Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD, recognized at Shoenberg Chair Installation ceremony.
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Profiles and feature stories on WashU Surgery faculty.
Mackinnon Receives Prestigious Award from American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Pioneer in peripheral nerve surgery recognized at annual meeting.
Kaneko Named Chief of Cardiac Surgery
Transcatheter cardiac surgeon leads section with innovation in clinical, research and education programs.
Brown Receives Paul LoGerfo Research Award
AAES Foundation award recognizes Brown’s investigations in new therapies for aggressive thyroid cancer.
Leading in Liver Transplantation: Maria B. Majella Doyle, MD, MBA
Distinguished endowed chair recognizes Doyle’s vital role in transplant surgery.
Kimberly Berni, MD, and Jeffrey Glaser, MD, Join Washington University Urology
Kimberly Berni, MD, and Jeffrey Glaser, MD, join Washington University Urology at Progress West Hospital and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.
Awad Named Clinical Teacher of the Year 2022
Graduating medical students recognize Michael Awad, MD, PhD, for his commitment to education.
Neil Ermitano, DPM, Joins the Section of Acute and Critical Care Surgery
The Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis welcomes Neil Ermitano, DPM, as an assistant professor of surgery in the Section of Acute and Critical Care Surgery.
Dane Johnson, MD: The Men’s Health Expert
Dane Johnson, MD, explains what led him to his role as a men’s health, sexual dysfunction and infertility specialist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
The Microsurgeon’s Toolbox
Joani Christensen, MD, treats lymphatic and oncologic problems with microsurgical precision.
Called to Serve
When Sean Glasgow, MD, is not serving as a faculty member, he’s serving the United States military as a citizen Airman at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. For Glasgow, being both a surgeon and a member of the medical team at the Air Force Reserve is incredibly rewarding.
Kachroo Named Surgical Director of Center for Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta
Puja Kachroo, MD, has been named surgical director of the Center for Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Kachroo is a leading expert in aortic disease and cardiac surgery.
Mackinnon Receives AAPS Honorary Award
Susan Mackinnon, MD, the Minot Packer Fryer Professor of Plastic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS) 2022 Honorary Award.
From Fellow to Faculty: Jacob Miller, MD
Washington University pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Jacob Miller, MD, specializes in the surgical treatment of congenital heart and lung conditions at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Miller joins the faculty after completing world-class surgical training at the School of Medicine.
Pawale Named Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation
Amit Pawale, MD, joins the department as surgical director of heart transplantation, ventricular assist devices and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Brunt Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery Michael Brunt, MD, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Barnes-Jewish Medical Staff Association.
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.
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.
Brunt Named Pruett Family Professor of Surgery
Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery L. Michael Brunt, MD, receives the Pruett Family Professorship in Surgery.
Steven Strasberg Retires after 50 Years of HPB Surgery
Steven Strasberg, MD, retires after a seminal 50-year career in HPB-GI surgery.
Alec Patterson, MD, named Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Alec Patterson, MD, was appointed the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
Steven Hunt, MD, Receives Moley Mentorship Award
General surgery chief residents recognize Steven Hunt, MD, for his mentorship at 2020-2021 graduation ceremony.
The Future of Endocrine Surgery
What does the legacy of excellence in endocrine surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center mean for patients? Our surgical oncologists have experience with a high volume of complex cases, making them experts in endocrine surgery.
Community Care: Arnold Bullock, MD
Washington University urologist Arnold Bullock, MD, is an accomplished surgeon, public health advocate and mentor to young people in North St. Louis. Bullock discusses the importance of cancer screening, what makes a good patient and the value of mentorship in the local community.
The Right Tool for the Job
Multidisciplinary research helps surgeons choose the right tool for stroke and peripheral arterial disease patients.
Advancing Cardiothoracic Care: Shuddhadeb Ray, MD, MPHS
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.
The Rewarding Aspects of Being a Surgeon: with Kerri Ohman, MD
Kerri Ohman, MD, who joined the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery in 2020 as an Assistant Professor of Surgery, shares her journey of becoming a colorectal surgeon and explains why she likes working at Washington University .
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.
Eric Kim, MD, Completes 100 Single Port Robotic Surgery Cases
Washington University urologist Eric Kim, MD, reaches major milestone with new robotic technology for urologic surgery.
Heart to Heart with Ralph Damiano, MD: Leading Edge Medicine
Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery Ralph Damiano, Jr., MD, shares life-saving advances in lung transplant and heart surgery with the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
A Constellation of Factors: Uncovering the Causes of Rising Incidence of Early-onset Colorectal Cancer
Yin Cao, ScD, MPH, is researching the troubling rise of early-onset colorectal cancer. In a series of publications, Cao’s research points to risk factors for the condition and offers some methods of prevention and improved screening.
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.
Erica Traxel, MD, inducted into Washington University’s Academy of Educators
Erica Traxel, MD, Associate Professor of Urologic Surgery and Director of the Urologic Surgery Residency Program, was among 26 fellows inducted into Washington University’s Academy of Educators in 2020.
Changing the Playing Field: Robotic Surgery in Transplantation
Transplant and hepatobiliary surgeon Adeel Khan discusses the growth of the Robotic Transplant Surgery Program at the School of Medicine, the reasons behind its success and the impact on patient care.
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.
Justin Sacks, MD, MBA, and Mohamed Zayed, MD, PhD, Receive 2020 Skandalaris LEAP Funding
Two Department of Surgery faculty receive Skandalaris Center LEAP funding for translational research projects.
Michael Awad, MD, PhD, FACS, Inducted to American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators
Awad recounts the growth of his career as a surgical educator, from beginning as a teaching assistant in college to becoming Director of the Washington University Institute for Surgical Education.
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.
It Takes a Village: Treating Adolescent Obesity Through True Collaboration
Shaina Eckhouse, MD, works in collaboration with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the Healthy Start Clinic at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and fellow surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to treat adolescent patients with bariatric surgery.
Keith Brandt’s 50th marathon was unconventional, but unites the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in celebration.
A Little Goes a Long Way
Ida Fox, MD, takes a biopsychosocial approach to medicine, helping people with spinal cord injuries regain hand function.
Collaboration and Innovation Are on the Horizon
A new chapter begins for the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with the arrival of Division Chief Justin Sacks.
Klingensmith Named Vice President of American Board of Surgery
Mary E. Klingensmith, MD, the Mary Culver Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine, has been named a Vice President of the American Board of Surgery. This follows Klingensmith’s years of leadership in the ABS and the Surgical Council on Resident Education.