Skip to content

Department of Surgery News Archive

Susan Marx Elected AASA Vice President

picture of susan marx

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

Bariatric surgery for teens coming into mainstream

Judy Chen

UW Medicine | Newsroom | August 27, 2019 A recent study found that the teens lost just as much weight as adults, and saw complications such as diabetes disappear or retreat. [Editor’s note: The patient, who is starting college, asked that her last name not be published.] When her endocrinologist first suggested bariatric surgery to deal with…

Read More

Tap know-how to prevent firearm deaths

The Seattle Times | Editorials | August 14, 2019 By The Seattle Times editorial board   This month’s heartbreaking mass shootings have re-energized calls for Congress to strengthen gun control and regulation. Dishearteningly, proposals for how to do so appear to be cleaving largely along entrenched party lines. There is a better way. The mayors…

Read More