Douglas Opel, MD, MPH

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Research interests: 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.
 

Douglas Opel, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics
Division of Bioethics and General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatric
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities

He also practices inpatient general pediatrics at Seattle Children's Hospital.

Children's Title: Director of Clinical Ethics; Vice-Chair, Ethics Committee

Academic Title: Associate Professor, Division of Bioethics Department of Pediatrics; Associate Professor, Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington School of Med

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"I am passionate about treating the whole patient. I try not to stop at understanding a child's illness; I also try to understand their (and their family's) emotions, aspirations, values and goals. It is gratifying to see how much this often helps the healing process."

Douglas Opel, MD, MPH

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Division of Bioethics and Division of General Pediatrics
douglas.opel@seattlechildrens.org