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Mr. Gerald Hector welcomes André A. S. Dick, MD, MPH, FACS to IT'S EASY SON

Associate Professor of Surgery

ASTS Transplant Fellowship Program Director | UWMC

Surgical Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplant | SCH

Interim Surgeon-in-Chief | SCH

Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery

Dr. André Dick is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington MedicalCenter and Seattle Children’s Hospital. He was born in Jamaica and attended medical school at

the State University of New York School of Medicine at Buffalo. Dr. Dick fulfilled his residency at

Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center, and completed his fellowship in

abdominal transplant surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center.

In 2008 he joined both the University of Washington Department of Surgery and Seattle

Children's Hospital as Assistant Professor of Surgery. Dr. Dick was promoted to Associate

Professor of Surgery in July 2014. He was appointed Surgical Director, Pediatric Kidney

Transplantation at Seattle Children's Hospital in July 2016 and currently serves as the Interim


Dr. Dick has been board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery since

2006. In 2011, he earned his Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) at the Harvard School of

Public Health. He has served as the Region 6 Representative on the Pediatric Transplant

Committee for the United Network for Organ Sharing UNOS/OPTN). Dr. Dick is also dedicated

to the training and education of young surgeons. He is the Transplant Fellowship Program

Director at University of Washington. Nationally, he is currently serving as Chair of the ASTS

(American Society of Transplant Surgeons) Fellowship Training Committee and also serves on

the Transplant Accreditation and Certification Council. Dr. Dick is also an active member of the

IPTA (International Pediatric Transplant Association), where he currently serves as a councilor.

Dr. Dick's clinical interests include liver, kidney and pancreas transplant and hepatobiliary

surgery. His research is focused on obesity and its effects on transplant outcomes and on

health care disparities in transplantation.

Medical School: SUNY, Buffalo NY

Residency: Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State Fellowship: University of

Washington Medical Center

Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery

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