General Pediatrics


Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH
Vice Chair, Academic Affairs
Division Chief
Fellowship Program Director


The Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics University of Washington encompasses academic general pediatrics and adolescent medicine. It is one of the largest divisions in the department; members of the division are involved with clinical care, teaching, advocacy, administration and research.

Our mission statement is: "The Division of General Pediatrics is committed to improving the health of children by teaching and modeling the practice of general pediatrics, performing clinical research, and promoting the role of the general pediatrician as a provider of primary care and advocate for children and their families."

Our vision is for the Division to continue to be the best division of general pediatrics in the nation.

Members of the Division provide inpatient and outpatient clinical care at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center, the UWMC Primary Care Center, and Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic. Faculty in the Division are heavily involved with teaching of medical students, graduate students, residents and fellows. The Division has a large research portfolio, supported by federal and foundation extra-mural grants. The advocacy activities of the division are intimately linked with our clinical, teaching and research activities.

Clinical Programs

Follow the links for more information on our clinical programs.

Research Programs

Faculty in General Pediatrics are affliated with a number of research centers associated with the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital. Follow these links to learn about these research programs.

Training Programs