Top Doctors 2022

Top Doctors 2022 WashU Surgery

Congratulations to the Department of Surgery faculty recognized on the 2022 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® list.

Department of Surgery New Faculty: July 2022

The Department of Surgery welcomes new Chair, John Olson, MD, and the Divisions of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Public Health Sciences and Urologic Surgery welcome new faculty.

The Microsurgeon’s Toolbox

Plastic surgeon Joani Christensen wearing white coat in hospital

Joani Christensen, MD, treats lymphatic and oncologic problems with microsurgical precision.

Four-Year Grant Awarded to Acute and Critical Care Research Project

Dr. Isaiah Turnbull, a researcher and surgeon at Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, has received a four-year $1.5 million grant for his research on immunosuppression induced by burn injuries. This work is in partnership with the Military Burn Research Program.

Frye Wins Top Gun at SAGES 2022

SAGES Top Gun winner Corbin Frye holding trophy with Chris Eagon and Michael Brunt

General surgery resident Corbin Frye, MD, won the SAGES Top Gun competition for the second year in a row. Frye and his fellow residents hone laparoscopic skills at the Washington University Institute for Surgical Education.

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

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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

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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.

Beth Jurgensen Retires After 35 Years of Service

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Ambulatory coder Beth Jurgensen retires after 35 years at Washington University. She reflects on the many fond memories from throughout her career while looking forward to giving back during retirement.

Brunt Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Photo of Michael Brunt with his wife Elizabeth Brunt, MD, and their son

Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery Michael Brunt, MD, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Barnes-Jewish Medical Staff Association.

Toriola and Zayed Awarded NIH Research Grants

Surgeons Adetunji Toriola, MD, PhD and Mohamed Zayed, MD, PhD from the Department of Surgery have received prestigious R01 grants from National Institutes of Health (NIH) for their research in cancer and vascular medicine, respectively.

Meet the Residents: Julie Clanahan and Britta Han, WISE Fellows

Get to know residents Julie Clanahan and Britta Han in the General Surgery residency program, why they chose Washington University School of Medicine for their surgical training and what it’s like to be a resident in St. Louis.

Ask the Residents: Laura Lee, Urology

Get to know resident Laura Lee in the Urology residency programs, why she chose Washington University School of Medicine for her surgical training and what it’s like to be a resident in St. Louis.

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.