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Alan Artru, M.D., is a board certified anesthesiologist and chief of Anesthesia, associate medical director and chief of staff of UW Medical Center. He is also a UW professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.

Dr. Artru’s patient care philosophy is to respect the sanctity of life.

Dr. Artru earned his M.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin and holds a certificate in Medical Management from the UW. He has done extensive research regarding the brain and central nervous system. He is past president of the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care and the laboratory reports editor for the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology. His clinical and research interests include anesthesia for patients having neurosurgery, brain blood flow and metabolism, cerebrospinal fluid dynamics, movement of drugs between brain, blood and cerebrospinal fluid and improving neurological outcome from brain injury.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Artru enjoys faith, marriage and family.
Anesthesiology Clinical Services at UWMC

Anesthesiology Clinical Services at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98195


General anesthesiology, Pain management

Medical College of Wisconsin

Medical education, 1975

Mayo Clinic

Fellowship, Anesthesiology

San Francisco General Hospital


Univ. of Calif. San Francisco

Residency, Anesthesiology


Board Certifications
  • Anesthesiology, 1979, American Board of Anesthesiology