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Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
Vice Chair of Faculty Development and Education
Director, Medical Education Research Fellowship
Sites of Practice
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center


Dr. Ilgen serves as the Vice Chair of Faculty Development and Education and cares for patients in the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center Emergency Departments. He directs the Medical Education Research Fellowship within the Department of Emergency Medicine and also provides longitudinal mentorship and instruction to medical students within UW School of Medicine Colleges program. Dr. Ilgen is a health professions education researcher, and his recent work has focused on how clinicians recognize, experience, and respond to uncertainty in their daily work. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Graduate Medical Education and is a founding member of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s Advanced Research Methodology Evaluation and Design in Medical Education (ARMED MedEd) course.

Education & Training: 

  • MD, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine (2004)
  • Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Brigham & Women's Hospital / Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Emergency Medicine Education Research Fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University (2010)
  • Masters of Clinical Research, Oregon Health & Science University (2010)
  • PhD, Maastricht University, School of Health Professions EducationNetherlands (2021)

research & clinical interests

Research Interests: 

  • Heath Professions Education
  • Clinical Reasoning/Uncertainty
  • Assessment