General Pediatrics


Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH
Professor and Chief | Division of General Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine;
University of Washington Department of Pediatrics;
Director | Quality of Care Research Fellowship;
UW Department of Pediatrics and Seattle Children’s Hospital;
Investigator | Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development;
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Division Chief
Brian Johnston, MD, MPH
Chief of Service, Department of Pediatrics | Harborview Medical Center;
Associate Chief of Clinical Services, Division of General Pediatrics;
Professor of Pediatrics | University of Washington



We are a diverse group of clinicians, educators, and researchers who unite to advance child health. We value equity, advocacy, excellence, and innovation as we strive to promote compassionate, evidence-based care. We approach our work with joy and humility, engaging in community partnerships, striving for social justice, addressing the unique and evolving needs of every child, and shaping future generations of experts in pediatric care and research.


We will advance child health at the local, regional, national, and international levels by:

  • Fostering professional development and creating an inclusive environment that attracts and retains diverse and excellent faculty and staff.
  • Striving for universal access to comprehensive, evidence-based, culturally congruent, and compassionate care in partnership with our diverse families and communities.
  • Training future generations of pediatric experts through excellence in mentorship and medical education.
  • Leveraging the broad expertise of our faculty to engage in innovative scientific discovery, and translate new knowledge into practice to address the evolving needs of pediatric care and population health.
  • Partnering with communities to address the social determinants of health and to collaboratively intervene on the policies and factors that influence these determinants.
    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 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

Education Program Overview

The UW Division of General Pediatrics and the affiliated Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development of Seattle Children's Research Institute, the Child Health Institute of the University of Washington, the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, and the Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit provide rich and diverse mentoring opportunities for Pediatric NRSA fellows. The Division faculty includes over 30 investigators with research programs examining health and health care from a population perspective, as well as at the level of individual patient encounters. Some main areas of faculty focus include: injury prevention, obesity, mental health, effects of media on youth, quality improvement, and environmental health. Division faculty also work in a variety of outpatient and inpatient pediatric clinical programs.

For more information, including curriculum, core training sites and how to apply, please visit the General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship webpages.