HMC Department of Surgery

A word from our Surgeon-In-Chief, Ronald V. Maier

 Welcome to Harborview Medical Center, and to our division.

On bRon Maier Photoehalf of the staff and physicians of UW Medicine Harborview Medical Center, Division of Trauma, Burn, and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, I would like to welcome you to our website.

Harborview Medical Center is the only Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma/burn center for the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI).

The most critically ill and injured patients are transported to Harborview for medical treatment for a variety of injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes, burns, falls and other types of serious injuries.

This website is your introduction to the ins and outs of our divisions. Here, you will find the useful resources and tools to aid you in your rotation here, I encourage you to use this website to assist you in learning about our division and what we have to offer.

I believe the access to OCCAM, and other extensive protocol and information sites will greatly assist you in the care of our patients and enhance your understanding and depth of knowledge.


Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCS Ed (Hon)
Jane and Donald D. Trunkey Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery
University of Washington
Surgeon-in-Chief, Harborview Medical Center