Department of Surgery News Archive

UW researchers unite to salvage their work after radiation leak shuts down their labs

  The Stranger | by Timothy Kenney | Wednesday, June 26, 2019 On the morning of Friday, May 3, Dr. Dirk Keene woke up in Atlanta to an automated alert message from the University of Washington. A radiation leak had been detected at the Harborview Research & Training (R&T) building in Seattle, the same building…

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Dr. Douglas Wood presented with WTSA David J. Dugan Distinguished Service Award

Friday, June 28, 2019 Dr. Douglas Wood, The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair, was presented with Western Thoracic Surgical Association’s (WTSA) David J. Dugan Distinguished Service Award. To date, this award has been given out 13 times in the 45 year history of WTSA. This award is presented to members of the association in…

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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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