Ruanne Vanessa Barnabas M.B.Ch.B., D.Phil. Accepting new patients

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Infectious diseases, Primary care - internal medicine


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Ruanne Barnabas, M.B.Ch.B., D.Phil., is a physician at the Madison Clinic at Harborview and the UW’s King K. Holmes Endowed Professor in STD and AIDS. She is also a UW associate professor of Global Health and Allergy and Infectious Diseases and an adjunct associate professor of Epidemiology.

Dr. Barnabas enjoys working with patients to improve their overall health, adopt healthy lifestyles and allow them to spend time doing activities they enjoy. Dr. Barnabas believes there are many resources to improve quality of life and she finds it immensely rewarding to work with patients to integrate those strategies into their daily lives.

Dr. Barnabas earned her M.B.Ch.B. at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and her D.Phil at Oxford. She conducts research on HIV treatment and prevention in southern Africa. The ultimate aim of her work is to estimate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of HIV treatment and prevention interventions to inform public health policy.

Personal Interests

In her free time Dr. Barnabas enjoys running, yoga, swimming and sailing.

Madison Clinic at Harborview

325 9th Ave., 2nd Floor West Clinic Seattle, WA 98104


AIDS care, Behavioral healthcare, HIV care, Infectious diseases

Univ. of Oxford Medical School

Master, 2005

Univ. of Oxford Medical School

Master, 2000

Univ. of Cape Town

Medical Education, 1997

UW - Infectious Disease Fellowship


Univ. of Oxford, Cancer Epidemiology Unit


Addington Hospital

Residency, Internal Medicine

Groote Schuur Hospital

Internship, Internal Medicine

UW - Infectious Disease Fellowship

Fellowship, Infectious Disease