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Dr. Carlos Pellegrini Receives ACS Icon in Surgery Honor

Carlos Pellegrini

October 13, 2019 Dr. Carlos Pellegrini, Professor Emeritus, former UW Medicine Chief Medical Officer and UW Vice President for Medical Affairs, was honored by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as an “Icon in Surgery” at the ACS annual Clinical Congress in October 2019. “I was honored and humbled by the ACS decision to confer…

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Dr. Matthew Bartek Published “Improving Operating Room Efficiency: Machine Learning Approach to Predict Case-Time Duration” in JACS

Dr. Matthew Bartek

November 8, 2019 Dr. Matthew Bartek, General Surgery Chief Resident, published “Improving Operating Room Efficiency: Machine Learning Approach to Predict Case-Time Duration” in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.  Dr. Bartek details “We started with a simple question: “Can we accurately predict how long an operation will take using preoperative information?” Answering this question has broad-reaching…

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Dr. Mika Sinanan Elected ACS Secretary to Board of Governors

Dr. Mika Sinanan

November 18, 2019 Dr. Mika Sinanan, Professor, Division of General Surgery, was elected Secretary to the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Governors in October 2019. Dr. Sinanan expresses, “In the role of Secretary to the Board of Governors, I’m very honored to serve on the Executive Committee. I look forward to representing the…

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Dr. Carlos Pellegrini’s ESA Honorary Member Lecture Published in Annals of Surgery

Carlos Pellegrini

October 28, 2019 Dr. Carlos Pellegrini, Professor Emeritus, former UW Medicine Chief Medical Officer, and UW Vice President for Medical Affairs, presented the European Surgical Association’s (ESA) Honorary Member Lecture at its annual meeting in May 2019. The lecture was published this week in the Annals of Surgery. The lecture, “Achieving Mastery in the Practice…

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Dr. Benjamin Starnes Elected WVS President

Dr. Ben Starnes

October 15, 2019 Dr. Benjamin W. Starnes, Professor and Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, was passed the Edwin J. Wylie Gavel of presidency for the Western Vascular Society (WVS). He is the 35th society president and will preside over the 35th WVS Annual Meeting in September 2020 in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Starnes expresses, “Given…

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Susan Marx Elected AASA Vice President

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October 2, 2019 Susan Marx, MBA, PMP, CPC, Department of Surgery Director of Finance and Administration, was elected as the incoming Vice President for the Association of Academic Surgical Administrators (AASA) in September 2019. Susan will serve a three year term in October 2019 as Vice President, President and Past President. Susan expresses, “It means…

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Bariatric surgery for teens coming into mainstream

UW Medicine | Newsroom | August 27, 2019 A recent study found that the teens lost just as much weight as adults, and saw complications such as diabetes disappear or retreat. [Editor’s note: The patient, who is starting college, asked that her last name not be published.] When her endocrinologist first suggested bariatric surgery to deal with…

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Tap know-how to prevent firearm deaths

The Seattle Times | Editorials | August 14, 2019 By The Seattle Times editorial board   This month’s heartbreaking mass shootings have re-energized calls for Congress to strengthen gun control and regulation. Dishearteningly, proposals for how to do so appear to be cleaving largely along entrenched party lines. There is a better way. The mayors…

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