Dr. Gerald Tolbert
Clinical Assistant Professor
Emergency Medicine
Assistant Dean for Student Support, School of Medicine
Sites of Practice: 
University of Washington Medical Center - Northwest

Faculty Information


Dr. Tolbert is an emergency physician with primary site of practice at Northwest Hospital. He entered medical school at Wayne State University, before pursuing a residency in Emergency Medicine at University of Illinois at Chicago. After working in the South Suburbs of Chicago as an emergency physician for the last 5 years, he joined UW in September 2019. Dr. Tolbert takes care of patients with all and any acute issues, drawing from his in depth community experience.

He also has extensive experience in student affairs, having served as an Early Academic Outreach Program Assistant Director at University of California at San Diego (UCSD) prior to medical school during which he ran a vast array of programs which focused on working with students from diverse backgrounds and creating pathways for them to matriculate to one of the University of California Schools. As the Assistant Dean for Student Support at UW SOM, he is building rapport with students, andĀ  helping to create an environment where students can optimize their academic performance and become socially responsible future physicians.

I served active duty on board the USS Fort Mchenry LSD 43 in the United States Navy in the Gulf War. I also served on various other ships in the United States Navy Reserve prior to matriculating to medical school.

Education & Training: 
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI
Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
Mailing Address: 
UW Medical Center - Northwest
Box 358802
1550 N 115th Street
Seattle, WA 98133
Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Health equity, disparities

Education communication tools

Clinical Interests: 

Airway management

Pulmonary embolismĀ 


Madlensky L, Jung B, Tolbert GL, Safari S, and Carethers JM. How accurately do patients report colonoscopy results? Poster presentation at American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA May 2008, Gastroenterology, 134(4), Suppl.1, T1563, 2008.