for Excellence in Resident Clinical and Surgical Skills
• 2014 Teaching Excellence Award for the Obstetrics and Gynecology M3 Clerkship
• 2015 Influential Mentor Award
• 2015 CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education
• 2016 APGO Excellence in Teaching Award
• 2016 Teaching Award OBGYN Residency Program (UICOMP, St. Francis Medical Center)


• American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• Association of Professors of OBGYN
• Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Selected Publications:

Fuchs E, Müller MF, Oswald H, Thöny H, Mohacsi P, Hess OM. Eur J Heart Fail. 2004 Oct;6(6):715-22. Cardiac rotation and relaxation in patients with chronic heart failure.

Appointments & Practice Locations

Harborview Women's Clinic (HMC)
325 Ninth Ave, Ground Floor, West Clinic
Seattle, WA 98104-2499

Appointments:   206.744.3367

Neighborcare Health at Columbia City
4400 37th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

Appointments:   206.461.6957