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Dr. Estell Williams Doctor for a Day

Estell Williams: Mentoring the Next Generation of Black Doctors

Surgeon and assistant professor Estell Williams, MD, has overcome a lot in her 33 years of life. She grew up with limited financial means, survived personal loss and weathered the life-altering effects of Hurricane Katrina. Her road to get to where she is today wasn’t easy, but she wouldn’t have had it any other way.…

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2020 Spring Surgery Synopsis Front Cover

Surgery Synopsis | Spring 2020 Newsletter

June 12, 2020 The 2020 Spring issue of Surgery Synopsis is multi–focused. There is so much happening right now in our nation, in healthcare, and certainly within the Department of Surgery. In this issue we wanted to give you a flavor of how COVID–19 has affected our Department and our people, at the same time…

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3D Printed Face Shield Visors

UW Medicine Researchers Collaborate to 3D Print PPE Supplies

What do you get when you take a research lab, a crowdsourced design and a whole lot of 3D printers? In the case of the current COVID-19 pandemic, you get essential face shields to protect front-line workers — and a stirring display of team spirit. In early March, when the number of COVID-19 cases in…

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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. MORE

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

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. 

Faculty Researcher Highlight— David Hananel

Dr. David HananelDavid Hananel joined the Department of Surgery together with several colleagues from the University of Minnesota Center for Research in Simulation and Education Technologies (CREST) as part of the recruitment of Dr. Robert Sweet,Chief, Division of Healthcare Simulation Sciences, and the transition of CREST to UW. He has been with CREST now for 9 years, most of that time as Director, and was recently also appointed as Lecturer in the new Division of Healthcare Simulation Science, which brings together CREST and the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH) under the leadership of Dr. Sweet. MORE