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General surgery, Primary care - pediatrics




Robert Sawin, M.D., is surgeon-in-chief at Seattle Children's Hospital and an attending surgeon in Pediatric Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Pediatric Transplant. He is also vice chairman of the Department of Surgery at the UW.

Dr. Sawin strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Sawin completed his residency at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital and completed a fellowship at Seattle Children's. He helped establish Seattle Children's Liver Transplant Program and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program.

In addition to clinical interests in pediatric liver tumor surgery, congenital anomalies and the correction of chest wall deformities, Dr. Sawin leads the Department of Surgery's efforts in developing health care systems that ensure high quality, safe and cost-effective care.
Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Medical education, 1982

Seattle Children's Hospital/UW Medicine

Residency, Chief Resident

Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle

Residency, Surgery

Harvard Medical School

Internship, General Surgery

Harvard Medical School

Residency, General Surgery


Board Certifications
  • Pediatric Surgery, 1990, American Board of Surgery