Biography & Education

For almost 30 years, I have had the pleasure and joy of caring for patients with colorectal problems. I pride myself in the close personal relationships I have developed with my patients. From the youngest patient facing serious, potentially life-changing surgery for colitis, to the elderly cancer patient facing a colostomy, my philosophy is to give technically superior care in a dignified, open and caring manner.
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, 1973
Residency: Swedish Medical Center
Fellowship: The Ferguson Clinic
The Harry E. Bacon Foundation Award, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons � Torch of Friendship Award, Crohn�s and Colitis Foundation of America,Washington State Chapter � Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Washington Medical Center, Dept. of Surgery, Seattle, WA � Outstanding Teacher Award, Swedish Hospital Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Seattle, WA � Seattle Magazine, Top Doctors, Colorectal Surgery � Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Best Doctors, Colorectal Surgery
  • English
Professional Associations
King County Medical Society, Washington State Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, Northwest Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
Personal Interests
I enjoy spending time & traveling with my four children and my wife, particularly to Greece, where I occasionally work & teach. I also enjoy skiing, fly fishing and bird hunting.

Care Locations

The Polyclinic Broadway
1145 Broadway
Seattle 98122
Fax (206) 323-9889
Monday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicare


Board Certifications
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Anal Surgery
  • Blood Management Techniques
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis