Plastic Surgery - Integrated

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About the Program

The goal of the UW Plastic Surgery program is to train plastic surgeons in all four parts of academic medicine: patient care, medical education, medical research and administration. The plastic surgery program utilizes five University of Washington-affiliated hospitals. The hospitals include the UW Medical Center-Montlake, UW Medical Center-Northwest, Harborview Medical Center, the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. There are also rotation experiences at community hospitals and in private-practice plastic surgery office settings.

Interdisciplinary training and collaboration are hallmarks of training at University of Washington (UW). The University of Washington Burn Center is located at Harborview Medical Center and is involved in the residency program. The Division also participates in the Unified Hand Service. There are multidisiciplinary care experiences in craniofacial surgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital and breast reconstruction at the UW Medical Center among others.


Program Leadership

Dr. Jeffrey Friedrich

Jeffrey Friedrich, MD, MC
Plastic Surgery Residency Director

Dr. Kari Keys

Kari Keys, MD
Associate Professor
Associate Program Director

Dr. Shannon Colohan

Shannon Colohan, MD, MSc
Associate Professor
Assistant Program Director
Site Director, University of Washington Medical Center

Dr. Craig Birgfeld

Craig Birgfeld, MD
Associate Professor
Assistant Program Director
Site Director, Seattle Childrens Hospital