Joe Breuner, M.D.
Director, Obstetrics Fellowship
Dr. Breuner decided to become a doctor because his grandfather was one and he watched the TV show M.A.S.H. when he was growing up. He majored in Government at Harvard and attended medical school at UCSD.
After residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, he spent a year caring for Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Upon his return, he chose a career as a community clinic provider at the 45th St Clinic and served as medical director until 1999. He came to Swedish Family Medicine to teach in 2000 and really enjoys practicing and teaching medicine. He sees patients at Downtown Family Medicine, a small clinic caring for the underserved in downtown Seattle. His clinical interests are obstetrics, mental health, and procedural training.
In 2003, he started the obstetrics fellowship, which provides advanced training in operative obstetrics to family physicians. The fellowship has over forty graduates and more than two thirds are currently doing cesarean sections in diverse practice locations all across the country. The fellowship gives him a chance to work with incredibly talented and motivated family physicians, which he really enjoys.
He enjoys being part of the faculty and resident band called 'Plan B'; this doubles as a chance to play and write music, and a faculty balint.
He has three kids, who range in age from high school to college. They are rapidly growing beyond his ability to help them with math or look them in the eye. His interests are rowing, running, golf, music, and snowboarding.
Kevin Wang, M.D.
Kevin grew up in Michigan and is the most recent addition to Swedish First Hill's Family Medicine Residency Program. He grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and attended Detroit's Wayne State University for his undergraduate and medical school education. Although he initially promised himself to avoid any obstetrical care at any costs he ended up focusing on maternal care in his residency training at Oakwood Annapolis Family Medicine! He eventually attended Swedish First Hill's OB Fellowship and headed back to his training program to help them start their OB Fellowship. Eventually, Kevin made his way back to Seattle and became faculty in 2010. His particular interests at the program include maternity care including offering cesarean delivers, women’s health, reproductive health and LGBTQ medicine.
Kevin truly believes that Family Medicine is the premiere specialty where we can care for patients from birth to end of life. We can truly bond with our patients and their families to provide them full scope care. He is excited to work with such an amazing group of staff, faculty, fellows and, of course, residents. Working with a residency program keeps him on his toes where he hopes to learn from our amazing residents as much as he tries to teach them!