VA Puget Sound Health Care System

The Veteran’s Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System is the major tertiary referral center of the VA Health Care System for one of the largest geographic areas in the United States, including Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and parts of Oregon. The Surgical Service at VA Puget Sound is thoroughly integrated with the Department of Surgery at all levels – faculty, residents, and students. Residents and students gain experience from rotations at the Seattle VA at all stages of their training.

VA Health Care Services

Division Leadership

Roger Tatum, MD

Professor & Chief, Division of VA Health Care

Lorrie Langdale, MD

Professor & Chief, Section of General Surgery

Kathleen S. Berfield, MD

Associate Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chief of Thoracic Surgery-VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Gale L. Tang, MD, FACS, RPVI

Associate Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery
Chief of Vascular Surgery
VA Puget Sound Health Care System