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Dr. Estell Williams

Dr. Estell Williams Receives the 2021 Distinguished Service Award

January 25, 2021 UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. yearly and during this challenging time of the COVID pandemic it is being done with a dynamic and engaging website celebrating his life and the diversity at the UW. As part of this celebration, the committee confers a “Distinguished…

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Dr. Mark Sturdevant

Redmond woman recovering from rare transplant surgery to cure cancer

KOMO7 News | Monday, January 4, 2021 In a transplant unprecedented in the Pacific Northwest, Kris Anderson received a lobe of liver from her daughter in hopes of ending 9 years of metastatic. Features UW Department of Surgery’s Dr. Mark Sturdevant, Associate Professor, Division of Transplant Surgery. Watch video >>

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Drs. Mark Sturdevant and Ramasamy Bakthavatsalam prepare Lauren Anderson's lobe of liver for transplant

Rare transplant aims to resolve woman’s long bout of cancer

UW Medicine | Newsroom | December 31, 2020 UW Medicine team performs first-in-Pacific Northwest living-donor liver transplant for metastatic colorectal cancer. Features Drs. Mark Sturdevant, Associate Professor, Patrick Healey, Professor, and Ramasamy Bakthavatsalam, Professor, Division of Transplant Surgery A Washington state woman is recovering after a landmark organ transplant that she hopes will end her nearly…

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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