Department of Surgery News Archive

Heart-transplant program opens access to Hep C-positive donors

UW Medicine | Newsroom | June 13, 2018 | By, Brian Donahue, 206-543-7856, bdonohue@uw.edu UW Medicine patients can opt in for suitable donor hearts and must complete an 8- to 12-week postoperative drug regimen to clear the virus. UW Medicine’s heart-transplant team this month began giving all of its patients access to suitable donor hearts from decedents…

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Have you been screened? Learn about UW/SCCA’s lung cancer screening program

UW Medicine | The Huddle | June 8, 2018 | By, Karen Peck It may not come as a surprise to those of us in healthcare that lung cancer kills more people in the U.S. than any other cancer. A lesser known fact, though, is that it causes more deaths than breast, prostate and pancreatic…

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Dr. Carlos Pellegrini Honored by the Senate of University of Athens

Dr. Carlos Pellegrini, Professor and Chief Medical Office, was honored with the title of doctor honoris causa by the Senate of the University of Athens. This honor recognizes Dr. Pellegrini for his significance and impact of his work in the scientist community. This is the highest honorary title awarded by the University of Athens recognizing…

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Dr. Robert Tessler Selected 2018 Outstanding Master’s Student

Dr. Robert Tessler, visiting General Surgery resident and T32 post-doctoral fellow at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC), was selected by the Department of Epidemiology as the UW School of Public Health’s (SPH) 2018 Outstanding Master’s Student. This award is recognizes exemplary staff, faculty and students for their dedication, service, and many contributions…

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