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

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

Specialties and Expertise

Critical care medicine, Hernia, Surgery, Traumatology




General Surgery Clinic at Harborview

410 9th Ave., 7th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 

General Surgery Clinic at UWMC

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


Erik G. Van Eaton, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a UW associate professor of Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. 

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. Dr. Van Eaton strives for clear, understandable and frequent conversations with loved ones during a patient's critical illness.

Dr. Van Eaton has expertise in surgical critical care, trauma and emergency surgery and complex abdominal hernia repairs. He conducts research in biomedical informatics, information transfer and communication practices. 

As co-founder of the UW's Applied Clinical Informatics Research Laboratory Dr. Van Eaton builds collaborative relationships among successful informatics projects to bring high-performance information management to bedside decisions.

Personal Interests

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


UW - Dept. of SurgeryFellowship2009
UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidencySurgery2008
Univ. of WashingtonMaster2005
UW - Dept. of SurgeryInternshipSurgery2002
Univ. of Washington, School of MedicineMedical education2001


Board Certifications

American Board of SurgerySurgical Critical Care2009
American Board of SurgerySurgery2008
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