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UW Medical School Ranked Number 1 Primary Care Training

UW medical school ranked No. 1 for primary care training

UW Medicine | Newsroom | March 30, 2021 Media Contact: Kim Blakeley –, 206.550.6564 School of Medicine also No. 2 in nation for federal research awards. U.S. News publishes annual rankings of graduate programs. The University of Washington School of Medicine has received the No. 1 ranking for primary care education and No. 2 ranking for family…

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Dr. Deborah Marquardt

Dr. Deborah Marquardt Awarded AAMC WEGA Mini-Grant

Dr. Deborah Marquardt, Assistant Professor, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, was awarded the Association of American Medical College Western Group on Educational Affairs (WEGA) mini-grant for her project “Tailoring Anatomy Review in Core Clinical Clerkships: A Needs Assessment.” The WGEA “seeks to promote scholarship in medical education that examines interventions, modalities, and educational content created…

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Dr. Lorrie Langdale

Dr. Lorrie Langedale Appointed ACS SESAP Program Director

Dr. Lorrie Langdale, Professor & Chief, Section of General Surgery, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, was appointed Program Director for the American College of Surgeons’ Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program’s (SESAP) 18 Advanced modules. Now in its 17th edition, the SESAP is the premier educational resource for practicing surgeons. To further enhance its value…

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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

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