acute appendicitis

UW Medicine | Newsroom | October 25, 2021 Media Contact: Brian Donohue – 206.543.7845, bdonohue@uw.edu The nonsurgical approach is now an accepted first treatment. An online tool can help patients decide which option is right for them. Antibiotics are now an accepted first-line treatment for most people with appendicitis, according to final results of the…

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Dr. Farhood Farjah

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 The University of Washington (UW) Section of Thoracic Surgery is the second program in the nation to participate in the American College of Surgeons/Society of Thoracic Surgeons Verification Program in General Thoracic Surgery. This new program is a quality improvement initiative modelled from similar programs for trauma and bariatric surgery. A…

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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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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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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

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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Dr. Peter Wu

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Dr. Peter Wu, Associate Professor, VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VA), received the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer’s (CoC) State Chair Outstanding Performance Award for exhibiting outstanding leadership, innovation and making significant contributions to cancer care improvement in Washington state. The award will be presented to Dr. Wu…

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Dr. Barclay Stewart

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Drs. Kajal Mehta, Nikki Thrikutam and Barclay Stewart, HIPRC core member, along with partners from Ghana, Nepal, International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI) and World Health Organization (WHO) were awarded the American Burn Association Peter Brigham Burn Epidemiology Award for their work on cookstove-related injuries. Cookstove-related burns are among the most common…

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