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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.

Our Health: Krista Ludwig joins WU Urology Practice at Alton Memorial

From the Telegraph

Urology has long been a male-dominated medical specialty. Washington University employs a diverse work force and has made the addition of a female urologic nurse practitioner, Krista Ludwig, MSN, ANP, FNP-BC, to on the Alton Memorial Hospital campus. She joins Arjun Sivaraman, MD, MBBS, MS, MCH.

Women in Leadership and Their Influence on the Gender Diversity of Academic Plastic Surgery Programs

From the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

In this article, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery faculty including Marissa Tenenbaum, MD, and Alison Snyder-Warwick, MD, determine the current gender diversity of academic plastic surgery programs and investigate influences of gender and leadership on program gender composition.

Knowing the warning signs of heart disease in women

From the Fox2Now

Cardiothoracic surgeon Puja Kachroo, MD, was on @FOX2now to discuss women’s heart health and share information about the warning signs of heart disease in honor of American Heart Month.

Cancer patient rolls on through pandemic

From the Telegraph

Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon Keith Brandt, MD, is a part of this breast cancer treatment patient story at Alton Memorial Hospital and Siteman Cancer Center. 

Machine Learning Outcome Prediction in Dilated Cardiomyopathy Using Regional Left Ventricular Multiparametric Strain

From Annals of Biomedical Engineering 

General Surgery resident Robert MacGregor, MD, and Cardiothoracic Surgery faculty Muhammad Faraz Masood, MD, and Michael Pasque, MD, are authors on this article about machine learning outcome prediction in dilated cardiomyopathy.