Caroline J. Hurd M.D.

 Caroline  J. Hurd M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Geriatric medicine, Primary care - internal medicine


Hospice & Palliative Care Services, Primary Care


English, Spanish


Primary Location

Palliative Care Services at Harborview

325 9th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.744.9102|Map It 


Caroline Hurd, M.D., is a board certified physician with Palliative Care Services at Harborview and director of education for UW’s Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence. She is also a UW assistant professor of Medicine and Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. She has been named a Seattle magazine Top Doctor.

For Dr. Hurd the field of palliative care is at the heart of what it means to be a doctor. She strives to get to know each patient as a person, beyond their illness, and understand their family and life at home. She believes it is her duty to be an advocate for her patients and their families.

Dr. Hurd earned her M.D. from UC San Francisco. She has a special interest in improving curriculum for communication for all healthcare professionals and increasing access to high quality medical care for the most vulnerable patients. She is the recipient of the Cambia Health Foundation’s national Sojourns Scholars Leadership Award.

Personal Interests

When not working, Dr. Hurd tries to get outside with her husband and two kids whenever possible, including hiking, biking, skiing, camping and traveling to different parts of the world.


UW - Hospice & Palliative MedicineFellowshipPalliative Care2011
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineResidencyInternal Medicine2010
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineInternshipInternal Medicine2008
Univ. of Calif. San FranciscoMedical education2007


Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicineHospice and Palliative Medicine2012
American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine2010
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