Whidbey General Hospital
Thomas B. Vader, MD

Thomas B. Vader MD

Thomas Vader, MD, has administered 35,000 anesthetics at Whidbey General Hospital during the past 35 years. He is part of a team that is on call 24/7 to care for trauma victims and serves on the Trauma Committee, which evaluates our trauma care for quality and completeness. The founder and co-owner of Penn Cove Anesthesia, Dr. Vader was the first specialist on the island and is one of the longest-tenured members of our medical staff, which he helped establish in 1977. He helped found the hospital’s Emergency Medical Services and trained its first paramedics. He was also a founding member and first treasurer of the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation.

Penn Cove Anesthesia

P.O. Box 631

Coupeville , WA  98239
Office Phone: 360-678-4071

Patient Care Philosophy

  • Offer committed, competent, compassionate care
  • Serve and protect patients through clinical excellence
  • Care for Whidbey Islanders by Whidbey Islanders; neighbors caring for neighbors
  • Provide all-physician, board-certified care

Scope of Care

  • Certified in all aspects of regional and general anesthesia
  • Invasive monitoring and airway management
  • Highly experienced in the care of elderly and critically ill patients
  • Credentialed in the care of ICU patients


  • Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School, 1971

Internship & Residency

  • Internship: Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center
  • Residency: University of California at San Francisco


  • Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology

Thomas B. Vader, MD


“BEST experience I ever had in a hospital. Five star all the way.”

Thomas B. Vader, MD

Everyone at Whidbey General focuses on achieving the best possible patient outcomes. Read comments from our patients about the care they received. Want to share your own testimonial? Email myhospital@whidbeygen.org.