Department of Surgery News Archive

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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Test Transport Device Creates Hope for Liver Transplants

UW Medicine | Newsroom | Brian Donohue: bdonohue@uw.edu, 206.543.7856 UW Medicine is one of seven U.S. sites testing whether a warm-preservation system is as effective as puting organs on ice for travel. In 2015, UW Medicine in Seattle was first in a national study to transplant a heart that had traveled between donor and recipient in a blood-circulation machine instead…

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