Dan Doran, M.D.

Dan Doran, M.D. USAP Bio

About Me
I am an anesthesiologist with a special interest in providing care for neurosurgical and complex vascular procedures. However, one of my favorite aspects of practice is simply the wide variety of venues in which anesthesiologists are able to provide care. Whether it's working with obstetricians, cardiologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, oncologists, internists, or even psychiatrists - the practice of anesthesiology allows us to stay in touch with, learn from, and be fascinated by advances throughout medicine. 

Similarly, the practice of anesthesiology is really rooted in our caring for community - and this is such a privilege. Whether you're from the International District/Chinatown, Capitol Hill, Spokane, Walla Walla, or Alaska, our conversations before and after surgery help me to keep my "finger on the pulse" of the hopes and concerns of people of all ages, languages, geographic histories, and health histories in our region. Even though our time together is often brief, I look forward to these chats, and I believe that they help me - and the whole the healthcare team - deliver the highest quality of care possible.

Areas of Clinical Interest
The areas where I have particular clinical focus is in anesthesia for neurosurgery, complex vascular surgery, and obstetrics. From a nonclinical standpoint, I am also interested in and write about our regional transportation and housing policies, with a special focus on how these affect the health and well-being of all the residents of the Puget Sound region.


  • BS Biology, Co-major: Theology. Creighton University, Omaha NE 2000
  • MD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver CO 2004
  • recipient of Louise Coulter Fellowship award for research in pulmonary medicine
  • recipient of ARCS award for medical research
  • Anesthesiology Residency, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2008
  • Board certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 2010

"It is a privilege and an honor to be of service to all members of our community. I am grateful to be practicing medicine now, with all of our technical expertise and data-driven practices, but it's also true that the most joyful parts of my day are those conversations that I have with patients before and after surgery. I look forward to meeting you!"