Department of Surgery News Archive

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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Meissner Receives Peter Gloviczki Professorship in Venous and Lymphatic Disorders

On July 12th and 13th, the Department of Surgery celebrated the establishment of the Peter Gloviczki Professorship in Venous and Lymphatic Disorders. Dr. Mark Meissner, Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery, was named as the initial holder of the professorship in recognition of his expertise in deep venous thrombosis and chronic venous…

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Thanks from a Chief Resident

Dear UW Department of Surgery Faculty, I wanted to take a minute to say thank you to you all for training me these past 7 years. Those of you who were at the graduation dinner have already heard this but I wanted to make sure that everyone hears it from me. I learned something of value…

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Seattle surgeon’s innovation lets ‘one tough cookie’ of a girl breathe normally—Featuring Dr. Richard Hopper

A pioneering procedure by doctors at Seattle Children’s has changed the position and structure of 9-year-old Hannah Schow’s face, allowing her to breathe without a tube, play baseball and swim. By E.J. Smith III—Seattle Times staff reporter Hannah Schow dreamed of swimming with dolphins. Stuck in a hospital bed after her 12th surgery, then 8-year-old…

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