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3D Printed Face Shield Visors

UW Medicine Researchers Collaborate to 3D Print PPE Supplies

What do you get when you take a research lab, a crowdsourced design and a whole lot of 3D printers? In the case of the current COVID-19 pandemic, you get essential face shields to protect front-line workers — and a stirring display of team spirit. In early March, when the number of COVID-19 cases in…

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2020 June Grand Rounds Flyer

June 2020 Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

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EMCO machine

Hospital machine touted as ‘last best option’ to treat COVID-19 patients

KOMO News | by Patrick Quinn, KOMO News Reporter | May 18, 2020 Until there is a cure or vaccine, hospitals could continue to struggle to treat the most critical COVID-19 patients, but doctors at Harborview Medical Center are turning to a machine for to help revive patients suffering from severe lung damage. The machine,…

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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. 

2019-20 Resident Researchers

We are proud to present this year’s new research residents. Research is a key component of the UW Department of Surgery’s residency programs and these residents have each “paused” their clinical training in order to complete a two-year research fellowship. Our research residents, along with their clinical peers who work hard to find time to participate in numerous projects throughout their training, all play an integral role in fulfilling the Department’s research mission. MORE