Suzinne Pak-Gorstein, MD, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington; Attending Physician, Harborview Medical Center

325 Ninth Avenue - Box 359774
Seattle, WA 98104
Seattle Children's Profile

Leadership Roles

Co-Director - Global Health Pathways, Seattle Children's Residency Program

Clinical, Research and/or Teaching Responsibilities

Dr. Pak-Gorstein's clinical role at the University of Washington includes precepting at the Harborview Pediatric Clinic which serves children of refugee and other low-income families. She also attends on the in-patient burn/trauma pediatric consult service at Harborview Medical Center. As co-director of the Global Health Pathways program Dr. Pak-Gorstein works to design and implement an innovative curriculum in conjunction with the Community Pediatrics and Advocacy Pathway, and mentor residents during their 2-month experiential elective in rural western Kenya. In addition, she works closely with the UW Department of Global Health in coordinating and strengthening global health education for residents from all UW programs. 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 International Health to establish learning objectives in global health residency education, as well as ethical and sustainable frameworks to develop international partnerships. Dr. Pak-Gorstein's past training and work experience is in international 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.


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