Benjamin W. Starnes M.D., F.A.C.S.

 Benjamin  W. Starnes M.D., F.A.C.S.

Specialties and Expertise

Vascular Surgery


Regional Vascular Center




Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Clinic at Harborview

410 9th Ave., 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 

General & Surgical Specialists Clinic - Valley Medical Center

4033 Talbot Rd S Ste. 530
Renton, WA 98055
Phone: 425.228.6076|Map It 


Benjamin W. Starnes M.D., F.A.C.S., is a professor of vascular surgery, program director for the vascular surgery fellowship and chief of the vascular surgery division for UW Medicine. He is an internationally recognized expert in the management of aortic disease and vascular trauma.

Dr. Starnes earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed his surgical training at Walter Reed in Washington, D.C. He was recruited to the University of Washington in 2007 after a 15-year career in the U.S. Army, which includes operative experience during three combat tours.

His clinical interests include ruptured aortic aneurysms, blunt traumatic aortic injury, aortic dissection and vascular trauma. His research interests include multi-branch and fenestrated endografting for complex aortic disease, vascular trauma and factors that influence outcomes for patients presenting with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Personal Interests

Dr. Starnes enjoys time with his family, woodworking, golfing and cycling. And every year, he climbs Mount Rainier to raise money for an African orphanage.

Clinical Interests

Scope of Care

Research Interests


Jefferson Medical CollegeMedical education1992
Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesTeaching Appointment
Walter Reed Army Medical CenterFellowshipVascular Surgery
Walter Reed Army Medical CenterInternshipGeneral Surgery
Walter Reed Army Medical CenterResidencyGeneral Surgery


Board Certifications

American Board of SurgeryVascular Surgery2004
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