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University of Washington Department of Surgery 2024 Surgical Ethics Conference August 1st & 2nd, 2024 Keynote Presentation “Connecting With Patients and Colleagues: The Role of Trust and Communication” Keynote Speaker Carlos Pellegrini, MD Professor Emeritus Former Henry N. Harkins Professor & Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Washington Former Chief Medical Officer, UW Medicine Former Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Washington

UW Department of Surgery – 2024 Surgical Ethics Conference – August 1st & 2nd, 2024

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UW Medicine ECMO Team Performs First Off-Site Cannulation

On April 18, 2024, UW Medicine’s Extracorporeal Life Support (ECMO) transport team performed their first off-site cannulation for a patient with severe respiratory failure who was too unstable to transport from Valley Medical Center. Once…

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Surgery Synopsis 2024 Winter Issue Cover

Surgery Synopsis | Winter 2024

This issue of Surgery Synopsis will focus on the research mission of the Department of Surgery. Research is a critical pillar of our department’s threefold mission (Clinical CareEducation-Research) and boldly leans into the future. The…

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Portrait photo of Dr. Douglas Wood

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. Read more about the Department of Surgery >