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Ginger, Van, MD, PhD

Board Certification:

American Board of Urology

Education:

Following graduation from Indiana University with a B.S. in biochemistry and a double B.A. in mathematics and biology, Dr. Ginger received a British Marshall Scholarship and earned her Ph.D. in molecular biology at the University of Cambridge, England.  She then earned her M.D. at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, general surgery internship and urology residency at the University of Washington.

Special Interests:

Dr. Ginger provides general urological care with a focus in incontinence, neurogenic voiding dysfunction, chronic urinary tract infections, female sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction and kidney stones.

Practice Philosophy:

My goal is to provide patients with the education and knowledge to make informed and effective treatment decisions.  I believe the best outcomes occur when patients are educated participants in their care.

Professional Society Membership:

American Urological Association

Society of Women in Urology

Honors:

  • 2007 The Fildes Award recognizing the resident best exemplifying “Humanity, Compassion and Tenaciousness in the care of the Patients."
  • 2008 Tate Mason Award for best research presentation, Annual Meeting of the Northwest Urologic Society
  • 2009 Elisabeth Pickett Society of Women in Urology Award
  • 2009 Tate Mason Award for best research presentation, Annual Meeting of the Northwest Urologic Society

Personal Information:

To the joy of her family, Dr. Ginger finds baking cookies and cupcakes the best form of relaxation.  She also enjoys rollerblading, hiking, and going to the zoo and aquarium with her son and husband. 

Clinical Research

To learn about research trials being conducted by this physician, please visit The Polyclinic Clinical Research page


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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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