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General anesthesiology


English, German


James Hecker, M.D., Ph.D., is a board certified anesthesiologist at UW Medical Center and a UW associate professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Neuroanesthesia and an adjunct associate professor of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Hecker strives to always provide each patient with the best care possible.

Dr. Hecker earned his M.D. at the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. at the UW. He had an extramurally funded research program for 20 years in non-viral gene delivery to the brain for neuroprotection before major surgeries. His clinical and research interests include gene therapy, molecular biology, stress responses and neuroprotection.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Hecker enjoys bicycling, mountaineering, sailing and skiing.
University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship, 1994

Univ. of Pennsylvania

Residency, 1992

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Internship, 1990

Univ. of Virginia-School of Medicine

Medical education, 1989

Univ. of Washington

Ph.D, 1982


Board Certifications
  • Anesthesiology, 1994, American Board of Anesthesiology