Department of Surgery News Archive

‘Super hero’ home from Afghanistan donates liver to nephew

The first thing you notice about Hudson Hill is his hair. He has a full, thick head of hair seen on few children. Then you notice his big eyes and expressive smile. But the tube running out of his nose quickly registers. And there, is of course, the hospital bed. Hudson is a patient at Seattle Children’s…

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Dr. Sherene Shalhub Receives PCORI Tier A Pipeline to Proposal Award

Dr. Sherene Shalhub, Assistant Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery, received a PCORI Tier A Pipeline to Proposal award for her project entitled “Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (VEDS) Research Agenda Collaboration.” This one-year project started in October 2017 and provides $50,000 to form a team that will include patients with Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (VEDS), clinicians, and researchers with…

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Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, 
is American College of Surgeons’ 2017–2018 President-Elect

CLINICAL CONGRESS 2017 NEWS | OCTOBER 2017 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 elected President-Elect of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) at the Annual Business Meeting of the Members…

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A Healthy Future After Kidney Failure

UW Today | Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Wade Washington was just 15 years old when he got a phone call that changed his life: He was going to receive a kidney transplant. At birth, Washington was diagnosed with bilateral cystic kidney disease, a genetic disorder that caused one kidney not to function properly and prevented…

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