Patient Care

As the #1 ranked Department of Family Medicine in the United States, you can be assured that your primary care provided by UW family medicine faculty providers is the best available.


The Department of Family Medicine trains a variety of learners in a number of healthcare specialties on the delivery of patient-focused primary care.

Research & Scholarship

An internationally-recognized research organization focused on increasing the quality, effectiveness, accessibility and sustainability of primary care.

Research Section faculty present at Annual NAPCRG Meeting

Several faculty presented the latest research findings at the annual NAPCRG meeting. Presentations by several Research Section faculty included topics…Read More

Dr. William Phillips receives the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Distinguished Mentor Research Award at the NAPCRG Annual Meeting

The Distinguished Mentor Research Award recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding research mentorship over the course of their careers. In…Read More

Dr. Melissa A .Bender Earns Fellow Status from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Melissa A. Bender, MD, FAAHPM, of Seattle, WA recently earned the designation Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and…Read More

Dr. Ian Bennett featured on Q13 FOX News story about teen suicide rates

Teen suicide rates for American girls is up 65% since 2010 and screen time may be to blame. Ian Bennett, MD, PhD, UW Medicine professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Family Medicine, is interviewed.

Research Program Coordinator JP Paredes receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Research Program Coordinator JP Paredes on receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Filipino Community of Seattle. This…Read More

DFM Research Seminar: The Impact of Telepsychiatry Services on the Training of Rural Primary Care Teams in Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY MEDICINE RESEARCH SEMINARS Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, 12-1 PM You are invited to our UW Department of…Read More