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Tips for New Staff

The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Washington is spread over four hospitals. However, the administration is run out of the University of Washington Health Sciences Building. The UWMC is a general hospital and a specialist cardiac and obstetric hospital. This is where you sign all sorts of documentation on your first day in town. Contact the department's main office for details at (206) 543-2470. The hospitals are the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), Harborview Medical Center (HMC-the trauma center), the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System (VAMC - a hospital for veterans and their dependents), and Seattle Children's. There are well over 80 attending (= consultant) staff with many having a high research involvement. There are also a smaller number of PhD faculty who do just research. Residents number about 60, with about 8 fellows each year in a variety of areas including pain, pediatrics, cardiac, trauma, obstetrics and neuroanesthesia.

The various hospitals (UWMC, HMC, VAMC and Seattle Children's) are staffed independent of each other and are fairly autonomous in the clinical sphere. Each hospital will have a Clinical Chief. You will be based primarily at one hospital.

Clinical Chiefs

image of dr. artru John Lang, MD
Professor, Chief of Anesthesiology Clinical Services
Department of Anesthesiology
Box 356540
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-6540

Phone: 206 616-1992
FAX: 206 598-4544

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Dr. Michael J. Souter, MB BS, FRCA
Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine;
Chief, HMC Anesthesiology Clinical Services;
Adjunct Professor, Neurosurgery;
Attending Physician, NeuroCritical Care Service,
Harborview Medical Center

Box 359724
Harborview Medical Center
325 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206 744-3059
FAX: 206 744-8090

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Jeremy M. Geidushek, MD
Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine;
Acting Director, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seattle Children's;
Director, Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, SCH

4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Phone: (206) 987-2518
Fax: (206) 987-3935

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Lisa M. Judge, MD
Clinical Associate Professor,
UW Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Acting Chief, VA Clinical Services


The department has all kinds of research going on. To learn about the specific areas of research available, please talk with the Chair of the department. They will be glad to steer you in the right direction.

Vice-Chair of Clinical Research


Karen B Domino, MD
Professor & Vice Chair for Clinical Research,
Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Neurological Surgery

Department of Anesthesiology
Box 356540
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Phone: (206) 616-2627
Fax: (206) 543-2958

The Internet

The University of Washington has an easy hookup to the internet and your email is free, even if you do it from home. Business usage is subject to rules provided by the University of Washington. These rules, and general information about computing can be found at the University of Washington Computing and Networking site.

For general computing support questions, please go to our department "Computing" page.

Post (Postal and Mail Services)

For current rates of postage for letters and parcels for domestic and oversease locations, please consult the U.S. Postal Service website at

In addition to the U.S. Postal Service, there are other private postal outlets in the United States. These companies are more expensive than the U.S. Postal Service, and do not provide all the services of the U.S. Postal Service, such as the processing of registered letters, etc. However, these private companies are also open during the weekends and may have opening times more convenient for some customers. Currently, there is no 24-hour U.S. Postal Office in Seattle.


The local airport is called SeaTac, and lies half way between Seattle and Tacoma. It is 15 miles from the downtown area of Seattle. Cabs are about 40 ($US) to downtown Seattle. A service called Shuttle Express delivers door to door for a lot less. Shuttles to prominent hotels downtown are also available for about 10 ($US). Renting a mid-sized car at the airport for a week will cost about 200 ($US).


Seattle is very green and is surrounded by mountains. Many recreational activities are available. Depending on the season these activities include skiing, water skiing, wind surfing, hiking, mountain climbing, snow boarding, taking in professional sports(we have professional basketball, baseball and football teams), taking trips to Canada or to other interesting parts of the US. There is a very good Ballet Company here. Many Broadway shows come here. Jazz is a major attraction. In other words, there is lots to do. Somewhere in this section we should mention that Seattle is the coffee capital of the US and you will all have to learn how to adapt to a caffeinated society.


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C. Michael Crowder, MD, PhD
Professor & Chair
Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Allan J. Treuer Endowed Professor of Anesthesiology
Adjunct Professor of Genome Sciences
Box 356540
University of Washington
Seattle, WA


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