Caroline S. Rhoads, MD - Internal Medicine

Dr. Caroline S. Rhoads reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Rhoads is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle and is actively involved in teaching residents. She has served as an associate medical director for Healthwise, Incorporated, since September 2002.

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine—1992, 2002

Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed

Dr. Rhoads serves as primary medical reviewer for adult health-related topics with a primary focus on endocrinology and cardiology. She also serves as the primary medical reviewer for a variety of medical test topics, including blood and urine tests, imaging tests, and biopsies.


MD: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1989
Internship: Medicine, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, 1989–1990
Residency: Primary Care, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, 1990–1992
Chief Resident: Primary Care, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, 1992–1993

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor: School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 2002–present
Assistant Professor: School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 1996–2002
Instructor: School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 1992–1996

Hospital Affiliations

Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Professional Affiliations

Society of General Internal Medicine

Selected Publications

  1. Psaty BM, Rhoads C, Furberg CD (2000). Evidence-based medicine: Worship of form and treatment of high blood pressure. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 15: 755–756.
  2. Rhoads CS, Elmore JG (2000). Benefits and risks of screening mammography. In MC Perry, ed., American Society of Clinical Oncology 2000 Educational Book, pp. 54–58. Alexandria, VA: American Society of Clinical Oncology.
  3. Rhoads CS, Elmore JG (2000). Early detection of breast cancer: A review of screening modalities. Primary Care and Cancer, 20: 11–14.
  4. Rhoads CS, Psaty BM, Olson JL, Furberg C (2004). Medications and cardiovascular disease in older adults: Room for improvement in prevention and treatment. American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, 13: 161–167.

Financial Disclosure

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

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