David Flum, MD, MPH, is Professor in the Department of Surgery and Adjunct Professor in Health Services and Pharmacy at the University of Washington (UW) Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Pharmacy. He is attending physician in General Surgery at University of Washington Medical Center. He is a co-director of the the UW Centers for Comparative and Health Systems Effectiveness Alliance and directs UW’s Surgical Outcomes Research Center. He created and directs the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program, the nation’s first statewide collaborative for surgical quality improvement and real world effectiveness research.

Dr. Flum’s NIH and AHRQ-funded investigations evaluate the value and impact of interventional and non-interventional approaches to common clinical conditions such as appendicitis, cholecystitis, diabetes, obesity, peripheral vascular disease, obesity, and multiple types of cancer. He is a former RWJ clinical scholar and received his BA and MD from the University of Miami School of Medicine and his MPH from the University of Washington School of Public Health.

Conflicts of Interest

As of May 7, 2021

Financial or Business Associations:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Clinical Advisory Board

Personal Associations:

  • None reported.


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