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Patient with bile duct cancer receives rare transplant

UW Medicine | Newsroom | July 8, 2019 The procedure aims to cure aggressive disease with a donor liver. UW Medicine’s transplant team has successfully performed a rare liver transplant to rid a patient of cholangiocarcinoma – cancer of the bile duct. Jere Gianola, 59, of Seattle underwent a five-hour surgery on June 20. A…

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Dr. Benjamin Anderson Honored with WGHA Pioneers of Global Health Award

Monday, June 30, 2019   In June 2019, The Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA) awarded Dr. Benjamin Anderson, Professor, Division of General Surgery, Breast Health Global Initiative, University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Pioneers Award for Impact. “The 2019 Pioneers awardees are bold, compassionate, creative, and persistent in their work to improve…

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As July 4 nears, remember: Fireworks are explosives

UW Medicine | The Huddle | June 28, 2019 While it may be tempting to play with fireworks on the Fourth of July, researchers and doctors say the injuries can be life-altering. Dr. Kari Keys, a plastic surgeon at Harborview Medical Center, found through a study that injuries from mortars and shells are more severe…

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Dr. John H.T. Waldhausen elected APSA president-elect

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 The American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) officially announced last month the transition of Joseph P. Vacanti, MD, from President-Elect to President. Dr. Vacanti succeeds President Ronald B. Hirschl, MD, who is now Immediate Past President. The handover took place during the 2019 APSA Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, where the organization…

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Drs. Elissa Butler and Kate Stadeli awarded Medicine One Foundation grants

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Drs. Elissa Butler, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Research Fellow, and Kate Stadeli, General Surgery Research Resident, have both received grant awards from Medic One Foundation for their individual research projects. Dr. Butler received an award of $8,700 to support her research project “Evaluation Of Pre-Hospital Blood Product Use By Air Medical Services” and…

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Dr. Giana Davidson elected as UWMC’s chief of staff elect

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Dr. Giana Davidson, Associate Professor, Division of General Surgery, has been elected as the UW Medical Center’s (UWMC) Chief of Staff Elect. She will begin her two-year term starting July 1st, 2019 and will chair UWMC’s Credentials Committee for the next 2 years. Dr. Martin Makela, Medical Director of the UW…

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SFD recognizes Harborview team for saving drowning victim

UW Medicine | The Huddle | June 3, 2019 During its annual Awards Luncheon on May 16, the Seattle Fire Department presented its Certificate of Recognition to a group of clinicians and first responders who helped save the life of Deena Hernandez, a 21-year-old woman who fell from her paddleboat into freezing water in January…

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