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Dr. Eileen Bulger

Dr. Eileen Bulger Named American Association for the Surgery of Trauma President Elect

Saturday, November 6, 2021 Dr. Eileen Bulger, Professor & Chief, Trauma, Division of Trauma, Burn & Critical Care Surgery, was named President Elect of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve in the leadership of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) ,”…

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acute appendicitis

Antibiotics for appendicitis: Study findings finalized

UW Medicine | Newsroom | October 25, 2021 Media Contact: Brian Donohue – 206.543.7845, bdonohue@uw.edu The nonsurgical approach is now an accepted first treatment. An online tool can help patients decide which option is right for them. Antibiotics are now an accepted first-line treatment for most people with appendicitis, according to final results of the…

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Dr. Farhood Farjah

American College of Surgeons/Society of Thoracic Surgeons Verification Program in General Thoracic Surgery

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 The University of Washington (UW) Section of Thoracic Surgery is the second program in the nation to participate in the American College of Surgeons/Society of Thoracic Surgeons Verification Program in General Thoracic Surgery. This new program is a quality improvement initiative modelled from similar programs for trauma and bariatric surgery. A…

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Dr. Douglas E. 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. 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

 

2021 Research Day & 26th Annual Helen & John Schilling Lecture

Dr. Robin McLeodThe 2021 Research Day & 26th Annual Helen & John Schilling Lecture was held in March and included a series of virtual research symposiums over three separate sessions. This year’s guest presenter was Dr. Robin S. McLeod, Professor in Department of Surgery and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and Vice Chair of Quality and Performance at University of Toronto. Her presentation was titled “Implementing an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program.” MORE

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