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Stories about surgical education and trainees, featuring residents, fellows, faculty and training centers.
Residents Receive International Research Fellowships
Two general surgery residents recently received international research fellowships. These highly competitive fellowships will support the residents during their lab time.
Awad Named President of Association for Surgical Education
Renowned surgical educator to lead national organization.
Pearson Fellow Joins Thoracic Surgery Section
Recipient of Pearson Fellowship to study approaches to lung transplant and benign esophageal disease at Washington University.
Researchers Seek to Improve How Patients and Care Teams Make Decisions
Center for Collaborative Care Decisions’ inaugural bootcamp attracts international audience to address shared decision making.
Asking the Big Questions
ACS-AEI fellow Tiffany Brocke, MD, seeks to advance surgical education for the next generation of trainees.
What to Expect as a New Intern
We asked some of our current interns what they are most excited to do or accomplish this academic year.
Leading in Surgical Education: Paul Wise, MD
General Surgery Residency Program Director Paul Wise selected to APDS executive committee.
Program Director Bootcamp 2022 Underway
Department of Surgery faculty and staff participate in training for residency and fellowship leaders.
Caulk and Cordonnier Visiting Professorships in Urology 2022
John R. Caulk Visiting Professor Gerald Andriole, MD, and Justin J. Cordonnier Visiting Professor Mohammad Allaf, MD, visit the Division of Urology.
Urology Graduation and Awards 2022
Congratulations to graduating urology residents and fellows from the class of 2022.
James Barrett Brown Visiting Professor and Research Day 2022
Visiting professor and research presentations honor legacy of plastic surgery chair.
General Surgery Education Conference: Grand Rounds and Residency Awards
Eberlein delivers a reflection on the future of surgery and residents present annual awards.
Residents Provide International Surgical Care
General surgery residents volunteered with Surgical Outreach for the Americas to help patients in El Salvador.
Olumba and Newcomer Named Winners of the 21st Annual Samuel A. Wells, Jr., Resident Research Day Competition
Four finalists presented research at 2022 Samuel A. Wells, Jr., Research Day Competition and two winners were selected by faculty vote
Residents, Faculty and Staff Attend Surgical Education Week 2022
Members of the Department of Surgery had a successful showing at Surgical Education Week (SEW) 2022. Alongside several research presentations, residents and staff were honored with awards and grants from surgical education organizations.
Asbun Delivers 19th Annual Bricker Lecture
Washington University welcomes Horacio Asbun, MD, for the 19th Annual Eugene M. Bricker Visiting Lecture in Surgery.
Frye Wins Top Gun at SAGES 2022
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.
Introduction to Robotic Surgery Training at WISE
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.
Pediatric CT Surgeons Utilize New Tools to Combat Complex Heart Defects
Washington University pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons and fellows tackle rare heart defects in virtual simulation program.
Department of Surgery Educators Recognized by Medical Student Awards
At the 2020-2021 Distinguished Service Teaching Awards, three members of the department were recognized for their contributions to medical student education.
Robotic-assisted Urologic Surgery Advances Clinical Care
Washington University urologic surgeons embrace leading-edge robotic techniques to advance clinical care.
Virtual Reality Laparoscopic Skills Training at WISE
Washington University surgery faculty and trainees are evaluating a new virtual reality laparoscopic skills simulator at the WISE Center.
Ask the Research Director: Research During Residency with Ryan C. Fields, MD
Residency applicants need to know the fit of a program’s research education to their interests and needs. Ryan C. Fields, MD, the Director of Resident Research for the General Surgery Residency Program at Washington University, explains why WashU is an ideal location for research in surgery.
Meet the Residents: Brendan Heiden and Jason Gauthier, Thoracic Surgeons
Get to know residents Brendan Heiden and Jason Gauthier in the General Surgery residency program, why they chose Washington University School of Medicine for their surgical training and what it’s like to be a resident in St. Louis.
Ask The Residents: Advice from Attendings
he expertise and advice provided by our attending physicians and surgeons are integral to the development of our residents. We asked those in the General Surgery Residency about the best advice they received from attendings during their time at Washington University.
Meet the Residents: Ariana Naaseh and Steven Tohmasi, Partners in Surgery
Get to know residents Ariana Naaseh and Steven Tohmasi in the General Surgery residency program, why they chose Washington University School of Medicine for their surgical training and what it’s like to be a resident in St. Louis.
Ask the Residents: Best of Saint Louis at Washington University School of Medicine
We ask our physicians in General Surgery Residency to tell us some of their favorite aspects about St. Louis as well as their favorite places to visit.
