Liz_Harrington
Acting Assistant Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center
Roosevelt Clinic
University of Washington Medical Center
Labor & Delivery Services: 
UW Medical Center

Faculty Information

Biography

Why did you decide to pursue a career in OB/GYN?

My clinical and research interests around global reproductive health and rights, family planning, safe motherhood, and care for underserved individuals aligned well in the field. Apart from that, I love taking care of patients, and the incredible variety of medicine and surgery in OB/GYN.

What do you like about working at UW Medicine?

I love working in an environment where asking questions is encouraged, and where the expectation is evidence-based medicine. Our students and residents are a privilege to work with, and their curiosity and dedication challenge me to keep learning with humility.

What are your favorite things about living in the Seattle area?

My favorite things about living in Seattle are: being able to be near water most of the time, that there is no shortage of beautiful places to explore in the mountains, and my family’s community of old and new friends here.

What inspires you?

My patients—their strength, vulnerability, and resilience—continually surprise and inspire me. I am inspired by people who speak out against injustice, including racism, xenophobia, sexism and reproductive rights restrictions. My global health research colleagues, and those who go to work every day in resource-limited environments to do their best by the patients who need them, inspire me as well.

Education & Training: 
Fellowship in Family Planning
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
2018
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, OR
2015
Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, OR
2012
MD
UCSF
San Francisco, CA
2011
Honors: 
Translational Poster Award, Society of Family Planning, North American Forum on Family Planning, Atlanta, GA
2017
Resident Research Award, OHSU Department of OB/GYN
2014
Winner, American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology District IX 2010 Annual Clinical Meeting Essay
2010
Ruth G. White Philanthropic Educational Organization Scholarship
2010
French Foundation for Medical Research and Education Scholarship
2009