Department of Surgery News Archive

Dr. Otway Louie Named Section Chief of UWMC Plastic Surgery

Dr. Otway Louie

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Dr. Otway Louie, Associate Professor, was named Section Chief of UWMC Plastic Surgery in August 2021. Dr. Louie served as interim section chief since January 2021 replacing Dr. Peter Neligan who held the position for 13 years prior to his retirement. Dr. Louie specializes in reconstructive surgery including microsurgical reconstruction of…

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What Mentoring Women Means to These Award Recipients

Dr. Kristine Calhoun

UW Medicine | The Huddle| July 12, 2021 Many people don’t fully know the impact they have on others until their work is formally recognized. So it was for Kristine Calhoun, MD, and Judith Pauwels, MD — until they each received a 2020 UW Medicine Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty.  MORE

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Dr. Sherene Shalhub Receives Pioneer in EDS and HSD Research Award

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 Dr. Sherene Shalhub, Associate Professor Division of Vascular Surgery, received the “Pioneer in EDS and HSD Research Award” for her demonstrating a long-term commitment to outstanding research and progression into Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, hypermobility spectrum disorders, and the associated symptoms and conditions. “I am truly humbled,” said Dr. Shalhub. “I feel a…

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Dr. Kathleen Berfield Named Chair of National Surgery Office Thoracic Surgical Advisory Board

Dr. Kathleen Berfield

Monday, June 7, 2021 Dr. Kathleen Berfield, Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chief of Thoracic Surgery VA Puget Sound Health Care System, has been named the Chair of the inaugural National Surgery Office Thoracic Surgical Advisory Board (SAB).  As Chair of the Thoracic SAB, she will lead other Thoracic surgeons within the Veterans Health…

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