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

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

Bio

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…

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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.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
UW - Dept. of SurgeryFellowship2009
UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidency2008
Univ. of WashingtonMaster2005
UW - Dept. of SurgeryInternship2002
Univ. of Washington, School of MedicineMedical education2001

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD2001

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of SurgerySurgical Critical Care2009
American Board of SurgerySurgery2008
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.

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