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Dr. Douglas Wood Honored for Role in Developing Cancer Guidelines

Dr. Douglas Wood, chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine, received the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s (NCCN) 2023 Rodger Winn Award for decades of work to develop, refine and promote the organization’s Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. The award, named to honor the first leader of the NCCN guidelines, was conferred on Wood for his “expert judgment and commitment to excellence in service to the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines,” said Dr. Robert Carlson, the organization’s…

Surgery Synopsis | Spring 2023

Welcome to our 2023 spring edition of Surgery Synopsis. The Department of Surgery has a tripartite mission: Patient Care, Research and Education. Each of these areas is an essential part of academic surgery and critical to fulfilling our mission to “provide compassionate and high-quality patient care, train future generations of surgical leaders and conduct research in a collegial environment which embraces diversity and promotes inclusiveness.” Performing life-saving surgeries and improving quality of life for patients…

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…

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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. 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