Susan Harvey, MD

After attending her first birth Susan Harvey knew that Obstetrics was going to be a big part of her life. She began her medical career as a Physician Assistant, and worked both in Denver and for a Native Alaskan Corporation in Kodiak. She returned to medical school in the 80’s and finished her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington. She has been Board Certified since 1992. For over 20 years her obstetrical practice has been a mix of low risk patients desiring unmedicated “natural” deliveries and higher risk patients, such as patients with advanced maternal age, those desiring VBAC, and twins. She also has a Gynecological office and surgical practice, offering contraceptive options such as IUD’s, alternatives for heavy menstrual bleeding like Novasure Endometrial Ablation. and treatment of abnormal pap smears. She does both her surgery and deliveries at Swedish Medical Center First Hill.

 “The personal experience of having periods and childbearing is such a benefit to caring for women. I try to give my patients the experience I wanted for my own care – listening to concerns and helping them make educated and informed health decisions.”

Outside of clinical practice she has held leadership positions in the Washington State Chapter of American Congress of Obstetrician Gynecologists and the Seattle Gyn Society. She has recently been Department Chief of OB Gyn at Swedish Hospital and Board Member of the Washington State Medical Association and is currently on the Washington State Medical Quality Commission.

She loves spending time with her family and her dog Coco. She looks forward to traveling, and likes to exercise, garden and read.

Best Doctor in Washington Travel   & Life magazine

VBAC in Seattle

Dr. Harvey supports VBAC in Seattle.

Consumer Checkbook for "Top doctors in the Puget Sound Area"
Seattle Times The Super Doctors
Seattle Met Top Doctor 2016

Click here to watch a recent video from Q13 FOX in which Dr. Harvey speaks about the link between autism and maternal obesity during pregnancy

q13 interview