Wei Hao, MD, PhD

Research Associate Member
Office Phone: 
(206) 341-8971

Background Information

Dr. Hao received his medical degree from Beijing Medical University (86’) and graduate degree in Endocrinology in Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (89’).  He then pursued his endocrinology research fellowship trainings at University of Florida and University of Washington, focusing on the autoimmune mechanism of type 1 diabetes and the Diabetes Prevention Trial-Type 1 Diabetes (DPT-1) in 90s. 

After completed his clinical endocrinology fellowship at NIH Clinical Center in early 2000, he has been focusing on improvement of diabetes management with his most recent role as the Director of the Inpatient Diabetes Care Program at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC).  In this role, he was responsible for overseeing of a hospital-wide diabetes management team, education of clinicians involved in the care of patients with diabetes, and development of systems to improve glycemic management within UWMC. He was a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine.

Dr. Hao joined the Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) at Virginia Mason in Seattle, WA in 2015.  He is a Research Associate Member in Diabetes Clinical Research Program focusing on prevention and intervention for type 1 diabetes.  

Area of Research

As a clinical investigator, Dr. Hao is actively participating in the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, an NIH sponsored international consortium to conduct multiple clinical trials in type 1 diabetes, and the clinical trials for type 1 diabetes with the NIH sponsored Immune Tolerance Network (ITN) as well as clinical research in T1D Exchange Clinic Network, a national consortium sponsored by the Helmsley Trust.

Dr. Hao is a board certified endocrinologist, in addition to his clinical research role, he also provides diabetes and endocrine care to patients. He has a special interest in intensive management of type 1 diabetes with insulin pump and sensor (continuous glucose monitor).

Diabetes Clinical Research Program