Jamie Hess, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)

Director of Quality, Patient Safety, & Interprofessional Education, UW School of Medicine and Public Health


  • Undergraduate: Middlebury College
  • Medical School: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Residency: Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University
  • Fellowship: Hennepin County Medical Center


Jamie Hess graduated from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and subsequently completed her emergency medicine residency in Massachusetts at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University. She then pursued a fellowship in emergency ultrasound at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.  Prior to joining the team at UW, she worked as faculty at Hennepin County Medical Center, University of Minnesota Medical Center, and University of Minnesota Children's Hospital.

Dr. Hess joined the UW Department of Emergency Medicine in 2012 and has served in multiple education leadership roles. She initially started as the Director of Resident education, designing the residency didactic curriculum. She then assumed the role of Director of Medical Student Education and has served as the Clerkship Director for both the M3 Basic Emergency Medicine Clerkship and the M4 Advanced Subinternship for the past five years.  She is also one of the founding co-directors for the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) Intern Prep Course and most recently assumed the role of UWSMPH Director for Quality, Patient Safety and Interprofessional Health longitudinal curriculum threads.

In addition to her education leadership roles within the Emergency Department and Medical School, her academic interests include emergency ultrasound, pediatric emergency medicine, global health, and simulation.

Recent Awards & Honors

2018 Dean's Teaching Award, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
2018 Young Educator of the Year Award, Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM) (Academy of SAEM)