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Department of Surgery News Archive

Dr. Benjamin Starnes Elected WVS President

Dr. Ben Starnes

October 15, 2019 Dr. Benjamin W. Starnes, Professor and Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, was passed the Edwin J. Wylie Gavel of presidency for the Western Vascular Society (WVS). He is the 35th society president and will preside over the 35th WVS Annual Meeting in September 2020 in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Starnes expresses, “Given…

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Dr. Ed Verrier Inducted into ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

Dr. Ed Verrier

October 15, 2019 Dr. Ed Verrier, K. Alvin and Shirley E. Merendino Endowed Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, was inducted into the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators. This honor is a tribute to a lifetime of dedication to surgical education. As program director for the cardiothoracic residency at…

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Susan Marx Elected AASA Vice President

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October 2, 2019 Susan Marx, MBA, PMP, CPC, Department of Surgery Director of Finance and Administration, was elected as the incoming Vice President for the Association of Academic Surgical Administrators (AASA) in September 2019. Susan will serve a three year term in October 2019 as Vice President, President and Past President. Susan expresses, “It means…

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10 years after boating accident, teen gets final surgery

September 3, 2019 It was a windy day back in 2008. Lily James was in a boat on Lake Washington with her family and friends when the wind lifted an inflatable that was tied to a rope. Like a vise, the rope caught her legs and pulled her overboard. Her feet were almost severed. Now,…

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