Giana H. Davidson M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

 Giana  H. Davidson M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

Specialties and Expertise





Primary Location

General Surgery Clinic at UWMC

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


Dr. Giana Davidson is an emergency general surgeon in the Department of Surgery at the University of Washington and a health services researcher at the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE). She obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health and Epidemiology as a NIH T32 fellow where she focused on analyses of large databases to help answer clinical questions on the long-term outcomes of acute care surgery and trauma patients. In 2013, she joined Washington State’s Comparative Effectiveness Research and Translational Network (CERTAIN) focusing on harm reduction interventions and improving quality for patients during transitions of care and optimizing perioperative care to improve surgical outcomes. She is the principal investigator of a multidisciplinary collaborative, Improving Nursing Facility Outcomes using Real-Time Metrics ( which focuses on bridging hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities in the care of patients and she is the Medical Director for UW Medicine Post-Acute Care and Associate Medical Director at University of Washington Medical Center. Dr. Davidson is a NIH funded investigator examining patient reported outcomes in diverticulitis management and is the Clinical Coordinating Center director and Co-investigator for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funded pragmatic randomized trial for appendicitis.

Her clinical area of expertise is emergency general surgical care, surgical management of gastrointestinal disorders including inflammatory bowel disease, benign anorectal disease, advanced laparoscopy, biliary tract disorders, complex abdominal wall hernias and shared decision making in end of life care.

Patient Care Philosophy

It is a privilege to practice medicine at the University of Washington and to care for the diverse range of patients who travel here. My goal is to develop a relationship with every patient that is built on trust and respect. My job is to deliver the best resources to help my patients choose the care that's right for them.

Personal Interests

Biking, gardening, cooking and spending time with her husband and young children.

Clinical Interests

Clinical interests include gastrointestinal surgery for both acute and chronic conditions, benign anorectal disease, gallbladder/biliary disorders and complex abdominal wall hernia repair using minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Research Interests

Dr. Davidson’s research focuses on improving the health of patients throughout the health care continuum with focus on the post-acute care period. Her research aims to create benchmark standards of care for acute care patients through pilot data collection with a goal to decrease the significant variability in the outcomes that matter most to our patients. She has led a multi-disciplinary collaborative effort with leaders from surgery, medicine, geriatrics, and critical care targeted for research and quality improvement initiatives.


Univ. of Washington, School of Public Health & Community MedicineMaster Public HealthEpidemiology2010
Univ. of Washington, School of MedicineMedical education2006
UW - Dept. of SurgeryInternshipGeneral Surgery
UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidencyGeneral Surgery


Board Certifications

American Board of SurgeryGeneral Surgery2014
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