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Medley Gatewood, M.D., is a board certified physician in Harborview's Emergency Department, the director for Quality Improvement & Patient Safety for UW Medical Center and a UW associate professor of Emergency Medicine. He has been named a Teacher of the Year by UWMC’s Emergency Medicine residents and a Top Doctor by Seattle Met Magazine.

Dr. Gatewood champions continuous improvement in the care of UW Medicine patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction, sepsis and stroke. He loves his work in the emergency department as it affords him the chance to care for anyone, anytime, presenting with any problem.

Dr. Gatewood earned his M.D. from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. He serves as an examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine's certification examination.

Personal Interests

Dr. Gatewood is a simple family man and relishes time with his wife and two children. He is an avid downhill skier and whitewater kayaker. He loves to cook, particularly BBQ and home-smoked meats. He believes in a good laugh and a frequent sauna bath.

Emergency Department at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98195


Critical care medicine, Emergency medicine, General cardiology, High-risk pregnancy (obstetrics)

Univ. of Chicago Pritzker Sch of Med

Medical education, 2001

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Residency, Emergency Medicine


Board Certifications
  • Emergency Medicine, 2006, American Board of Emergency Medicine