Erik G. Van Eaton M.D., F.A.C.S. Accepting new patients

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Critical care medicine, General surgery, Hernia, Traumatology




Erik Van Eaton, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a a board certified surgeon at UW Medical Center and Harborview, co-founder of the UW's Applied Clinical Informatics Research Laboratory and a UW associate professor of Trauma, Burn and Critical Care and Surgery and an adjunct associate professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education. 

Dr. Van Eaton's specialty is caring for critically ill surgical patients. Usually, conversations about a patient's progress must be held with family members, rather than directly with the patient, who may be too ill to communicate. He strives for clear, understandable and frequent conversations with loved ones.

Dr. Van Eaton earned his M.D. at the UW. He is board certified in both Surgical Critical Care and Surgery. His clinical and research interests include surgical critical care, emergency surgery, complex abdominal hernia repairs, biomedical informatics, information transfer and communication practices. 

Personal Interests

In his spare time Dr. Van Eaton enjoys skiing, hiking and technology.

General Surgery Clinic at Harborview

410 9th Ave., 7th Floor Seattle, WA 98104


Emergency medicine, General surgery, Traumatology

General Surgery Clinic at UWMC

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


Bariatric surgery, General surgery

UW - Dept. of Surgery

Fellowship, 2009

UW - Dept. of Surgery

Residency, 2008, Surgery

Univ. of Washington

Master, 2005

UW - Dept. of Surgery

Internship, 2002, Surgery

Univ. of Washington, School of Medicine

Medical education, 2001

UWMC - Pharmacy Oncology Residency

Teaching Appointment


Board Certifications
  • Surgical Critical Care, 2009, American Board of Surgery
  • Surgery, 2008, American Board of Surgery