Sam R Sharar M.D.

Sam R Sharar M.D.

Patient Care Philosophy

"Being anesthetized for surgery is an uncommon and sometimes frightening experience, especially for kids and their families, for acutely injured patients who must undergo emergency surgery, and for burn-injured victims who require repeated operations and other painful procedures.  My goal is to support such patients and their families--to listen to their concerns, to answer their questions, to reassure them with patient-centered care, and to vigilantly and safely care for them before, during, and after their operating room visit."

Personal Interests

Being a dad to two teenage kids, cycling and traveling.

Clinical Interests

He is focused on providing high quality clinical care to pediatric victims of trauma and burn injuries, while simultaneously educating anesthesiology residents and fellows.

Research Interests

Understanding and enhancing perioperative pain management in trauma and burn patients using novel non-pharmacologic techniques, such as virtual reality distraction. Assessing and improving emergent airway and pain management in adults and children in the prehospital emergency care setting.


Univ. of Washington, School of MedicineMedical education1983
UW - Dept. of AnesthesiologyFellowship
UW - Dept. of AnesthesiologyResidency
UW - Dept. of SurgeryFellowship
UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidency


Board Certifications

American Board of AnesthesiologyAnesthesiology1991
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