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With Surgeries Delayed, Patients Wait With Anxiety — Some in Pain — As Hospitals Make Way for Coronavirus Cases

The Seattle Times | by Hal Bernton | March 29, 2020 At UW Medical Center’s Montlake campus in recent weeks, surgeries have dropped by about half. A lot more could be postponed if more coronavirus patients are hospitalized there. That scenario — if it does happen — would likely unfold in April. “We’re still at…

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Dr. Kris Calhoun

Dr. Kris Calhoun Selected UW School of Medicine’s Patient Care Committee Academic Co-Chair

Dr. Kris Calhoun, Associate Professor, Division of General Surgery, has been selected to serve as the Academic Co-Chair on the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine’s (SOM) Patient Care Committee.  As Academic Co-Chair and in partnership with Executive Co-Chair, Dr. Mark Whipple, Associate Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Biomedical Informatics and…

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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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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