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George T. Drugas, MD

George T. Drugas, MD

General Surgery

On staff since November 2008

Children's Title: Clinical Director, Surgical Inpatient Units; Director, Quality Improvement, Surgical Services; Coordinator, Department of Surgery

Academic Title: Associate Professor

"I work on quality improvement and processes that aim to improve patient care. Many of these projects focus on patient safety but all seek to enhance the hospital experience of the families and children that are cared for in our clinics, in-patient units and operating rooms. Standardization is one of the keys to eliminating human error. I help surgical services achieve the goal of keeping children safe while striving to provide effective, cost-conscious, timely, family-friendly, patient-centered care."


Board Certification(s)
Surgery - General
Surgical Critical Care
Pediatric Surgery
Medical/Professional School
Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago
University of Rochester, Rochester
Surgery - General, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford
Surgical Critical Care, University of Miami, Miami
Surgery - General, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
Surgery - General, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
Clinical Interests

Surgical outcomes, operational process improvement Surgical oncology

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
U.S. News Top DoctorU.S. News and World Report 2012


Isolated torsion of the fallopian tube in a menarchal 11-year-old girl.
Pediatric emergency care , 2008 Jun: 374-6
Temporary occlusion of the gastroesophageal junction: a modified technique for stabilization of the neonate with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula requiring mechanical ventilation.
Pediatric surgery international , 2007 Nov: 1127-9
Rhabdomyosarcoma of the clitoris.
Pediatric radiology , 2007 Nov: 1179
Meckel's diverticulum on small-bowel follow-through series and computerized tomography scan in a 7-year-old boy with anemia.
Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association , 2007 Oct: e42-3
Ileal duplication cyst mimicking adnexal cyst on prenatal ultrasound.
Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association , 2007 Sep: A30
Colonoscopic diagnosis of an appendiceal mucocele.
Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition , 2007 Aug: 145-6
Desmoplastic small round cell tumor.
Pediatric blood & cancer , 2004 May: 489-92
Air gun pellet embolization to the right heart: case report and review of the literature.
The Journal of trauma , 2003 Jun: 1239-41
Optimal closure of the complex abdomen.
Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) , 2003 Apr: 458
Intraoperative colonic lavage in a premature infant: a case report.
Journal of pediatric surgery , 2002 Nov: 1645-7

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
OA.9.220 - Surgery
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center
1500 - 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

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