Dr. Washburn completed his Medical School Education at the University of Pittsburgh, PA and did his General Surgery Residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, MA. In 1995, Dr. Washburn completed a fellowship in Multi-Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery. After completion of his military service, Dr. Washburn joined the University of Texas Health Science Center in 1997.
Dr. Washburn is currently the Surgical Director of the Liver Transplant Program at UTHSCSA. In addition to his expertise in Organ Transplantation, Dr. Washburn has over 15 years experience in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery. He specializes in complex pancreatic surgery and all open and laparoscopic liver resections. Along with Drs. Halff and Almeda, the team can offer left trisegmentectomies and central liver resections, surgeries that are more complicated than traditional liver operations. This offers patients many options when dealing with primary and secondary liver cancer. As transplant physicians, Dr. Washburn and the other surgeons frequently operate on high-risk patients with liver cirrhosis, and even offer surgery for portal hypertension.