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CMO Transition: Dr. Carlos Pellegrini announces retirement

October 17, 2018 | UW Medicine The Huddle | By Steve Butler Dr. Carlos Pellegrini has announced his retirement from UW Medicine, which will be effective December 31, 2018. During his remarkable career, Dr. Pellegrini served as chair of the Department of Surgery for 23 years, and he has been UW Medicine’s founding chief medical officer…

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Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike Receives 2018 Harkins’ Society Distinguished Alumnus Award

October 16, 2018 The Harkins’ Society was started in 1955 to honor our first department Chair, Henry N. Harkins on the evening of his 50th birthday celebration. It has since grown to our Department of Surgery’s alumni association with members including faculty, former chief residents and fellows. The Harkins’ Society and its members strive to…

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Dr. Benjamin Starnes Elected to Serve as Western Vascular Society President Elect

Monday, October 1, 2018 Dr. Benjamin Starnes, The Alexander W. Clowes Endowed Chair, Professor and Chief of Division of Vascular Surgery, was elected to serve as the Western Vascular Society President Elect for the 2018/2019 academic year and will hold the position of President for the 2019/2020 year. The election was held on September 24th,…

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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