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.

A Marathon Career in Cardiac Research

Richard Schuessler, PhD, Director of the Cardiac Surgical Research Laboratory, retires after 35 years at Washington University School of Medicine. Among Schuessler’s innumerable contributions is his involvement in research revolutionizing the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

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.

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.

Medicaid Expansion to Benefit Hardworking Missourians

Tim Eberlein, MD, Chair of the Department of Surgery, spoke to St. Louis Public Radio about how Medicaid Expansion could help hardworking Missourians with cancer and chronic illness prevention and treatment before the Missouri state primary election.

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.

WISE Reopening

The WISE Center reopens for surgical skills labs July 27. Learn more about WISE’s offerings and the measures being taken to provide trainees the best in robotic, laparoscopic and open surgery skills 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. Campus Catch-Up collects some of these stories and celebrates members of the community who are receiving recognition.

Society of Urologic Oncology Fellowship

The Division of Urology announces an SUO-approved fellowship designed to train urologic oncologists by providing a broad clinical and research experience.

Skin Cancer Types and Treatment

The Skin Cancer Team at Washington University School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center shares information on skin cancer types and treatments.

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.

Virtual Marathon

Keith Brandt’s 50th marathon was unconventional, but unites the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in celebration.

Stop the Virus

LJ Punch, MD, and Mary Politi, PhD, collaborate with Ian Wood, an artist and student in the Master of Population Health Sciences program to create public health information.

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.

Easing into a Healthy Diet after Bariatric Surgery

After weight loss surgery, the recovery process involves progressing through a diet in four stages. Angie Britt, Supervisor of Patient Service Operations for the Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Program at Washington University School of Medicine, walks through these stages, with suggested meals and recipes for inspiration.

Riding Together

Residents and fellows in the Department of Surgery are taking care of each other in order to take care of patients.

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.

Real-Life Superheroes

Pediatric surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis share what makes their patients superheroes in their eyes.

A Weight Loss Journey

Angie Britt, Supervisor of Patient Service Operations for the Weight Loss Surgery Program, guides patients through the bariatric surgery process by sharing her own story.

News Round Up

Recent News Stories from Washington University in St. Louis.

National Doctors’ Day

For National Doctors’ Day, we recognize our Department of Surgery faculty for their professional accomplishments and personal interests. To learn more about some of our doctors, we asked them about their work and personal lives and created profiles highlighting their responses.

Marc Moon Promotes Heart Health with St. Louis Blues

Marc Moon, MD, shares information on heart health and the importance of AEDs. After Jay Bouwmeester’s recent cardiac episode, heart health is especially on the minds of St. Louis Blues fans. February was Heart Health Awareness month, making the issue a prominent focus of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. […]

103 Lung Transplant Achievement is History in the Making

The Lung Transplant Program at Washington University School of Medicine celebrates its success in completing 103 lung transplants in 2019, the program’s highest number of lung transplants procedures completed in a year. The program, which now has performed 1,800 total lung transplants since 1988, has proven to be a cardinal expert in lung transplantation. “Although […]

Bartlett, Strasberg Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

by Jamie Gagliarducci • jamie.gagliarducci@bjc.orgReprinted with permission of BJC Today BJH, WUSM | Nancy Bartlett, MD, and Steven Strasberg, MD, received the Barnes-Jewish Medical Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the association’s semi-annual general meeting, April 11, at the Eric P. Newman Education Center. Physicians who have given 25 years or more of distinguished service to […]

Measuring Care to Improve Surgical Outcomes

The Department of Surgery’s public health sciences division strives to collaborate with surgeons on projects that measure clinical care. This reflects the academic surgery field’s efforts to improve outcomes, but few surgical departments have such a close working relationship with public health researchers. In the department, one example is the work of a public health […]

Less Invasive Approaches for Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

The Whipple procedure is the major operation most commonly used to remove pancreatic tumors. Washington University hepatobiliary-pancreatic and gastrointestinal (HPB-GI) surgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital have worked for two decades to make the surgery safer. Now they are reducing the impact of the surgery through the use of minimally invasive techniques, thereby improving quality of life […]

HPB Fellowship Transitioned to 2-Year Program

The HPB fellowship has transitioned from a one-year to a two-year program. This change reflects the general trend toward more training in minimally invasive (MI) and laparoscopic surgery and supports the goal of Washington University to become one of the premier programs for training of minimally invasive hepatobiliary surgeons. The additional time will afford surgeons […]