Faculty and Staff

A. Bruce Montgomery-American Lung

Association Endowed Chair in

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Section Head, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington



Research Operations Co-Chair

Professor, BNHS, School of Nursing

Adjunct Professor,  Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, School of Medicine

Adjunct Professor, Global Health, School of Public Health

University of Washington



Research Associate Professor

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Associate Director, End-of-Life Care Research Program

Harborview Medicial Center

Research Operations Co-Chair


Education Operations Chair


Clinical Assistant Professor

Palliative Medicine & Hospitalist Services

Harborview Medical Center

University of Washington

Clinical Operations Chair


Director, Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program

Professor of Medicine

William E. Colson Endowed Chair in Gerontology

Head of UW Medicine, Division of  Gerontology

and Geriatric Medicine

Harborview Medical Center





Program Operations Specialist

University of Washington

Campus Box 359762



Metrics, Quality & Evaluation Core


Helene Starks, PhD MPH

Associate Professor

Dept. of Bioethics and Humanities

University of Washington

Outpatient Working Group Co-Chair


Director/Attending Nurse Practitioner,
Outpatient Palliative and Supportive Medicine Service
Northwest Hospital and Medical Center



Outpatient Working Group Co-Chair


Medical Director, Supportive and Palliative Care Service

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology

University of Washington



Stu was the founder of the palliative care services at UW Medical Center and Chair of the Clinical Operations of the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence.  Under Stu’s outstanding leadership, the UW Medical Center’s inpatient palliative care service achieved Advanced Certification in Palliative Care by the Joint Commission: it is the only hospital in Washington State to have received this certification in palliative care and one of only 56 certified hospitals in the United States.


Recently, the Department of Family Medicine announced the Stuart J. Farber MD and Annalu Farber Endowed Professorship in Palliative Care Education that will honor Dr. Farber’s remarkable contributions to palliative care.  Additional donations to this important professorship are welcome:  please contact Caroline Anderson (cmanders@uw.edu) or 206-221-2899.


Stu will be greatly missed and his legacy will be long lasting.  The leadership of the Cambia PCCE was truly fortunate to have worked with Stu, and we were blessed to be under his leadership and mentorship.  His passionate work in palliative care helped form the foundation of our Center and will continue to inspire future leaders in our field for years to come.



In Remembrance of Stu Farber



Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care

Harborview Medical Center

University of Washington


Director of Research Training

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