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Dr. Douglas Wood accepting the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Rodger Winn Award

Dr. Douglas Wood Received the National Comprehensive Cancer Network 2023 Rodger Winn Award

Dr. Douglas E. Wood, The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair, received the Rodger Winn Award for his work with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®). “Started in 2009, the Rodger Winn Award is given to an NCCN Guidelines panel member each year who exemplifies Dr. Winn’s leadership, drive, and commitment to the development of evidence-based guidelines tempered by expert judgment. The recipient provides a voice for the mission…

Dr. Raymond Yeung accepting the 2023 Department of Surgery Distinguished Faculty Award at the 28th Annual Helen and John Schilling Lecture.

Dr. Raymond Yeung Receives 2023 Distinguished Alumnus Award

Raymond Sze Wang Yeung was born in Hong Kong, the second youngest of four siblings. He resided in Hong Kong until his middle childhood when the Cultural Revolution in mainland China forced many to flee and his family immigrated to Toronto, Canada. Settling in North York, Dr. Yeung quickly adapted to his new life and excelled in academics and piano. A voracious learner, he eventually skipped a grade and won a competition as the best…

Portrait photo of Dr. Harveshp Mogal

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

American College of Surgeons Bulletin Tony Peregrin March 8, 2023   “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 (UW) Medical Center in Seattle.   Dr. Mogal (he/him) is a member of the Association of Out Surgeons and Allies…

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. 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