Celebrating Big for Savannah

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 2020

New faculty joining the Department of Surgery in 2020 enhance our ability to care for the St. Louis community and surrounding areas.

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.

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.

A Little Goes a Long Way

Ida Fox, MD, takes a biopsychosocial approach to medicine, helping people with spinal cord injuries regain hand function.

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.

History of WISE

The WISE Center offers a variety of surgical skills training through simulators, labs and courses.

Riding Together

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

World Book Day

Department of Surgery faculty share some of their favorite books in celebration of World Book Day.

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.

Fighting Prostate Cancer with CHARM

Gerald Andriole, MD, Chief of Urologic Surgery, leads the offensive against the most threatening forms of prostate cancer.

Andriole and Mackinnon Receive 2020 Distinguished Faculty Awards

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.

Jason Wellen Receives National Kidney Foundation Award

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.

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.

Mohamed A. Zayed Receives Academy of Science Innovation Award

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 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. […]

A PLAN for Securing Research Funding

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 […]

New Division Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Justin M. Sacks, MD, MBA

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 […]

Arnold Bullock, MD, to be Named Physician of the Year

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, […]