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Seattle Magazine’s 2020 Top Doctors Recognizes UW Department of Surgery

August 10, 2020 “Seattle Magazine announced their 2020 Top Doctors in their April issue and I am pleased to share the extensive recognition of Department of Surgery (DOS) faculty. DOS had 64 faculty listed in 11 specialties—this is more than 50% of our faculty, and accounted for over 40% of the magazine’s listed surgeons in…

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Dr. Sherene Shalhub Receives PCORI Award for Aortic Dissection Patients Collaborative

August 8, 2020 The Aortic Dissection Collaborative, led by Dr. Sherene Shalhub, Associate Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery, has received a funding award through the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington Engagement Awards program to convene a collaborative of patients with—and at risk for—aortic dissection. The team aims to improve the management of aortic…

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UW Medical Center’s care again is ranked No. 1 in state

UW Medicine | Newsroom | July 28, 2020 In U.S. News & World Report, UW Medical Center also received top-50 national rankings in nine specialties. The University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, part of UW Medicine, was named the No. 1 hospital in Washington state and in the Seattle metropolitan area by U.S. News & World…

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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