Nicholas B. Vedder M.D., F.A.C.S.

 Nicholas  B. Vedder M.D., F.A.C.S.

Specialties and Expertise

Hand and Wrist Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


Hand, Elbow, & Shoulder Center, Sports Spine & Orthopedic Health




Primary Location

Burn and Plastic Surgery Clinics at Harborview

325 9th Ave., 8th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 

Hand, Elbow & Shoulder Center at Harborview

908 Jefferson St., 6th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


Nicholas B. Vedder, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a UW professor of Surgery and of Orthopedics and heads the Division of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Vedder is an expert in plastic and reconstructive surgery, hand surgery and reconstructive microsurgery. He strives to care for each patient as he would want to be cared for myself.

Dr. Vedder earned his M.D. from Case Western Reserve University. He is board certified in Surgery and Plastic Surgery, with added qualifications in Hand Surgery.

Dr. Vedder's research laboratory examines the mechanism of reperfusion injury, which occurs when blood re-enters tissue, and novel methods of controlling this process through modulation of adhesion interaction between leukocytes and endothelium.

Personal Interests

In his free time, Dr. Vedder enjoys sailing and travel.

Clinical Interests


Case Western Reserve UniversityMedical education1981


Board Certifications

American Board of Plastic SurgeryHand Surgery2013
American Board of Plastic SurgeryPlastic Surgery1993
American Board of SurgerySurgery1987
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