Douglas S Paauw, MD, MACP
Biographical Sketch

Biographical Sketch


Douglas S. Paauw, M.D. MACP


Dr. Paauw graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed a Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Washington and one year as Chief Resident at Harborview Medical Center.  He has been on the faculty at the University of Washington Medical School since 1989.  He is currently a Professor of Medicine and Rathmann Family Foundation Endowed Chair for Patient Centered Clinical Education.


Dr.  Paauw is a primary care internist who acts as Director for Student Teaching for the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington. He has been awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award for the entire  University of Washington in 1997 and the Distinguished Teaching Award for the School of Medicine in 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1997.  Dr. Paauw was elected Teacher Superior in Perpetuity for the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1997.  He received the AAMC Distinguished Teacher award in 2001. He was elected Master of the American College of Physicians in 2008, and in 2015 received the ACP Centennial Legacy award for Washington chapter ACP.