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Dr. Sherene Shalhub Receives Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award

Wednesday, April 17, 2019   Dr. Sherene Shalhub, Associate Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery, received the 2-year, $250K Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award for her research initiative titled “Engaging Patients with Type B Aortic Dissections as Partners in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research.” Her research project details those patients with type B aortic dissection (TBAD), who face…

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Dr. Bryce Robinson Receives the ACS/EAST Health Policy Scholarship

Dr. Bryce Robinson, Associate Professor, Division of Trauma, Burn & Critical Care Surgery, received the American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) Health Policy Scholarship through Brandeis University. This scholarship will support Dr. Robinson to attend the one-week Executive Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management. The program will be…

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Scientists Prod Immune Cells to Attack Pancreatic Cancer

UW Medicine | Newsroom | April 2, 2019 Results challenge the view that immunotherapies are unlikely to be effective against this deadly cancer, the researchers say. It’s possible to prod immune cells to attack and kill pancreatic cancer cells, according to a report from scientists at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Fred Hutchinson…

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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. 

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