Kevin Beshlian, M.D., breast reconstruction, skin cancer reconstruction; The Polyclinic, Nordstrom Tower, 1229 Madison St., Suite 1600, Seattle, 206.860.4680; Swedish Medical Center; University of Virginia, 1978
Otway Louie, M.D., breast reconstruction, microsurgery; Reconstructive Surgery Center at UW Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4477; UW Medical Center (University of Washington associate professor, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery); Tufts University, 1997
Dan Downey, M.D., cosmetic surgery of the face, body and breasts, skin cancer and melanoma treatment, reconstruction of the face and body, breast cancer reconstruction; Downey Plastic Surgery, McMurray Medical Building, 1536 N 115th St., Suite 105, Seattle, 206.368.1160; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital; University of Washington, 1983
Jeffery Fitzthum, M.D., pain management; Washington Center for Pain Management, 1900 116th Ave. NE, Suite 100, Bellevue, 425.774.1538; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; Oregon Health & Science University, 1989
Andrew Friedman, M.D., rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders, electrodiagnostic medicine, back pain; Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6746; Virginia Mason; University of Michigan, 1991
Matthew W. Allen, M.D., Ballard Pediatrics, 7554 15th Ave. NW, Seattle, 206.783.9300; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Swedish Medical Center; University of Washington, 1998
Daniel Delgado,** M.D., feeding dynamics, pediatric obesity; Group Health Puyallup Medical Center, 1007 39th Ave. SE, 253.435.3100; Group Health Cooperative, St. Joseph Medical Center, MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital (for newborn care); University of California, Los Angeles, 1997
These specialists provide medical care for people with serious illnesses, focusing on relief from related symptoms and stress
Kerry Eby,* M.D., internal medicine; Overlake Hospitalist Practice, 1035 116th Ave. NE, Bellevue, 425.688.5072; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; University of Washington, 2001
In our bi-monthly Seattlemag.com column, Knute Berger--who writes regularly for Seattle Magazine and Crosscut.com and is a frequent pundit on KUOW--takes an in-depth look at some of the highly topical and sometimes polarizing issues in our city.
This article originally appeared on Avvo.The long and profitable history of merchandising logged a new, strange chapter recently: A McDonald’s Happy Meal toy, created to help promote the new Universal Studios family film Minions is evidently prone to dropping F-bombs.
If any organization captures the pioneering and enduring spirit of Seattle’s vibrant biomedical research scene, it has to be hometown giant Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Known simply as Fred Hutch, the center was opened in 1975 by Dr. Bill Hutchinson, who named it in honor of his brother, a Major League Baseball player who died of cancer at the age of 45. Initially, it focused most prominently on the groundbreaking bone marrow transplant program led by future Nobel Prize winner Dr. E. Donnall Thomas.
“Patients have many needs that go beyond what medical care can provide,” says Clarissa Hsu, Ph.D., Group Health Research Institute assistant investigator. So she, along with physician Dr. Dan Delgado and a team of Group Health patients and staff, set out to learn how best to connect patients with community resources that can support their health goals outside of the doctor’s office.
The images may not be be Pinterest-worthy, but to surgeon Heather Evans, they’re priceless.The associate professor of surgery at the University of Washington is leading the development of a smartphone application that will allow patients to send photos of their incisions to their care team—hopefully, before the wounds advance to the point of infection. A project of the schools of Nursing and Medicine, with support from the UW Center for Commercialization, it is the first mobile postoperative wound evaluator (known by the acronym mPOWEr).
One in 20 Americans suffers from an autoimmune disease, such as multiple sclerosis or type 1 diabetes. Treating these patients was a founding goal of the immunology program at Benaroya Research Institute (BRI), which began 30 years ago under the guidance of Dr. Gerald Nepom. Now BRI is a global leader in immune system research, and in 2014 became the home of the Immune Tolerance Network, an international clinical research consortium with 178 sites worldwide.
When it comes to health research, the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), cofounded by pioneering biologist Leroy Hood, M.D., thinks big—really big. One of the institute’s pioneering studies, the 100K Wellness Project, has been collecting data about human bodies from brains to genes, since March 2014. Participants get their genomes sequenced upon entry, their sleep patterns studied, their gut bacteria examined, their proteins tracked, with doctors intervening where appropriate to improve future wellness.
Heart disease is the number-one cause of death worldwide. Despite its strength, the heart is one of the least regenerative organs in the body, and heart attacks irreparably damage crucial muscle cells. The scar tissue left behind can cause chronic heart failure.
When Megan Moreno, M.D., started her subspecialty training in adolescent health back in 2005, she often found herself playing detective. Teens would come in complaining of chronic headaches or stomachaches, but the causes often weren’t what one would normally expect.“When I would ask the patients when these symptoms started, they would say it was around the same time embarrassing pictures were posted of them on Myspace or Facebook,” Moreno says.