Erik G. Van Eaton M.D., F.A.C.S.

Erik G. Van Eaton M.D., F.A.C.S.

Specialties and Expertise

Critical Care Medicine, Hernia, Surgery, Traumatology




General Surgery Clinic at Harborview

410 9th Ave., 7th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 

General Surgery Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4477|Map It 


Dr. Van Eaton is a UW associate professor of surgery and surgical critical care at UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Centers. He conducts research in biomedical informatics, information transfer and communication practices.

A co-founder of the Applied Clinical Informatics Research Laboratory, Dr. Van Eaton builds collaborative relationships among successful clinical informatics projects at the University of Washington to bring high-performance clinical information management to bedside decisions.

Patient Care Philosophy

My specialty is the care of critically ill surgical patients. Usually, conversations about a patient's progress must be held with family members and others close to the patient - rather than directly with the patient, who may be too ill to communicate. I strive for clear, understandable and frequent conversations with loved ones during a patient's critical illness.

Personal Interests

Skiing, hiking and technology.

Clinical Interests

Surgical critical care; trauma and emergency general surgery; complex abdominal hernia repairs.

Research Interests

Clinical information systems research; electronic medical records research; information automation for medical decision-making.


Univ. of WashingtonMaster2005
Univ. of Washington, School of MedicineMedical education2001
UW - Dept. of SurgeryFellowship
UW - Dept. of SurgeryInternshipSurgery
UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidencySurgery
UWMC - Pharmacy Oncology ResidencyTeaching Appointment


Board Certifications

American Board of SurgerySurgical Critical Care2009
American Board of SurgerySurgery2008
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