Thomas S. Hatsukami M.D.

 Thomas  S. Hatsukami M.D.

Bio

Dr. Hatsukami is a UW professor of surgery specializing in vascular and endovascular surgery. He also has an internationally recognized research program…

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Clinical Interests

General vascular surgery and the development of imaging techniques to identify unstable atherosclerotic carotid lesions.

Research Interests

Using state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging techniques to characterize high-risk atherosclerotic plaque, identify novel biomarkers for atherosclerosis, and to assess the efficacy of pharmacological therapy aimed at plaque stabilization and regression.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
UCLA, School of MedicineMedical education1982
Cleveland Clinic FoundationFellowship
Univ. of WashingtonFellowship
Univ. of WashingtonInternship
Univ. of WashingtonResidency

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1982

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of SurgeryVascular Surgery1994
Dr. Hatsukami is a UW professor of surgery specializing in vascular and endovascular surgery. He also has an internationally recognized research program focusing on imaging techniques that can better identify atherosclerotic carotid plaques that are associated with a high risk for future stroke. These imaging techniques have also been applied in clinical trials evaluating pharmacological therapy to stabilize and reduce plaque in the arteries.

Dr. Hatsukami earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and his medical degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He came to the UW for an internship and residency in general surgery. He also completed two fellowships in vascular surgery at the UW: one in clinical vascular surgery and the other in vascular surgery research, under the mentorship of Dr. D. Eugene Strandness, Jr. More recently, he completed an endovascular surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He is board-certified in general vascular surgery.

Dr. Hatsukami is not currently accepting appointments. 

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