Children's Hospital Appoints New Surgeon-in-Chief

Seattle, Wash. – Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center recently named Robert S. Sawin, M.D., as surgeon-in-chief and director of the Department of Surgery.


Seattle, Wash. – Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center recently named Robert S. Sawin, M.D., as surgeon-in-chief and director of the Department of Surgery. Dr. Sawin has also been appointed vice chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Dr. Sawin received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, completed his residency in general surgery at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston and was clinical fellow in surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Sawin came to Children’s in Seattle in 1987. He has served as associate director of the Surgery Infant Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, chief of the Division of General and Thoracic Surgery and, more recently, the interim director of the Department of Surgery.

His clinical and research interests are surgical oncology, tumor growth factor research, inflammatory bowel disease and extra corporeal membrane oxygenation.

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