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Casey Lion, MD, MPH

Casey Lion, MD, MPH


On staff since August 2010

Children's Title: Attending Physician, General Pediatrics

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

Making a Difference

  • Training Ground

    The opportunity to live and practice in a rural setting and pursue the passion that brings new doctors to pediatric medicine distinguishes the UW Pediatric Residency Program.... cont.


I cannot speak the name Casey Lion without tears welling up in my eyes. What a blessing she was to my son, Talon, and my family. she is kind, caring, extremely intelligent and very good at what she does. she explains everything in detail and makes certain that everyone is on the same page. She is also very gentle and takes the time to listen to everyone's needs and respects that. I truley believe our son is with us today for the jugdment call she made that day. she has a place in our hearts forever. Thank GOD for Casey!
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Board Certification(s)
Medical/Professional School
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco
University of California Berkeley, Berkeley
Pediatrics, University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle
Clinical Interests

Care of culturally and linguistically diverse patients, hospital-based medicine Quality of care for limited English proficiency patients and families, health care delivery systems in low-resource settings

Research Description

Development and evaluation of interventions to improve health care quality for children from low-income, minority, and limited English proficient families. Rigorous evaluation of quality improvement interventions.


Clinical Spanish use and language proficiency testing among pediatric residents.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges , 2013 Oct: 88(10)1478-84
The role of lay health workers in pediatric chronic disease: a systematic review.
Academic pediatrics , 2013 Sep-Oct: 13(5)408-20
Association between language, serious adverse events, and length of stay among hospitalized children.
Hospital pediatrics , 2013 Jul: 3(3)219-25
Comprehension on family-centered rounds for limited English proficient families.
Academic pediatrics , 2013 May-Jun: 13(3)236-42
Impact of language proficiency testing on provider use of Spanish for clinical care.
Pediatrics , 2012 Jul: 130(1)e80-7
Adolescent childbearing in Nicaragua: a quantitative assessment of associated factors.
International perspectives on sexual and reproductive health , June 2009: 91-6

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Impact of Remote Interpreter Modality on Comprehension, Communication Quality, and Length of Stay in the Pediatric Emergency DepartmentCenter for Child Health, Behavior and Development $$10,000Nov. 1, 2013 - Oct. 31, 2014

Primary Office

Seattle Children's Research Institute
CW8-6 - Child Health, Behavior and Development
2001 Eighth Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's
M1-13 - Hospital Medicine
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Providence Regional Medical Center - Everett
900 Pacific Ave
PO Box 1067
Everett, WA 98206

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