Ronald V. Maier, MD was selected President–Elect of the American Surgical Association (ASA) at their 136th Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, April 2016. The ASA was founded in 1880 and is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious surgical organization. Its... read more
Arterial grafts appear to offer improved outcomes over venous grafts in certain patients Chicago (December 8, 2015) – The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has released new clinical practice guidelines that recommend expanding the use of arteries from the chest and forearm... read more
Next-door neighbors and longtime pals now can claim a uniquely shared life experience: transplantation Outside of Operating Room 12 at UW Medical Center, the surgical nurse is entering information about Jaime McClanahan Cuzick. She asks a visitor, “What is her... read more
I'm delighted to welcome you to the Department of Surgery website. I invite you to peruse the many facets of our Department described in this site - our nationally and internationally respected faculty, the nature and scope of our surgical programs, our highly regarded residency programs and our exciting research endeavors that include basic, translational, outcomes and clinical research.
-Douglas E. Wood M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.Ed.
As one of the premier surgical training programs in the country, the University of Washington Department of Surgery fosters trainees along their path to independent surgical practice. Residents engage with local, national, and international surgical leaders as they master clinical and technical skills in their respective fields. Our graduates demonstrate excellence in clinical medicine, research, and leadership across a broad range of practice settings.FIND OUT MORE >
Featured Researchers: Jeffrey Friedrich & Kari Keys
Drs. Jeffrey Friedrich, Plastic Surgery Residency Program Director, and Kari Keys, Associate Program Director, both have a strong interest in surgical education – not only in the actual teaching of residents, but also in investigating the many ways resident education can be enriched for the benefit of faculty, trainees, and patients. Some of their recent projects have examined issues related to topics such as standardization of microsurgery curriculum, the integration of simulation for fundamental techniques, and resident self-assessment on core competencies. Read More >