Jonna Derbenwick Clark, MD, MA

Jonna Derbenwick Clark, MD, MA

Critical Care, Bioethics Consultation Service, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

On staff since July 2011

Academic Title: Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Associate Professor, Division of Bioethics; Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

  • Patient Testimonials
  • Awards and Honors
    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Seattles Top Doctor 2016 Seattle Met Magazine 2016
  • Publications

    Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Jonna Derbenwick Clark, MD
      Balancing the Tension: Parental Authority and the Perception of Physician Paternalism in End of Life Care
      Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2012 July : 166(7)594
    • Jonna Derbenwick Clark, MD
      The False Dichotomy: Do Everything or Give Up
      Amer J Bioethics, 2011 Nov. : 11(11)26-7


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Medical/Professional School

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Portland, OR
University of Washington, Seattle, WA


University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT


University of Washington School of Medicine GME, Seattle, WA

Clinical Interests

Ethical issues in pediatric critical care medicine including medical decision making in complex pediatric illnesses, the implications of technological advancements in life sustaining therapies, end-of-life communication and care, organ donation and transplantation, and the allocation of scarce health care resources, including the provision of critical care medicine to underserved communities.