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Department of Surgery News Archive

Burn Educational Videos—Burns 501: Burn Pain-The Basics

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The purpose of this short video is to inform patients about burn-related pain and introduce them to management strategies at the UW Medicine Regional Burn Center. We are striving toward standardization in patient education for acute burns. This is especially important with regard to pain management. The video was developed in collaboration with the Harborview…

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Dr. Ed Verrier Selected Puget Sound Business Journal Physician Educator of the Year

Dr. Ed Verrier

November 15, 2019 “I am very pleased and proud to announce Dr. Ed Verrier, Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, has been selected as the Physician Educator of the Year by the Puget Sound Business Journal as part of their 2019 Health Care Leadership Awards. Dr. Verrier has a lifelong career of dedication to surgical education,…

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Dr. Carlos Pellegrini Receives ACS Icon in Surgery Honor

Carlos Pellegrini

October 13, 2019 Dr. Carlos Pellegrini, Professor Emeritus, former UW Medicine Chief Medical Officer and UW Vice President for Medical Affairs, was honored by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as an “Icon in Surgery” at the ACS annual Clinical Congress in October 2019. “I was honored and humbled by the ACS decision to confer…

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Dr. Matthew Bartek Published “Improving Operating Room Efficiency: Machine Learning Approach to Predict Case-Time Duration” in JACS

Dr. Matthew Bartek

November 8, 2019 Dr. Matthew Bartek, General Surgery Chief Resident, published “Improving Operating Room Efficiency: Machine Learning Approach to Predict Case-Time Duration” in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.  Dr. Bartek details “We started with a simple question: “Can we accurately predict how long an operation will take using preoperative information?” Answering this question has broad-reaching…

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