Department of Surgery News

The Transformer UW Medicine Podcast — Episode 3: Cookbook Medicine: A Recipe for Success?

August 28, 2018 Are standardized pathways just “cookbook medicine?” UW Medicine Chief Medical Officer Carlos Pellegrini and Drs. Heidi Gray and Venu Pillarisetty take a deep dive into building roadmaps and repeatable models for common clinical procedures that are key to care transformation and implementing the “UW Medicine Way.”

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Dr. Kristine Calhoun Accepts Position as Director of Medical Student Surgical Education

August 28, 2018 Dear Colleagues, It gives me great pleasure to announce that Dr. Kristine Calhoun has accepted the position of the Director of Medical Student Surgical Education for the Department of Surgery, assuming oversight for all rotation sites and specialty rotations. Dr. Calhoun has been working in surgical education since 2007, when she became…

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#ilooklikeasurgeon Artwork by Andrea Gahl Highlighted in JAMA Network

August 17, 2018 The Department of Surgery highlighted artwork by Andrea Gahl, trauma nurse coordinator at Harborview Medical Center, in the Spring 2018 Surgery Synopsis issue, in the article “#ilooklikeasurgeon Art,” for her paintings promoting and respecting diversity in the surgical community. Andrea’s artwork has now been highlighted in a JAMA Network article “Deck the…

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Woman receives second heart transplant at UW — 27 years after first

Seattle KIRO 7 News By: Amy Clancy Updated: Aug 9, 2018 – 6:45 PM   In the late 1980s while living on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, Victoria Doyle knew something was seriously wrong. She couldn’t run, had strange heart rates and lived in fear of passing out, especially while driving. “I really thought I’d be dead by 30,”…

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The Transformer UW Medicine Podcast — Episode 2: Put Me in Doc, The Patient as Team Player featuring Dr. Danielle Lavallee, Research Associate Professor

UW Medicine Chief Health System Officer Lisa Brandenburg and Drs. Carol Salerno and Danielle Lavallee discuss shared decision-making and partnering with patients to help deliver world-class, patient-centered care and improve communications, patient satisfaction and health outcomes.

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Sara Javid, MD New Associate Editor Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN)

JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Strengthens Editorial Focus on Original, Impactful Research into Cancer Care Delivery Journal reaches new heights for readership and impact rating thanks to expanding content, including new studies, panel insights, and NCCN Guidelines® FORT WASHINGTON, PA [August 6, 2018] — Today, JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network introduced new associate editors,…

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