Gerald Andriole, MD, will leave his role as Chief of Urologic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis in January 2022.
The Department of Surgery recognizes residents, fellows and faculty for their contributions to resident and medical student education during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Mary Klingensmith, MD, transitions to new national leadership role in surgical education as Senior Vice President for Procedural Accreditation at the ACGME.
Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery L. Michael Brunt, MD, receives the Pruett Family Professorship in Surgery.
Steven Strasberg, MD, retires after a seminal 50-year career in HPB-GI surgery.
Britta Han, MD, MSEd, brings her passion for education to the WISE Center as an ACS-AEI Education Fellow.
General surgery chief residents recognize Steven Hunt, MD, for his mentorship at 2020-2021 graduation ceremony.
The Lung Transplant Program at Washington University School of Medicine reaches a major milestone by performing 1,900 lung transplants.
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.
Congratulations to the graduating chief residents in general surgery, who go on to continue their training at Washington University in St. Louis and institutions across the country.
Congratulations to Chet Hammill, MD, MCR, and Justin Sacks, MD, MBA, on leading winning teams in Big Ideas Competition.
Mark Hoofnagle, MD, PhD, appeared on Fox 2 St. Louis to explain his team’s work to understand gun violence as a public health issue.
Satona Tanaka, MD, Jason Gauthier, MD, and Daniel Kreisel, MD, PhD, receive 2021 AJT Outstanding Article Award for lung transplantation research.
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.
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.
Guest lecturer Condoleezza Rice, 66th U.S. Secretary of State, joined AATS President Marc Moon, MD, in conversation at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.
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 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.
Washington University urologist Eric Kim, MD, reaches major milestone with new robotic technology for urologic surgery.
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.