Joann G. Elmore M.D., M.P.H.

Joann G. Elmore M.D., M.P.H.

Specialties and Expertise

Cancer Care (Breast), Internal Medicine




Primary Location

Adult Medicine Clinic at Harborview

325 9th Ave., Ground
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


Dr. Elmore is a professor of medicine and adjunct professor of epidemiology at University of Washington, as well as an affiliate investigator with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Group Health Research Institute.

Dr. Elmore conducts scientific research on diagnostic accuracy of screening and medical tests and methods to increase engagement with patients via the OpenNotes project (

Dr. Elmore received her medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine and completed residency training in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, with advanced training in epidemiology from the Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health and the RWJF Clinical Scholars Program. In addition, she was a RWJF generalist physician faculty scholar.

After five years as a faculty member at Yale University, Dr. Elmore moved to the University of Washington in 1995. She was head of general internal medicine at Harborview Medical Center from 2000 to 2010. Dr. Elmore is board certified in internal medicine and serves on many national and international committees.

Patient Care Philosophy

The highlight of my week is getting to work with my patients at the Adult Medicine Clinic to help them reach their health goals.

Clinical Interests

Health promotion and disease prevention.

Research Interests

Diagnostic accuracy and opening up the full electronic medical record to patients to help engage them in their own care.


Yale University School of Public HealthMaster1992
Stanford University School of MedicineMedical education1987
Yale-New Haven HospitalFellowshipInternal Medicine
Yale-New Haven HospitalFellowship
Yale-New Haven HospitalInternshipInternal Medicine
Yale-New Haven HospitalResidencyInternal Medicine


Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine1990
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