Leadership Team

Lucille Marchand, M.D., BSN, FAAHPM Executive Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Farber Endowed Professor in Palliative Care Education Professor and Chief of Palliative Care, Department of Family Medicine Dr. Marchand is board-certified in family medicine, palliative medicine and integrative holistic medicine. At the University of Wisconsin for 23 years, she practiced primary integrative medicine for 14 years in a rural family medicine residency practice, and then worked as an integrative medicine consultant at UW Health Integrative Medicine Clinic and was clinical director of IM at the UW Carbone Cancer Center and the ProHealth Cancer Center. She was founder and director of the St. Mary’s Hospital Palliative Care Program in Madison, WI, and was recruited to the University of WA as director of the UW Medical Center’s (UWMC) Palliative Care Program and section chief of PC in the UW DFM. She has trained and served as faculty in a number of healing modalities, including CAPACITAR (a multicultural educational approach to healing trauma) and RISEN (Reinvesting in Spirituality and Ethics in our Networks), and she is a certified yoga teacher. She has received numerous awards in teaching and humanities, and in 2017 received the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Humanities Award, and in 2018 received the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Gold Humanism Award. She now provides inpatient integrative palliative care at UWMC. Her efforts in clinical care, education and research include special interest in communication and training, focus on whole person wellness despite serious illness, resiliency and self-care in health science learners and clinicians, medical humanities, humanism, and narrative medicine interventions for well-being. She walks her talk of health and wellbeing. She is the founding executive director of the Osher Center at UW.
Iman Majd, M.D., M.S., LAc Director, Osher Center Integrative Medicine Clinic Associate Director, Osher Center Clinical Core Integrative Medicine Family Practice and Acupuncture, UW Neighborhood Clinics Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine Clinical Faculty, Bastyr University As an integrative medicine specialist, family medicine practitioner and double board-certified acupuncturist, Dr. Iman Majd brings a rare repertoire of integrative specialties to his clinical practice at the UW Neighborhood Clinic in Factoria. For more than a decade after receiving his M.S. in acupuncture from Bastyr University, Dr. Majd has supervised, trained and proctored the next generation of acupuncturists in an ongoing collaboration with Bastyr and the UW. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the incorporation of integrative medicine practices into a mainstream clinical setting.Dr. Majd takes a holistic approach to health, and he tailors his treatment plans based on the individuality of his patients. He uses acupuncture and manual therapy, lifestyle guidance and supplementation to assist patients in regaining and maintaining their health.
Misbah Keen, M.D., MBI, MPH Associate Director, Osher Center Education Core UW Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Family Medicine Misbah Keen, MD, graduated from Government Medical College in Srinagar, India and subsequently completed a family medicine residency at Mercy Health Partners in Toledo, OH. He also completed masters degrees in Bio-Medical Informatics through Oregon Health and Sciences University and Public Health through Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining UW, he had been practicing full spectrum of family medicine at Columbia Basin Health Association in Othello, Wash. He has interests in teaching and mentoring, patient safety & medical errors, and medical informatics.
Heather Tick, M.D. Associate Director, Osher Center Clinical Core UW Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine UW Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Gunn-Loke Endowed Professor for Integrative Pain Medicine Heather Tick, M.A., M.D., is the first holder of the Gunn-Loke Endowed Professorship of Integrative Pain Medicine at the University of Washington. She has been an integrative pain practitioner for over 20 years. She is a UW clinical associate professor in both the Departments of Family Medicine, and Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.Dr. Tick’s clinical interests include integrative pain medicine. She approaches each patient as a unique individual whose optimal health depends on many factors in his or her lifestyle, genetics and life experience. It is her job to help patients to be as healthy as possible and to search for barriers to healing. She focuses on health creation rather than disease management.
Cynthia Price, Ph.D., M.A., LMT Associate Director, Osher Center Research Core Research Professor, School of Nursing Director, Center for Mindful Body Awareness Dr Price’s research is focused on the study of mind-body interventions to improve health, with particular clinical and research expertise on the role of body/interoceptive awareness for health and healing. She studies and teaches the behavioral intervention Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT), an approach that develops interoceptive awareness skills for self-care and emotion regulation. Her research is primarily in community clinical settings with underserved populations; she is currently funded on multiple NIH studies, all involving the study of mindful body awareness skills for improved health and regulation.
Matthew Thompson, MBChB, MPH, DPhil, MRCGP Associate Director, Osher Center Research Core Vice Chair of Research, Department of Family Medicine UW Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Department of Global Health UW Adjunct Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Mechanical Engineering Helen D. Cohen Endowed Professor in Family Medicine Matthew Thompson is the Helen D. Cohen endowed Professor of Family Medicine and Vice Chair for Research. He completed clinical training as a Family Physician in the USA and the UK, and research training at the University of Washington and a doctorate from the University of Oxford. His research has focused in several areas – diagnostic testing, child health, infectious disease, new technology, and global health. His research has involved many different types of research designs including large cohort studies, qualitative studies, diagnostic accuracy studies, randomized controlled trials, and systematic reviews.
Emily Patridge, MLS, AHIP Librarian, Osher Center UW Assistant Director of Clinical Research & Data Services, UW Health Sciences Library Emily Patridge is the assistant director of Clinical Research and Data Services and program director of the Translational Research and Innovation Lab (fRAIL) at the UW Health Sciences Library. She received a master’s degree in library science with a focus on health informatics and a graduate certificate in the management of information agencies from the University of North Texas in 2005. Ms. Patridge has worked extensively in academic and hospital libraries and, priorto joining the UW, worked with an integrative medicine team to build an integrative medicine unit for a hospital. She also has worked with physicians and nurses in performing systematic reviews on integrative medicine and has worked with nurses implementing projects to improve patients’ quality of care using integrative medicine practices. Ms. Patridge has received training in evidence-based medicine/practice literature searching and has taught classes on the topic. She has developed collections in holistic medicine for hospital libraries.
Donna Lewin, MA, MSW Administrative Director, Osher Center Donna Lewin received her master’s degree in social work from California State University, Long Beach and a master’s degree in Buddhist studies from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining the Osher Center she worked as the manager of the Department of Family Medicine Research Section and as the Administrator of the MEDEX Physician Assistant Program.