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 Center since 1989. He is currently a Professor of Medicine. Dr. Douglas 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 spoken on his favorite topic of Drug Interactions at the American College of Physicians annual meeting for the past decade. He has been awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award for the 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.In 2000 he was named the Rathmann Family Foundation Chair in Patient-Centered Clinical Education and in April, 2002, was elected as the Governor of the Washington State ACP Chapter. He was elected to Mastership in the ACP in 2009 Dr. Paauw has served as AOA Councillor at the University of Washington since 1994 and is currently serving on the AOA Board of Directors.