Dr. Benjamin Starnes, investigator at the Center for Dialysis Innovation.

Benjamin Starnes MD, FACS

Chief of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, UW Medicine

Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship, University of Washington

Alexander Whitehill Clowes Endowed Chair & Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Washington

Dr. Starnes is a board certified vascular surgeon at Harborview and Valley Medical Center, Chief of Vascular Surgery for UW Medicine, program director for the UW Vascular Surgery Fellowship, the UW’s Alexander Whitehill Clowes Endowed Chair in Vascular Surgery and a UW professor of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Starnes is an internationally recognized expert in aortic disease and vascular trauma. He strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes. Dr. Starnes earned his MD at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. He served 15 years in the US Army, including three combat tours. His clinical interests include ruptured aortic aneurysms, blunt traumatic aortic injury, aortic dissection and vascular trauma. His research interests include multi-branch and fenestrated endografting for complex aortic disease, vascular trauma and factors that influence outcomes for patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Research Interests:
  • Multi-branch and fenestrated endografting for complex aortic disease
  • Factors that influence outcomes for patients presenting with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Vascular Trauma
Education & Training: Jefferson Medical College Medical Education, 1992
Uniformed Services Teaching Appointment, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Fellowship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Internship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center Residency