Elizabeth M. Swisher, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Sites of Practice: 
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
University of Washington Medical Center
Date Joined UW Medicine: 
English, French, Spanish

Faculty Information


Personal Interests:

Enjoys golfing, hiking, skiing, backpacking, biking, family and photography.

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

I wanted to help women facing a cancer diagnosis. I loved being able to provide total oncology care - both surgery and chemotherapy.

What do you like about working at UW Medicine?

The ability to combine research into my daily practice to deliver the most cutting edge clinical care. The research informs my clinical decisions and the clinical care motivates and directs my research efforts. The best part is being surrounded by so many smart, talented researchers, clinicians and staff. I have the best job in the world.

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

The great outdoors.

What inspires you?

My patients.

Board Certification: 
Gynecologic Oncology, 2003
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2001
Washington, 1992
Education & Training: 
Fellowship, Gynecologic Oncology
Washington University SOM
St. Louis, MO
Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Internship, Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
University of California, School of Medicine, San Diego
San Diego, CA
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Association of Cancer Research
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Puget Sound Oncology Consortium