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DoS Surgeons in the Media: “The Doctor is Out: Supporting Inclusion for LGBTQ+ Surgeons”

“You come out as an LGBTQ+ individual virtually every day—it’s not like it happens once in a lifetime and you’re done,” said Harveshp D. Mogal, MD, MS, FACS, associate professor of surgery and section chief of complex abdominal oncology at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle…

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Drs. Venu Pillarisetty and Lindsay Dickerson Receive $400,000 Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation Grant

Dr. Venu Pillarisetty, Professor of Surgical Oncology, and Dr. Lindsay Dickerson, General Surgery Resident Research Fellow, received a $400,000 grant from the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation for their project, “Therapeutic modulation of tumor–infiltrating T cell function in fibrolamellar carcinoma.” Fibrolamellar carcinoma (FLC) is a rare liver cancer affecting children and young adults without underlying liver disease.…

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Drs. Russell Ettinger and Shane Morrison

The term gender identity refers to how an individual identifies themselves with regard to gender—an intrinsic sense of “self.” For many individuals (cis individuals), their intrinsic gender identity aligns with the sex assigned at birth. However, there are individuals (trans and non–binary) whose gender identity does not align with their sex assigned at birth. The…

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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. 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

Department of Surgery Education Division 2022 Infograph

Department of Surgery Division Research Highlights

We highlight the research being done in each division of the Department as well as research done by our Residents and Fellows. At a Departmental level, we are giving sustained and strategic attention to our research mission. We have continued to put a good deal of effort in to hiring faculty with research interests and expertise in areas of strategic importance to the Department. MORE

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