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Dr. Elina Quiroga Honored at UW’s 3rd Annual Latinx Faculty Recognition Event

Monday, May 13, 2019 The University of Washington Latino Center for Health hosted the 3rd Annual Latinx Faculty Recognition Event on May 2, 2019. This event highlights and honors the incredibly diverse body of work and impactful contributions of the 33 Latinx faculty across the tri-campuses of the University of Washington. Among the honorees is…

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Dr. Sara Kim Recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges

Association of American Medical Colleges | May 7, 2019   Dr. Sara Kim, Research Professor, Division of General Surgery, has been recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for her significant contributions to the AAMC’s Leadership Development Programs. “Dr. Kim is currently serving as both a Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program…

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EHR Rehab: UW Spinout Raises $5.8M to Improve Health Record Access for Doctors

Built in Seattle | by Quinten Dol | May 7, 2019 A Seattle-based tech startup has raised $5.8 million in Series A funding in an effort to widen bottlenecks and smooth clinical workflows within hospitals. TransformativeMed is targeting the ways in which doctors communicate with one another, which traditionally center around messaging software that requires…

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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. 

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