Sam R. Sharar M.D.

 Sam  R. Sharar M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Burn care, Emergency medicine, Pediatric anesthesiology, Traumatology


Center for Women and Children




Sam Sharar, M.D., is a board certified pediatric anesthesiologist at Harborview Medical Center and a UW Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He is also a College Faculty Mentor and vice chair for Faculty Affairs and Development of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.

Dr. Sharar is focused on providing high quality care to pediatric victims of trauma and burns while educating anesthesiology residents and fellows. His goal is to support patients and their families, to listen to their concerns, to reassure them with patient-centered care and to vigilantly and safely care for them.

Dr. Sharar earned his M.D. at the UW. He previously led the Pediatric Anesthesiology Section at Harborview. He is one of 37 UW School of Medicine faculty responsible for a four-year integrated curriculum for medical students focusing on clinical skills, patient-centered communications, ethics and professionalism.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Sharar enjoys being a dad to two teenage kids, cycling and traveling.


Univ. of Washington, School of MedicineMedical education1983


Board Certifications

American Board of AnesthesiologyAnesthesiology1991
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