Mika N. Sinanan, MD, PhD

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.

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.

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.