Department of Surgery News

Soundbites: Stop the bleed, save a life

UW Medicine Newsroom | November 8, 2018 A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. That’s why every second counts when someone is injured in a disaster or a mass shooting, especially because emergency services often are spread thin in those moments. The Stop the Bleed program trains the public in basic bleeding control techniques to be ready…

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UW Medicine doctor reunites with POW 50 years later

KING 5 News | Author Alex Rozier | November 8, 2018 UW Medicine’s Chief Vascular Surgeon Dr. Ben Starnes knew 50 years after a random act of kindness that it was time to meet the man who his family helped.   It’s a story that goes back to 1967. “I remember this story because my father…

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Lung cancer screenings for people who smoke

Seattle King 5 News | October 23, 2018 Lung cancer screening for people who smoke, featuring Dr. Douglas Wood, The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair, UW Department of Surgery

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Dr. Carlos A. Pellegrini selected into membership in new American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

October 30, 2018 Dr. Carlos A. Pellegrini, Chief Medical Officer, UW Medicine, and Vice President for Medical Affairs, is among a group of 91 esteemed surgeons from seven countries selected into membership in the new American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™. The Academy’s first induction ceremony occurred on October 3rd at the…

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Seattle Surgeon Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, Installed as New President of the American College of Surgeons

BOSTON (Monday, October 22, 2018; 1:00 am EDT): Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, the Jane and Donald D. Trunkey Endowed Chair in Trauma Surgery, vice-chairman, department of surgery, and professor of surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, was installed as the 99th President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) this evening during…

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CMO Transition: Dr. Carlos Pellegrini announces retirement

October 17, 2018 | UW Medicine The Huddle | By Steve Butler Dr. Carlos Pellegrini has announced his retirement from UW Medicine, which will be effective December 31, 2018. During his remarkable career, Dr. Pellegrini served as chair of the Department of Surgery for 23 years, and he has been UW Medicine’s founding chief medical officer…

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