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Dr. Douglas Wood Received 2019 STS Distinguished Service Award

Thursday, January 31, 2019   In honor of his outstanding work and significant contributions, Douglas E. Wood, MD FACS, FRCSEd (ad hom), The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair, was presented a 2019 Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Distinguished Service Award at the Annual Membership Business Meeting. An STS member since 1995, Dr. Wood has…

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Researchers create road map for pediatric head trauma

UW Medicine | The Huddle| January, 30, 2019 Severe traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in children leaving 61 percent of survivors with a lifelong disability, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. Guidelines have existed to treat pediatric patients with…

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UW Medicine Kidney Transplant Program Celebrates 204 Transplants

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 The Kidney Transplant Program at UW Medicine is celebrating the milestone of 204 kidney transplants performed in 2018. This unprecedented achievement is accompanied by the best national outcomes at 3 years post kidney transplantation. These accomplishments identify the UW Kidney Transplant Program as one of the premier kidney transplant programs in…

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EDUCATION
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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