CLIME GRAND ROUNDS RECORDING: WWAMI Celebrating the Past and Imagining the Future

WWAMI: Celebrating the Past and Imagining the Future

 

Timothy Dellit, MD

Dr. Timothy Dellit is the CEO, UW Medicine, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, and Paul G. Ramsey Endowed Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Washington. UW Medicine is an integrated clinical, research and learning health system with a single mission to improve the
health of the public. The clinically integrated parts of UW Medicine include the UW School of Medicine, three hospitals (Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, and Valley Medical Center), a network of primary care clinics (UW Medicine Primary Care), a large physician practice
plan (UW Physicians), a fixed wing and helicopter air ambulance service (Airlift Northwest), and the Fred Hutch Cancer Center, which serves as UW Medicine’s cancer program. Previously Dr. Dellit served as Chief Medical Officer, UW Medicine; Executive Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs and
Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Washington; and President, UW Physicians.

Dr. Dellit earned his undergraduate degree in cell biology at Northwestern University and graduated from medical school at Cornell University Medical College in New York. He completed his internal medicine residency training at New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center serving as chief resident at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He then moved to Seattle to complete his fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Washington before joining UW Medicine faculty in 2003. From 2003-2009 he served as medical director of the General Infectious Diseases Clinic and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, as medical director of infection control at Harborview Medical Center from 2006-2014, as associate medical director at Harborview Medical Center from 2006-2018, and as associate dean for clinical affairs from 2014-2018.

In his leadership roles, Dr. Dellit strives to improve the learning and work environments to provide high-quality, equitable care for all people, to advance scientific discovery, to educate future healthcare professionals and scientists, and to promote more just, equitable, and healthy
communities.

Suzanne Allen, MD, MPH

As the Vice Dean for Academic, Rural and Regional Affairs at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM), Suzanne Allen works broadly across academic affairs and regional affairs to enhance the excellence of medical education for the UWSOM and the five-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region. WWAMI started in 1971 and is accredited through the University of Washington School of Medicine and provides publicly supported medical education for citizens of the participating states. WWAMI students complete the classroom phase of the curriculum in their home state and then their required and elective clinical rotations may be completed at locations
across the five state region.

In addition to serving as the Vice Dean for Academic, Rural and Regional Affairs, Dr. Allen holds a Clinical Professor faculty position within the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Allen is an attending physician at the Full Circle Health Residency and an active physician in the Department of Family Medicine at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and Saint Luke’s Medical Center located in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Allen is committed to medical education and rural healthcare.