Contacts & Staff

Our team manages media relations for UW Medicine, including the University of Washington School of Medicine. 

We respond to journalists’ requests for interviews with topic experts and spokespersons, background information, fact-checking, patient-condition reports, records requests, filming access, official statements and disaster communications.

We handle media requests for all UW Medicine entities: the UW School of Medicine and its research centers and education programs, Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center (Montlake and Northwest campuses), Valley Medical Center, Airlift Northwest, the UW Neighborhood Clinics, and UW Physicians. 

  • Our team email is  Our office’s main phone number is 206-543-3620.  See our Practices & Policies page for embargo information and guidance on referring to our faculty members.
  • Twitter: @uwmnewsroom
  • If you are a patient calling with a clinical question about COVID-19 or another matter, please visit or call the UW Medicine Contact Center at 206-520-5000. 
  • The UW News Office manages media relations for other schools and institutes at the University of Washington. Reach them at 206-543-2580. 



Susan Gregg

Susan Gregg, Media Relations director


crisis communications, UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, pediatrics, orthopedics and sports medicine, trauma and burns, Airlift Northwest

Barbara Clements

Barbara Clements


UW Medical Center, endocrinology & nutrition, family medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, neurology, neurosurgery, gastrointestinal, pulmonary and critical care, urology

Brian Donohue

Brian Donohue


bioethics, cardiology, dermatology, hematology, nephrology, otolaryngology, radiation oncology, radiology, transplantation, Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Leila Grey

Leila Gray


biological structure, biochemistry, environmental & occupational health, genomics, immunology, protein design, lab medicine & pathology, genetics, infectious diseases, microbiology, pharmacology, physiology & biophysics, precision medicine

Chirs Talbott

Chris Talbott


psychiatry, geriatrics, anesthesiology and pain medicine, biomedical informatics, global health, diversity, equity and inclusion, ophthalmology, rehabilitation medicine, metabolism and endocrinology

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Tim Griffis

Tim Griffis


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