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

Nicholas B. Vedder M.D., F.A.C.S.
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  • Hand & wrist surgery
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery


Nicholas Vedder, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board certified surgeon at Harborview and UWMC-Roosevelt, UW Medicine’s chief of Plastic Surgery, vice chair of Surgery and a UW professor of Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. He has been a Seattle Magazine and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine Top Doc since 2010.

Dr. Vedder is an expert in hand surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery and reconstructive microsurgery. He strives to care for each patient as he would want to be cared for himself and is respectful of individual backgrounds and wishes.

Dr. Vedder earned his M.D. from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland. He is board certified in Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery. He is past chair of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and past president of the American Association for Hand Surgery.

Clinical Interests


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