Mika N. Sinanan M.D., Ph.D.

 Mika  N. Sinanan M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Cancer Care (Colorectal), Colorectal Surgery, Hernia, Surgery

Services

Colorectal Services, Digestive Health

Languages

English

Locations

General Surgery Clinic at UWMC

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

Colorectal Services at UWMC

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

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

825 Eastlake Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 855.557.0555|Map It 

Surgical Services & Hernia Center

Medical Office Building, 1560 N 115th Street, Ste. 102
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206.668.1070|Map It 

Bio

Dr. Sinanan is a UW professor of surgery, specializing in gastrointestinal oncology and surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, reoperative surgery, complex hernia treatment, and diseases of the colon and rectum.

A leader in minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery, he is one of the founders of the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH). He currently serves as Medical Director for Contracting and Value-Based Care.

Patient Care Philosophy

Many of the clinical problems that we work on together are very tough, but my team and I feel privileged to be able to help our patients return to their families and their lives feeling better and healed. Each patient deserves this, and it is such an honor to be able to help during these difficult times, easing suffering, helping with understanding the what and the why, and restoring health.

Personal Interests

Swimming, reading, theater, classical music and opera.

Clinical Interests

Gastrointestinal surgery with special emphasis on gastrointestinal oncology; inflammatory bowel disease; complex hernias, diseases of the colon and rectum; and videoendoscopic surgery.

Teaching Interests

Application of surgical simulation to train surgeons in advanced surgical skills.

Scope of Care

My goal is to build a great team that, with me, can offer comprehensive surgical care and consultation for complex surgical gastrointestinal disorders.

Research Interests

Inflammatory bowel disease, simulation based training, processes of care and performance improvement.

Affiliations

InstitutionCredentialSpecialtyYear
Johns Hopkins School of MedicineMedical education1980
Univ. of British ColumbiaGraduate Education
UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidencyGeneral Surgery
UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidencyGeneral Surgery
UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidencyGastroenterology

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1980

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of SurgeryGeneral Surgery1989
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