Surgery News

Surgery Synopsis | Summer 2023

Surgery Synopsis 2023 Summer Issue Cover

This issue of Surgery Synopsis is our education issue, in which we celebrate our residents and fellows who have completed their training and we welcome our new trainees. We’re always happy to see our graduates begin their careers, knowing they have been well-trained. But we’re sad as well. We worked side by side for years…

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Prowess, persistence yield first-anywhere heart procedure

Cardiologists at the UW Medicine Heart Institute recently performed a first-in-the-world procedure, detaching and retrieving a clip device from a patient’s mitral valve and placing a replacement biologic valve — all through a catheter. Previously this sequence of tasks had been performed only via open surgery. The patient, John Steenmeyer, 76, of Bellingham, Wash., was…

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Dr. Douglas Wood Honored for Role in Developing Cancer Guidelines

Portrait photo of Dr. Douglas Wood

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…

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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…

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