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.
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.