Wednesday, October 27, 2020
Dr. Andre Dick, Associate Professor of Transplant Surgery in the section of Pediatric Transplantation, has been appointed by Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH) as Associate Surgeon-in-Chief, effective September 2020. Dr. Dick is joining Dr. Sanjar Parihk (Orthopedics and Sports Medicine), Dr. Suzanne Yandow (Otolaryngology), and Dr. Jeff Avansino (General Surgery) as fellow Associate-in-Chiefs. Under the direction of Dr. Jeff Ojemann (Neurosurgery), Dr. Dick’s work will cover a broad range of critical initiatives across SCH. Initially, the areas in which Dr. Dick will focus will be on patient safety initiatives, volume recovery following significant OR constraints over the past two years, OR operational efficiencies, and addressing equity concerns in healthcare outcomes. Dr. Dick is taking on this new role in addition to his current leadership roles as the Surgical Director of Renal Transplantation, Medical Director of the Surgical Unit, and Transplant Surgery’s Fellowship Program Director. Dr. Dick’s appointment to Associate Surgeon-in-Chief is a significant honor for both Dr. Dick and for the Department of Surgery.