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Peter Dunbar, M.D., Ch.B., M.B.A., is a board certified anesthesiologist at Harborview and a UW emeritus associate professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.

 Dr. Dunbar feels very lucky to work with some of the most professional young doctors and nurses taking care of the sickest patients anyone ever sees. His goal is to relieve the suffering of patients undergoing painful, stressful and life-threatening procedures, both medical and surgical.

 Dr. Dunbar earned his M.D. at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and his M.B.A. at the UW. He serves on the Boards of Trustees of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Washington State Medical Association and the Washington State Society of Anesthesiologists. His research work has been in medical informatics, pain management, medication adherence, health policy and novel ways to apply topical heat to relieve pain.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Dunbar enjoys sailing, traveling, politics, bicycling, woodworking and spending time with family—especially grandchildren.
Univ. of Washington

Master, 2003

University of Aberdeen (UK)

Medical Education, 1978

UW - Dept. of Surgery

Fellowship, Pain Medicine

Medical Univ. of South Carolina

Residency, Anesthesiology

Grays Hospital (UK)

Internship, Surgery

Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary

Internship, Medicine


Board Certifications
  • Anesthesiology, 1986, American Board of Anesthesiology