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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