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.
General internal medicine; HIV medicine; care of immigrants and refugees; care of adolescents with chronic diseases; healthcare equity; medical education
Implicit bias; social psychology; health beliefs; doctor-patient communication
|The London School of Economics and Political Science||Master|
|Weill Medical College of Cornell Univ||Medical Education||2013|
|UW - Division of General Internal Medicine||Internship|
|UW - Division of General Internal Medicine||Residency|