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RAMP for US

Regional Academic Mentorship Program for Underrepresented Minorities in Surgery (RAMP FOR US) Are you a medical student interested in applying for surgery residency? Come learn from faculty, residents and fellows about surgery as a career, how to be a competitive applicant and tools to address barriers you may face during residency training and beyond. When:…

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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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Dr. David Byrd Named Interim SCCA Medical Director

7/23/20 Dr. David Byrd, Professor, Division of General Surgery, has been named Interim Medical Director of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). Dr. Marc Stewart, SCCA Medical Director and Senior Vice President, leaves SCCA in July 2020 for a position at City of Hope Cancer Center. Dr. Stewart has been an outstanding leader and an…

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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. 
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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