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."
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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.
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).
|Univ. of Washington||Master||2002
|Univ. of Miami School of Medicine||Medical education||1991
|Cooper Hospital / University Medical Center||Fellowship||
|St. Vincent's Hospital - Surgery||Internship||Surgery||
|St. Vincent's Hospital - Surgery||Residency||General Surgery||
|St. Vincent's Hospital - Surgery||Residency||
|UW - Robert Wood Johnson Scholars||Fellowship||
|American Board of Surgery||Surgery||1999