Lianne A. Hirano M.D.

 Lianne  A. Hirano M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Geriatric Medicine, Primary Care - Internal Medicine


Palliative Care Services




Primary Location

Palliative Care Services at Harborview

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


Lianne Hirano, M.D., is a board certified physician with Palliative Care Services at Harborview and a UW instructor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. She also cares for patients as a physician and medical director at Seattle Keiro Rehabilitation and Care Center through the UW Long Term Care Service.

As a palliative care provider and geriatrician, Dr. Hirano has learned it is important to take a holistic approach to medical care. She feels she is not just caring for patients—she is caring for people.

Dr. Hirano earned her M.D. from Yale. She is triple board certified in Geriatric Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Internal Medicine. She enjoys being involved in a number of educational activities for UW medical students, residents and fellows in the areas of both palliative care and geriatric medicine. Her clinical and research interests include grief and bereavement, complementary therapies, osteoporosis and delirium.

Personal Interests

In her free time Dr. Hirago enjoys poetry, jewelry-making, hiking, sailing, shopping and spending time with family and friends.


UW - Division of Gerontology & Geriatric MedicineFellowshipGeriatric Medicine2010
Veteran's Affairs Medical CenterFellowshipGeriatric Medicine2010
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineResidencyInternal Medicine2008
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineInternshipInternal Medicine2006
Yale University School of MedicineMedical education2005


Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicineHospice and Palliative Medicine2012
American Board of Internal MedicineGeriatric Medicine (Int. Med.)2009
American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine2008
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