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School of Public Health

David R. Flum

Adjunct Professor, Health Services
Professor, Surgery (primary appt.)


MPH   University of Washington, 2002   (Health Services)
MD   University of Miami (Florida), 1991   (Medicine)
BS   University of Miami (Florida), 1991   (Biology)

Contact Info


University of Washington
Department of Surgery
1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195

campus box:   356410
voice:   206-616-5440
fax:   206-543-8136

Surgical epidemiology; outcomes research; population-based data

Kotagal M, Carle AC, Kessler LG, Flum DR. Limited impact on health and access to care for 19- to 25-year-olds following the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Nov;168(11):1023-9. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.1208.  PMID: 25200181    PMCID: PMC4218866

Wang BC, Wong ES, Alfonso-Cristancho R, He H, Flum DR, Arterburn DE, Garrison LP, Sullivan SD. Cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgical procedures for the treatment of severe obesity. Eur J Health Econ. 2014 Apr;15(3):253-63. doi: 10.1007/s10198-013-0472-5. Epub 2013 Mar 24.  PMID: 23526126

Salem L, Devlin A, Sullivan SD, Flum DR. Cost-effectiveness analysis of laparoscopic gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, and nonoperative weight loss interventions. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2008 Jan-Feb;4(1):26-32. Epub 2007 Dec 19.  PMID: 18069075    PMCID: PMC2706260