Nicholas Kassebaum

Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation; Seattle Children's Hospital

Nicholas Kassebaum, MD, is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington from the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital. At IHME, he is working with the Burden of Disease and Cost Effectiveness research teams. Dr. Kassebaum is researching the burden and effectiveness of interventions for specific conditions as well as analyzing hospital data on surgical cost effectiveness in various health care settings around the world.

Dr. Kassebaum earned a BA cum laude from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, and also studied as an undergraduate at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. He earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University, did his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Washington, and completed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at the Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kassebaum has served as a member of the World Health Organization’s Committee on Burden of Surgical Disease. He was a visiting fellow at IHME from 2010 to 2012, where he researched dental diseases, hemoglobin disorders, anemia, and respiratory diseases. Dr. Kassebaum’s clinical practice is in pediatric anesthesiology at Seattle Children’s Hospital.