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Elizabeth K.

Clinical Faculty
Clinical Research
Palliative Care
Associate Professor
Chair, Ethics Consultation Service, VAPSHCS
Sites of Practice
VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Vig is board certified in geriatrics and palliative care. She cares for patients at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS), where she is Chair of the VAPSHCS’s Ethics Consultation Service. Dr. Vig enjoys teaching the principles of geriatrics, palliative care, and ethics. She is interested in clinician wellness, and runs a monthly professional development seminar for geriatrics and palliative care fellows.

Education & Training

Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle WA, 1996-2001

MPH, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle WA, 2000

Residency, Northwestern University, Chicago IL, 1993-1996

MD, New York University School of Medicine, New York NY, 1993

College, Williams College, Williamstown MA, 1987


Recognition from VA National Center for Ethics in Health Care for >10 years of contributions to the Integrated Ethics Program, 2017

Top Doctor – Geriatrics - Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2011

American Geriatrics Society award for outstanding service on the Ethics Committee, 2009

Research Interests

Dr. Vig’s research focuses on end of life decision-making.