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Summer 2023 Surgery Synopsis Issue

Surgery Synopsis | Summer 2023

This issue of Surgery Synopsis is our education issue, in which we celebrate our residents and fellows who have completed their training and we welcome our new trainees. We’re always happy to see our graduates begin their careers, knowing they have been well-trained. But we’re sad as well. We worked side by side for years and become like a family. Each resident and fellow influences us all and pushes us to be better. They bring…

Portrait photo of Dr. Douglas Wood

How To Catch Lung Cancer Early and Why It’s Important

UW Medicine-Right as Rain | August 28, 2023 The thought of getting lung cancer is scary, especially when it’s an unexpected diagnosis. We know that those with a history of smoking or smoking exposure have the most significant risk for the disease. People with jobs that expose them to substances like asbestos, coal smoke, wood smoke and more also have an increased risk.

Drs. Mark Sturdevant and Jorge Reyes

Did You Know You Can Save a Life With Part of Your Liver?

Featuring Drs. Mark Sturdevant, Associate Professor & Interim Chief, and Jorge D. Reyes, Professor, Division of Transplant Surgery

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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. Click here to read 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. Click here to read more >

Department of Surgery Education Division 2022 Infograph

Research page from Spring 2023 Surgery SynopsisDepartment of Surgery Division Research Highlights

Rheumatic Heart Disease in Nepal
By Dr. Jay Pal, Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in low- and middle- income countries, such as Nepal. RHD is a sequela of an untreated treptococcal infection causing rheumatic fever, and results in valvular dysfunction in young patients. If untreated, this results in the development of heart failure and early mortality. Click to read more >

2021 Clinical Fast Facts infograph