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Surgery, General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, Liver Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery
American Board of Surgery, 1996
Joined Virginia Mason - January 1999
Areas(s) of Expertise
Colon and rectal cancer with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques
Inflammatory bowel disease
Diseases of the spleen
Abdominal wall hernias
Diseases of the gallbladder
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1990
MA, BA, Harvard University, Biochemistry, Cambridge, Mass., 1986
General Surgery, Virginia Mason, Seattle, 1991
General Surgery, Virginia Mason, Seattle, 1995
Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of California, Irvine, 2016
"Routine surgery is surgery on someone else."
"A job like no other."
On Virginia Mason
"A place like no other."
Professional Activities and Awards
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, North Pacific Surgical Association
Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
President, Washington State Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 2015
Joel Wilson Baker Award for Teacher of the Year, Department of Surgery, 2014
Seattle's Best Physicians, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2014 to present
Recent Journal Articles and Abstracts