Meet our director
We are very happy to announce that we have a new program director joining us in September, Carla Ainsworth MD, MPH.
Dr. Ainsworth is an exceptional physician, educator, and leader. Her educational background includes an MD from Washington University in St. Louis, an MPH from UC Berkeley, family medicine residency from Swedish Cherry Hill, and a geriatrics fellowship at Swedish First Hill. Her clinical care experience includes practicing as a family physician with OB and inpatient medicine for 16 years and a geriatrician for 19 years, including three years at Carolyn Downs, 12 years at Swedish First Hill, and, most recently, four years at Iora Primary Care (Now One Medical Seniors/Amazon). Her clinical leadership experience includes serving as clinical site director at Carolyn Downs, associate director of Clinical Operations at Swedish First Hill, and medical director at Iora Primary Care.
She has a deep commitment to comprehensive family medicine, as both an educator and leader. Dr. Ainsworth served as community residency faculty for Swedish Cherry Hill and then as faculty at Swedish First Hill for both the residency and the geriatrics fellowship. She progressed to associate program director of Clinical Operations for 7 years and then served as the First Hill residency’s program director for 4 years. Carla has had multiple family medicine leadership experiences including assistant chief and chief of the department of Family Medicine for Swedish Medical Center – First Hill, King County Academy of Family Physicians board member, and is the current president-elect of the Washington Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Ainsworth is also an accomplished speaker who has given multiple presentations in regional and national forums on geriatrics, palliative care, and, most recently, on as a mainstage storyteller at the AAFP National Conference.
We are honored to welcome Dr. Ainsworth and thrilled that she will officially start on September 25.