Fiona Gallahue
Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Fiona Gallahue is an emergency physician and educator. She is the past President of the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD-EM).  She is the Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Washington (UW) and Associate Professor at the UW in the Department of Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Gallahue established the University of Washington Emergency Medicine Residency Program in 2011. She was awarded the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in 2020. She is interested in all aspects of clinical care in emergency medicine, especially the care of the vulnerable patients.

Dr. Gallahue is a graduate of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed her residency and chief residency in emergency medicine at New York University/Bellevue Medical Center in 2001.

Dr. Gallahue’s research interests focus on various aspects of graduate medical education including the creation of fair and equitable evaluations of residents and senior medical students in professionalism and communication skills. Her work has been published in Academic Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training, Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, Journal of Emergency Medicine, American Journal of Cardiology, and American Journal of Medical Quality.  She has one book, “Emergency Care of the Abused” published by Cambridge University Press.

Education & Training: 
Washington University School of Medicine
Internship and Residency
Bellevue-New York University Emergency Medicine Program
Fellowship, Emergency Medicine
EMF/ACEP Teaching Fellowship Program
JGME Top Reviewer (10%)
Mailing Address: 

Harborview Medical Center
Box 359702
325 Ninth Avenue
Seattle WA 98104-2499

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Transitions of Care

GME Education

Discharge Quality of Communication


Recent Publications:

  1. Drs. Fiona Gallahue and Amy Walker co-authored a paper titled: Twiddler's syn-drome: The slow twist of a pruritic pacemaker which was published in the Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians:
  2. Hern HG Jr, Gallahue FE, Burns BD, Druck J, Jones J, Kessler C, Knapp B, Williams S; Representing the Council of Residency Directors, Transitions of Care Task Force. Handoff Practices in Emergency Medicine: Are We Making Progress? Acad Emergency Medicine, January 2016. doi: 10.1111/acem.12867. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Gallahue FE, Betz AE, Druck J, Jones JS, Burns B, Hern H.G. Ready for discharge? A Survey of Discharge Transition of Care Education and Evaluation in Emergency Medicine Residency Programs. Western J of Emergency Medicine. November 2015; 16 (6): 879-883.

See Dr. Fiona Gallahue's Google Scholar Page.

See Dr. Gallahue's ORCID profile.