Dr. William Bremner
The Robert G. Petersdorf Endowed Chair in Medicine


In December 1998, Dr. William Bremner, who had been vice chair of the department since 1987, became the fifth chair of the Department of Medicine. Dr. Bremner is a graduate of Harvard University and the UW School of Medicine, where he went on to complete residency and fellowship training before earning a PhD from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

From 1979 to 1987, Dr. Bremner served as chief of the Endocrine Section at UW, and from 1987 to 1998 as chief of medicine service at Seattle's VA Medical Center.

A specialist in male reproductive endocrinology, he is co-founder and director of the UW's Center for Research in Reproduction and Contraception.