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speaker bio:
Belinda Fu, MD

Belinda Fu, MD, (“theImprovDoc”) is a family physician, educator, and improvisational actor. She is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington, Faculty at Swedish Family Medicine Residency–First Hill, and Founder and Director of Mayutica Institute, an education and training organization. She received her BA at Stanford University, her MD from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed her residency and faculty development fellowship at the University of Washington. 

Belinda is a pioneer in the field of Medical Improv. She originated the "Attune-Affirm-Advance" framework, and co-organized the first International Medical Improv Train-the-Trainer Workshops ( She is a national speaker and teacher, sharing her expertise about improvisation, communication, and wellness at conferences and institutions such as Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). In addition, Belinda's medical education expertise includes public speaking, feedback skills, and clinical precepting.

​Outside the medical realm, Belinda performs improv as an ensemble member of Unexpected Productions/Seattle Theatresports™ and A Tribe Called Yes.