Benjamin W. Starnes M.D., F.A.C.S. Accepting new patients

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Vascular surgery




Benjamin Starnes, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board certified vascular surgeon at Harborview and Valley Medical Center, chief of Vascular Surgery for UW Medicine, program director for the UW Vascular Surgery Fellowship, the UW’s Alexander Whitehill Clowes Endowed Chair in Vascular Surgery and a UW professor of Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Starnes is an internationally recognized expert in aortic disease and vascular trauma. He strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Starnes earned his M.D. at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. He served 15 years in the U.S. Army, including three combat tours. His clinical interests include ruptured aortic aneurysms, blunt traumatic aortic injury, aortic dissection and vascular trauma. His research interests include multi-branch and fenestrated endografting for complex aortic disease, vascular trauma and factors that influence outcomes for patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Personal Interests

Dr. Starnes enjoys time with his family, woodworking, golfing and cycling. And every year, he climbs Mount Rainier to raise money for an African orphanage.

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Clinic at Harborview

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Clinic at Harborview

410 9th Ave., 4th Floor Seattle, WA 98104


Diagnostic radiology, Vascular malformations, Vascular surgery, Vascular/endovascular

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Teaching Appointment, 2002

Jefferson Medical College

Medical education, 1992

Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Fellowship, Vascular Surgery

Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Internship, General Surgery

Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Residency, General Surgery


Board Certifications
  • Vascular Surgery, 2004, American Board of Surgery