Dr. Amish J. Dave earned his Bachelor’s degree in arts in History with Honors with a concentration in Russian and Eastern European History and his Bachelor’s degree in science in Biological Sciences and Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and his internship and residency in internal medicine at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital.
He completed his rheumatology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and his Masters in Public Health with a concentration in clinical effectiveness at the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Dave is an attending rheumatologist at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle Washington, where he is co-chair and founder of Proudly VM and works on issues of access to medicine in rural communities, health equity, transgender medical care, and quality improvement in rheumatology. Dr. Dave was the founder of the Art and Medicine Program at the Seattle Art Museum. He is a board member on the King County Medical Society Board of Trustees and chair of the Public Health Committee, where he has focused on gun violence prevention and screening children for lead poisoning.
Dr. Dave was the founder of the Art and Medicine Program at the Seattle Art Museum.
He is a board member of the Washington State Medical Association, the executive board of the American College of Physicians-Washington chapter. Dr. Dave is co-chair of the Arthritis Foundation Great West Board and Executive Director of the Washington Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (WAPI). Dr. Dave was a 2006 Humanity in Action senior fellow in Berlin and completed the 2007 Sue Mercy Humanity in Action Fellowship in social philanthropy. He coordinated the 2017 and 2018 Humanity in Action Senior Fellow summer Fellowships at Capitol Hill Housing and Virginia Mason Medical Center on the intersections of affordable housing, homelessness and healthcare.
Updated September 2021