Transcatheter cardiac surgeon leads section with innovation in clinical, research and education programs.
Atlas of pancreas tumors reveals important new findings in treatment resistance, possible new therapies.
Surgeons use virtual reality headsets for intraoperative planning of DIEP flap breast reconstruction.
After beloved St. Louis radio personality Jeff Burton died from prostate cancer, Zachary Smith, MD, appeared on Fox2 to discuss what men need to know about this disease.
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation helps the body recover during heart or lung failure.
State-of-the-art breast reconstruction provides natural results after mastectomy.
Distinguished endowed chair recognizes Doyle’s vital role in transplant surgery.
Screening guidelines updated in 2021 nearly double the number of eligible individuals.
Cessation treatment can aid such dual nicotine users.
Department of Surgery faculty and staff participate in training for residency and fellowship leaders.
Congratulations to graduating urology residents and fellows from the class of 2022.
Congratulations to our 2022 graduates, who will go on to become leaders in surgery.
A hernia belt can provide temporary relief, but surgery is the only way to fix a hernia.
Visiting professor and research presentations honor legacy of plastic surgery chair.
Eberlein delivers a reflection on the future of surgery and residents present annual awards.
Dr. Blatnik fixed the complex hernias that caused Vojin pain for years.
Graduating medical students recognize Michael Awad, MD, PhD, for his commitment to education.
General surgery residents volunteered with Surgical Outreach for the Americas to help patients in El Salvador.
Audrey was born with a rare combination of heart conditions. Thanks to an organ donor and the St. Louis Children’s and Washington University Heart Center team, she celebrated her first birthday at home with a new heart.
Timothy Eberlein, MD, shares how the Department of Surgery has led in reducing health care disparities and improving health equity.
Follow these steps to get ready for your scheduled surgery.
Joani Christensen, MD, treats lymphatic and oncologic problems with microsurgical precision.
Both high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction are common among older men. Understanding the relationship between these conditions could help men find the treatment that’s right for them.
Research by Washington University hernia surgeons finds a durable solution for treating complex recurrent ventral hernias. The findings are published in the journal Surgery.
Inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome are two different gastrointestinal conditions. Learn more about each, and how Washington University Colon & Rectal Surgery provides team-based care for inflammatory bowel disease.
Recognized for expertise in endocrine tumor development.
General surgery resident Corbin Frye, MD, won the SAGES Top Gun competition for the second year in a row. Frye and his fellow residents hone laparoscopic skills at the Washington University Institute for Surgical Education.
General surgery residents at the Washington University Institute for Surgical Education get hands-on experience with the latest innovations in surgical technology during an introduction to robotic surgery training course.
Puja Kachroo, MD, has been named surgical director of the Center for Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Kachroo is a leading expert in aortic disease and cardiac surgery.
Investigators from the Thoracic Immunology Laboratory have identified pathways leading to ischemia-reperfusion injury after lung transplantation. Their findings are published in the journal PNAS.
At the 2020-2021 Distinguished Service Teaching Awards, three members of the department were recognized for their contributions to medical student education.
Lymphedema is swelling caused by a blockage or damage to the lymphatic system. Most cases of lymphedema in the United States happen after cancer or cancer treatment. Understanding this condition can help with lymphedema prevention, management and treatment.
Sam Schaefer suffered from constant pain after an injury left him with a rare neurological condition. After a below-the-knee amputation at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, he is back to playing hockey, breaking world records and coaching at a local gym.
Washington University surgery faculty and trainees are evaluating a new virtual reality laparoscopic skills simulator at the WISE Center.
Washington University pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Jacob Miller, MD, specializes in the surgical treatment of congenital heart and lung conditions at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Miller joins the faculty after completing world-class surgical training at the School of Medicine.
Financial accounting assistant Gayle Harvey retires after nearly 40 years at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Amit Pawale, MD, joins the department as surgical director of heart transplantation, ventricular assist devices and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Ambulatory coder Beth Jurgensen retires after 35 years at Washington University. She reflects on the many fond memories from throughout her career while looking forward to giving back during retirement.
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Caeli Vascular, Inc., are developing the first sequestered therapy device for removal of deep vein thrombosis.
Assistant Professor of Surgery Akinobu Itoh, MD, PhD, transitions to role as transplant director at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.
Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery Michael Brunt, MD, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Barnes-Jewish Medical Staff Association.
Michael Brunt, MD, Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery is among 15 fellows inducted into the Academy of Educators at Washington University School of Medicine in 2021.
Gerald Andriole, MD, will leave his role as Chief of Urologic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis in January 2022.
The Pediatric Colorectal Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides top care for children with complex colorectal issues.
The Department of Surgery recognizes residents, fellows and faculty for their contributions to resident and medical student education during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Mary Klingensmith, MD, transitions to new national leadership role in surgical education as Senior Vice President for Procedural Accreditation at the ACGME.
Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery L. Michael Brunt, MD, receives the Pruett Family Professorship in Surgery.
Steven Strasberg, MD, retires after a seminal 50-year career in HPB-GI surgery.
Surgery residents come to the WISE Center for laparoscopic and suturing skills lab training this summer.
Britta Han, MD, MSEd, brings her passion for education to the WISE Center as an ACS-AEI Education Fellow.