Program Director

Michael J. Hart, MD

A native of New York City, Michael J. Hart, M.D. graduated from Holy Cross College and Yale University School of Medicine where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. After surgical residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, he served at the United States Public Health Service Hospital in Seattle. Since 1978, he has practiced general surgery at Swedish Medical Center/Seattle with a special interest in hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery. He has been the Director of the Surgery Residency Program at Swedish Medical Center since 1983. During that time the program has increased in size and is recognized as one of the premiere private practice training programs in the nation.
Doctor Hart has served as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff at Swedish Medical Center/First Hill. He has been a Governor of the American College of Surgeons and has served as President of the Washington State Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery and recently served on the American College of Surgeons Advisory Council for General Surgery. He was the President of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association in 2007 and President of the North Pacific Surgical Association in 2008. He holds the rank of Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Hart is a recipient of the ACGME Palmer Parker Courage to Teach Award.