A Lasting Impact

Glover Copher and Eileen Smith

With the funds established by renowned surgeon-scientist Glover Copher, MD, general surgery resident Eileen Smith, MD, was able to pursue surgical education research while being fully supported.

Meet the Staff: Emily Shepherd, Business Director

Meet the Staff graphic with photos of Emily Shepherd

Staff members at Washington University School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery are essential in supporting the institution’s mission of excellence in clinical outcomes, research and education. Meet Business Director Emily Shepherd!

What is Microsurgery?

Surgeon looking through a microscope

Surgeons explain what mircosurgery is, how its performed, its benefits and more.

Called to Serve

Sean Glasgow in the operating room

When Sean Glasgow, MD, is not serving as a faculty member, he’s serving the United States military as a citizen Airman at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. For Glasgow, being both a surgeon and a member of the medical team at the Air Force Reserve is incredibly rewarding. 

Campus Catch-Up

Campus Catch-Up 2.25.22

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.

Mackinnon Receives AAPS Honorary Award

Susan Mackinnon, MD, the Minot Packer Fryer Professor of Plastic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS) 2022 Honorary Award.

Meet the MarCom Team

Meet the members of the department’s marketing and communications team.

Campus Catch-Up

Campus Catch-Up 1.7.22

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.

Meet the Staff: Keith Davis, Business Director for Cardiothoracic Surgery

Meet the Staff Keith Davis

Staff members at Washington University School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery are essential in supporting the institution’s mission of excellence in clinical outcomes, research and education. Meet Business Director for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Keith Davis!

Meet the Staff: Ken Wamsley, IT Director

Meet the Staff Ken Wamsley

Staff members at Washington University School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery are essential in supporting the institution’s mission of excellence in clinical outcomes, research and education. Meet IT Director, Ken Wamsley!

Campus Catch-Up

Campus Catch-Up November 26

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.

Campus Catch-Up

Campus Catch-Up 11.5.2021

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.

Campus Catch-Up

Campus Catch-Up 10/15/21

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.

Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Surgery

Washington University surgical oncologists and plastic and reconstructive surgeons provide the highest level of care for people with breast cancer.

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.

Campus Catch-Up

Campus Catch-Up 9.3.21

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.

Growing the Peritoneal Disease Program

Beth Helmink, MD, PhD, and Sean Glasgow, MD, discuss the peritoneal disease program at Washington University School of Medicine.

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.

Top Doctors 2021

Congratulations to the Department of Surgery faculty recognized on the 2021 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® list.

Youth Outreach at the WISE Center

General Surgery residents gave a tour of the WISE Center and explained various elements of surgery during the BJC School Outreach and Youth Development’s 2021 Adventures in Healthcare Camp.

Campus Catch-Up

Campus Catch-Up 6.25

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.

Campus Catch-Up

Campus Catch-Up June 4

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.

Campus Catch-Up

May 21 Washington University Surgery 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.

Cardiac Surgery | 2020 Annual Report

Three images of WashU Cardiac Surgery faculty (from left to right) Muhammad Faraz Masood, MD, Puja Kachroo, MD, and Ralph Damiano, Jr., MD, with text overlay that reads "Ahead of the Curve Cardiac Surgery."

The Department of Surgery 2020 Annual Report features clinical, research and educational accomplishments from the Section of Cardiac Surgery.

Thoracic Surgery | 2020 Annual Report

Three images of WashU Thoracic Surgery faculty (from left to right) Benjamin Kozower, MD, MPH, Varun Puri, MD, MSCI, with Bryan Meyers, MD, MPH, and Daniel Kreisel, MD, PhD, with text overlay that reads "Ahead of the Curve Thoracic Surgery."

The Department of Surgery 2020 Annual Report features clinical, research and educational accomplishments from the Section of Thoracic Surgery.

Campus Catch-Up

Campus Catch-Up April 2

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.

The Rewarding Aspects of Being a Surgeon: with Kerri Ohman, MD

Dr. Kerri Ohman in the WISE lab with surgical residents.

Kerri Ohman, MD, who joined the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery in 2020 as an Assistant Professor of Surgery, shares her journey of becoming a colorectal surgeon and explains why she likes working at Washington University .

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.

Celebrating St. Louis on 314 Day

In honor of 314 Day, faculty and residents from the Department of Surgery share their favorite things about St. Louis.

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

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.

Ask the Doctors: WALANT Hand Surgery

Kelly Currie, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the WALANT technique for hand surgery.

Ask the Doctors: Crohn’s Disease

Matthew Mutch, MD, Chief of the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery and Professor of Surgery, and faculty from the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Crohn’s disease.