General Pediatrics

The Division of General Pediatrics encompasses all aspects of academic general pediatrics. It is one of the largest divisions in the Department of Pediatrics.

We are a diverse group of clinicians, educators and researchers who unite to advance child health. We value equity, advocacy, excellence and innovation as we strive to promote compassionate, evidence-based care. We approach our work with joy and humility, engaging in community partnerships, striving for social justice, addressing the unique and evolving needs of every child and shaping future generations of experts in pediatric care and research.

Our mission statement establishes our commitment to “improving the health of children by teaching and modeling the practice of general pediatrics, performing clinical research and promoting the role of the general pediatrician as a provider of primary care and advocate for children and their families.” Our vision is for the division to continue to be the best division of general pediatrics in the nation.

Members of the division provide inpatient and outpatient clinical care at several locations in Seattle: Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington Medical Center Newborn Nursery, Pediatric Clinic at Harborview, UW Medical Center Pediatric Care Clinic, Center for Adoption Medicine, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, UW Neighborhood Kent/Des Moines Clinic, NeighborCare Health – Meridian and NeighborCare Health – Columbia City.

Our faculty is highly engaged with trainees from the University of Washington School of Medicine, the residency program in the Department of Pediatrics and various fellowship training programs. The division has a large research portfolio and is a key part of the research programs at the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and the UW Child Health Institute. The division also operates a regional research network to collaborate with primary care pediatricians in the community to conduct important research on common clinical problems. Division faculty are administratively involved in many aspects of the UW Department of Pediatrics, and provide leadership for important programs at Seattle Children’s Hospital, including the pediatric residency program and the Center for Diversity and Health Equity. Our advocacy activities are intimately linked with our clinical, teaching and research activities.