David Flum, M.D., M.P.H., is a board certified surgeon, director of UW Medicine's Surgical Outcomes Research Center, medical director of the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program Comparative Effectiveness Research Translation Network, a UW professor of Surgery and an adjunct professor of Health Services and Pharmacy.
Dr. Flum’s research to improves the quality of surgical care at the local, regional and national level. He is passionate about delivering high quality general surgical care in a manner that empowers patients and their families. He enjoys establishing a trusting relationship with patients and with their loved ones, especially in a health crisis that requires surgery.
Dr. Flum earned his M.D. at the University of Miami and his M.P.H. at the UW. His clinical and research interests include surgical management of gastrointestinal disorders, advanced laparoscopy, biliary tract disorders, complex abdominal wall hernias and bariatric surgery for diabetes.
In his free time, Dr. Flum enjoys hiking, biking, racquetball, camping and running.