To provide the highest quality of patient care, surgical education, innovative research and community outreach, the Department of Surgery is organized into 6 divisions. Our faculty in each division and their individual sections are world leaders in their subspecialties. All divisions offer post-graduate training, including top rated residency and fellowship programs.
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Washington University cardiothoracic surgeons provide leading-edge medical and critical care, conduct groundbreaking research, and train future leaders in the field while developing treatments for heart and lung diseases in adults and children.
Our nationally recognized cardiac surgeons offer the latest advances in technology and innovative therapies for patients with heart conditions.
Our highly skilled thoracic surgeons treat a variety of lung diseases and provide life-saving lung transplants at one of the most active transplant centers in the world.
Our pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons provide industry-leading treatments to children and adults with congenital cardiac disorders at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Division of General Surgery
The Division of General Surgery at Washington University spans seven surgical specialties with clinicians and researchers developing and testing new treatments, taking research from bench to bedside, and leading national organizations.
Our acute and critical care surgeons specialize in traumatic injuries, emergency surgeries, geriatric trauma, general surgeries, wound and burn care, and critical care.
Our colorectal surgeons provide the highest level of collaborative care for colorectal cancer patients and patients with other colorectal conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease.
Our HPB-GI surgeons specialize in diseases of the liver, biliary tree, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, and retroperitoneum, and are leading research to improve therapies and treatments for these disorders.
Our minimally invasive surgeons strive to increase patient benefits by decreasing size of surgical incisions in upper gastrointestinal, hernia, solid organ and bariatric surgeries.
Our surgical oncologists provide the most up-to-date care for breast and endocrine system diseases, melanoma and sarcoma, and other cancers while advancing treatments through leading-edge research, all in partnership with Siteman Cancer Center.
Our abdominal transplant surgeons offer the latest advances in kidney, liver, islet cell and pancreas transplants while innovating patient care through clinical studies and novel research.
Our vascular surgeons offer minimally invasive and open surgical treatments for patients with vascular diseases and lead studies to develop new standards of vascular care.
Our board-certified pediatric surgeons offer compassionate, comprehensive care for children with congenital conditions, hernias, traumatic injuries, burns and cancerous tumors.
Our plastic and reconstructive surgeons are head-to-toe experts in craniofacial, aesthetic, breast and general reconstructive, gender affirming, hand, limb preservation, lymphedema, nerve, and pediatric plastic surgery.
Our public health researchers are international leaders in research, education and outreach with a focus on eliminating health disparities, preventing disease and improving the health of populations.
Our urologists offer a range of leading-edge surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for conditions of the urogenital tract, including cancer, men’s health and other urologic conditions.