Viviane Bunin


Dr. Bunin is an MD/PhD/FACP – a licensed, board-certified physician with a Medical Degree in Rheumatology and a Doctorate in Immunology, honored by the prestigious FACP (as a Fellow with the American College of Physicians). She is affiliated with Overlake Hospital and Evergreen Health.

Dr. Bunin received her initial medical degree and doctorate in her home country of Brazil; she earned post-doctorate degrees in Paris, New York City and Seattle, and earned her American medical certification at Tufts University and Yale University. Dr. Bunin has been published numerous times in various medical journals. She also teaches medical students, residents and fellows.

Dr. Bunin is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, where she has presented multiple posters and abstracts.

Dr. Bunin is fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French. She is married with a daughter and two dogs, who you will meet at RheumCenter.


Elly previously worked as a Medical Assistant at the Rheumatology Division of Virginia Mason Hospital.  While pursuing her Nursing Degree, she joined our office part-time in May 2018. While she only works in the mornings from 8:30am-12:30pm, she is indispensable, serving as our M.A./ office manager.  Whatever your need, she will make it happen with a smile.


Our infusion nurse, Glenn, has been a Registered Nurse for 23 years and an infusion nurse for the last 13 years. He works together with us as part of ALTUS INFUSION. He joined our office in October 2018. He can be reached at 425-429-3176 or gfranz@altushealthsystem.com .


Lailah is our 12-year-old husky/malamute mix, who serves as the office “grandma.” She joined our family in 2006, moving with us from Hartford to Houston to Seattle.  Like some of our patients, Lailah suffers from multiple medical issues, including chronic pain and arthritis, and she takes her medication regularly. She is the calmest dog you will ever meet. During your visit, if you prefer, she will happily sit next to you throughout your visit or remain in the lobby and wag her tail.


Chase is our 3-year-old husky, who joined our family as a puppy. He will play fetch in the hallway if you like, but he is also content laying down all day long. He is known to cuddle with our patients for hours in the infusion suite, and he will happily accompany you during your exam, or stay in the lobby if you prefer.  Beware, he may be the softest dog you’ve ever met.