Ramasamy Bakthavatsalam M.B.B.S. Accepting new patients

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Kidney care (nephrology), Liver transplant and evaluation, Transplant surgery, Urology


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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.

Transplant Services at UW Medical Center

1959 NE Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98195


Heart and lung transplantation, Kidney and pancreas transplantation, Liver transplant (hepatology)

Liver Tumor Clinic at UWMC

Liver Tumor Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor Seattle, WA 98195


Adenomas, Cancer care (pancreas), Cholangiocarcinoma, Gallbladder carcinoma

Kidney Care & Transplantation Services at UW Medical Center

Kidney Care & Transplantation Services at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98195


Cancer care (pancreas), Kidney care (nephrology), Transplant surgery

Liver Transplant Clinic at UW Medical Center

Liver Transplant Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98105


Acute liver failure, End-stage liver disease/cirrhosis, Hepatocelluar carcinoma, Liver transplant and evaluation

Stanley Medical College

Master, 1988

Madras Medical College

Medical education, 1984

UW - Dept. of Surgery

Fellowship, Multi-Organ Transplantation

Beaumont Hospital


Beaumont Hospital


Whittington Hospital


Old Church Hospital


St. Margaret's Hospital


District General Hospital