Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI (Hon.) Installed as 94th President of the American College of Surgeons
Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI (Hon.), a general surgeon from Seattle, Wash., was installed as the 94th President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during the Convocation ceremony that preceded the opening of the 2013 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons in Washington, DC on Sunday, October 6th. Dr. Pellegrini is the Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, at the University of Washington (UW).Read More...
Carlos Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI (hon.), The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Washington was recently awarded the “ISS/SIC Prize 2013.” The Executive Committee of the International Society of Surgery/Societe Internationale de Chirurgie (ISS/SIC) unanimously voted to present this award to him according to the criteria established at their conference in Toronto in 1989. The prize will be “given to the surgeons who have published work which has made most notable and useful contributions to surgical science.”Read More...
The Department of Surgery is pleased to announce that Ronald Maier, MD, FACS; Professor, Jane and Donald Trunkey Endowed Chair in Trauma; Chief of Trauma, Critical Care and Burn Surgery; Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery and Surgeon in Chief at Harborview Medical Center has been selected as the 2013 Dr. Rodman E. Sheen and Thomas G. Sheen Award. His colleagues within the Department of Surgery congratulate him on this extraordinary and well-deserved honor.Read More...
The Research Reinvestment Fund (RRF) was established to help achieve the Department of Surgery’s goal of becoming the premier home for surgical research. The second round of proposals was recently completed with numerous faculty submissions. While all of the proposals addressed significant research questions, four were judged to be especially impressive in terms of their deliverables and potential returns on investment.Read More...
Doug Wood, MD, Division Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery and newly elected Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) President and participant in “Choosing Wisely” comments on the recommendations of this campaign.Read More...
“Comparable effectiveness can be achieved using IV contrast alone in CT scans for suspected appendicitis,” said lead author Frederick Thurston Drake, MD, (pictured right) a surgery resident and fellow at the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE), University of Washington, Seattle. He presented the findings at the 2012 American College of Surgeons’ Annual Clinical Congress.Read More...
Strong for Surgery
Strong for Surgery is a joint initiative of CERTAIN, a program of the University of Washington, and the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP), a program of the non-profit Foundation for Health Care Quality.Read More...
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
December 2013 Grand Rounds
6:30 am - 7:30 am, Health Sciences Building, Room K-069
(Please remember to sign-in)
Heather Evans, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Director of Surgical Infectious Disease
Division of Trauma, Burn and Critical Care Surgery
Harborview Medical Center
Department of Surgery
University of Washington
2013 ACS Presidential Address Presented by Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI (Hon.)
When Breast Cancer Runs in the Family
Now that the nation’s largest medical testing company is offering tests for mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, it’s likely that growing numbers of people will choose to find out if they are carriers. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman speaks with a young woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer after the gene mutation was passed down from her grandfather. Dr....Read More...
High School Senior Receives Life-Saving Heart Surgery
Mechele Smith, (pictured right) a high school senior from Burien, Washington, received a left ventricular assist device which is an artificial heart that pumps blood and performs the work her failed heart couldn’t. The life-saving surgery was performed by Dr. Nahush Mokadam, (pictured right)...Read More...
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