No longer accepting OB or GYN patients
She will be retiring as of 12/19/2023.
Dr. Judy Kimelman grew up in Northern California and went to University of California Berkeley for her undergraduate degree in Biology and then obtained her medical degree from Stanford Medical School. She completed her ob/gyn residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine and became a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology in 1995. Dr. Kimelman was a staff physician at Medalia’s Healthcare for Women from 1993-1998 before joining the Seattle OB/GYN Group.
She is currently a clinical faculty member of the University of Washington and has won a national award for organizing the annual University of Washington Residents Legislative Day in Olympia. She has served as the WA state chair of American College of OB/GYN (ACOG) and currently serves as an ACOG Chair Elect of the north and western states region. She is passionate about advocacy for women’s health care and teaching the next generation of ob/gyn’s to get involved.
Dr. Kimelman enjoys spending time with her husband and two grown kids, hiking, kayaking, running, and reading.
Memberships and Affiliations
Washington State Medical Association member
King County Medical Society
Seattle Gyn Society
Washington State Ob Association
American College of Lifestyle Medicine member
Awards and Recognition
National Midwifery Partnership Award 2018
Received ACOG’s District 8 Mentor 2014 Award
Distinguished Service Award by the Washington State OB Association and ACOG 2013
Washington State ACOG Chair
Past Board of Trustees WSMA and Seattle Gynecological Society
Past Chair of WAMPAC
UW Residency Advocacy Day Organizer
Clinical Faculty UW
Seattle Times The Super Doctors
Top Doc 2019, Top Doc 2022
SPU Pre Med Mentor
Dr. Kimelman has been chosen as the Seattle Met Best Doctor
All low and high risk pregnancies
Medical and surgical management of abnormal bleeding
Minimally invasive surgery
Contraception including IUD’s, tubal ligations, oral contraceptives
Philosophy of care
I believe in a collaborative approach to the care of my patients. I work hard to discuss and educate my patients so they can be involved in decision making about their own medical care. After almost 30 years in practice, I have enjoyed the privilege of taking care of women through every stage of their lives and now take care of some of their adult daughters. I am lucky to work with my colleagues at Seattle Ob/Gyn who share in my desire to provide the very best care to all of our patients.
Dr. Kimmelman is just an exceptional physician. She demonstrates such care and compassion for her patients. She’s extremely thoughtful and inquisitive about your overall health, safety, and well-being.
Met Dr. Kimelman for the first time today. I was sad to see my OB, Dr. Walton, go but I know I’m in great hands with Dr. K. Really personable and happy to answer any questions I had.
I have seen Dr. Kimelman for over a year now, and she has been warm, welcoming and kind. She listens carefully, considers my questions and has helped me problem solve health issues. I am happy she is one of my health providers.
From the start of the check-in process through leaving after my exam, I was treated courteously, professionally, and in a timely fashion. This is how all doctors' offices should run!
Dr Kimelman is friendly and super knowledgeable! She always answers my millions of questions without a problem and I always leave with more knowledge than I came in with.
Dr. Kimelman is a true professional in every respect. She has been my doctor for nearly 30 years. She is a fighter for and advocate of women’s rights.
Judy Kimelman was on call when I went into labor, and she was AMAZING. she was calm, cool and collected during what was an incredibly painful time with contractions. She safely delivered my son, and took excellent care of me during and after my delivery. Anyone would be lucky enough to have her as an OBGYN. I even spoke to her off and on for any questions regarding post partum care, and always so helpful :)
I was lucky enough to have Dr. Kimelman for both my singleton and twin pregnancy. She is the best doctor I’ve ever had in any capacity. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable and confident as a medical professional, but she has an amazing bedside manner and is a very kind person. I wish it wasn’t covid right now because I would have loved to give her a huge hug when I had my postpartum appointment. I always felt I was in the best care throughout my pregnancies. Thank you Dr. Kimelman, you are the best!!!
Institution: Stanford University School of Medicine
Program: Board certified
Institution: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Institution: University of Washington Medical Center
American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Bastyr University (Preceptor)
Seattle Gynecological Society
University of Washington Clinical Faculty
UW Residency Advocacy Day
Washington State Medical Association
Western States ACOG (Chair Elect)