Welcome to the Department of Surgery

A national leader in surgical innovation, research and training
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4TH IN U.S. SURGERY RESIDENCY PROGRAM

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STRONG RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

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4 RESIDENCIES, 13 FELLOWSHIPS

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LARGE, DIVERSE PATIENT POPULATION

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750 CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDIES

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$22 M IN TOTAL FUNDING

The Department of Surgery Annual Report is available now. Read the report to learn how the department has remained ahead of the curve in patient care, research and education during an unprecedented year.

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Excellence in

Patient Care


Find the comprehensive surgical care you need at Washington University Surgery

Research


Learn more about innovative investigations in basic science, clinical studies and translational research to advance patient care and safety

Education


Learn more about the nationally ranked surgical training programs at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis


Surgical Specialties

Over the past 50 years, surgical fields have become increasingly specialized, and today, the department provides care in a wide range of specialties represented by its divisions and sections.


Our Stories

Dr. Evarts Graham and the History of Cardiothoracic Medicine and Research at Washington University

Dr. Evarts Graham and the History of Cardiothoracic Medicine and Research at Washington University

Exploring the history of research in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery begins with the career of surgeon and clinical researcher Dr. Evarts Graham. A gifted cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Graham’s research included one of the earliest studies of smoking as it contributed to lung cancer, and this pioneering work has directed similar research on smoking cessation and health impacts for decades.
Campus Catch-Up

Campus Catch-Up

The Washington University campus community is making headlines every day. Members of the School of Medicine are regularly featured in local, national and international news stories. Department of Surgery faculty, staff and medical students are leaders in their specialties, and share their expertise when called upon. Campus Catch-Up collects some of these stories and celebrates members of the community who are receiving recognition.
Ask the Doctors: Lung Nodules

Ask the Doctors: Lung Nodules

When patients learn they have suspicious “spots” or nodules on their lungs, it is understandable that they may become concerned about their diagnosis. They may begin to contemplate serious questions about their health: “Are my lung nodules cancerous? Will I need surgery, chemotherapy or radiation? What should I do?” “One of the most common problems […]

Find a Surgeon

Our surgeons are part of a multidisciplinary team of experts, bringing together the expertise and personalized treatment to achieve your best outcome.

Our Locations

CENTER FOR ADVANCED MEDICINE
CENTER FOR OUTPATIENT HEALTH
SITEMAN CANCER CENTER AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CAMPUS
BARNES-JEWISH WEST COUNTY HOSPITAL
ST. LOUIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL