David Reed Flum M.D., M.P.H.

David Reed Flum M.D., M.P.H.

Bio

Dr. Flum is a board-certified general surgeon whose areas of particular expertise include surgical management of gastrointestinal disorders; advanced…

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Patient Care Philosophy

"I enjoy establishing a trusting relationship with patients and with their loved ones--especially in a health crisis that requires surgery."

Personal Interests

Hiking, biking, racquetball, camping and running.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Flum is passionate about delivering high quality general surgical care in a manner that empowers patients and their families. His areas of clinical expertise include surgical management of gastrointestinal disorders; advanced laparoscopy; biliary tract disorders; complex abdominal wall hernias; and bariatric surgery for the treatment of diabetes.

Research Interests

He is the director of the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE), a multidisciplinary research center established by the Department of Surgery that encourages and supports the use of outcomes research to improve the quality of surgical care at the local, regional and national level. Dr. Flum also serves as Medical Director of the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) Comparative Effectiveness Research Translation Network (CERTAIN), a quality of care improvement program providing hospital-specific data feedback and best practices regarding processes of care and outcomes across the Pacific Northwest. 

He is one of the principal investigators of the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS) study (the first NIH-funded study in bariatric surgery aimed at addressing fundamental issues in the field) and the Feasibility, Efficacy, and Mechanisms of Surgical vs. Medical Diabetes Treatment study (funded by the NIDDK).

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Univ. of WashingtonMaster2002
Univ. of Miami School of MedicineMedical education1991
Cooper Hospital / University Medical CenterFellowship
St. Vincent's Hospital - SurgeryInternship
St. Vincent's Hospital - SurgeryResidency
St. Vincent's Hospital - SurgeryResidency
UW - Robert Wood Johnson ScholarsFellowship

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1991

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of SurgerySurgery1999
Dr. Flum is a board-certified general surgeon whose areas of particular expertise include surgical management of gastrointestinal disorders; advanced laparoscopy; biliary tract disorders; complex abdominal wall hernias; and bariatric surgery for the treatment of diabetes. He is also an Associate Chair of Research and the Director of the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE).