Russell T. Migita, MD

Russell T. Migita, MD

Emergency Medicine

On staff since January 1999

Children's Title: Clinical Director, Emergency Medicine

Academic Title: Clinical Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"I believe that we can make a great Emergency Department even better. Parents come to the ED because they have an urgent concern about their child. I love Children’s "continuous performance improvement" approach because it focuses on what families value — timely, high-quality care and an opportunity to get their concerns addressed by our outstanding medical providers. I come to work each day because I love spending time at the bedside with patients and their families. I want to make sure that all of our providers have the resources they need to do the same thing 24 hours a day and 365 days a year."

  • Russell T. Migita, MD, is an attending physician and is the Clinical Director of Emergency Services at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He earned his MD from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship at the University of Washington.

    Dr. Migita is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and is a PALS provider and instructor. He is a Fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics. His special responsibilities include extensive work in Emergency Department and hospital Continuous Performance Improvement initiatives. Dr. Migita has received the University of Washington Fellow Teaching Award. His research interests include patient safety, quality improvement, and the application of lean manufacturing principles to improve health care delivery and quality.

    • Sarah Arlington, WA 07.03.11

      Finally, after weeks of questions, several doctors, many tests, a few false diagnoses, we found Dr. Migita who properly diagnosed the cause of our daughter's knee pain. He is kind, caring and takes his job seriously. I would highly recommend him.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Magazine 2015
    Seattle's Top Doc Seattle Met Magazine 2013
    • Migita RT, Klein EJ, Garrison MM
      Sedation and analgesia for pediatric fracture reduction in the emergency department: a systematic review.
      16389210 Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , 2006 Jan. : 46-51


Medical/Professional School

UC - San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla


Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle


Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle

Research Focus Area

Translational Research