Mika N. Sinanan | MD, PhD

Chair of Research & Development Committee, WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare

Professor, Department of Surgery


Clinical Interests
Gastrointestinal surgery with special emphasis on gastrointestinal oncology; inflammatory bowel disease; diseases of the colon and rectum; pancreatic and hepatobiliary diseases; and videoendoscopic surgery.




Dr. Sinanan is a UW professor of surgery, specializing in gastrointestinal oncology and surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, reoperative surgery, and diseases of the colon and rectum.

A leader in minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery, he is one of the founders of WISH. He is also medical director of the UW Surgical Specialties Center and serves as the current president of University of Washington Physicians, a practice plan for all faculty physicians practicing in the UW Medicine health system.

Research Interests
Videoendoscopic surgery; applications of gastrointestinal function testing to surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease; advanced surgical technology; and surgical robotics.

Teaching Interests
Application of surgical simulation to train surgeons in advanced surgical skills.

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