Medley Gatewood
Associate Professor
Director, Quality Improvement, University of Washington Medical Center Emergency Department

Faculty Information


Dr. Gatewood is the ED director for Quality Improvement & Patient Safety for UWMC and a UW Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. In addition to working clinically at both HMC & UWMC, he champions continuous improvement in the care of UW Medicine patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction, sepsis and stroke. He is active in the education and administration of the emergency medicine residency as well as the UWMC Medical Quality Improvement Committee as well as numerous other interdisciplinary collaborations.

Dr. Gatewood earned his bachelor's degree in studio art and neuroscience from Williams College and his M.D. from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the Harvard affiliated emergency medicine residency at Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women's Hospitals in Boston, where he also served as a chief resident. He came to UW Medicine in 2005, has twice been named a "Teacher of the Year" by the emergency medicine residents, has twice named a "Top Doctor" in the Seattle Met Magazine, and was awarded the UW Medicine Quality & Safety Hero Award.

Dr. Gatewood is board certified in emergency medicine and serves as an oral examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine's certification examination.

Education & Training: 
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
Internship and Residency, Emergency Medicine
Harvard Affiliated Hospitals: Brigham & Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital