Founded By and Led By Local Pediatricians

Kim Hauff (she/her) MD, FAAP is Pediatric Hospitalist at Swedish Medical Center and has been on the BestStart Washington board since 2019. She earned her MD from Tulane University and completed her pediatric residency training at Seattle Children’s/UW. She remains an active board member for the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics—currently serving as the chapter Secretary. Her areas of interest and work include adolescent inpatient pediatric care, kids access to play and the outdoors, and teaching pediatric inpatient medicine to family medicine residents.

Kyle Yasuda

Kyle E. Yasuda, MD, FAAP, is a co-founder and Board Member of BestStart Washington. He is a retired Clinical Professor in General Pediatrics at the University of Washington and had been a primary care pediatrician in Seattle since 1983. He previously served as Medical Director for the Pediatric Clinics at Harborview and as head of the Pediatrics Section and Director of the Newborn Nursery at Virginia Mason. Dr. Yasuda earned his MD and completed his residency at the University of Washington. He has also served on the Board of Directors, then as President of the American Academy of Pediatrics