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.

The Future of Endocrine Surgery

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

Arnold Bullock, MD, in the halls of Christian Hospital.

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.

Ginny Devenport Retires After 45 Years of Service

Ginny Devenport standing outside on the medical campus with flowers and trees in background.

Certified professional coder Ginny Devenport retires after 45 years at Washington University. Throughout her career, she became an expert coder, trusted colleague and dear friend to many.

Advancing Cardiothoracic Care: Shuddhadeb Ray, MD, MPHS

Doctors Munfakh and Ray at Christian Hospital

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.

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.

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.

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.

Eberlein Receives Scientific Forum Award

The American College of Surgeons recognizes Tim Eberlein, MD, FACS, for his contributions as a surgeon scientist and role model for young investigators.

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.

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.

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.

Avoiding Amputation

Plastic and Reconstructive, ACCS and Vascular surgeons are taking innovative steps in growing a limb salvage service for patients who might otherwise require amputation.