Shane Ruter
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Ruter is a board-certified emergency medicine physician. He cares for patients in the emergency departments at Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center—Montlake Campus. He is passionate about caring for a diverse population of patients, regardless of access to care. He models in his clinical practice the same mission — exceptional care, without exception — of the institution where he trained.

As a clinical faculty member, Dr. Ruter is dedicated to educating medical students and residents in the practice of emergency medicine. He also serves on the Department of Emergency Medicine’s Quality Review Committee.

Dr. Ruter completed his undergraduate and postbaccalaureate premedical studies at Amherst College and Columbia University, respectively. He received his MD from Brown University’s Alpert Medical School in 2007. In 2011, after completing his residency training in emergency medicine at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Ruter joined the faculty at UW Medicine. In addition to prioritizing  spending time with family, Dr. Ruter enjoys running, rowing, and playing golf.

Education & Training: 
Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Internship, Internal Medicine
Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Residency, Emergency Medicine
Boston Medical Center
Mailing Address: 

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

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

International Health

Resident and Medical Student Education

Clinical Interests: 

Medical Student Education

Resident Education

Quality Review