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Dr. Benjamin Starnes Elected to Serve as Western Vascular Society President Elect

Monday, October 1, 2018 Dr. Benjamin Starnes, The Alexander W. Clowes Endowed Chair, Professor and Chief of Division of Vascular Surgery, was elected to serve as the Western Vascular Society President Elect for the 2018/2019 academic year and will hold the position of President for the 2019/2020 year. The election was held on September 24th,…

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BHGI Global Summit 2018

International Breast Health and Cancer Control: Improving Breast Health Care through Resource Stratified Phased Implementation Convened in cooperation with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) In May 2017, the 70th World Health Assembly adopted the resolution “Cancer prevention and control in the context of an integrated approach” calling on the WHO Director-General to leverage the…

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The Transformer UW Medicine Podcast — Episode 3: Cookbook Medicine: A Recipe for Success?

August 28, 2018 Are standardized pathways just “cookbook medicine?” UW Medicine Chief Medical Officer Carlos Pellegrini and Drs. Heidi Gray and Venu Pillarisetty take a deep dive into building roadmaps and repeatable models for common clinical procedures that are key to care transformation and implementing the “UW Medicine Way.”

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WELCOME MESSAGE
EDUCATION
RESEARCH
CLINICAL
WELCOME MESSAGE

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. MORE

Douglas E. Wood MD, FACS, FRCSEd
The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair

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

Featured Researcher: Kimberly Riehle, MD

Dr. Kimberly Riehle, Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric General Surgery, first joined Department of Surgery as a general surgery resident in 2001 and during her surgical training she spent she spent two years in the laboratory of Dr. Nelson Fausto, then chair of the Department of Pathology. During that time, she gained expertise in molecular mechanisms of liver regeneration and hepatocellular carcinogenesis.

After completing her clinical training in pediatric surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2010, she returned to the University of Washington to become the first female member of the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Pathol¬ogy. During her first two years on the faculty, her research continued to focus on liver injury, fibrosis, and regeneration under Professor Fausto’s mentorship, then she shifted her research focus to a disease that she encounters as a pediatric surgeon, fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (FL-HCC). Since 2013, she and Dr. Raymond Yeung, Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, have formed a multidis¬ciplinary collaborative team with faculty in the Departments of Pharmacology, Pathology, and Medical Oncology, all work¬ing together to find a cure for this disease. MORE

CLINICAL