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Dept. of Health Services
Program Affiliations
David R. Flum
Adjunct Professor
Professor, Surgery (primary appt.)

Research Interests:
Surgical epidemiology; outcomes research; population-based data

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Contact Information


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

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


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

Recent Publications

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