David Reed Flum, M.D., M.P.H., is director of UW Medicine's Surgical Outcomes Research Center, which supports research to improve the quality of surgical care at the local, regional and national level. Dr. Flum also serves as medical director of the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program Comparative Effectiveness Research Translation Network.
Dr. Flum 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 is a board-certified surgeon whose areas of expertise include surgical management of gastrointestinal disorders, advanced laparoscopy, biliary tract disorders, complex abdominal wall hernias and bariatric surgery for diabetes.
Dr. Flum enjoys hiking, biking, racquetball, camping and running.