Steven Hunt

Steven R. Hunt, MD

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Program Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency

Medical School

Stanford Medical School, Stanford, CA, 1997

Post Doctoral Education

Residency: Washington University Department of Surgery, 2004

Fellowship: Washington University Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2005

Board Certifications

Surgery -- Certified

Colon and Rectal Surgery -- Certified

Honors and Awards

Eugene M. Bricker Teaching Award, Washington University, 2004

Top Resident Presentation, Missouri American College of Surgeons, 2001

Clinical Interests

Dr. Hunt specializes in colon and rectal surgery. Other areas of clinical interest include colon and rectal cancer, pelvic floor disorders, anorectal disease, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Research Interests

Serum markers for inflammatory bowel disease, local therapy for rectal cancer, and enhancing the safety of intestinal anastomoses.

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Patients Seen At

GI Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, Floor 8
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 454-7177
Fax: (314) 454-5249

Barnes Jewish West County Hospital
1040 North Mason Road
Professional Office Building One
Suite 120
St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 454-7177
Fax: (314) 454-5249

Contact Information

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Campus Box 8109, 660 S. Euclid Ave.
Suite 14102 Queeny Tower
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 454-7177

Selected Publications

Chen H, Lee A, Bowcock A, Zhu W, Li E, Ciorba M, Hunt S. Influence of Crohn's Disease Risk Alleles and Smoking on Disease Location. Dis of Col & Rec. 2011 August;54(8).

Dharmarajan S, Hunt SR, Birnbaum EH, Fleshman JW, Mutch MG. The efficacy of nonoperative management of acute complicated diverticulitis. Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Jun;54(6):663-71.

Dharmarajan S, Shuai D, Fajardo AD, Birnbaum EH, Hunt SR, Mutch MG, Fleshman JW, Lin AY. Clinically enlarged lateral pelvic lymph nodes do not influence prognosis after neoadjuvant therapy and TME in stage III rectal cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2011 Aug;15(8):1368-74.

Fajardo AD, Dharmarajan S, George V, Hunt SR, Birnbaum EH, Fleshman JW, Mutch MG. Laparoscopic versus open 2-stage ileal pouch: laparoscopic approach allows for faster restoration of intestinal continuity. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Sep;211(3):377-83.

Cellini C, Hunt SR, Fleshman JW, Birnbaum EH, Bierhals AJ, Mutch MG. Stage IV rectal cancer with liver metastases: is there a benefit to resection of the primary tumor? World J Surg. 2010 May;34(5):1102-8.

Hamm CM, Reimers MA, McCullough CK, Gorbe EB, Lu J, Gu CC, Li E, Dieckgraefe BK, Gong Q, Stappenbeck TS, Stone CD, Dietz DW, Hunt SR. NOD2 status and human ileal gene expression. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2010 Oct;16(10):1649-57.

Fajardo AD, Hunt SR, Fleshman JW, Mutch MG. Video. Transanal single-port low anterior resection in a cadaver model. Surg Endosc. 2010 Jul;24(7):1765.

Chung TP, Fleshman JW, Birnbaum EH, Hunt SR, Dietz DW, Read TE, Mutch MG. Laparoscopic vs. open total abdominal colectomy for severe colitis: impact on recovery and subsequent completion restorative proctectomy. Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 Jan;52(1):4-10.

Ferguson GG, Lee EW, Hunt SR, Ridley CH, Brandes SB. Management of the bladder during surgical treatment of enterovesical fistulas from benign bowel disease. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Oct;207(4):569-72.

Myerson RJ, Hunt SR. Conservative alternatives to extirpative surgery for rectal cancer. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2007 Nov;19(9):682-6.

Chung TP, Hunt SR. Carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumors of the colon and rectum. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2006 May;19(2):45-8.

Cotter SE, Grigsby PW, Siegel BA, Dehdashti F, Malyapa RS, Fleshman JW, Birnbaum EH, Wang X, Abbey E, Tan B, Kodner IJ, Hunt SR, Lowney JK, Mutch MG, Dietz DW, Myerson RJ. FDG-PET/CT in the evaluation of anal carcinoma. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics. 2006;65(3):720-725. Epub 2006 Apr 19.

Connett JM, Hunt SR, Hickerson SM, Wu SJ, Doherty GM. Localization of IFN-gamma-activated Stat1 and IFN regulatory factors 1 and 2 in breast cancer cells. Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research. 2003;23(11):621-630.

Hamilton JW, McCaffrey J, Caron RM, Louis CA, Treadwell MD, Hunt SR, Reed MJ, Doherty KA. Genotoxic chemical carcinogens target inducible genes in vivo. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1994;726:343-345.

Hamilton JW, Louis CA, Doherty KA, Hunt SR, Reed MJ, Treadwell MD. Preferential alteration of inducible gene expression in vivo by carcinogens that induce bulky DNA lesions. Molecular Carcinogenesis. 1993;8(1):34-43.


Hunt SR, Fleshman JW. Colon, Rectum, and Anus. In: Klingensmith ME (ed.). The Washington Manual of Surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins; 2004.

Hunt SR, Moley JF. Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type II Syndromes. In: Clark OH (ed.). Endocrine Tumors. Hamilton, Ontario: B.C. Decker; 2003.

Hunt SR, Doherty GM. Oncology. In: Way LW, Doherty GM (eds.). Current Surgical Diagnosis and Treatment. New York: Lange Medical Publishing; 2003.

Hunt SR, Freeman BD. Perioperative Medical Care. In: Doherty GM (ed.). The Washington Manual of Surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; 2002.