Dickerson, Lindsay



Lindsay Dickerson, MD

Portrait photo of Dr. Lindsay Dickerson


Los Gatos, CA

Undergraduate School:

Stanford University

Medical School:

Johns Hopkins


I’m from Los Gatos, California, and attended Stanford where I played goalkeeper for the soccer team and studied neuroscience/psychology and Spanish. After deciding to pursue medicine over a soccer career, I headed east to Johns Hopkins where seeing my first Whipple sealed the deal for general surgery. My clinical and research interests include HPB and surgical oncology, surgical palliative care, and cancer immunology. I’m grateful to be at UW where I’m challenged every day to be a better surgeon and doctor, supported and appreciated by co-residents and faculty, and less than an hour drive from a lake to swim in, mountain to ski, or summit to hike.

Personal Interests:

Running, camping, hiking, playing soccer/basketball, baking, and watching live music

Clinical Interests:

HPB and surgical oncology, surgical palliative care, and cancer immunology

Professional Activities:

Cancer Research Institute (CRI)/Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation (FCF) Irving Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
UW Tumor Immune Microenvironment (TIME) Lab Research Fellow
Department of Surgery Wellness Committee
Women in Surgery Interest Group
American College of Surgeons Case Reviews in Surgery Reviewer

Why UW?

I chose UW for many reasons. First, the combination of academic surgical/research training and trauma/community surgery experience is one of the best in the country. Second, our leadership, faculty, and residents genuinely prioritize wellness and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Third, our faculty are approachable, supportive, and inspiring, and my co-residents have become some of my best friends, which means I get to look forward to coming to work. And finally, I love Seattle!

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Try to do something each day that: makes you smile, that makes someone else smile, and that gets you out of your comfort zone. Even on the hardest days, you can feel proud if you did your best to take care of your patients and take care of yourself.

What do you like best about living in Seattle?

I love Seattle because there are endless opportunities for outdoor fun within an hour’s drive — kayaking, swimming, trail running, watching winning sports teams, camping, mountaineering, skiing/snowboarding, wine/beer/whiskey tasting, fishing, rock climbing, cycling, sailing, island hopping, and even whale watching! And at night or on a rainy day, there’s an awesome food and music scene.


  1. Siriwardena, AK. CHOLECOVID Collaborative, Dickerson L. Global overview of the management of acute cholecystitis during the COVID-19 pandemic: the CHOLECOVID study. BJS Open. 2022;6(3)1-11.
  2. Dickerson LK, Sullivan KM, Chew FS, Swanson PE, Long TH, Wells D, Pillarisetty VG, Sham JG. A surgeon, a dermatologist, and a rheumatologist walk into a bar: Pancreatitis, panniculitis, and polyarthritis (PPP) syndrome and the role of surgery in a systemic disease. ACS Case Reviews in Surgery. (Accepted, in production)
  3. Dickerson LK, Labadie KP, Brentnall TA, Saunders MD, Wu B, Yeh MM, Johnson GE, Monsky WL, Park JO. Pancreatico-biliary reconstruction limb ulcers following transarterial radioembolization in post-pancreaticoduodenectomy anatomy. ACS Case Reviews in Surgery. 2021;3(5):41-47
  4. Labadie KP, Dickerson L, Park J. Robotic Hepatectomy. In: Patti MG, Zureikat AH, Fichera A, Schlottman F, Techniques in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Springer Publishing, 2021;149-164
  5. Labadie KP, Droullard D, Lois A, Daniel S, McNevin K, Valdez Gonzalez J, Seo Y, Sullivan K, Bilodeau K, Dickerson L, Utria A, Calhoun J, Pillarisetty V, Sham J, Yeung R, Park R. IWATE criteria predict perioperative outcomes in robotic hepatectomy: a retrospective review of 225 resections. Surg Endosc. 2021. doi: 10.1007/s00464-021-08345-w
  6. Dickerson LK, Rouhizadeh M, Korotkaya Y, Bowring MG, Massie AB, McAdams-Demarco MA, Segev DL, Cannon A, Guerrerio AL, Chen PH, Philosophe BN, Mogul DB: Language Impairment in Adults with End-stage Liver Disease: Application of Natural Language Processing Towards Patient-Generated Health Records. Nature Partner Journals Digital Medicine. 2019;2(106):1-7
  7. Dickerson LK, De Freitas S, Pozo ME, Safar B: Letter to the Editor: Mesenteric Lymphatic Vessel Density is Associated with Disease Behavior and Postoperative Recurrence in Crohn’s Disease. J GI Surg. 2019;23(1):181-182
  8. Hadley M, Mullen LA, Dickerson L, Harvey SC. Assessment and improvement strategies for a breast cancer early detection program in rural South Africa. J Glob Onc. 2018;4:1-12
  9. Dickerson LK, Rositch AF, Lucas S, Harvey SC: Pilot educational and feasibility assessment of breast ultrasound in rural South Africa. J Glob Onc. 2017;3(5):502-8
  10. Trupe LA, Rositch AF, Dickerson L, Lucas S, Harvey SC: Knowledge and attitudes about breast cancer in Limpopo, South Africa. J Glob Onc. 2017;3(5):509-14