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Dr. John Waldhausen

Dr. John Waldhausen Accepts Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery Position at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Dr. John Waldhausen accepted the position of Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH). This position was previously held by Dr. Robert Sawin until he stepped down last year and Dr. Waldhausen has done a tremendous job as Interim Division Chief since that time. Dr. Waldhausen previously held…

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Dr. Raymond Yeung and Yeung shoes

The Good Luck Rituals of Medical Experts

UW Medicine | The Huddle| January 20, 2020 Whether it’s delivering a baby, operating on a patient or something else in-between, UW Medicine providers accomplish some pretty amazing things on a daily basis. But how do they get themselves in the right headspace for procedures both big and small — and what do they do…

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Dr. Michael Mulligan

Saving Grace

UW Medicine | ACCELERATE—The Campaign for UW Medicine   After years of breathing problems, a patient sings her gratitude loud and clear.   On a recent Sunday at church, Marilyn Gibbs-Wightman stood up to sing. She knew she’d need some help — just a few months before, she’d had 15 blood clots removed from her…

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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. 
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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