Department of Surgery Teaching Awards 2020-2021

The Department of Surgery recognizes residents, fellows and faculty for their contributions to resident and medical student education during the 2020-2021 academic year.

The Future of Endocrine Surgery

Future of Endocrine Surgery

What does the legacy of excellence in endocrine surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center mean for patients? Our surgical oncologists have experience with a high volume of complex cases, making them experts in endocrine surgery.

Ask the Doctors: Hiatal Hernias

Washington University cardiothoracic surgeon Shuddhadeb Ray, MD, MPHS, answers patient questions about hiatal hernias.

Taking Action for Men’s Health

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Men’s health experts from Washington University Urology offer ways to take control of important men’s health issues.

When to Get Screened for Prostate Cancer

Chief of Urology Gerald Andriole, MD, explains the importance of prostate cancer screening and how early detection can save lives.

What to Know about Hernias

Surgeons Jeffrey Blatnik, MD, Sara Holden, MD, and Arnab Majumder, MD, in an operating room with text overlay that reads: "What to know about hernias."

Washington University hernia surgeons explain the causes and types of hernia, as well as symptoms to look out for and treatment options for hernias.

Paradigm Shift

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The 30th anniversary of the Plastic Surgery Research Laboratories marks an exciting period of growth in the area of plastic and reconstructive surgery research.

Community Care: Arnold Bullock, MD

Arnold Bullock, MD, in the halls of Christian Hospital.

Washington University urologist Arnold Bullock, MD, is an accomplished surgeon, public health advocate and mentor to young people in North St. Louis. Bullock discusses the importance of cancer screening, what makes a good patient and the value of mentorship in the local community.

The Right Tool for the Job

Multidisciplinary research helps surgeons choose the right tool for stroke and peripheral arterial disease patients.

Ginny Devenport Retires After 45 Years of Service

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Certified professional coder Ginny Devenport retires after 45 years at Washington University. Throughout her career, she became an expert coder, trusted colleague and dear friend to many.

Still Standing

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A multidisciplinary team of Washington University surgeons saved Julius Moss from having an amputation after his diabetic foot ulcer refused to heal.

Acute and Critical Care Surgery

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Washington University Acute and Critical Care Surgeons specialize in traumatic injuries, emergency surgeries, geriatric trauma, general surgeries, burn and wound care and critical care.

Pediatric Surgery | 2020 Annual Report

Two images of WashU Pediatric Surgery faculty (from left to right) Baddr Shakhsheer, MD, and Brad Warner, MD, and Jessie Vrecenak, MD, with text overlay that reads "Ahead of the Curve Pediatric Surgery.”

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

Public Health Sciences | 2020 Annual Report

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The Department of Surgery 2020 Annual Report features clinical, research and educational accomplishments from the Division of Public Health Sciences.

Transplant Surgery | 2020 Annual Report

Three images of WashU Transplant faculty (from left to right) William Chapman, MD, Majella Doyle, MD, MBA, and Adeel Khan, MD, MPH, with text overlay that reads "Ahead of the Curve Transplant Surgery."

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

Surgical Oncology | 2020 Annual Report

Three images of WashU Surgical Oncology faculty (from left to right) William Gillanders, MD, Ryan Fields, MD, and Julie Margenthaler, MD, with text overlay that reads "Ahead of the Curve Surgical Oncology."

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

Community Practice | Department of Surgery 2020 Annual Report

Two images of WashU faculty (from left to right) Kerri Ohman, MD, and Arnold Bullock, MD, with text overlay that reads "Ahead of the Curve with Christian Hospital.”

In addition to providing care on the Medical Campus, Washington University surgeons extend patient care to community practice across the St. Louis region at locations including Christian Hospital and Alton Memorial Hospital.

Vascular Surgery | 2020 Annual Report

Three images of WashU Vascular faculty from left to right" Robert Thompson, MD, Mohamed Zayed, MD, PhD, FACS, and John Ohman, MD, with text overlay that reads "Ahead of the Curve Vascular Surgery."

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

Urology | 2020 Annual Report

Three images of WashU Urology faculty (from left to right) Sam B. Bhayani, MD, MS, Alana C. Desai, MD, Division Chief Gerald Andriole, and Eric Kim, MD with text overlay that reads "Ahead of the Curve Urologic Surgery."

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

Department of Surgery 2020 Annual Report

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The Department of Surgery Annual Report is available now. The report recognizes the Department’s clinical, research and educational accomplishments from the past year.

Surgery Superheroes: Pediatric Liver Transplant

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The Washington University pediatric liver care and transplant team at St. Louis Children’s Hospital shares what makes their pediatric patients superheroes in their eyes.

Advancing Cardiothoracic Care: Shuddhadeb Ray, MD, MPHS

Doctors Munfakh and Ray at Christian Hospital

Cardiothoracic surgeon Shuddhadeb Ray, MD, MPHS, brings his expertise in heart, lung, and esophageal surgery to Christian Hospital after a decade of training at Washington University School of Medicine.

Use of Robotics in Bariatric Surgery is on the Rise

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A new study from the Department of Surgery shows that the use of robotics for weight loss surgery has increased in recent years. Bariatric surgeons and public health scientists examine this rise and what it might mean for the future of weight loss surgery.

Saying “Yes” to Organ Donation

Chief of Transplant Surgery, Dr. Will Chapman

An organ donor can save as many as seven lives. Still, some people have concerns about becoming an organ donor. Transplant surgeon William Chapman, MD, explains the donation process and addresses common concerns people have regarding organ donation.