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Emergency medicine




Susan Stern, M.D., is a board certified physician, UW's chair of Emergency Medicine overseeing both Harborview and UW Medical Center's Emergency Departments and a UW Professor of Emergency Medicine.

As an emergency physician, she enjoys the privilege of caring for patients with widely varying illnesses and injuries, as well as backgrounds. In particular, she likes being a part of a team of professionals focused on providing compassionate care to patients and their families during some of their most vulnerable moments.

Dr. Stern earned her M.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She has served on the board of directors of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Dr. Stern is an active researcher in the area of resuscitation science, specifically evaluating novel therapeutic strategies in the early phases following traumatic injury with hemorrhagic shock.

Personal Interests

In her free time Dr. Stern enjoys hiking with her dog.
Emergency Department at Harborview

Emergency Department at Harborview

325 9th Ave., 1st Floor Seattle, WA 98104


Burn care, Critical care medicine, Emergency medicine, Pediatric trauma care

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Pediatric Trauma and Burn Services at Harborview

325 9th Ave, Seattle, WA Seattle, WA 98104


Pediatric burn care, Pediatric emergency care, Pediatric trauma care

University of Cincinnati

Fellowship, 1993, Resuscitation Research

Univ. of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Residency, 1991, Emergency Medicine

University of Cincinnati

Internship, 1988, Emergency Medicine

Case Western Reserve University

Medical education, 1987


Board Certifications
  • Emergency Medicine, 1993, American Board of Emergency Medicine