Douglas Wood, MD, Professor & Interim Chair of the Department of Surgery, was elected International Councilor at the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) Annual Meeting in Naples, Italy (May 2016). ESTS is the largest specialty society of general thoracic... read more
On July 12th and 13th, the Department of Surgery celebrated the establishment of the Peter Gloviczki Professorship in Venous and Lymphatic Disorders. Dr. Mark Meissner, Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery, was named as the initial holder of the... read more
Dear UW Department of Surgery Faculty, I wanted to take a minute to say thank you to you all for training me these past 7 years. Those of you who were at the graduation dinner have already heard this but I wanted to make sure that everyone hears it from me. I learned... 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 >