Josephine H. Amory M.D.

 Josephine  H. Amory M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Palliative Care


Center for Women and Children, Gynecology, Hospice & Palliative Care Services




Palliative Care Services at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.543.8981|Map It 


Dr. Amory is an attending physician on the UW Palliative Care service. She provides supportive care to families and infants in the Neonatal ICU.

Dr. Amory earned her bachelor’s degree with honor from Princeton University, and her M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. She came to the UW as an intern and resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and continued to complete a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. After practicing high-risk obstetrics in the community for ten years, she returned to the UW for a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

She now combines her expertise in these two areas of medicine to provide palliative and supportive care to newborns and their families in the Neonatal ICU. Her clinical interests include family and medical team communication, goals of care discussions, and teaching best practices in communication to physicians and staff.

Patient Care Philosophy

Palliative care is an extra layer of support for patients and families experiencing significant medical illness. For families of newborns in the ICU, hospitalization is an extraordinarily stressful and complicated time. My role as a palliative care provider is to support newborns, families, and staff as they navigate these challenges together.

Personal Interests

Swimming, hiking, backpacking, reading and spending time with family.


UW - Division of Gerontology & Geriatric MedicineFellowshipHospice and Palliative Medicine2016
UW - Maternal Fetal Medicine ProgramFellowshipMaternal Fetal Medicine2005
Univ. of Calif. San FranciscoMedical education1997

Board Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics & GynecologyHospice and Palliative Care2016
American Board of Obstetrics & GynecologyMaternal & Fetal Medicine2008
American Board of Obstetrics & GynecologyObstetrics & Gynecology2006
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