Medical Director, Pediatric Clinic, Harborview Medical Center
Co-Director - Resident Education & Advocacy for Child Health (REACH-Global Health Pathways), Seattle Children's Residency Program
Chair - Academic Pediatric Association Global Health Special Interest Group
Dr. Pak-Gorstein's clinical role at the University of Washington includes serving as Medical Director at the Harborview Pediatric Clinic which cares for refugee children and other low-income families. She also attends on the in-patient burn/trauma pediatric consult service at Harborview Medical Center.
With respect to teaching, Dr. Pak-Gorstein co-directs the Global Health Pathways program in which she designs and implement an innovative curriculum, and mentors residents during their 2-month experience carrying out community assessments in rural western Kenya partnered with pediatric residents from the University of Nairobi. She is also course instructor and speaker for public and global health courses at the University of Washington.
On the national front Dr. Pak-Gorstein plays an active role with the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on International Child Health and the Academic Pediatrics Association's Special Interest Group in Global Health to establish learning objectives in global health residency education, as well as ethical and sustainable frameworks to develop global health partnerships. She supports local and national efforts to improve care for refugee children including development of national nutritional guidelines for refugee children.
Finally, on the international arena, Dr. Pak-Gorstein is most recently involved with governmental program monitoring and evaluation projects in Nepal and Laos. She has training and work experience in global nutrition through which she has carried out large-scale prevalence surveys, worked with longitudinal surveillance systems, overseen child survival projects, and helped to establish health information systems in a variety of countries including Indonesia, Nepal, Bangladesh, and India.