“I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Mike Mulligan will take over as the new Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, effective April 1, 2017. Dr. Mulligan has spent his whole career on the faculty here at UW, first being recruited to lead the lung... read more
Posted 8:56 AM, March 3, 2017, by John Hopperstad/Seattle Q13 Fox TV, Updated at 09:33AM, March 6, 2017 Friday, March 3rd was National Dress in Blue Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about colon cancer. This comes at a time when statistics show more young... read more
The Seattle Times Originally published March 8, 2017 at 6:00 am Updated March 8, 2017 at 7:49 pm by Bob Young, Seattle Times staff reporter University of Washington researchers aim to create the next generation of mannequins, with warm “flesh,” moist “tongues” and... read more
I'm delighted to welcome you to the Department of Surgery website. I invite you to peruse the many facets of our Department described in this site - our nationally and internationally respected faculty, the nature and scope of our surgical programs, our highly regarded residency programs and our exciting research endeavors that include basic, translational, outcomes and clinical research.
-Douglas E. Wood M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.Ed.
As one of the premier surgical training programs in the country, the University of Washington Department of Surgery fosters trainees along their path to independent surgical practice. Residents engage with local, national, and international surgical leaders as they master clinical and technical skills in their respective fields. Our graduates demonstrate excellence in clinical medicine, research, and leadership across a broad range of practice settings.FIND OUT MORE >
Featured Researchers: Jeffrey Friedrich & Kari Keys
Drs. Jeffrey Friedrich, Plastic Surgery Residency Program Director, and Kari Keys, Associate Program Director, both have a strong interest in surgical education – not only in the actual teaching of residents, but also in investigating the many ways resident education can be enriched for the benefit of faculty, trainees, and patients. Some of their recent projects have examined issues related to topics such as standardization of microsurgery curriculum, the integration of simulation for fundamental techniques, and resident self-assessment on core competencies. Read More >