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.
Landmark study from the Center for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome finds reoperation for recurrent neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome to be safe and effective.
James Cox, MD, FACS, Emeritus Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery and former Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, has been named the recipient of the 26th Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Two Department of Surgery faculty receive Skandalaris Center LEAP funding for translational research projects.
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.
Urology Pedal the Cause team fundraises over $100,000 for cancer research and joins the nonprofit organization’s Lifetime Bronze Impact Society.
The American College of Surgeons recognizes Tim Eberlein, MD, FACS, for his contributions as a surgeon scientist and role model for young investigators.
Meet 11-year-old Savannah and her surgeon, Baddr Shakhsheer, who restored a sense of regularity to her life at the Pediatric Colorectal Center.
New faculty joining the Department of Surgery in 2020 enhance our ability to care for the St. Louis community and surrounding areas.
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.
Marc Moon, MD, discusses St. Louis Blues Hockey and heart health on 101 ESPN Radio.
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.
Three graduating urology chief residents reflect on their training as they prepare for the next steps of their careers.
St. Louis Magazine recognizes LJ Punch for their ability to convey crucial health information to the community in the face of gun violence and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Three graduating cardiothoracic fellows look forward to advancing their careers in the specialty.
The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital recognizes William Chapman and Jeffrey Crippin for their roles in transplant surgery and partnership between Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Marc Moon, MD, Cardiac Surgery Section Chief, was named President of the AATS at the Association’s Virtual 100th Annual Meeting this May
Ida Fox, MD, takes a biopsychosocial approach to medicine, helping people with spinal cord injuries regain hand function.
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.
Operating room nursing staff recently attended a WISE Robotic Skills Lab to work with brand-new robots and simulators.
The WISE Center offers a variety of surgical skills training through simulators, labs and courses.
Residents and fellows in the Department of Surgery are taking care of each other in order to take care of patients.
Department of Surgery faculty share some of their favorite books in celebration of World Book Day.
Amy Cyr, MD, is wholly committed to helping women understand their risk for breast cancer and what they can do about it.
Plastic and Reconstructive, ACCS and Vascular surgeons are taking innovative steps in growing a limb salvage service for patients who might otherwise require amputation.
Care is at the heart of the Washington University Transgender Center’s mission.
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.
Gerald Andriole, MD, Chief of Urologic Surgery, leads the offensive against the most threatening forms of prostate cancer.
Two Department of Surgery faculty members were recognized in the 2020 Washington University School of Medicine Distinguished Faculty Awards. Please join us in congratulating Gerald L. Andriole, MD, from the Division of Urologic Surgery, and Susan E. Mackinnon, MD, from the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, on their awards.
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) recently honored Jason R. Wellen, MD, MBA, associate professor in the Section of Transplant Surgery, and Tarek Alhamad, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology, with the local chapter’s highest honor, the Award of Excellence. These awards were presented at the 33rd Annual NKF Gift of Life Gala in Nov. 2019.
A new chapter begins for the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with the arrival of Division Chief Justin Sacks.
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.
Each year, the Academy of Science—St. Louis recognizes the scientific excellence of individuals, institutions and corporations in the St. Louis region. This year marks the 26th Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards. Mohamed A. Zayed, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Molecular Cell Biology and Biomedical Engineering in the Section of Vascular Surgery, received the […]
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. […]
Business Director Emily Hixson Shepherd is growing as a leader in the Department of Surgery Innovations in medicine save lives. Surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis—whom we often recognize for their accomplishments in the operating room—are at the forefront of clinical, public health, and basic and translational research in their respective […]
Steven Strasberg, MD, focuses on delivering the best outcomes for all patients by measuring length of stay and readmission rates.
A new faculty member joined the Department of Surgery in February 2020. Justin M. Sacks, MD, MBA, joins the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as the new Division Chief, from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he was Vice Chair of Clinical Operations and Director of Oncological Reconstruction in the Department of Plastic and […]
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 […]
Arnold Bullock, MD, will receive a Physician of the Year Award at Christian Hospital from the Christian Hospital Foundation Gala on November 2, 2019. The award is given to a Christian Hospital physician for exemplary compassion and commitment, as well as expert knowledge in innovative technologies and therapies. The award recognizes demonstration of strong leadership, […]