David R. Flum M.D., M.P.H. Accepting new patients

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Bariatric surgery, General surgery


English, Spanish


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.

Personal Interests

In his free time, Dr. Flum enjoys hiking, biking, racquetball, camping and running.
general surgery clinic at uwmc

General Surgery Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor Seattle, WA 98195


General surgery

Univ. of Washington

Master, 2002

Univ. of Miami School of Medicine

Medical education, 1991

UW - Robert Wood Johnson Scholars


St. Vincent's Hospital - Surgery


Cooper Hospital / University Medical Center


St. Vincent's Hospital - Surgery

Residency, General Surgery

St. Vincent's Hospital - Surgery

Internship, Surgery


Board Certifications
  • Surgery, 1999, American Board of Surgery