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

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Critical care medicine, General surgery, Hernia repair, Trauma care




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

General Surgery Clinic at Harborview

410 9th Avenue Maleng Building, 7th Floor Seattle, WA 98104


Emergency medicine, General surgery, Trauma care

UW - Dept. of Surgery

Fellowship, 2009, Trauma & Surgical Critical Care

UW - Dept. of Surgery

Residency, 2008

UW - Dept. of Surgery

Residency, 2008, Surgery

UW - Dept. of Surgery

Fellowship, 2005, Research Fellowship

Univ. of Washington, School of Medicine

Medical Education, 2001


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