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Patrick J. Healey, MD

Patrick J. Healey, MD

Oncology, General Surgery, Transplantation

On staff since December 1995

Children's Title: Division Chief, Transplantation

Academic Title: Associate Professor of Surgery

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"The most rewarding part of my job is to see extremely ill children with end organ failure returned to good health after a successful transplant."


AntonetteTacoma, Washington08.03.12
My family and I met Dr. Healey March of 2000. I had a conditon call Autoimmune hepatitis, which caused my liver to faily and become cirosis. So I was in need of a liver transplant. Dr. Healey is so compassionate that he talked us through on what was going to happen and he made himself very available to us. My transplant was 5/15/2000 and the surgery went perfect. My family and such strong faith that Dr. Healey and his team will take care of me. Dr. Healey was pleased on how well my body was functioning after the liver was put in. My family and I are so greatful that he was my physican and I will recommend anyone to him and his team of Drs. They will treat your children as if their were theres. 12 years and doing awesome.
DonnaMoxee, WA05.28.12
On January 13, 2012, our son, Quentin, had to have emergency surgery for a perforated colon. He has Crohn's. He had the surgery in Yakima, but was medivacked to Seattle Children's Hospital that night. We almost lost him on the way, but when Quentin got there, there was Dr. Healey waiting for him. Dr. Healey and his staff stayed by Quentin's side throughout his stay. He was in the ICU for 6 weeks and Dr. Healey saved his life 2 more times. We spent a total of 3 months and 2 days at SCH and Dr. Healey was looking over him the whole time. We called him our Dr. God, because he had healing hands. There is no way we can ever thank him for what he did for our son and he will always be in our prayers for those healing hands to take care of other children. Quentin still has a long way to go, but we know that Dr. Healey will be there for us when decisions need to be made. We love you, Dr. Healey and your staff and SCH.
BrandonPasco, WA02.02.12
On Sep 19t 2007 my wife gave Birth to a set of Twins, Khalil and Kellen. Khalil was born with a TEF, (Basically his esophagous was connected to his trachea instead of his throat) The second day of his life, Dr. Healey performed a corrective surgery that saved his life and his enabled him to live a completely healthy and normal life. God Bless this man for what he did for my family and many others! Brandon King RN
Dr.Healey and Dr.Ledbetter performed a Whipple procedure on my 14 month old son and helped to save his life along with many other professionals at Children's Hospital. It is hard to believe what these doctors are capable of. We can't thank them enough! We will continue to pray for the miracles these amazing doctors accomplish :)
BillMissoula, MT05.11.11
Dr Healy saved my Grandson's life with a multiple organ transplant. Our family owes so much to him and his Transplant Team - Thank You Dr H!!
jonEverett, WA04.19.11
Dr Healey saved my daughter life! He was directly involved with all of my girl"s surgery's, and he performed miracles daily. If your at Children's right know I'm sorry, but it gets better. Believe in Dr Healey ( He's amazing!)
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Board Certification(s)
Surgery - General
Pediatric Surgery
Medical/Professional School
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston
Surgery - General, Hartford Hospital, Hartford
Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
Surgery - Transplant, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Pediatric Surgery, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle
Clinical Interests

Pediatric transplantation, Liver and kidney transplantation, Congenital anomalies, Pediatric tumors

Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014Seattle Magazine 2014
SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2013Seattle Magazine 2013
Seattle's Top DocSeattle Met Magazine 2013
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine 2012
U.S. News Top DoctorU.S. News and World Report 2012
"Guide to America's Top Pediatricians"Consumer's Research Council of America 2009


