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Dr. Venu Pillarisetty and the UW Tumor Immune Microenvironment (TIME) Lab published in Gut

Dr. Venu Pillarisetty, Professor, HPB Surgical Oncology, and his research team in the UW Tumor Immune Microenvironment (TIME) Lab published “Blockade of interleukin 10 potentiates antitumor immune function in human colorectal cancer liver metastases” in Gut. Co-first authors Drs. Kevin Sullivan and Xiuyun Jiang tested the therapeutic effect of blocking the immunosuppressive cytokine interleukin-10 (IL-10)…

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Dr. Scott Brakenridge published in JAMA Network Open

Dr. Scott Brakenridge, Associate Professor, Trauma Burn & Critical Care, published “Evaluation of a Multivalent Transcriptomic Metric for Diagnosing Surgical Sepsis and Estimating Mortality Among Critically Ill Patients” in JAMA Network Open. This research shows a single genomic blood test can accurately diagnose sepsis and predict 30-day mortality in critically ill surgical patients. Dr. Brakenridge…

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Surgery Synopsis | Spring 2022 Newsletter

Thursday, June 23, 2022 Welcome to the next edition of Surgery Synopsis. We are highlighting the area of Transplant Surgery in this issue. The early part of my career was focused on transplantation; I was recruited to UW to develop general thoracic surgery, but importantly, also to start and lead a new program in lung…

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Douglas E. Wood MD, FACS, FRCSEd
The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair

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. MORE

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. MORE


Department of Surgery Division Research Highlights

We highlight the research being done in each division of the Department as well as research done by our Residents and Fellows. At a Departmental level, we are giving sustained and strategic attention to our research mission. We have continued to put a good deal of effort in to hiring faculty with research interests and expertise in areas of strategic importance to the Department. MORE

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