Department of Surgery News Archive

Dr. Douglas Wood presented with WTSA David J. Dugan Distinguished Service Award

Friday, June 28, 2019 Dr. Douglas Wood, The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair, was presented with Western Thoracic Surgical Association’s (WTSA) David J. Dugan Distinguished Service Award. To date, this award has been given out 13 times in the 45 year history of WTSA. This award is presented to members of the association in…

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As July 4 nears, remember: Fireworks are explosives

UW Medicine | The Huddle | June 28, 2019 While it may be tempting to play with fireworks on the Fourth of July, researchers and doctors say the injuries can be life-altering. Dr. Kari Keys, a plastic surgeon at Harborview Medical Center, found through a study that injuries from mortars and shells are more severe…

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Dr. John H.T. Waldhausen elected APSA president-elect

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 The American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) officially announced last month the transition of Joseph P. Vacanti, MD, from President-Elect to President. Dr. Vacanti succeeds President Ronald B. Hirschl, MD, who is now Immediate Past President. The handover took place during the 2019 APSA Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, where the organization…

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Drs. Elissa Butler and Kate Stadeli awarded Medicine One Foundation grants

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Drs. Elissa Butler, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Research Fellow, and Kate Stadeli, General Surgery Research Resident, have both received grant awards from Medic One Foundation for their individual research projects. Dr. Butler received an award of $8,700 to support her research project “Evaluation Of Pre-Hospital Blood Product Use By Air Medical Services” and…

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