Department of Surgery News

Dr. Lara Oyetunji Wins SBAS Dr. Claude H. Organ, Jr. Resident Award Competition

Congratulations to Dr. Lara Oyetunji, General Surgery Chief Resident, for winning the Dr. Claude H. Organ, Jr. Resident Award Competition from the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) at its recently concluded meeting in April, 2016. Her winning paper was entitled “Cigarette Smoke Induces MicroRNA-145 Dysregulation During Esophageal Carcinogenesis,” which included the results from her…

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2015 Department of Surgery Critical Care Fellow, Dr. Damien Carter, Receives AAST Research & Education Scholarship

Congratulations to Dr. Damien Carter, recent graduate of the UW General Surgery Residency Program and 2015 UW Department of Surgery Critical Care Fellow, on being awarded the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) Research and Education Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year. Dr. Carter, now Assistant Professor of Surgery at Tufts University and…

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New Clinical Practice Guidelines Recommend Use of Arteries Rather than Veins in Heart Bypass Surgery

Arterial grafts appear to offer improved outcomes over venous grafts in certain patients Chicago (December 8, 2015) – The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has released new clinical practice guidelines that recommend expanding the use of arteries from the chest and forearm rather than using veins from the leg when performing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)…

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Liver is gift of friendship and a Pacific Northwest first

Next-door neighbors and longtime pals now can claim a uniquely shared life experience: transplantation Outside of Operating Room 12 at UW Medical Center, the surgical nurse is entering information about Jaime McClanahan Cuzick. She asks a visitor, “What is her relation to the recipient?” “Her friend.” A quick double take, then a smile.  That’s a…

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