Use of corticosteroids after hepatoportoenterostomy for bile drainage in infants with biliary atresia: the START randomized clinical trial.
JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association , 2014 May 7: 311(17)1750-9
Surgical treatment of primary liver tumors in children: Outcomes analysis of resection and transplantation in the SEER database.
Pediatric transplantation , 2013 Dec: 17(8)744-50
Hepatocellular carcinoma in children: Epidemiology and the impact of regional lymphadenectomy on surgical outcomes.
Journal of pediatric surgery , 2013 Nov: 48(11)2194-201
Health related quality of life in patients with biliary atresia surviving with their native liver.
The Journal of pediatrics , 2013 Oct: 163(4)1052-7.e2
Donor and recipient size mismatch in adolescents undergoing living-donor renal transplantation affect long-term graft survival.
Transplantation , 2013 Sep: 96(6)555-9
Intestinal lengthening and nutritional outcomes in children with short bowel syndrome.
American journal of surgery , 2013 Mar 13
Ultrashort bowel syndrome in children.
Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition , 2013 Jan: 56(1)36-9
Natural history of pediatric intestinal failure: initial report from the Pediatric Intestinal Failure Consortium.
The Journal of pediatrics , 2012 Oct: 161(4)723-8.e2
Hepatic artery thrombosis and liver malignancy in pediatric liver transplantation.
Journal of pediatric surgery , 2012 Jun: 47(6)1255-60
Midterm Follow-up of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts Using Polytetrafluoroethylene Endografts in Children.
Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR , 2012 May 18
A contemporary analysis of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease in surgical infants.
Journal of pediatric surgery , 2011 Oct: 46(10)1913-7
The anatomic pattern of biliary atresia identified at time of Kasai hepatoportoenterostomy and early postoperative clearance of jaundice are significant predictors of transplant-free survival.
Annals of surgery , 2011 Oct: 254(4)577-85
Parapagus conjoined twins with unilateral mesenteric venous outflow.
Journal of pediatric surgery , 2011 Aug: 46(8)1631-3
The optimal timing of referral to an intestinal failure program: the relationship between hyperbilirubinemia and mortality.
Journal of pediatric surgery , 2011 Jun: 46(6)1052-6
Pediatric Transplantation
Rudolphs Pediatrics, 22nd Ed , March 2011: Section 10, Transplantation
Liver Transplantation in Children
Rudolphs Pediatrics, 22nd Ed , March 2011: Section 10, Transplantation
Identifying the futile pediatric liver re-transplant in the PELD era.
Pediatric transplantation , 2010 Dec: 14(8)1019-29
Impact of obesity on children undergoing liver transplantation.
Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society , 2010 Nov: 16(11)1296-302
Subclinical viremia increases risk for chronic allograft injury in pediatric renal transplantation.
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN , 2010 Sep: 1579-86
Steroid use after the Kasai procedure for biliary atresia.
American journal of surgery , 2010 May: 680-4
Simple Hepatic Cysts/Choledochal Cysts
Clinical Gastroenterology: Fibrocystic Diseases of the Liver , April 2010: Chapter 15
The experience of a regional pediatric intestinal failure program: Successful outcomes from intestinal rehabilitation.
American journal of surgery , 2010 May: 199(5)676-9
Outcomes in children after intestinal transplant.
Pediatrics , 2010 Mar: e550-8
Outcomes in children after intestinal transplant.
Pediatrics , 2010 Mar: 125(3)e550-8
Outcomes in children with intestinal failure following listing for intestinal transplant.
Journal of pediatric surgery , 2010 Jan: 100-7; discussion 107
Patients' attitudes of dementia screening across the Atlantic.
International journal of geriatric psychiatry , 2009 Jun: 632-7
Mesenchymal hamartoma of the liver.
Journal of pediatric surgery , 2009 Feb: 468-70
Adolescents are more likely to develop posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder after primary Epstein-Barr virus infection than younger renal transplant recipients.
Transplantation , 2007 Jun 15: 1423-8
Initial nonoperative management and delayed closure for treatment of giant omphaloceles.
Journal of pediatric surgery , 2006 Nov: 1846-9
Impact of cytomegalovirus in organ transplant recipients in the era of antiviral prophylaxis.
Transplantation , 2006 Jun 27: 1645-52
Pyloromyotomy: a comparison of laparoscopic, circumumbilical, and right upper quadrant operative techniques.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons , 2005 Jul: 66-70
Fraternal twins with Morgagni hernias.
Journal of pediatric surgery , 2005 Apr: 725-7
Polyomavirus nephropathy in pediatric kidney transplant recipients.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons , 2004 Dec: 2109-17
Late-onset cytomegalovirus disease in liver transplant recipients despite antiviral prophylaxis.
Transplantation , 2004 Nov 15: 1390-6
Organ donation from children with meningitis.
The Pediatric infectious disease journal , 2003 May: 475


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Compelling Liver Transplantation: An Ethics DiscussionUnited Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Transplant Management ForumBaltimore, MDApril 28, 2014 - April 30, 2014
Ileocolic Intussuception of Terminal Ileal Remnant Following Ileal Exclusion for Progressive Familial Intrahepatic CholestasisSeattle Surgical Society Annual Meeting: Resident/Fellow Case Presentation SessionSeattle WAJan. 10, 2014 - Jan. 10, 2014
ABO Incompatible Pediatric Liver Transplantation: A 15 year center review and assessment of the impact on desensitization strategies7th Congress on Pediatric Transplantation (IPTA)Warsaw, PolandJuly 13, 2013 - July 16, 2013
Thymoglobulin induction immunosuppression in Pediatric Liver Transplantation, Poster Presentation. 7th Congress on Pediatric Transplantation7th Congress on Pediatric Transplantation (IPTA)Warsaw, PolandJuly 13, 2013 - July 16, 2013
Rates and Outcomes of Renal Transplantation in Children with Intellectual DisabilityAmerican Transplant CongressSeattle, WAMay 18, 2013 - May 22, 2013
'Donor and recipient size mismatch in pediatric living donor renal transplantation affects long-term graft survival'24th International Congress of The Transplant Society Berlin, GermanyJuly 15, 2012 - July 19, 2012
Living Donor Kidney Transplantation in Adolescents: Does Size Matter?ASTS 12th Annual State of the Art Winter SymposiumMiami Beach, FloridaJan. 12, 2012 - Jan. 15, 2012
Hepatic artery thrombosis and liver malignancy in pediatric liver transplantationAmerica Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, Scientific SessionBoston, MAOct. 2011
A Single Institute's Six Year Experience with Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in the Pediatric Patient PopulationNASGPGHAN (North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition)Orlando, FloridaOct. 22, 2011
Steroid Use After the Kasai Procedure for Biliary AtresiaNorth Pacific Surgical Association Annual MeetingPortland, ORNov. 1, 2009
The Experience of a Regional Pediatric Intestinal Failure Program: Successful Outcomes from Intestinal RehabilitationNorth Pacific Surgical Association Annual MeetingPortland, ORNov. 1, 2009

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
MB.9.420 - Transplant Services
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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