Meet the Residents: Annie Hess and Robert MacGregor
Get to know residents Annie Hess and Robert MacGregor in the General Surgery residency program, why they chose Washington University School of Medicine for their surgical training and what it’s like to be a resident in St. Louis.
Following His Heart: Connor Callahan, MD, MSc, Completes Coveted Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society Fellowship
WashU General Surgery resident Connor Callahan, MD, MSc, trained as the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society John W. Kirklin-David Ashburn Fellow in Toronto.
Meet the Residents: Will Gerull and Angela Lee, MIS and Transplant
Get to know residents Will Gerull and Angela Lee in the General Surgery residency program, why they chose Washington University School of Medicine for their surgical training and what it’s like to be a resident in St. Louis.
Meet the Residents: Zhiyi Liu and Hailey Shepherd, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplant
Get to know residents Zhiyi Liu and Hailey Shepherd in the General Surgery residency program, why they chose Washington University School of Medicine for their surgical training and what it’s like to be a resident in St. Louis.
Health Literacy Month – October 2021
Celebrating health literacy this October comes with two initiatives: to increase personal literacy and improve organizational literacy. Patient health literacy and education are important goals for those seeking medical treatment, and hospital programs can encourage the familiarity of patients with the language of health. Organizations are also responsible for providing accessible, understandable information to their patients.
The Importance of Comfort: Patient Gender Selection in Colorectal Surgery
Colorectal screening, diagnosis and treatment are integral parts of overall health, but obstacles related to patient comfort can prevent effective medical intervention for colorectal illness. Having a diverse, accessible department of colorectal surgeons reassures patients and advances the optimal benefits for their colorectal health.
Meet the Residents: William Chapman and Brad Krasnick, Colorectal Surgery
Get to know residents William Chapman and Brad Krasnick in the General Surgery residency program, why they chose Washington University School of Medicine for their surgical training and what it’s like to be a resident in St. Louis.
Dr. Evarts Graham and the History of Cardiothoracic Medicine and Research at Washington University
Exploring the history of research in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery begins with the career of surgeon and clinical researcher Dr. Evarts Graham. A gifted cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Graham’s research included one of the earliest studies of smoking as it contributed to lung cancer, and this pioneering work has directed similar research on smoking cessation and health impacts for decades.
Meet the Residents: Julie Clanahan and Britta Han, WISE Fellows
Get to know residents Julie Clanahan and Britta Han in the General Surgery residency program, why they chose Washington University School of Medicine for their surgical training and what it’s like to be a resident in St. Louis.
Three Aspects of Health and Healing: The Biopsychosocial Model in Medicine
The biopsychosocial model is a valuable perspective on health and wellness than can be applied to patient experience. Whether biological, psychological or social health, these aspects of wellness have influence each other and can impact a patient’s condition as well as how care should be administered. This model has helped direct surgeons at WashU hospitals.
Brunt Inducted to Washington University Academy of Educators
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.
Ask the Program Directors: Paul Wise, MD
Paul Wise, MD, Professor of Colorectal Surgery, answers frequently asked questions about the Department of Surgery’s General Surgery Residency program.
Ask the Residents: Laura Lee, Urology
Get to know resident Laura Lee in the Urology residency programs, why she chose Washington University School of Medicine for her surgical training and what it’s like to be a resident in St. Louis.
Ask the Program Directors: Alison Snyder-Warwick, MD
Alison Snyder-Warwick, MD answers frequently asked questions about the Plastic Surgery Residency program.
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.
Klingensmith Named ACGME Senior Vice President for Procedural Accreditation
Mary Klingensmith, MD, transitions to new national leadership role in surgical education as Senior Vice President for Procedural Accreditation at the ACGME.
FLS and OSATS Training at WISE
Surgery residents come to the WISE Center for laparoscopic and suturing skills lab training this summer.
Youth Outreach at WISE
General Surgery residents gave a tour of the WISE Center and explained various elements of surgery during the BJC School Outreach and Youth Development’s 2021 Adventures in Healthcare Camp.
Surgical Education from Start to Finish
Britta Han, MD, MSEd, brings her passion for education to the WISE Center as an ACS-AEI Education Fellow.
Steven Hunt, MD, Receives Moley Mentorship Award
General surgery chief residents recognize Steven Hunt, MD, for his mentorship at 2020-2021 graduation ceremony.
Celebrating Our Graduating General Surgery Chief Residents
Congratulations to the graduating chief residents in general surgery, who go on to continue their training at Washington University in St. Louis and institutions across the country.
Justin J. Cordonnier Visiting Professorship 2021
Benjamin Breyer, MD, MAS, serves as the 2021 Justin J. Cordonnier Visiting Professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.