Sarah Wittry has always had a passion for compassionate and transparent communication in the health care system, as well as bioethics and existential meaning. In college, she was drawn to pediatrics and pediatric oncology, volunteering and researching at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis for many summers. During medical school, she developed a love of caring for patients of all ages with life-changing musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions and diagnoses, leading her to pursue PM&R residency training.
During residency, she became very interested in symptom management, cancer rehabilitation, psychosocial factors affecting satisfaction with care, and accurate prognostication with compassionate truth telling. She completed her hospice and palliative medicine fellowship at UW and now enjoys splitting her clinical time between Palliative Medicine consults at Riverside Methodist Hospital and inpatient hospice care at Kobacker House.
Sarah lives with her husband, Mike (a finance/economics professor at Ohio State), their three adorable yet ornery children, Annabelle (9), Asher (5), and Jude (3), and their Bernese Mountain dog, Maggie. She loves yoga, cooking, reading, exploring/traveling, hiking, and live music.
Other Work Experience
- Attending Physician, Inpatient Hospice Unit, Evergreen Health, Kirkland, WA
- Attending Physician, Inpatient Palliative Medicine Consultant, St. Francis Hospital, CHI Franciscan Health, Federal Way, WA
- Veteran Evaluation Services Compensation and Pension Evaluations
- OhioHealth Diversity Council Representative for Palliative Medicine Department
- Faculty for Taste of Palliative Medicine Course
Education / Honors
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
- Internship & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency: University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
- Resident Quality Improvement Committee, Co-Chair
- Resident Efficiency Committee, Chair
- Co-editor of Rehab in Review
- University of Washington Housestaff Quality and Safety Committee
- Volunteer and health/life coach for Hope House, a recovery center for women who have been sexually trafficked
- Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, VA
- Buena Vista University, Bachelor of Science