Dr. Michael Florence MD Surgeon

Dr. Michael Florence is a surgeon in Seattle, Washington and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill Campus and Swedish Medical Center-First Hill. He received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 39 years. He is one of 70 doctors at Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill Campus and one of 8 at Swedish Medical Center-First Hill who specialize in Surgery.

Are you Dr. Florence? Claim/Edit Profile

Office Location

Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: General Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Washington
Residency, General Surgery, 1975–1980

Emory University School of Medicine
Class of 1975

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

WA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2011

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Top MD, Consumers Checkbook

Publications & Presentations

Time to Appendectomy and Risk of Perforation in Acute Appendicitis.
Drake, F. T.,Mottey, N. E.,Farrokhi, E. T.,Florence, M. G.,Johnson, M. G.,Mock, C.,Steele, S. R.,Thirlby, R. C.,Flum, D. R.

Enteral Contrast in the Computed Tomography Diagnosis of Appendicitis: Comparative Effectiveness in a Prospective Surgical Cohort.
Drake, F. T.,Alfonso, R.,Bhargava, P.,Cuevas, C.,Dighe, M. K.,Florence, M. G.,Johnson, M. G.,Jurkovich, G. J.,Steele, S. R.,Symons, R. G.,Thirlby, R. C.,Flum, D. R.

Adoption of Laparoscopy for Elective Colorectal Resection: A Report from the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program.
Kwon, S., Billingham, R., Farrokhi, E., Florence, M., Herzig, D., Horvath, K., Rogers, T., Steele, S., Symons, R., Thirlby, R., Whiteford, M., Flum, D. R.

See all 4 publications

Report a Correction — If you are aware of information on this page that is out of date or incorrect, please let us know.

Patient Advice & Support


See More
Our Doctor Finder includes most U.S. physicians. Doctors are not ranked, learn more.

Nearby Surgeons

See all Surgeons near Seattle, WA See all Surgeons in Washington

U.S. News Best Hospitals

U.S. News Best Hospitals

To rank the best adult and children's hospitals, U.S. News analyzes data for fewer than 5,000 centers.

See Hospitals by Specialty

Find a Hospital by Location

Your Message Has Been Submitted

As part of our research on the correction you submitted, you may be contacted at the email address provided.

Sorry, Your Message Could Not Be Submitted

Please try again later, or E-mail your message to doctors@usnews.com and include the Web address (URL) of the page that contains incorrect information.