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


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

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.