Specialties and Expertise
Hand and Wrist Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Hand, Elbow, & Shoulder Center, Sports Spine & Orthopedic Health
Burn and Plastic Surgery Clinics at Harborview
Hand, Elbow & Shoulder Center at Harborview
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Dr. Vedder is a professor of surgery and of orthopaedics and heads the Division of Plastic Surgery. He is an expert in plastic and reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, and reconstructive microsurgery.
He earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in 1981. He came to Seattle for an internship and residency in surgery and then went to Massachusetts General Hospital for a residency in plastic surgery. He was also a research fellow in surgery at the UW, a fellow at Harvard Medical School, and did a fellowship in hand surgery at the UW. He is board-certified in surgery, with added qualifications in hand surgery, and is also board-certified in plastic surgery.
I strive to care for my patients as I would want to be cared for myself.
Sailing and travel.
Dr. Vedder's research laboratory examines the mechanism of reperfusion injury, which occurs when blood re-enters tissue, and novel methods of controlling this process through modulation of adhesion interaction between leukocytes and endothelium.