Dr. Ronald Abrams pursued an undergraduate B.S. degree in chemistry and mathematics at the University of Washington. In his 3rd year, he was accepted for the early admission program to the University of Washington School of Medicine. He graduated with honors from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1969. He completed his Anesthesiology Residency training at the University of Washington in 1974. He became board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1975.
In 1976 he became a staff Anesthesiologist at Valley Medical Center, and soon thereafter he established the department of Anesthesiology at Valley Medical Center with Drs. Marc Erlitz, James Scurlock, and Jay Merati and they established Valley Anesthesia Associates which today is one of Washington’s largest single hospital Anesthesia groups.
In 1983, Drs. Abrams, Erlitz, and Scurlock were early pioneers of Outpatient Surgical Centers by establishing Evergreen Surgery Center, one of the first free-standing surgical centers in the country and established Surgical Center Anesthesiologists to provide Anesthesia Outpatient Services for Evergreen Surgery Center. In 2010, Surgical Center Anesthesiologists began providing Anesthesia services to local Surgical Centers and a few years later Eviva was added and now Surgical Center Anesthesia provides services exclusively at Eviva.