Marc Horton, Director

Arnold Medical Pavilion 1221 Madison Street, Suite 1411 Seattle, WA  98104 206-215-3500
Date of Birth February 14, 1957
Personal Data  Married; Three Children
Elementary Education 1963 -1971 St Mark’s School
High School 1971-1975 Blanchet High School, graduated with honors
College 1976 -1980 Carroll College, BA, Biology, graduated with honors
Medical School 1983 -1987 MD, University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency 1987-1988 Internship, General Surgery Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Pennsylvania State University
1988-1992 Residency, General Surgery Swedish Medical Center
1992-1993 Chief Resident, General Surgery Swedish Medical Center
Graduate School 2009-2010 Executive Development Program Foster School of Business University of Washington
Board Certification 1996 Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery
2003 Recertified
2014 Recertified; expires 2026
Licensure Washington State renewed annually on February 14
Military Experience United States Army, Major 1989 Commissioned 2001 Resigned Commission 2001 Honorable Discharge
Employment 1993-present Attending General Surgeon Swedish Medical Group Swedish Health Services
1993-2012 Associate Director of General Surgery Residency Program, Swedish Medical Center
2005-2013 Medical Director of Surgery Swedish Health Services
2012-present Director of General Surgery Residency Program
2013-2015 Vice President of Perioperative Services Swedish Health Services
2015 Executive Director of Advanced Surgical Services Swedish Health Services
Organizations/Positions Chair of Operating Room Executive Committee Co-Chair of Block Scheduling Committee Chair Surgery Value Analysis Team Committee Co-Chair Surgery Quality Committee Medical Director of 10 East Medical Director of Tissue Chair of Surgical Residency Advisory Committee Chair of Clinical Competency Committee
Graduate Medical Education Committee Past Chair of Surgical Advisory Committee Past Swedish Issaquah Surgery Planning and Operations Committee Member Swedish Health Services
1997-present Fellow of the American College of Surgeons Past Chair of Local Admissions Committee Washington State Chapter Councilor, Past Membership Chair, Past Young Surgeons Representative 2008-2009 Washington State Chapter President American College of Surgeons
2011-present Clinical Associate Professor Department of Surgery University of Washington
2007-present Board of Surgical Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP), Washington State
1997-present Seattle Surgical Society
1999-present North Pacific Surgical Association 2008 Annual Meeting Program Chair 2007-2009 Program Committee
2001-present Pacific Coast Surgical Association 2007 Local Events Chair
2011-present 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
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; 151(2): 146-52
Hakkarainen, Dellinger, Alfonso-Cristancho, Bastawrous, Farrohki, Florence, Horton, Helton, Pietro, Steele, Varghese and Flum Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and the risk of anastomotic failure: a report from Washington State’s Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP). JAMA Surgery 2015;150(3):223-228
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