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2 years later, KOMO reporter thanks medics who saved his life

by Keith Eldridge, KOMO News—Tuesday, May 30th 2017 A picture of KOMO News reporter Keith Eldrige’s heart (pictured left) taken on May 30, 2015 showed a 95% blockage to his left main artery. It is the area known as the “widow maker,” and almost did him in. With quick action by first responders and the…

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Seattle man saves life of Alaska woman through heart transplant

Have you ever considered becoming an organ donor but have questions about the process? Alex Rozier spoke to transplant specialist Dr. Nahush Mokadam (pictured left) and Kevin O’Connor, CEO of LifeCenter Northwest and answered your questions. See the KING 5 story posted May 25th on our Facebook page >>

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UW Medicine Surgeons Prominent in Science Exhibit

To open June 10 in Seattle; displays to include simulated human body parts, surgical skill-building, instruments By Brian Donohue  |  HSNewsBeat  |  Updated 8:15 AM, 05.22.2017   A new exhibit at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle will showcase UW Medicine surgeons and surgical training techniques at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The exhibition, “Surgery + Innovation…

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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.

Education

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.
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Research

keys_kari_psdFeatured 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 >

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