James Hecker M.D., Ph.D.

 James Hecker M.D., Ph.D.

Bio

Dr. Hecker is an associate professor of anesthesiology specializing in neuroanesthesia at Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Hecker had a long-standing…

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Patient Care Philosophy

I strive to always provide my patients with the best care possible.

Personal Interests

Bicycling, mountaineering, sailing and skiing.

Research Interests

Gene therapy, molecular biology, stress responses and neuroprotection.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Univ. of VirginiaMedical education1989
Univ. of PennsylvaniaResidency
University of PennsylvaniaFellowship
Virginia Mason Medical CenterInternship

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1989

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of AnesthesiologyAnesthesiology1994
Dr. Hecker is an associate professor of anesthesiology specializing in neuroanesthesia at Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Hecker had a long-standing extramurally funded research program for 20 years in non-viral gene delivery to the brain for neuroprotection before major surgeries. He completed residency and fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania before joining the faculty at the University of California-Davis. He was recruited back to the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and was recruited to Harborview Medical Center for neuroanesthesia in 2010.