Rebecca T. Wiester, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Harborview Medical Center
HMC Box 359947
325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: HCSATS: (206) 744-1600
SCH: (206) 987-2194
Pager: (206) 680-9786
Seattle Children's Profile

Leadership Roles

Medical Director of the Child Protection Program, Seattle Children's Hospital
Pediatric Attending, HCSATS
Pediatrician on Foster Care Assessment Team
Regional Medical Consultant for Region 4 (King County), DSHS

Clinical, Research and/or Teaching Responsibilities

Dr. Wiester is a member of the SCAN (suspected child abuse and neglect) team and as Attending at HCSATS she consults on inpatient and outpatient cases of possible child abuse and neglect at Seattle Children's Hospital and Harborview Medical Center. Resident and community education and consultation is also a part of this responsibility.

The Foster Care Assessment Team reviews selected foster care cases and recommends further management of the case. The role of the pediatrician is to review and assess the medical needs of certain selected cases up for review, and to attend the review meetings.

As Regional Medical Consultant for DSHS, Dr. Wiester reviews cases for social workers, prepare documents as needed, give medical advice concerning select cases and provide education and guidance to DSHS staff where medical questions arise.

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Division Chief

Mangione-Smith, Rita M., MD, MPH


Baker, Barbara J., MN, ARNP, IBCLC
Bell, Shaquita L., MD
Bennett-Kaufman, Molly, ARNP
Bergman, Abraham, MD
Bledsoe, Julia M., MD
Burton Cahn, Monique, MD
Caldwell, Christine, MD
Capron, Molly , MD, MPH
Christakis, Dimitri A., MD, MPH
Danielson, Benjamin S., MD
Davies, Julian K., MD
Denno, Donna M., MD, MPH
Ebel, Beth E., MD, MSc, MPH
Feldman, Kenneth W., MD
Gillenwater, Kari, MD, MPH
Grant, Abigail, MD
Grow, H. Mollie Greves, MD, MPH
Henne, Heather M., MD
Hofstetter, Annika M., MD, PhD, MPH
Jenny, Carole, MD, MBA
Johnston, Brian D., MD, MPH
Karr, Catherine J., MD, PhD, MS
Kertesz, Cynthia T., MD, FAAP
Kohl, Julie, MD
Lewis, Charlotte W., MD, MPH
Lion, K. Casey, MD, MPH
Liu, Lenna L., MD, MPH
McCarty, Carolyn A., PhD
McPhillips, Heather A., MD, MPH
Melzer, Sanford M., MD, MBA
Mendoza, Jason A, MD, MPH
Morelli, Sheryl A., MD, MS
Moreno, Megan A, MD, MS Ed, MPH
Opel, Douglas J., MD, MPH
Pak-Gorstein, Suzinne, MD, MPH, PhD
Park, Kathleen J, MD, MPH
Pew, Cathy, MD
Quitiquit, Celeste , MD
Richardson, Laura P., MD, MPH
Rivara, Frederick P., MD, MPH
Saelens, Brian E., PhD
Sathyanarayana, Sheela, MD, MPH
Stein, Mark A, Ph.D. ABPP
Stout, James W., MD, MPH
Tandon, Pooja S., MD
Taylor, James A., MD
Vavilala, Monica S., MD
Wiester, Rebecca T., MD
Wolf, Elizabeth R.
Wright, Davene R., PhD
Wright, Jeffrey A., MD, FAAP
Yasuda, Kyle E., MD
Zhou, Chuan, PhD


Bryan, Mersine, MD
Dawson-Hahn, Elizabeth E, MD
Malik, Faisal S, MD, MS
Waite, Whitney M, MD, MPH

Administrative Staff

Hamilton, Maria
Koshi, Yvonne N.
Musar, Cyndi
Sargent, Sue
Schedler, Noreen, MEd
Shuey, Suzanne