Joseph Hwang, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Sites of Practice: 
University of Washington Medical Center
Valley Medical Center
Labor & Delivery Services: 
UW Medical Center
Valley Medical Center
Date Joined UW Medicine: 

Faculty Information


Personal Interests:

Dr. Hwang enjoys classical music, foreign movies, golf, hiking and traveling.

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

My passion in OB/GYN started early in my medical school training where I saw amazing development in technology and science in care for pregnant women, culminating in birth of healthy baby and mother. I am privileged to take care of two patients pair through pregnancy.

What do you like about working at UW Medicine?

UW Medicine system provides comprehensive network of experts whom I can draw and rely on to provide world-class medicine for my patients.

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

I love Seattle! The dynamic nature of the city on the move and everyone is so engaged in community and neighbors. Quality coffee tops it off!

What inspires you?

Spirituality, classical music, and cycling

Board Certification: 
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2000
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2003
Washington, 2015
Minnesota, 2013
Iowa, 2000
Education & Training: 
Fellowship, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, D.C.
Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Academic Administrative Contact (non-clinical): 
Mailing Address: 

1959 NE Pacific Street

Box 356460

Seattle, WA 98195


Schedule an Appointment:

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(206) 656-5520 to schedule an appointment.

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Preterm birth


Labor management quality improvement

Clinical Interests: 

Prenatal diagnosis

Fetal anomalies

Cerclage placement