Title: Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon
Company: University of Washington
Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
John Arthur, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Surgical Skills and Stimulation Training at the University of Washington, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctor for dedication, achievements, and leadership in thoracic and vascular surgery.
Inspired by his father, who was a dentist and his doctors as a child, Dr. Arthur decided to pursue medicine as a profession. Upon the completion of high school, he pursued a formal education at Dartmouth College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1964. Four years later, he graduated from Albany Medical College with a Doctor of Medicine. He received a certification from the American Board of Surgery and maintained continuing medical education. Soon thereafter, Dr. Arthur began his career with a straight internship in surgery at the University of Washington between 1968 and 1969, before becoming a thoracic and vascular surgeon for the Department of Surgery at the Naval Hospital of Camp Pendleton in California, in 1975. Dr. Arthur held that position for two years, later working for a surgical private practice in Bremerton, Washington, in 1977.
While holding the appointment for 42 years, he also contributed as the chief of surgery at Harrison Memorial Hospital, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington, and a staff member of the Harborview Medical Center until 2013. Dr. Arthur went on to become a clinical assistant professor for the Department of Surgery with the University of Washington in 2013, further progressing to a clinical associate professor of surgery in 2016. In addition to this engagement, he has served as the director of surgical skills and simulation training for the renowned institution since 2016. Alongside his primary endeavors, he is the founder of the Kitsap Vascular Laboratory, the Kitsap Vein Center, the Olympic Radiology, the Thoracic & Vascular Center of Kitsap County, and the Narrows Vascular Laboratory. Civically, he served in the United States Navy Medical Corps between 1975 and 1977, as well as the Naval Reserves from 1977 to 1987. As a testament to his success, Dr. Arthur has been featured in the 21st edition of Who’s Who in the West.
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