Karen Horvath, M.D., is a UW professor of surgery, director of resident training in General Surgery and the associate chair for Education in Surgery. Dr. Horvath has been elected several times for "Seattle's Top Doctors." She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and board certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Horvath enjoys caring for patients through all stages of their surgical care. She feels that no matter what our backgrounds, we are all equal when it comes to getting sick, going through treatment, and hoping for a good prognosis.
Dr. Horvath obtained her M.D. from New York Medical College. Her main areas of research include minimally invasive approaches for patients with necrotizing pancreatitis. In addition to general and laparoscopic surgery, she is an expert in gastrointestinal surgery.She is also an award-winning surgical education researcher.
Dr. Horvath enjoys skiing, reading, playing piano, cooking, entertaining, interior design, traveling and spending time with family and friends.