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  • UW Medical Center Seeks Face-Transplant Program

    The University of Washington Medical Center is seeking approval to perform face transplants, hand transplants and other major surgeries. This would create the second such center on the West Coast.  Read More
  • New DoD Funded Study to Tackle Chronic Amputee Pain for Veterans and Civilians

    CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine® researchers are leading a new multi-center clinical trial to evaluate a unique surgical method, known as targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR), to treat chronic pain that can result from limb amputation. Around a quarter of all amputees develop chronic pain in the remaining portion of their amputated limb, which can include phantom limb syndrome (pain that is perceived in the portion of the limb that is gone), and prevents many patients from using prostheses. While there are many causes for amputation, more than 1,000 active military personnel have had a major limb amputation due to combat-related injuries in recent conflicts. Read More
  • The Plastic Surgery Foundation Names Nicholas B. Vedder, MD, New President

    Nicholas B. Vedder, MD, Chief of Plastic Surgery; Vice Chair, Department of Surgery University of Washington, Seattle, was named president of The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF). Dr. Vedder took office in October 2014 at "Plastic Surgery The Meeting," the annual scientific meeting of The PSF and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), in Chicago and will serve for one year. Read More
  • Newest Arrival: UW Opens a Cosmetic Surgery Clinic at Northwest Hospital

    The newest arrival to the Plastic Surgery family of services is here! Our newly-opened (April 2014) Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Clinic at Northwest Hospital allows our UW surgeons to offer state of the art cosmetic surgeries and treatments in a more intimate community setting. Previously both patients and UW providers have looked outside UW medicine for aesthetic or recontouring procedures, which may represent the finishing steps after reconstructive or functional surgery. After massive weight loss, for example, body contouring can dramatically change patients’ self-esteem and has been shown to improve maintenance of weight loss. From recontouring, to the latest techniques for looking younger and fresher, to the tried and true benefits of abdominal tightening, our providers can now offer cutting edge surgical options at community-friendly prices. For inquiries and appointments, call (206) 368-6746. Read More
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The Division of Plastic Surgery focuses on patient care, teaching, and research. Our faculty members, residents, fellows, and visiting scientists provide services through the UW's four affiliated hospitals: University Hospital Medical Center (UWMC); Harborview Medical Center (HMC); Seattle Children's Hospital (SCH); and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS). Patient care, teaching, and research activities focus on burns, hand surgery, microsurgery, craniofacial surgery, breast reconstruction, and all aspects of reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery.

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The Division of Plastic Surgery focuses on patient care, teaching, and research. Our faculty members, residents, Recon-Surgfellows, and visiting scientists provide services through the University of Washington's  four affiliated hospitals: University Hospital Medical Center (UWMC); Harborview Medical Center (HMC); Seattle Children's Hospital (SCH); and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS). Patient care, teaching, and research activities focus on burns, hand surgery, microsurgery, craniofacial surgery, breast reconstruction, and all aspects of reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery.

Reconstructive Surgery at UW Medical Center >>

Physicians at the UW Medicine Center for Reconstructive Surgery understand how important your body is to you. Our mission is to restore its form and function to the greatest possible extent for patients whose bodies are changed by disease, trauma or congenital deformity. We also provide cosmetic surgery to patients who want to transform their appearance.
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Burn Center at Harborview Medical Center >>

Since its opening in 1974, the UW Burn Center at Harborview has treated more than 15,000 patients, including almost all burn patients in Washington. Harborview was one of the first hospitals to adopt the approach of early removal of burned tissue, and was the first site of a major clinical trial for a temporary artificial skin graft, a technology that continues to advance. The survival rate at Harborview's burn unit is about 96 percent. Learn more >>

Hand and Wrist Services (UWMC & HMC) >>
Based at Harborview and UW Medical Center, the hand and wrist team is part of an orthopaedics program ranked among the top programs in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report 2009 rankings. Colleagues in rehabilitation medicine, neurology, rheumatology and other fields of care ensure that we provide the most appropriate, considered care for each patient's problem. Learn more >>

Pediatric Craniofacial at Seattle Children's Hospital >>

The Craniofacial Center specializes in the treatment of cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, craniofacial microsomia and other complex craniofacial conditions. Under the leadership of Dr. Michael Cunningham, medical director, and Dr. Richard Hopper, surgical director, the center has become one of the largest programs of its kind in the country and one of the busiest clinics in the hospital. Our multidisciplinary team provides diagnosis and long-term management for children with craniofacial abnormalities. We have a comprehensive craniofacial team of over 40 healthcare providers from 19 specialty areas, dedicated to providing all aspects of care to children with craniofacial conditions.   Learn more >>

Plastic Surgery at Seattle Children's Hospital >>

Our Plastic Surgery team provides evaluation and treatment for infants, children and teens whose growing bodies need repair or reconstruction for a wide variety of reasons. Some may be present when your child is born. Others, such as scars, may come later. Seattle Children’s plastic surgeons work closely with medical professionals in the Craniofacial Center and Vascular Anomalies program. We use a team approach to treat your child when these conditions affect how they look and how their body works. Our surgeons are among the most experienced in the nation, particularly in treating disorders that involve your child's face, neck and skin.
Learn more >>


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Induction of Immunologic Tolerance and Long-Term Survival without Chronic Immunosuppression

By David W. Mathes, MD

To date, 13 face and 54 hand transplants have been performed across the world, demonstrating the clinical feasibility of composite tissue allotransplantation (CTA). Thus far, the clinical results have been promising, with recipients demonstrating varying degrees of return of function and the restoration of not only...


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Vedder Nicholas 2013

The Division of Plastic Surgery continues to grow and expand in all three of our academic missions: patient care, education, and research. READ MORE >>
• Nicholas Vedder, MD, Chief

Administrative Offices (HMC)
329 Ninth Ave
Box 359796
Room 7EH-70
Seattle, WA 98104-9796

Administrative Offices (UWMC)
1959 NE Pacific
Box 356410
Room BB487
Seattle, WA 98195-6410

Chief of Plastic Surgery
Nicholas Vedder, MD

Kira Martin, MHA, MBA
Email: kiram@uw.edu

Assistant to the Chief
Joan Rosenberger
Email: joan09@uw.edu


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Residency Program

Plastic Surgery Residency

Program Contacts
Jeffrey Friedrich, MD, Director

Mark J. Cumpston, Manager
206-744-3656 (Fax)
Email: mjc35@uw.edu

Mailing Address
Mail Stop #359796
Harborview Medical Center
325 9th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104


Burn Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Program Contacts
Tam N. Pham, MD, FACS
Assistant Program Director

Ann Haven
Co-Program Manager
Email: burnadmn@uw.edu

Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship

Program Contacts
Richard Hopper, MD, Director

Tiffany McCullough, Manager
Email: tiffany.mccullough@

Hand Surgery Fellowship

Program Contacts
Trixie Rombouts, Manager
Email: btrxe@uw.edu
More Information >>

Microvascular Surgery Fellowship

Program Contacts
Hakim K. Said, MD, Director

Nadia Gavrilenko, Manager
Email: nadia9@uw.edu 

Mailing Address
Please use Plastic Surgery UWMC Admin address.

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