Dr. Andre Dick, Associate Professor, Division of Transplant Surgery at University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital, has been named Surgical Director of Renal Transplantation here at Seattle Children’s Hospital. In that role, he will... read more
Largest, Most Comprehensive Study of Simulated Surgery Shows Practice May Help Improve Patient Outcomes CHICAGO (August 25, 2016) — Simulation training for surgery residents builds confidence and could have a life-saving impact on patients undergoing cardiac surgery,... read more
Dr. Sherene Shalhub, Assistant Professor, Vascular Division, has been selected by her faculty colleagues to serve on University of Washington’s Faculty Council on University Relations (FCUR) for a two-year term beginning September 2016. FCUR is responsible for all... 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 >