Department of Surgery News Archive

Dr. Douglas E. Wood—New Department of Surgery Chair

After one year, the UW Medicine Chair search committee concluded its nationwide search for the Department of Surgery. Paul. G. Ramsey, MD, CEO, UW Medicine, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Washington announced on December 5, 2016, that he received a recommendation from the Chair search…

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Dr. Nicole Gibran Awarded BUSM’s Distinguished Alumna Award

Dr. Nicole Gibran, professor and Director of the UW Medicine Regional Burn Center at Harborview Medical Center, has been honored by colleagues in the Alumni Association of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) with its Distinguished Alumna Award. This annual award will be presented to Dr. Gibran in recognition of her outstanding and widely known…

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Pregnancy, Work Productivity After Bariatric Surgery Studied

Published in UW Health Sciences NewsBeat by Brian Donahue In separate research papers, UW Medicine surgeons examine how weight-loss procedures affected patients’ back-to-work function and perinatal risk JAMA and JAMA Surgery have published studies reporting postoperative experiences of bariatric-surgery patients. The research, separately examining pregnancy risks and back-to-work contributions, involved investigators at UW Medicine in…

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Mother Donates a Piece of Her Liver to Save Her Baby

Published in Seattle Children’s Hospital’s On the Pulse by Kathryn Mueller Patricia Alva knew, even before her baby girl was born, that something was wrong. When she was pregnant, doctors detected a cyst on the baby’s stomach during an ultrasound. “It was heartbreaking,” said Alva. After she was born, doctors diagnosed baby Olivia with biliary…

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