Department of Surgery News Archive

Estell Williams: Mentoring the Next Generation of Black Doctors

Dr. Estell Williams Doctor for a Day

June 17, 2020 Surgeon and assistant professor Estell Williams, MD, has overcome a lot in her 33 years of life. She grew up with limited financial means, survived personal loss and weathered the life-altering effects of Hurricane Katrina. Her road to get to where she is today wasn’t easy, but she wouldn’t have had it…

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Surgery Synopsis | Spring 2020 Newsletter

2020 Spring Surgery Synopsis Front Cover

June 12, 2020 The 2020 Spring issue of Surgery Synopsis is multi–focused. There is so much happening right now in our nation, in healthcare, and certainly within the Department of Surgery. In this issue we wanted to give you a flavor of how COVID–19 has affected our Department and our people, at the same time…

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UW Medicine Researchers Collaborate to 3D Print PPE Supplies

3D Printed Face Shield Visors

May 27, 2020 What do you get when you take a research lab, a crowdsourced design and a whole lot of 3D printers? In the case of the current COVID-19 pandemic, you get essential face shields to protect front-line workers — and a stirring display of team spirit. In early March, when the number of…

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Hospital machine touted as ‘last best option’ to treat COVID-19 patients

EMCO machine

KOMO News | by Patrick Quinn, KOMO News Reporter | May 18, 2020 Until there is a cure or vaccine, hospitals could continue to struggle to treat the most critical COVID-19 patients, but doctors at Harborview Medical Center are turning to a machine for to help revive patients suffering from severe lung damage. The machine,…

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