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Surgical Ethics Conference

This one-day conference employs the methods of ethical analysis taught in the Summer Seminar to analyze topics of special interest to surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical nurses, physician assistants, social workers, and hospital administrators. Lectures tailored to surgical specialties define ethical principles and concepts. Multi-disciplinary panels and small group discussions allow participants to better understand the ethical…

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Dr. Joseph Gruss, Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, Retires

Like those great, iconic athletes who only require one name (e.g., Lebron, Tiger, Kobe), we all know him simply as, “Joe.”  Incredibly, he is retiring from clinical surgery. For those who have had the pleasure to operate with Joe or watch him operate, we can all attest that he really is a world-class craniofacial and…

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Heart-transplant program opens access to Hep C-positive donors

UW Medicine | Newsroom | June 13, 2018 | By, Brian Donahue, 206-543-7856, bdonohue@uw.edu UW Medicine patients can opt in for suitable donor hearts and must complete an 8- to 12-week postoperative drug regimen to clear the virus. UW Medicine’s heart-transplant team this month began giving all of its patients access to suitable donor hearts from decedents…

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WELCOME MESSAGE
EDUCATION
RESEARCH
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

CLINICAL