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Opioid deaths are preventable — don’t NIMBY treatment centers

The Seattle Times | Author Dr. Kathryn M. Stadeli, Research Resident, UW Department of Surgery | November 8, 2018 “By bringing treatment to those who need it, we could help not only those individuals, but also the families and communities most affected by the opioid crisis.” Seven-hundred Washingtonians died from opioid-related overdoses in 2017. Synthetic fentanyl, the…

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Why being fit for surgery makes all the difference

UW Medicine Newsroom | December 28, 2018 Surgical oncologist Venu G. Pillarisetty talks about why resting before surgery is the worst thing you can do. Dr. Pillarisetty is senior author of study published in PLOS One finds that finds exercise and eating well before surgery can make a real difference. The study found that 64…

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Dr. Sherene Shalhub Appointed PCORI Advisory Panel Member

December, 14, 2018 Dr. Sherene Shalhub, Assistant Professor, Division of Vascular Division, has been appointed by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as a member of its Advisory Panel on rare diseases. Dr. Shalhub will join other members of the panel in applying her experience and expertise to helping PCORI refine and prioritize the research it funds. She will also ensure…

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EDUCATION
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CLINICAL
WELCOME MESSAGE

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

EDUCATION

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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RESEARCH

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

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