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

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

Bio

Dr. Starnes is a UW professor of surgery and chief of the Vascular Surgery Division. He was recruited to the University of Washington in 2007 after a…

Read Full Bio

Patient Care Philosophy

Anyone who works with me will tell you that my standards are extremely high when it comes to performing surgery. When making a decision about patient care, start with the most feared complication and work backward. Keep patient care first among all considerations.

Personal Interests

Family, woodworking, mountaineering, golf, cycling and fitness.

I climb Mount Rainier every year with a special group of friends to raise money for an orphanage in Africa.

Clinical Interests

  • Ruptured aortic aneurysms
  • Blunt traumatic aortic injury
  • Aortic dissection
  • vascular trauma

Research Interests

  • Multi-branch and fenestrated endografting for complex aortic disease
  • Vascular Trauma
  • Factors that influence outcomes for patients presenting with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm

Education

  • InstitutionCredentialYear
  • Jefferson Medical CollegeMedical education1992
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesTeaching Appointment
  • Walter Reed Army Medical CenterFellowship
  • Walter Reed Army Medical CenterInternship
  • Walter Reed Army Medical CenterResidency

Board Certifications

  • CertificationSpecialtyYear
  • American Board of SurgeryVascular Surgery2004
Dr. Starnes is a UW professor of surgery and chief of the Vascular Surgery Division. He was recruited to the University of Washington in 2007 after a 15-year career in the U.S. Army for which he had operative experience in three combat tours. He is considered an international expert in the management of aortic disease and vascular trauma. He practices primarily at Harborview Medical Center.

Provider Locations