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

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

Bio

Dr. Sinanan is a UW professor of surgery, specializing in gastrointestinal oncology and surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, reoperative surgery, complex…

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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.

Research Interests

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

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Johns Hopkins School of MedicineMedical education1980
UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidency
UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidency
UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidency

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1980

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of SurgerySurgery1989
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 UW Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies (ISIS). He is also medical director of the UW Surgical Specialties Center and serves as the current president of University of Washington Physicians, a practice plan for all faculty physicians practicing in the UW Medicine health system.