Patrick J Healey, MD

Patrick J Healey, MD


"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."
  • Biography

    Patrick Healey, MD, is a Professor of Surgery (General Surgery & Transplantation) and is the Surgical Director of Solid Organ Transplantation at Seattle Children's Hospital. Healey received his MD from Boston University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Healey completed his General Surgery residency at the Hartford Hospital and completed fellowship training in Abdominal Transplantation at University of Washington and in Pediatric Surgery at Seattle Children's.

    Dr. Healey is one of the few surgeons in the nation trained in both pediatric surgery and transplantation. Because of this, Dr. Healey has unique expertise in the surgery of the liver and biliary tract in children. Dr. Healey previously served as Chief of the Pediatric Transplant Department for over 24years until June 2023.  He led one of the most successful pediatric transplant programs in the nation with outstanding results in liver, kidney and small bowel transplantation.

    Nationally, Dr. Healey has previously served on the OPTN/UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) Board of Directors and the Membership & Professional Standards Committee .  He currently serves on the Pediatric Task Force for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.  

    Regional/local responsibilities includes serving on the LifeCenter Northwest Advisory Board Committee and Clinical Advisory Committee. Dr. Healey served as President of the Seattle Surgical Society in 2021.  He has been a member of the Ethics Committee at Seattle Childrens since 2012.

    His clinical and research interests include transplantation in infants and small children, neonatal surgery, congenital anomalies and pediatric tumors.

    Board Certification(s)

    Surgery (General Surgery)
    Pediatric Surgery


    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA


    Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT


    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

    Clinical Interests

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

    Research Focus Area

    Translational Research

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