Paul K. Crane M.D., M.P.H.

Paul K. Crane M.D., M.P.H.

Specialties and Expertise

Primary Care - Internal Medicine




Dr. Crane is a general internist in the Department of Medicine. He earned his bachelor's degree from Williams College in Massachusetts and his M.D. from the UW. He completed an internship year at UW and then finished his residency in Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He completed a T32 Fellowship in health behavior research at Washington University in St. Louis and then an NRSA general medicine Fellowship at UW. He joined the UW faculty in 2003, and was promoted to professor of medicine in 2015. He is board certified in internal medicine.

Patient Care Philosophy

I enjoy all aspects of general internal medicine, especially figuring out complicated puzzles and determining the best course forward. Many patients have complicated constellations of diseases and disorders, and I enjoy trying to understand what is going on, and trying to communicate that understanding to patients and families as clearly and accessibly as I can.

Personal Interests

Tropical fish and piano.

Clinical Interests

I supervise patient care for general medicine teams at Harborview.

Scope of Care

I do research on a variety of different things, including ways we can harness computers to take better care of people living with HIV, genetics of late life brain conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, improving our measurement of cognitive functioning in older people, and associations between exposures and late life brain outcomes.


Univ. of Washington, School of Public Health & Community MedicineMaster Public Health2003
Univ. of Washington, School of MedicineMedical education1997


Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicineGeneral Internal Medicine2000
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