Dr. Iyabo Tinubu-Karch

Member of the Board of Governors
Sidra Medicine

Dr. Tinubu-Karch, affectionately known as “Dr.T-K”, has been a practicing physician specializing in General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine and Geriatric Medicine at a number of health organizations; including; The Polyclinic, Swedish Medical Center, University of Washington and the Department of Veterans Affairs, Puget Sound in Seattle, WA. She currently serves as a Clinical instructor at the UW, School of Public Health. She holds additional subspecialty training in Critical Care Medicine and a master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Washington where past academic roles include Clinical Instructor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family & Child Nursing. She previously served as Associate Chief of Staff for Hospital Operations, Section Chief of Hospital Medicine and Attending Physician, Emergency Services at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Puget Sound, Washington. Her Global Medicine roles have included Consultant Physician, Health Systems, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria. 

Dr. Tinubu-Karch’s current Seattle-based practice comprised of a team of Physicians and Nurse Practitioners; 6M Geriatrics & Hospital Medicine is focused on primary and high acuity care Medicine “in place” and Geriatrics at Swedish Medical Center and at various Community locations; including Retirement Communities (Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care), Skilled Nursing and Long-term Care Facilities. The 6M Geriatric Model of Care the concept of embraces Goals and Preferences being the anchor and driver of comprehensive Older Adult Health care. 

Dr. Tinubu-Karch completed her postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the prestigious Lenox Hill Hospital, Northwell Health, NY and a combined Internal Medicine /Pediatrics Internship at Long Island College Hospital/State University of New York. She is passionate about technology and its growing applications in clinical medicine and is certified in Health Information Technology. She was a past recipient of the Washington State Health Information Technology grant and previously served on the Washington State Medical Association Health Informatics Advisory and Accreditation Committees. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, American and British Geriatric Societies, the American Medical Association, the American Medical Directors Association, the Society for Hospital Medicine, the Society of Post-Acute and Long-term Care and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. 

Her passion for strengthening communities through leadership is evident through her service as City Commissioner, Seattle Women’s Commission and volunteer Physician for the Center for Multicultural Health. She currently serves on the Board of Village Reach and Sidra Medicine and previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Washington Women’s Foundation, the World Affairs Council, the Childhaven Board of Trustees, the Swedish Medical Foundation Board and Co-Chair, the Summit Club at Swedish Medical Center.