Still Standing

Image of patient standing in clinic with text overlay that reads "Still Standing. A multidisciplinary team of Washington University surgeons saved Julius Moss from having an amputation after his diabetic foot ulcer refused to heal."

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

Three images of WashU Public Health Sciences faculty (from left to right) Adetunji Toriola, MD, PhD, Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH and Siobhan Sutcliffe PhD, ScM, MHS, with text overlay that reads "Ahead of the Curve Public Health Sciences."

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

St. Louis Children's Hospital visuals with a cartoon-like background and reads "Superhero Day."

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

Davinci Surgical Robot

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.

Nutrition Tips from Public Health Experts

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Experts from the Division of Public Health Sciences share nutrition and recipe tips, including how to choose healthy fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Chair Installation of Justin Sacks, MD, MBA, FACS

The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital celebrates the appointment of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Chief Justin Sacks, MD, MBA, as the Chairholder of the Shoenberg Endowed Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Ask the Doctors: Kidney Transplant

Director of Kidney and Pancreatic Transplantation at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center Jason Wellen, MD, MBA, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about kidney transplant.

Colorectal Cancer Care

Washington University Colon and Rectal provides the highest level of care for patients with colorectal cancer.

Transforming Lives with Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric surgeon Francesca Dimou, MD, MS, helps people achieve their goals with weight loss surgery. Dimou describes the transformative process, offers advice and shares the story of her surgical training.

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.

There is an Option: Treating Pancreatitis with Islet Auto-Transplant

For young people with pancreatitis, total pancreatectomy and islet auto-transplant can prevent years of chronic pain. HPB surgeon Chet Hammill, MD, MCR, explains the procedure and encourages people to learn about their options early in life.

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.

Eberlein Receives Scientific Forum Award

The American College of Surgeons recognizes Tim Eberlein, MD, FACS, for his contributions as a surgeon scientist and role model for young investigators.

Campus Catch-Up

Drs. Munfakh and Ray treat a variety of CT conditions at Christian Northeast Hospital.

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.

WISE Without Walls

Remote and in-person training opportunities at the WISE Center create innovations in the world of surgical education.