Meet the leaders who support the Department's mission and vision.

Dr. Virginia Broudy

Department Chair

On August 1, 2018, Dr. Virginia Broudy, Scripps Endowed Professor of Hematology, became the Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from UC San Francisco and completed her internship, residency and fellowship at Oregon Health Sciences University. She came to the UW Department of Medicine in 1985 as a senior fellow.

She was Chief of Medicine at Harborview Medical Center and Vice Chair in the Department of Medicine from 2002-2018.


Margaret Paternek

Department Director

Margaret has a remarkable record of excellence through a career spanning over 20 years and intersecting academic medicine, social science and public health. A native of Chicago, she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana, before moving to Ontario to complete a master’s degree and doctorate in political economy and public policy from the University of Toronto. 


Vice Chairs

Bradley Anawalt, MD

Bradley D. Anawalt, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief of Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center


Dr. Robert Harrington

Robert Harrington, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center


Dr. Rudy Rodriguez

Rudy Rodriguez, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief of Medicine, VA Puget Sound Health Care System


Associate Chairs

Thomas Gallagher, MD

Thomas Gallagher, MD

Associate Chair for Patient Care Quality Improvement, Safety and Value
Professor of Medicine


Dr. W. Conrad Liles

W. Conrad Liles, MD, PhD

Associate Chair for Research
Professor of Medicine


Dr. Bessie Young

Bessie Young, MD, MPH

Associate Chair for Diversity and Inclusion
Professor of Medicine


Program Directors

Dr. Douglas Paauw

Douglas S. Paauw, MD

Director, Medicine Student Programs
Professor of Medicine
Rathmann Family Foundation Endowed Chair for Patient-centered Clinical Education


Dr. Kenneth Steinberg

Kenneth P. Steinberg, MD

Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Professor of Medicine