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Sarah Wartman, MD

Vascular Surgeon

Washington Hospital

Dr. Sarah Wartman received her undergraduate degree from the University of California Santa Cruz, majoring in molecular, cellular and developmental biology. After earning her medical degree at George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., Dr. Wartman was eager to return to California. She was accepted at the University of Southern California (USC), Department of Surgery as a general surgery resident. During her six-year residency, she served one year as a research fellow in USC’s Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. Dr. Wartman then completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at USC.

While attending Medical School, Dr. Wartman also worked as a research assistant with the GWU School of Public Health on a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Commission to Build a Healthier America. She has a keen interest in health care policy and hopes to bring her experience and insights to her work here at Washington Hospital.

When Dr. Wartman was considering where to practice after the completion of her vascular fellowship, she said she was impressed with how everyone at Washington Hospital is connected to the community. In the fall of 2017, Dr. Wartman joined the Washington Township Medical Foundation as a Vascular Surgeon and joined the Washington Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. She has had a life-long interest in nutrition, health and patient education and intends to combine that focus along with her surgical skills, to help provide WHHS Wound Care Center patients and the community with education that will allow them to improve their health.

Although she specializes in vascular surgery, Dr. Wartman has always taken a broader view, looking at all aspects of patients’ health. Factors such as nutrition, exercise, smoking and diabetes can all affect vascular health, which contributes to impaired wound healing.

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