By Colin Fernandez, Science Correspondent For The Daily Mail 00:34 15 Jul 2017, updated 17:31 18 Jul 2017 In the constant battle to prevent infections in hospitals, scientists have come up with a stark new proposition – surgeons should operate naked. Physicians found that nude surgeons shed significantly less bacteria than those wearing scrubs. They…Read More
Liza Javier and Michelle Li, KING 5:30 PM. PDT July 16, 2017 The Woodland Park Zoo says it’s closely watching a 450-pound silverback gorilla, which just had a life-saving operation done – not by a veterinarian, but by a doctor for humans. “I have done nothing like this before, so this was a new experience…Read More
by Keith Eldridge, KOMO News—Tuesday, May 30th 2017 A picture of KOMO News reporter Keith Eldrige’s heart (pictured left) taken on May 30, 2015 showed a 95% blockage to his left main artery. It is the area known as the “widow maker,” and almost did him in. With quick action by first responders and the…Read More
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Featured Researchers: Jeffrey Friedrich & Kari Keys
Drs. Jeffrey Friedrich, Plastic Surgery Residency Program Director, and Kari Keys, Associate Program Director, both have a strong interest in surgical education – not only in the actual teaching of residents, but also in investigating the many ways resident education can be enriched for the benefit of faculty, trainees, and patients. Some of their recent projects have examined issues related to topics such as standardization of microsurgery curriculum, the integration of simulation for fundamental techniques, and resident self-assessment on core competencies. Read More >