Douglas E Sutherland, MD is a board certified urologist and member of the prestigious Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) who partners with patients as a member of the MultiCare Urology Department since 2008, serving as the Medical Director from 2009 to 2017. After a decade of service in the Tacoma area, Dr. Sutherland understands how to leverage medical science to generate customized clinical results for each individual that he treats. A life-time student of traditional, laparoscopic, and robotic surgical techniques, Dr. Sutherland provides comprehensive and expert consultation no matter how challenging or dire the clinical scenario.
Dr. Sutherland serves as the program director for Virginia Mason and the JBLM/US Army urologic residency training at MultiCare. He serves as an expert reviewer/educator of robotic surgical technique for CSATS and provides editorial review for multiple scientific journals, including Journal of Urology, Urology (gold journal), Journal of Urologic Oncology, and Journal of Robotic Urology. Dr. Sutherland has served in numerous leadership positions including as Medical Director of Clinical Quality for all MultiCare specialty physician (2015-2017) and he currently serves as the Washington State representative of the Board of Directors for the Western Section of the American Urological Association.
Dr. Sutherland holds a BA in chemistry from Whittier College and a MD from University of Southern California. He performed his general surgical and urology residency at Georgetown University and completed additional fellowship training in robotic urologic oncology/endourology at George Washington University. Everyday, Doug passionately loves and cares for his wife and three children. In what time he has remaining, Doug enjoys competitive triathlon and has completed several Ironman™ races.