Department of Surgery News Archive

Heart Surgery Residents Ready to Save Real Lives After ‘Out of Body’ Training Experience

Largest, Most Comprehensive Study of Simulated Surgery Shows Practice May Help Improve Patient Outcomes CHICAGO (August 25, 2016) — Simulation training for surgery residents builds confidence and could have a life-saving impact on patients undergoing cardiac surgery, according to two studies published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. “Simulation training should create better…

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Dr. Andre Dick Named Surgical Director of Renal Transplantation At Seattle Children’s Hospital

Dr. Andre Dick, Associate Professor, Division of Transplant Surgery at University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital, has been named Surgical Director of Renal Transplantation here at Seattle Children’s Hospital. In that role, he will partner with Dr. Jodi Smith of Nephrology, who is the Medical Director for Renal Transplantation. He was born…

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Dr. Sherene Shalhub Selected To Serve on UW’s Faculty Council On University Relations

Dr. Sherene Shalhub, Assistant Professor, Vascular Division, has been selected by her faculty colleagues to serve on University of Washington’s Faculty Council on University Relations (FCUR) for a two-year term beginning September 2016. FCUR is responsible for all matters of policy relating to university relations, including community affairs; government relations at the local, state, and…

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Dr. Doug Wood Elected ESTS’s International Councilor

Douglas Wood, MD, Professor & Interim Chair of the Department of Surgery, was elected International Councilor at the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) Annual Meeting in Naples, Italy (May 2016). ESTS is the largest specialty society of general thoracic surgery in the world, with over 1,500 members from more than 70 countries. Among other…

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