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Help! Is There a Doctor Here?

UW Medicine | ACCELERATE | April 24, 2019 WISH training helps prepare doctors for all sorts of situations.   On the way to a friend’s wedding, Rajeev Saxena, MD, MBA, a resident physician in the UW Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, discovers the power of training for an emergency. This is his story. This…

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Big Lungs, Huge Heart

UW Medicine | ACCELERATE | April 24, 2019 Brought together by a double-lung transplant, a patient and his surgeon reflect on their connection.   Anyone who’s talked to Coach Shea Little feels compelled to tell you how warm, generous and caring he is. And that kindness is one reason Little means so much to his…

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American Burn Association Recognizes Dr. Nicole Gibran, Beth Costa And Dr. Barclay Stewart

UW Medicine | The Huddle | April 10, 2019 Three members of the UW Medicine Burn Center were honored at the American Burn Association‘s annual meeting in Las Vegas, April 2th-5th. Dr. Nicole Gibran, Nancy Auth Washington Research Foundation Endowed Chair for Restorative Burn Surgery and Professor, Division of Trauma, Burn & Critical Care Surgery,…

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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. 

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