Douglas J. Opel

Douglas J. Opel, MD, MPH


Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics and Humanities

1900 Ninth Avenue, M/S: C9S-6
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-987-6894
Fax: 206-884-1047
Email: djopel@uw.edu
Seattle Children's Profile

Leadership Roles

Vice-Chair, Seattle Children's Ethics Committee

Clinical, Research and/or Teaching Responsibilities

Dr. Opel currently practices inpatient general pediatrics at Seattle Children's Hospital. His research interests include provider-parent communication, health communication, public health ethics, and clinical ethics consultation. His current research involves developing evidence-based communication strategies for providers who encounter parents who refuse or delay childhood immunizations. Dr. Opel also teaches on general ethics topics and ethical issues in pediatrics to medical students, residents, fellows, and law students.