Faculty Feature - Dr. Giavonni Lewis
EDUCATION
Oct 09, 2019

Faculty Feature - Dr. Giavonni Lewis

We are very proud to have burn surgeon, Dr. Giavonni Lewis, on our faculty team. Discover why Dr. Lewis chose burn surgery and how she helps her patients from the first day they arrive in the burn center to when they leave. ... Read More

Faculty Feature - Dr. Robin Kim
EDUCATION
Aug 01, 2019

Faculty Feature - Dr. Robin Kim

In this month's faculty feature, we talked to Dr. Robin Kim to discuss the importance of technology in the field of transplantation and why future med students need to be open minded and ask questions. ... Read More

Faculty Feature - Dr. Brigitte Smith
EDUCATION
Jul 08, 2019

Faculty Feature - Dr. Brigitte Smith

We’re proud to have Dr. Brigitte Smith on our faculty team. Learn what it means to be an educator for the next generation of surgeons and what advice she has for medical students interested in surgery. ... Read More

Ethical Standards for Cardiothoracic Surgeons' Participation in Social Media
RESEARCH
Jun 28, 2019

Ethical Standards for Cardiothoracic Surgeons' Participation in Social Media

Dr. Thomas Varghese, executive medical director at Huntsman Cancer Institute and head of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery at U of U Health, collaborated with the Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum on the topic of Ethical Standards for Cardiothoracic Surgeons' Participation in Social Media. This paper was jointly published in both the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. ... Read More

RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Feb 08, 2018

How the Burn Trauma ICU Eliminated Central Line Infections

Is zero possible? In the case of central line infections, the answer was once no. A CLABSI (central line associated blood stream infection) was once considered a car crash, or an expected inevitability of care. When University of Utah’s Burn Trauma Intensive Care Unit started treating CLABSIs like a plane crash, or a tragedy demanding in-depth investigation and cultural change, zero became possible.... Read More

RESEARCH
Nov 30, 2015

Research Highlights: September-November 2015

Congratulations to all who contributed to another successful quarter of publications and grants. Each grant cycle is becoming busier and busier, and the book of business has grown to the point of our posting a new position within our department's research administration (stay tuned). Our department’s federal funding has also increased by 83% from FY14 to FY15. This is truly outstanding, and a testament to all the hard work of our faculty and research staff. ... Read More

RESEARCH
Aug 31, 2015

Research Highlights: June-August 2015

We’ve witnessed yet another remarkable quarter of research productivity, with publications from every division in the department. Urology led out with 31, including publications our most recently hired urologists, Dr. Lenherr and Dr. Schaeffer. We also continue to see a year-over-year increase in grant submissions coming out of the Department of Surgery, with a stunning 44% increase in external funding in FY2015. ... Read More

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