Ramasamy Bakthavatsalam M.B.B.S.

 Ramasamy Bakthavatsalam M.B.B.S.

Specialties and Expertise

Liver Transplant, Nephrology (Kidney Care), Transplant Surgery, Urology


Kidney Care and Transplant Services, Liver Care and Transplantation Services


English, Tamil


Primary Location

Transplant Services at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 877.520.5000|Map It 

Kidney Care & Transplantation Services at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.3882|Map It 


Ramasamy Bakthavatsalam, M.D., M.B.B.S., is a UW professor of Surgery and Urology. 

Dr.  Bakthavatsalam loves using all his medical knowledge and skills to deliver compassionate care to patients with organ failure (kidney, liver and pancreas). He is honored and blessed to work and take care of the people and the families donating "gifts of life" who are the foundation of the field of transplantation.

Dr. Bakthavatsalam earned his M.D. at Madras Medical College in India. 
His interests are abdominal organ transplantation (liver, kidney and pancreas) including living donation, dilaysis access, complex retroperitoneal and uro-oncologic surgery and surgery for portal hypertension.

Personal Interests

In his free time, Dr. Bakthavatsalam enjoys photography.

Research Interests

Outcomes research in abdominal organ transplantation.


Stanley Medical CollegeMaster1988
Madras Medical CollegeMedical education1984

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