Dr. Antonio Pedroza Named
2024 Family Medicine Educator of the Year

The Washington Academy of Family Physicians has named Renton family physician Antonio Pedroza, MD, as Family Medicine Educator of the Year. The prestigious award is given annually to recognize Academy members for excellence in teaching, development of innovative teaching models, or implementation of outstanding educational programs.

In nominating Dr. Pedroza, current colleagues and residents and former students cited his compassion for patients, residents and staff. Several noted his diligence in connecting with residents, helping identify career goals, and fostering an environment in which residents can achieve those goals.

Dr. Pedroza is currently program director of the Valley Family Medicine Residency Program, a position he has held since 2005. In that time, he also served as Valley Medical Center’s director of graduate medical education and designated institutional officer (DIO). As DIO, Dr. Pedroza oversees all graduate medical education — training after medical school in a residency program or fellowship — offered by Valley Medical Center.

In addition to those roles, he is also a clinical professor with the University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine, Executive Committee Education Chair for the WWAMI Family Medicine Residency Network, and member of the Board of Directors of Consejo Counseling and Referral Service in Seattle.

Dr. Pedroza earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his residency at the Swedish Family Medicine Residency Program in Seattle.

Previous Winners

  • 2023: Rob Epstein, MD
  • 2022: Misbah Keen, MD, MBI, MPH, FAAFP
  • 2021: Amanda Kost, MD, M.Ed
  • 2020: Katheryn Norris, DO
  • 2019: Paul Gianutsos, MD, MPH
  • 2018: Sharon Dobie, MD, MCP
  • 2017: Carl Morris, MD, MPH
  • 2016: Raye Maestas, MD
  • 2015: Nancy Gray Stephens, MD, MPH
  • 2014: H. Thomas Greer, MD, MPH
  • 2014: Walter Hollow, MD
  • 2013: Judith Pauwels, MD
  • 2012: Kevin F. Murray, MD
  • 2011: Russell G. Maier, MD
  • 2010: Samuel W. Cullison, MD
  • 2009 Jane H. Huntington, MD
  • 2008: Roger A. Rosenblatt, MD