Nicholas B. Vedder M.D., F.A.C.S.

Nicholas B. Vedder M.D., F.A.C.S.
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  • English


  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


Dr. Vedder is a professor of surgery and of orthopaedics and heads the Division of Plastic Surgery. He is an expert in plastic and reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, and reconstructive microsurgery.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in 1981. He came to Seattle for an internship and residency in surgery and then went to Massachusetts General Hospital for a residency in plastic surgery. He was also a research fellow in surgery at the UW, a fellow at Harvard Medical School, and did a fellowship in hand surgery at the UW. He is board-certified in surgery, with added qualifications in hand surgery, and is also board-certified in plastic surgery.

Patient Care Philosophy

I strive to care for my patients as I would want to be cared for myself.

Clinical Interests

  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Reconstructive microsurgery

Research Interests

Dr. Vedder's research laboratory examines the mechanism of reperfusion injury, which occurs when blood re-enters tissue, and novel methods of controlling this process through modulation of adhesion interaction between leukocytes and endothelium.


Institution Credential Year
Case Western Reserve University Medical education 1981
Univ. of Washington Internship
Univ. of Washington Residency
UW - Dept. of Surgery Fellowship
Harvard Medical School Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital Residency
UW - Dept. of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Fellowship
Degree Institution Year
MD Case Western Reserve University 1981

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Plastic Surgery Hand Surgery 2013
American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery 1993
American Board of Surgery Surgery 1987