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
Email: rwiester@u.washington.edu
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.