Nicole K. Zern M.D., F.A.C.S. Accepting new patients

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Endocrine surgery, Surgical oncology




Nicole Zern, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a  surgeon with the Endocrine Tumor Group at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. She also sees patients at the UW Eastside Clinic. Dr. Zern is a UW assistant professor of Surgery.

Dr. Zern specializes in endocrine surgery of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. She believes the patient is the center of the team and all team members work towards a common goal of providing excellent communication, treatment and follow up. She is constantly inspired by her patients’ optimism and resolve.

Dr. Zern earned her M.D. from Emory University in Atlanta. She is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and the Association for Academic Surgery.

Dr. Zern has clinical expertise in thyroid disease and adrenal tumors. Her research interests include outcomes in thyroid cancer.

Personal Interests

Outside of work Dr. Zern enjoys spending time with her husband, dog and friends. She loves traveling including cruises, hiking, biking and scuba diving.
general surgery at eastside specialty center

General Surgery at Eastside Specialty Center

3100 Northup Way Bellevue, WA 98004


General surgery

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Hospital at UWMC

825 Eastlake Ave. E Seattle, WA 98109-102


Cancer care, Oncology

Endocrine Tumor Center at UWMC – Roosevelt

Endocrine Tumor Center at UWMC – Roosevelt

4245 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA 98105


Adrenal gland tumor (pheochromocytoma), Adrenalectomy, Biopsy (fine needle aspiration), Cushing's syndrome treatment

University of Sydney

Fellowship, 2016

UW - Dept. of Surgery

Residency, 2015, General Surgery

UW - Dept. of Surgery

Internship, 2011, General Surgery

Emory University

Medical Education, 2010


Board Certifications
  • General Surgery, 2016, American Board of Surgery