Thomas S. Hatsukami, M.D., FACS, FAHA
V. Paul Gavora and Helen S. and John A. Schilling Endowed Chair in Vascular Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery
Tom Hatsukami received his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and medical degree at the University of California Los Angeles. Following his residency training in general surgery and fellowship in vascular surgery at UW Medicine, he served as a senior research fellow under the mentorship of D. Eugene Strandness, Jr., M.D. Dr. Strandness’ pioneering work is credited for the development of vascular duplex ultrasonography, widely used in current clinical practice.
Currently, Dr. Hatsukami is a Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery, UW Medicine, and he co-directs the Vascular Imaging Laboratory with Dr. Chun Yuan, Professor of Radiology. Drs. Yuan and Hatsukami have had a 20-year history of collaboration focused on development and application of novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques for characterization of cerebral and peripheral vascular disease. They are using these MRI techniques in prospective clinical studies to examine mechanisms of atherosclerosis progression, plaque features that are associated with an increased risk for stroke, hemodynamic and structural factors associated with aneurysmal degeneration following aortic dissection, and response to novel endovascular therapy aimed at reducing rates of arterial re-occlusion.
Dr. Hatsukami met his wife, Dr. Kathleen Sie, during their residency training at UW Medicine. Dr. Sie is a pediatric otolaryngologist at Seattle Children’s, Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Director of the Childhood Communication Center, and holder of the Richard and Francine Loeb Endowed Chair in Childhood Communication Research. Their two children have attended the University of Washington, and they enjoy the great outdoors of the Northwest.
Learn more about:
- Thomas S. Hatsukami, M.D., FACS, FAHA
- The endowed fund that supports his work.
- Division of Vascular Surgery
- Center for Cardiovascular Biology
If you’re interested in this field, please consider making a gift to this fund through the UW Foundation.