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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.

Tulsa man receives life-changing heart transplant at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

From Fox 23 News

A Tulsa man received a rare en bloc transplant at St. Louis Children’s Hospital under the care of expert transplant surgeon Majella Doyle, MD, MBA.

Unrivaled Experience in Robotic Lung Surgery

From Christian Hospital

The cardiothoracic division at Christian Hospital has always strived to bring North County the very best heart and lung care, leading the way with innovation. In 2012, they made history performing the first-ever full lung lobectomy in the St. Louis region through the use of robotic technology. Since then the team has performed this highly advanced procedure for a myriad of patients, extending their unmatched knowledge to teach others in these state-of-the-art techniques.

Dr. Colditz, Division Chief of Public Health Sciences, talks with colleague.

For Your Health: Preparing for healthy holidays

From Siteman Cancer Center

With Thanksgiving and the winter holidays just around corner, Public Health Sciences Division Chief Graham Colditz discusses ways to help keep friends, family, and ourselves healthy while celebrating during the ongoing pandemic. With insight from Bettina Drake, he covers COVID-related safety and health, of course, but also broader issues of well-being, such as self-care during the busy, and at times stressful, holidays.

Robotic Approach to Paraesophageal Hernia Repair Results in Low Long-Term Recurrence Rate and Beneficial Patient-Centered Outcomes

From the Journal of the American College of Surgeons

This study highlights significant long-term patient benefits that can be achieved when paraesophageal hernia repair is performed via the robotic approach by an experienced surgical team.