Debra Cherry, M.D., M.S., is a board certified physician at Harborview, director of the UW Medicine Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency and a UW associate professor of General Internal Medicine and an adjunct associate professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.
Dr. Cherry is an expert in injuries and illnesses that result from exposure in the workplace. She takes pride in promoting the health and safety of workers, assisting injured workers in their transition back to work and managing worker’s comp claims efficiently.
Dr. Cherry earned her M.D. from Texas Tech, Lubbock, and her M.S. from Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas. She is a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include work-related injury and illness, exposure to hazardous waste products, work hazards associated with commercial fishing and resident education.
In her free time Dr. Cherry enjoys participating in triathlons with her daughter.
Education and Training
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Residency, 2000, Occupational Medicine
Stephen F Austin University
Children's Mercy Hospital
Internship, 1996, Pediatrics
Texas Tech University HSC
Medical education, 1995
Occupational Medicine, 2001, American Board of Preventive Medicine