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

Justin M. 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.

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.

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.

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 […]