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Dr. Kathleen Berfield

Dr. Kathleen Berfield Named Chair of National Surgery Office Thoracic Surgical Advisory Board

Monday, June 7, 2021 Dr. Kathleen Berfield, Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chief of Thoracic Surgery VA Puget Sound Health Care System, has been named the Chair of the inaugural National Surgery Office Thoracic Surgical Advisory Board (SAB).  As Chair of the Thoracic SAB, she will lead other Thoracic surgeons within the Veterans Health…

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Dr. Peter Wu

Dr. Peter Wu Receives CoC State Chair Outstanding Performance & ACS Awards

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Dr. Peter Wu, Associate Professor, VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VA), received the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer’s (CoC) State Chair Outstanding Performance Award for exhibiting outstanding leadership, innovation and making significant contributions to cancer care improvement in Washington state. The award will be presented to Dr. Wu…

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Dr. Barclay Stewart

American Burn Association Awards Peter Brigham Burn Epidemiology Award

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Drs. Kajal Mehta, Nikki Thrikutam and Barclay Stewart, HIPRC core member, along with partners from Ghana, Nepal, International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI) and World Health Organization (WHO) were awarded the American Burn Association Peter Brigham Burn Epidemiology Award for their work on cookstove-related injuries. Cookstove-related burns are among the most common…

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

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. 

Faculty Researcher Highlight- David Hananel

Dr. David HananelDavid Hananel joined the Department of Surgery together with several colleagues from the University of Minnesota Center for Research in Simulation and Education Technologies (CREST) as part of the recruitment of Dr. Robert Sweet,Chief, Division of Healthcare Simulation Sciences, and the transition of CREST to UW. He has been with CREST now for 9 years, most of that time as Director, and was recently also appointed as Lecturer in the new Division of Healthcare Simulation Science, which brings together CREST and the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH) under the leadership of Dr. Sweet. MORE