Dr. Kristin Puhl

Dr. Puhl was born and raised in Port Angeles, Washington.  She went on to study Psychology at Western Washington University in Bellingham where she also earned her Masters of Science in Experimental Psychology with a focus on measurement, evaluation, and statistical analysis. She worked as a research manager for an obstetrical research unit before joining the Human Subjects Division, which she left to attend medical school just a few minutes away at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her professional focus is full-spectrum family medicine with a focus on rural care: lifelong health care, including reproductive health and prenatal care, gender care, geriatric care, and harm reduction. She is committed to providing health care for the LGBTQIA+ community that recognizes the different needs of individual patients. She is part of our residency program, the Rural Training Track at Swedish Cherry Hill, which trains for the first year in Seattle and for the next two years right here in her hometown. Her interests include writing, baking, and spending time with her dogs. She ultimately plans to practice in rural WA.

Degrees/Other Info

Medical Degree: University of Washington

Residency: Swedish Cherry Hill Family Residency Rural Training Track

Family Medicine and Obstetrics