The CERTAIN Patient Advisory Network is proud to announce the launch of our new web portal, InspireResearch.org. This marks the final step of our Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute-funded engagement award, Initiative to Support Patient Involvement in Research (INSPIRE), which was led by Dept. of Surgery faculty Danielle Lavallee (pictured right). The portal is an online…

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Posted 8:56 AM, March 3, 2017, by John Hopperstad/Seattle Q13 Fox TV, Updated at 09:33AM, March 6, 2017   Friday, March 3rd was National Dress in Blue Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about colon cancer. This comes at a time when statistics show more young people are being diagnosed with the disease. Anita Mitchell,…

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After one year, the UW Medicine Chair search committee concluded its nationwide search for the Department of Surgery. Paul. G. Ramsey, MD, CEO, UW Medicine, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Washington announced on December 5, 2016, that he received a recommendation from the Chair search…

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The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Governors Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards Workgroup has announced the recipients of the 2016 ACS/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Award and Surgical Volunteerism Awards. Barclay T. Stewart, MD, MPH, PhD, a University of Washington general surgery resident from Beaufort, SC, will receive the Surgical Resident Volunteerism Award for his…

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Largest, Most Comprehensive Study of Simulated Surgery Shows Practice May Help Improve Patient Outcomes CHICAGO (August 25, 2016) — Simulation training for surgery residents builds confidence and could have a life-saving impact on patients undergoing cardiac surgery, according to two studies published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. “Simulation training should create better…

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Dr. Andre Dick, Associate Professor, Division of Transplant Surgery at University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital, has been named Surgical Director of Renal Transplantation here at Seattle Children’s Hospital. In that role, he will partner with Dr. Jodi Smith of Nephrology, who is the Medical Director for Renal Transplantation. He was born…

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Dr. Sherene Shalhub, Assistant Professor, Vascular Division, has been selected by her faculty colleagues to serve on University of Washington’s Faculty Council on University Relations (FCUR) for a two-year term beginning September 2016. FCUR is responsible for all matters of policy relating to university relations, including community affairs; government relations at the local, state, and…

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Douglas Wood, MD, Professor & Interim Chair of the Department of Surgery, was elected International Councilor at the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) Annual Meeting in Naples, Italy (May 2016). ESTS is the largest specialty society of general thoracic surgery in the world, with over 1,500 members from more than 70 countries. Among other…

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