Naomi M. Shike M.D., Msc.

Naomi M. Shike M.D., Msc.


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Hospital Medicine
  • Primary Care - Internal Medicine


Dr. Shike is an internist with the hospital medicine group, providing care to patients while they are hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center. She previously served as a Chief Resident and Clinician Teacher Fellow at the Puget Sound VA Medical Center in the Primary Care Clinic, and during residency she completed the HIV Pathway, and remains interested in both medical education and HIV care.

In addition to her clinical interests and responsibilities, Dr. Shike is interested in the application of social psychology, in which she completed a masters degree prior to beginning her career in medicine, to research, patient care and teaching. She is passionate about furthering equity in healthcare, better understanding health-related behavior and her patients’ diverse beliefs and practices surrounding health, and teaching students and trainees to identify and work to mitigate the effects of bias in our healthcare system.

Dr. Shike came to Seattle after attending medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. She completed her residency and chief residency at UW, and is now a proud and dedicated Pacific Northwesterner and Seattlite.

Patient Care Philosophy

The most fun and meaningful part of patient care to me is developing partnerships with my patients and their families. My approach is to work closely with my patients to come up with medical plans that are relevant to them, and that contribute to each person’s living as happy and fulfilling a life as possible – that’s what health is all about! I also strongly believe that each person, regardless of life experience, religion, race, gender, and membership in any group deserves both to be treated with equal care and attention, and to have their unique experiences, beliefs and needs acknowledged and respected within the scope of their care.

Clinical Interests

General internal medicine; HIV medicine; care of immigrants and refugees; care of adolescents with chronic diseases; healthcare equity; medical education

Research Interests

Implicit bias; social psychology; health beliefs; doctor-patient communication


Institution Credential Year
The London School of Economics and Political Science Master 2009
Weill Medical College of Cornell Univ Medical Education 2013
UW - Division of General Internal Medicine Internship 2014
UW - Division of General Internal Medicine Residency 2016

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine 2016