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  • Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI (Hon.) Installed as 94th President of the American College of Surgeons

    CAP ACS President2013Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI (Hon.), a general surgeon from Seattle, Wash., was installed as the 94th President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during the Convocation ceremony that preceded the opening of the 2013 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons in Washington, DC on Sunday, October 6th. Dr. Pellegrini is the Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, at the University of Washington (UW).

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  • Dr. Carlos Pellegrini Receives the ISS/SIC 2013 Prize for Surgical Scholarship

    PellegriniTopStoryCarlos Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI (hon.), The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Washington was recently awarded the “ISS/SIC Prize 2013.” The Executive Committee of the International Society of Surgery/Societe Internationale de Chirurgie (ISS/SIC) unanimously voted to present this award to him according to the criteria established at their conference in Toronto in 1989. The prize will be “given to the surgeons who have published work which has made most notable and useful contributions to surgical science.”

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  • Dr. Ron Maier Receives 2013 Sheen Award

    MaierTopStoryThe Department of Surgery is pleased to announce that Ronald Maier, MD, FACS; Professor, Jane and Donald Trunkey Endowed Chair in Trauma; Chief of Trauma, Critical Care and Burn Surgery; Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery and Surgeon in Chief at Harborview Medical Center has been selected as the 2013 Dr. Rodman E. Sheen and Thomas G. Sheen Award. His colleagues within the Department of Surgery congratulate him on this extraordinary and well-deserved honor.

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  • Department of Surgery Q2 2013 Research Reinvestment Fund Awardees

    DOSTopStoryThe Research Reinvestment Fund (RRF) was established to help achieve the Department of Surgery’s goal of becoming the premier home for surgical research. The second round of proposals was recently completed with numerous faculty submissions. While all of the proposals addressed significant research questions, four were judged to be especially impressive in terms of their deliverables and potential returns on investment.

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  • Ben Anderson, MD Receives National Consortium of Breast Centers' Inspiration Award

    AndersonTopStoryDr. Ben Anderson (pictured right) will receive the National Consortium of Breast Centers' Inspiration Award during the 2013 National Interdisciplinary Breast Conference.

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  • Five Commonly Used Cardiothoracic Surgery Tests and Treatments Questioned

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    Doug Wood, MD, Division Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery and newly elected Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) President and participant in “Choosing Wisely” comments on the recommendations of this campaign.

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  • Enteral Contrast Not Beneficial for Suspected Appendicitis, Study Shows

    ThurstonDrakeTopStory “Comparable effectiveness can be achieved using IV contrast alone in CT scans for suspected appendicitis,” said lead author Frederick Thurston Drake, MD, (pictured right) a surgery resident and fellow at the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE), University of Washington, Seattle. He presented the findings at the 2012 American College of Surgeons’ Annual Clinical Congress.

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Upcoming Special Events

Friday, October 18, 2013 Harkins Symposium and 64th Annual Alfred A. Strauss Lecture

Residents will be at the Harkins Symposium all day and not available for elective cases and clinics. Faculty clinics and elective OR cases should be concluded in time for faculty to attend the Strauss Lecture at 4:00pm.

Annual Harkins Symposium
7:15 am – 2:30 pm
Alder Hall Auditorium, 1315 NE Campus Parkway
UW Faculty & local experts...

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High School Senior Receives Life-Saving Heart Surgery

High School Senior Receives Life-Saving Heart Surgery

Mechele Smith, (pictured right) a high school senior from Burien, Washington, received a left ventricular assist device which is an artificial heart that pumps blood and performs the work her failed heart couldn’t. The life-saving surgery was performed by Dr. Nahush Mokadam, (pictured right)...

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Michael Mulligan, MD, Using Crowdfunding to Fund Research

Michael Mulligan, MD, Using Crowdfunding to Fund Research

When you put money into the plate at church or perhaps into the UNICEF box on Halloween, you are crowdfunding - combining your money with a lot of other people's to support a cause or organization. The question is, could this kind of funding model help pay for medical research?

"There's a very serious demand for lungs that far exceeds donor supply," said Dr....

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Harborview Trauma Chief Offers Perspective on Boston Bombings

Harborview Trauma Chief Offers Perspective on Boston Bombings

The injuries suffered by dozens of victims of the Boston Marathon bombings are being compared to those you might find on a battlefield. That's creating surgical challenges not lost on the doctors at Harborview Medical Center. Eileen...

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  • • Harborview Trauma Chief Offers Perspective on Boston Bombings

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As Chair of the Department of Surgery, I'm delighted to welcome you to our website.
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