Elizabeth M. Swisher, MD
Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division Chief, Gynecologic Oncology
Sites of Practice: 
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
University of Washington Medical Center
Date Joined UW Medicine: 
1999
Languages: 
English, French, Spanish

Faculty Information

Biography

Personal Interests:

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

Why did you decide to pursue a career in OBGYN?

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
Licensure: 
Washington, 1992
Education & Training: 
Fellowship, Gynecologic Oncology
Washington University SOM
St. Louis, MO
1999
Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
1996
Internship, Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
1993
M.D.
University of California, School of Medicine, San Diego
San Diego, CA
1992
Memberships: 
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Association of Cancer Research
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Puget Sound Oncology Consortium