Doctor wins medical educator 2022 award

Rob Epstein

Rob Epstein

BELLEVUE — Dr. Rob Epstein has been named as the 2022 Family Medicine Educator of the Year by the Washington Academy of Family Physicians.

Epstein, a family physician at the North Olympic Health Network, was nominated by colleagues and former students for bring post-graduate medical training opportunities to the North Olympic Peninsula.

Epstein is the program director for the Swedish Port Angels Rural Program, through the Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency Program, and an assistant clinical professor with the University of Washington School of medicine, as well as the university’s Port Angeles clerkship site director.

Epstein earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and a Master of Science from the University of Tennessee School of Nursing in Knoxville, Tenn.

After working as a family nurse practitioner in Seattle, Arizona, Colorado and Pakistan, Epstein entered the University of Washington School of Medicine.

He completed a residency in family medicine at the Spokane Family Medicine Residency.

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