Director

Director

 

Marc Douglas Horton, MD, FACS

 

   
Date of Birth February 14, 1957
   
Place of Birth Seattle Washington
   
Personal Data Married; Three Children
   
Elementary Education 1963 -1971 St Mark’s School
Seattle, Washington
   
High School 1971-1975 Blanchet High School, graduated with honors
Seattle, Washington
   
College 1976 -1980 Carroll College, BA, Biology, graduated with honors
Helena, Montana
   
Medical School 1983 -1987 MD, University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington
   
Residency 1987-1988 Internship, General Surgery
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Pennsylvania State University
Hershey, Pennsylvania

1988-1992 Residency, General Surgery
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

1992-1993 Chief Resident, General Surgery
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

   
Graduate School 2009-2010 Executive Development Program
Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
   
Board Certification 1996 Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery
2003 Recertified
   
Licensure Washington State renewed annually
   
Military Experience United States Army, Major
1989 Commissioned
2001 Resigned Commission
2001 Honorable Discharge
   
Employment 1993 Attending General Surgeon
Swedish Medical Group
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, Washington


2005 Medical Director of Surgery
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

2012 Director of General Surgery Residency Program
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

2013 Vice President of Perioperative Services
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

   
Organizations/Positions

Chair of Operating Room Executive Committee
Chair of Surgical Advisory Committee
Chair of Block Scheduling Committee
Co-Chair Surgery Value Analysis Team Committee
Chair Surgery Quality Committee
Medical Director of 10 East
Medical Director of Tissue
Swedish Issaquah Surgery Planning and Operations Committee
Chair of Surgical Residency Advisory Committee
Graduate Medical Education Committee
Swedish Medical Center

1997 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Past Chair of Local Admissions Committee
Washington State Chapter Councilor, Membership Chair,
Young Surgeons Representative
2008-2009 Washington State Chapter President
American College of Surgeons

2011 Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Washington

2007 Board of Surgical Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP), Washington State

1997 Seattle Surgical Society

1999 North Pacific Surgical Association
2008 Annual Meeting Program Chair
2007-2009 Program Committee

2001 Pacific Coast Surgical Association
2007 Local Events Chair

2011 Association of Programs Directors in Surgery

   
Research Experience Pathophysiology of the Flail Chest: A Goat Model. Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship
June 1984-June 1987


Abdominal Wound Dehiscence: Etiology and Surgical Management. Washington State Chapter, American College of Surgeons, June 1990

Embryology and Anatomy of the Biliary Tract: Anomalies Found at Cholecystectomy. Seattle Surgical Society, January 1991. First Place Award, Residents’ Competition

Efficacy of Endoscopically Placed Stents Versus Surgical Palliation for Malignant Bile Duct Obstruction. Washington State Chapter, American College of Surgeons, June 1991
Poster Session, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, May 1992

The Use of Alpha-Methyl Tyrosine in the Surgical Management of Adrenal Pheochromocytoma: A Case Report. Seattle Surgical Society, January 1992

1992 Management of Deep Vein Thrombosis in Pregnancy. Washington State Chapter, American College of Surgeons, June 1992

Simplified Preperitoneal Marlex Hernia Repair. North Pacific Surgical Association, November 1992; Seattle Surgical Society, January 1993. First Place Award, Residents’ Competition

Small Bowel Obstruction Following Illeoanal Pouch Procedure. Seattle Surgical Society, January 1993

Pancreaticoduodenectomy: A Ten Year Experience. Washington State Chapter, American College of Surgeons, June 1993. First Place Award, Cancer Paper.

Pneumobilia in Emphysematous Cholecystitis: A Case Report and Literature Review.
Washington State Chapter, American College of Surgeons, June 1993

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type IV: A Deadly Variant for the Surgical Patient.
Washington State Chapter, American College of Surgeons, June 1996

Surgical Management of a Giant Cell Tumor of the Posterior Skull.
Washington State Chapter, American College of Surgeons, June 1996

A Cystic Pancreatic Mass in a Pregnant Female
Washington State Chapter, American College of Surgeons, June 1997

Unusual Abscess Patterns Following Dropped Gallstones During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
North Pacific Surgical Association Meeting, November 1997

A Prospective Trial of CT and Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Appendicitis in the Atypcial Patient.
Seattle Surgical Society, January 1999.
North Pacific Surgical Association Meeting, November 1999

Case Series: Appendiceal Diverticulitis
Washington State Chapter, America College of Surgeons, June 2002.

The Strong For Surgery Initiative – Optimizing Nutrition to Improve Surgical Outcomes.
Varghese, Kling, Fichera, Horton, Florence, Bastawrous, Johnson, O’Keefe, Thirlby, Javelli, Barton, Klamp, Kramer, Devlin and Flum.
Washington State Chapter, America College of Surgeons, June 2013

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and the Risk of Anastomotic Failure: A Report from Washington State’s Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP).
Hakkarainen, Dellinger, Alfonso-Cristancho, Bastawrous, Farrohki, Florence, Horton, Helton, Pietro, Steele, Varghese and Flum.
Washington State Chapter, America College of Surgeons, June 2013.

   
Publications Horton, MD and Florence, MG
Simplified preperitoneal marlex hernia repair,
American Journal of Surgery 1993; 165: 595-599


Horton, MD and Florence, MG
Unusual abscess patterns following dropped gallstones during laparoscopic cholecystectomy,
American Journal of Surgery 1998; 175: 375-379

Horton, MD, et al.
A prospective trial of CT and ultrasound in the diagnosis of appendicitis in the atypical patient,
American Journal of Surgery 2000; 179: 379-381

Wallace, MD and Birch DW
A needs-assessment study for continuing professional development in advanced minimally invasive surgery,
Horton, MD – discussion,
American Journal of Surgery 2007; 193: 593-596

Horton, MD
Transforming the Surgical Time Out Enhances Patient Safety
Physicians Practice 2009; 19:5:A5-A6

Kwon, Florence, Grigas, Horton, Horvath, Johnson, Jurkovich, Klamp, Peterson, Quigley, Raum, Rogers, Thirlby, Thomason, Flum
Creating the learning healthcare system in surgery: Washington State’s surgical care and outcomes assessment program (SCOAP) at five years,
Surgery 2012, Feb; 151(2): 146-52. Epub 2011 Nov 30.

   
Awards 1980 Michael Murphy Award
Outstanding Collegiate Citizenship
Carrol College

1994 Outstanding Teacher Award
Department of Graduate Medical Education
Swedish Medical Center

1996 Distinguished Graduate Award
St. Mark’s School
 

2000 General Surgery Residency Program
Teacher of the Year Award
Swedish Medical Center

2001 Excellence in Teaching Award
Swedish Medical Center/Providence (Cherry Hill) Campus

2010 Silver Level of Achievement
Richard H. Peterson Commitment to Excellence Award
Scheduling for Success – Improving OR Utilization Team
Swedish Medical Center