Frederick M. Chen, MD, MPH
Professor, Family Medicine
Director of the WWAMI Family Medicine Residency Network

Phone: (206) 543-7813

Biographical Profile

Frederick Chen, MD, MPH is the Chief of Family Medicine at Harborview Medical Center, Director of the WWAMI Family Medicine Residency Network and Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, where he teaches health policy, conducts research, and sees patients. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and received his Master's of Public Health in epidemiology from UC Berkeley. After completing his residency in family medicine at the University of Washington, Dr. Chen was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, where he developed his research interest in health policy and medical education. He then moved to Washington, DC, as the Kerr White Scholar at the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. At UW, he has been the lead faculty for the WWAMI Underserved Pathway, medical director for the WA state Patient-Centered Medical Home Collaborative, and a researcher in the Rural Health Research Center. He recently served as senior advisor to HRSA's Bureau of Health Professions for the Teaching Health Center program.

Teaching Interests & Roles

Director of the WWAMI Family Medicine Residency Network


Course Co-Chair, Medicine Health & Society

Research Interests & Roles

Medical Education, Rural health workforce, Teaching Health Centers,
Health Policy, Genomics and Primary Care

Education & Training



Degree or Credential



University of California, San Francisco MD 1996
University of California, Berkeley MPH 1995