Center for

Surgical Ethics

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Center for Surgical Ethics

MISSION

To improve the health of the public by promoting the highest standards of ethical care in surgery.

The Center for Surgical Ethics was established under the direction of Department of Surgery Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair, Douglas E. Wood, MD, in collaboration with Center Director, Alberto Ferreres, MD, PhD, FACS (Hon.), ASA (Hon.). The center aims to elevate the ethical delivery of surgical care and promote education and scholarship within and beyond UW Medicine.

 

GOALS OF THE CENTER

  • Promotion of cultural awareness as it related to both common and unique ethical issues and situations in the surgical setting.
  • Advancement of academic scholarship and outcomes-based research in Surgical Ethics.
  • Fostering educational opportunities, including the development of a multi-level educational program in Surgical Ethics.
  • Develop and implement educational programs for graduate medical education.

ABOUT US

CENTER LEADERSHIP

Dr. Alberto Ferreres

Alberto Ferreres, MD, PhD, FACS (Hon.), ASA (Hon.)

Professor of Surgery, University of Buenos Aires, Chairman, Department of General Surgery, "Dr. Carlos A. Bocalandro" Hospital

Denise Dudzinski, PhD, HEC-C

Professor (Joint), Bioethics & Humanities and Pediatrics, Division of Bioethics & Palliative Care
Chief, UW Medicine Ethics Consultation Service
Director, Organizational Ethics Consultation Service, Seattle Children's

Douglas E. Wood, MD, FACS, FRCSEd

Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery

CENTER ADMINISTRATION

Susan Marx

Susan M. Marx, MBA, PMP

Vice Chair, Finance and Administration, Department of Surgery

Megan Sherman

Megan Sherman, MAEdHD

Associate Director, Operations, WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH)

2022 SURGICAL ETHICS CONFERENCE

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2022 Surgical Ethics Conference Registration


PAST EVENTS

2021 Surgical Ethics Agenda Flyer

 


2021 Department of Surgery Surgical Ethics Conference