E. Patchen Dellinger M.D.

 E.  Patchen Dellinger M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Hernia, Infectious Diseases, Surgery




Primary Location

General Surgery Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4477|Map It 


E. Patchen Dellinger, M.D. is a board-certified surgeon at UW Medicine. Dr. Dellinger was involved in the development of the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist, which was piloted at eight hospitals around the world, including the UW Medical Center. He subsequently worked to bring the checklist to all operating rooms in Washington.

Dr. Dellinger believes the doctor must teach the patient the nature of the patient's condition, the options available to treat it, and the potential benefits and complications of any proposed treatment. The informed patient is in the best position to be a full partner in care, which increases the probabilities of a successful outcome.

Dr. Dellinger's clinical and research interests include patient safety, general and laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery including gallbladder disease and fistulas, difficult and recurrent hernias and surgical infectious diseases.

Personal Interests

Dr. Dellinger enjoys sailing and playing with his grandchildren.


Harvard Medical SchoolMedical education1970


Board Certifications

American Board of SurgerySurgery1978
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