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Paula Carvalho, MD

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences University of Washington Medical Center

VA Medical Center

Work Experiences / Areas of Interest

Paula Carvalho has been on the medical staff at the Boise VA Medical Center since 1990. She is the Academic Section Head for Pulmonary /Critical Care Medicine and a member of the academic faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her interests include medical education for residents, students, and pulmonary fellows. She conducts research using simulation as a method of education for physicians in various specialties, and has developed curricula for management of urgent and emergent medical problems, with an emphasis on team dynamics and interdisciplinary study. More recently, she has been involved in development of mental health-related scenarios to be used for education of the internal medicine residents, as well as conducting adult sleep disorders clinics with psychiatry residents.

Current Clinical Work

Clinician in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine, palliative care, and sleep medicine.
Medical education
Simulation research


BA Zoology1981University of Washington
MD1984University of Washington
Internal Medicine1987University of Washington
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine1990University of Washington