The funds appropriated through these endowed professorships allow the Department to make targeted progress in specific areas of interest.
David Evans, M.D. is a board certified family physician offering a broad scope of services, operative obstetrics and gastrointestinal endoscopy. Dr. Evans received a B.S. in biochemistry from the Pennsylvania State University and his M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors. After a year spent in Washington, D.C. engaged in health policy, he completed his residency in family medicine at Tacoma Family Medicine in Tacoma, Washington.
Matthew J. Thompson, M.B.Ch.B., MPH, D.Phil., M.R.C.G.P. received his medical degree from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, his MPH from the University of Washington and his doctorate from the University of Oxford.He has focused his research on four large areas in primary care: diagnostic testing, children’s health in primary care, infectious diseases in primary care and evidence synthesis.
The Bob and Sally Behnke Endowed Professorship for the Health of the Student Athlete was created in 2007 to enhance the University’s ability to recruit and retain distinguished faculty in sports medicine, faculty who will place a clinical focus on the University’s student athletes, in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
Dr. O’Kane received his M.D. from the University of Vermont and completed a family practice residency and a sports medicine fellowship at UW Medicine. Dr. O’Kane is a primary-care sports physician with additional expertise in in pediatric sports injuries and non-operative orthopaedics.
The creation of the Theodore J. Phillips Endowed Professorship in Family Medicine was a joint endeavor between the Department of Family Medicine and the Washington Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (WAFPF). It recognizes the accomplishments of the founding chair of the department, Dr. Theodore J. “Ted” Phillips, and highlights the strong links between the academic department and the community physicians from whom it draws its inspiration and sustenance.
Dr. Phillips received an M.D. and an MPH from the University of Washington. He is a family medicine physician with experience in community-based practice and expertise in primary-care research.
Gunn-Loke Endowed Professorship for Integrative Pain Medicine
Dr. Tick received her M.D. from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
She specializes in pain management.