Residents in the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are part of an academic program with diverse surgical training, strong research opportunities and mentors who are national leaders in their fields.
With residency programs in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Urology and Vascular Surgery, residents in every specialty have access to world-class training. What makes each of these programs truly special is the community and camaraderie.
Get to know the residents in the Department of Surgery’s residency programs, why they chose Washington University School of Medicine for their surgical training and what it’s like to be a resident in St. Louis.
Angela Lee, MD
Lee is a PGY-1 General Surgery resident from Austin, Texas. She studied social anthropology at Harvard University and earned her medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine before joining the residency at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Lee is interested in researching clinical outcomes in transplant and HPB surgery. Outside of the OR, Lee says she enjoys doing “anything with good friends and/or dogs.”
The Washington University General Surgery Residency is a five-year program, providing residents an amazing depth and breadth of clinical experience, the flexibility and personalization to create customized training, and a welcoming family of faculty and trainees.
Andrew McLaughlin, MD
McLaughlin is a PGY-2 Urology resident from Cincinnati, Ohio. He chose Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for because of the exceptional surgical training and ideal Midwestern location. McLaughlin’s research interests include endourology and medical education. He reads science fiction and plays board games and golf during his free time.
The Washington University Urology Residency is a five-year program, including an intern year of rotations through the core program in General Surgery and four years of urology training. The program seeks to train outstanding physicians for careers in urology through the expertise of its fellowship-trained faculty, high clinical volume and diversity of cases, and a spirit of inquiry in research.