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


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


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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

2023 Annual Report

2023 Annual Report (Links to an external site)

This report highlights the exceptional work of our department, including milestones in minimally invasive surgery, advances in cutting edge research and our commitment to world-class surgical training.
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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.