Working for physicians for 132 years
Working for physicians for 132 years

2020 Delegate Council Has Completed Resolutions!

We are delighted to share that the KCMS Delegate Council has completed a wide assortment of resolutions this year. They have been submitted to WSMA in time for their Annual Meeting in September. We encourage you to read the resolutions by clicking HERE
King County Medical Society, through its Delegate Council, pursues legislative efforts with the help of our dedicated lobbyist. The goal of the Council is to ensure that the unique voices of King County physicians are heard by elected officials.

As the largest voting bloc in the WSMA House of Delegates, the KCMS delegates have a powerful voice in setting legislative priorities and policies affecting organized medicine across Washington state and beyond.
For more information please contact
KCMS 2020 Resolutions

Welcome to our Newest Members

Dr. Lynn Welling

Dr. Welling is the regional chief clinical officer for Swedish Health Services. He, in partnership with the SHS COO, is responsible for all SHS clinical operations. Dr. Welling started his career as a naval aviator flying the A7E Corsair from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.  He then earned his MD at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, trained in emergency medicine at Naval Medical Center San Diego, and enjoyed a 34-year naval career. READ MORE BELOW
Dr. Lynn Welling

Dr. Cara Beth Lee

Dr. Lee is an orthopedic surgeon who has been practicing in the Seattle area for 20 years.  She pursued her undergraduate and medical studies at Indiana University and completed an Orthopedic surgery residency at the UW, followed by a hip preservation fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital.  Her clinical focus is on the surgical management of pre-arthritic hip disease, particularly acetabular dysplasia and femoroacetabular impingement.  Away from the hospital, Dr. Lee can be found boating, paddling, or swimming in northwest waters.

Dr. Mandeep Walia

Dr. Walia is a native to the Washington area and received her BA in psychology with a focus on neuroscience from the UW. Post-graduation she taught Indian dance to underprivileged children for the City of Seattle. She then attended Kasturba Medical College in India and completed her residency in internal medicine from the University at Buffalo. Dr. Walia works in acute and post-acute care medicine in and around the greater Seattle area. In her spare time, Dr. Walia loves to spend time with her three rambunctious boys and her husband, is passionate about community service, and teaching east Indian dance to children.  

Dr. Javeed Shah

Dr. Shah is an experienced primary care physician who specializes in internal medicine and infectious diseases. Dr. Shah obtained their MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, going on to complete their residency at the University of Washington. Treating patients with HIV and other chronic infections are just a few of their clinical interests. Dr. Shah is very passionate about research including the body’s immune response to chronic infections and what vaccines and other treatments can be used to combat them.

Dr. Megan E. Quinn

Dr. Quinn is a forensic pathologist based in Tacoma. She currently works as a Medical Examiner for the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office in Vancouver, WA. In addition, Dr. Quinn supports several counties in the greater Puget Sound region via pathology and consulting services.

Dr. Jamison Ridgeley

Dr.  Ridgeley is an experienced, board-certified, Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon specializing in private practice retinal care since 2014. Desiring to be closer to his family, he relocated to the PNW in 2016 and has provided all aspects of medical/surgical retinal care in the Seattle Metro area. He has participated in numerous clinical trials for sight-threatening conditions such as diabetic retinopathy. Areas of specialization include macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, and retinal detachment. Outside of work, Dr. Ridgeley enjoys spending time with his wife, Jen, and his children, Graeham and Everett.

Join Us For An Exciting Two-Part Virtual Conference!

King County Medical Society and Public Health Seattle King County have collaborated to create a free 2-day virtual Lead Poisoning Conference.
The first conference is on August 29, and the second on September 5, 2020 from 9AM-12PM.  The focus will be on Healthcare and Housing issues with regard to lead screening with immigrant and BIPOC community partners.

Please feel free to share the information below with your program directors, colleagues, clinic managers, residents and other health coalitions. Click the button below to register.
Register Here!

2020 Notice of Recruitment

The Washington Medical Commission is currently accepting applications to fill an upcoming vacancy. 
Applications due October 1, 2020. 
If you have questions click below.
Member Recruitment Notice

KCMS Prefered Partner & Physican Loan

 Whether you want to buy a home, drop your current interest rate, or take cash-out of your home, Key Bank can provide special benefits for all physicians.  
Only Key Bank can provide this particular physician program, please see attached flyer for details and please contact Key Bank’s Physician Mortgage Loan Specialist, Nikki Holley at 310-365-4528 (you can also text this number), or email her at
KeyBank Loan Discount Flyer

2020 Puget Sound Business Journal Health Care Leadership Awards

Nominate leaders in health care around the Puget Sound area. The awards will highlight the innovative and influential thinkers whose leadership has had an indelible impact on the region.
Deadline: Friday, September 25th 
Nominate Now

Hidden in Plain Sight — Reconsidering the Use of Race Correction in Clinical Algorithms


"Our understanding of race has advanced considerably in the past two decades. The clinical tools we use daily should reflect these new insights to remain scientifically rigorous. Equally important is the project of making medicine a more antiracist field. This involves revisiting how clinicians conceptualize race to begin with. One step in this process is reconsidering race correction in order to ensure that our clinical practices do not perpetuate the very inequities we aim to repair. recent NEJM article describes a similar problem with race-based risk adjustments as lacking precision and potentially worsening inequity."  READ MORE BY CLICKING BELOW

Remembering Our Roots - 132 years ago

KCMS's 1st President

Compilation of Stories provided by KCMS Interns
Dr. Gideon A. Weed, better known as Giddy Weed, was an early pioneer for health justice in the western United States, a two-time mayor of Seattle, and served as the first president of the King County Medical Society 
During a time of expansion and war, Dr. Gideon Weed and his wife, Dr. Ada M. Weed, traveled west to spread their passion for improving public welfare. Dr. Ada Weed was the first female physician in the state of Oregon.
Opening several private practices, and later merging with a hospital in Washington State, Dr's Weed began paving a road for systemized medicine. Their motivation to continue improving the lives of their local communities eventually lead to Gideon working with colleagues to form the King County Medical Society in 1888 before Washington was even recognized as a state. Dr.'s Weed were both concerned by the amount of false advertising regarding medical products and care. Ada was particularly interested in children's, women's, and public health initiatives.
 Dr. Gideon Weed and Dr. Ada M. Weed left a progressive legacy that continues to inspire the actions and contributions of the King County Medical Society we know today. Click the button below to learn more about Dr.'s Gideon and Ada Weed.
Dr.'s Gideon and Ada Weed
Dr. Gideon Weed
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