Susan Stern
Department of Emergency Medicine
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Stern is the head of the Department of Emergency Medicine that includes the Harborview and University of Washington Medical Center Emergency Departments. She is also an active researcher in the area of resuscitation science, specifically evaluating novel therapeutic strategies in the early phases following traumatic injury with hemorrhagic shock.

Dr. Stern earned her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and her M.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati, followed by a research fellowship in resuscitation science. After 17 years as faculty at the University of Michigan, she moved to the University of Washington in 2009 to lead the Department of Emergency Medicine.

She is board certified in emergency medicine and has served on the board of directors of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

Education & Training: 
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Internship and Residency, Emergency Medicine
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Fellowship, Emergency Medicine Research
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
(206) 520-5000
Mailing Address: 

University of Washington Medical Center
Magnuson Health Sciences Building,
F Wing, UW Box 357235
1705 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Hemorrhagic Shock


Brain Trauma

Academic Development and Medical Education

Career Development

Clinical Interests: 

Resuscitation from Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock

Traumatic Brain Injury

Medical Education