Department of Surgery News Archive

Dr. Douglas Wood Receives 2019 STS Distinguished Service Award

Thursday, January 31, 2019   In honor of his outstanding work and significant contributions, Douglas E. Wood, MD FACS, FRCSEd (ad hom), The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair, was presented a 2019 Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Distinguished Service Award at the Annual Membership Business Meeting. An STS member since 1995, Dr. Wood has…

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Researchers create road map for pediatric head trauma

UW Medicine | The Huddle| January, 30, 2019 Severe traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in children leaving 61 percent of survivors with a lifelong disability, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. Guidelines have existed to treat pediatric patients with…

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UW Medicine Kidney Transplant Program Celebrates 204 Transplants

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 The Kidney Transplant Program at UW Medicine is celebrating the milestone of 204 kidney transplants performed in 2018. This unprecedented achievement is accompanied by the best national outcomes at 3 years post kidney transplantation. These accomplishments identify the UW Kidney Transplant Program as one of the premier kidney transplant programs in…

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Opioid deaths are preventable — don’t NIMBY treatment centers

The Seattle Times | Author Dr. Kathryn M. Stadeli, Research Resident, UW Department of Surgery | November 8, 2018 “By bringing treatment to those who need it, we could help not only those individuals, but also the families and communities most affected by the opioid crisis.” Seven-hundred Washingtonians died from opioid-related overdoses in 2017. Synthetic fentanyl, the…

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