The Department of Surgery faculty members strive to share their research with the public. Faculty members speak with news organizations and contribute content to help educate the public about cancer and chronic disease prevention.

Department News

Recent news announcements from the Department of Surgery including faculty research and accomplishments, as well as community education information.

Dane Johnson, MD: The Men’s Health Expert

Dane Johnson, MD: The Men’s Health Expert

Dane Johnson, MD, explains what led him to his role as a men’s health, sexual dysfunction and infertility specialist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Life After Bariatric Surgery

Life After Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery, or bariatric surgery, is a powerful tool used to help patients with obesity and weight-related comorbidities build a healthier life. Washington University bariatric surgeons are partners in their patient’s journey to a healthier lifestyle. Along with a dedicated multidisciplinary team of registered dieticians, mental health professionals, physical therapists, and more, a patient […]
A Lasting Impact

A Lasting Impact

With the funds established by renowned surgeon-scientist Glover Copher, MD, general surgery resident Eileen Smith, MD, was able to pursue surgical education research while being fully supported.
A Beautiful New Heart: Audrey’s Story

A Beautiful New Heart: Audrey’s Story

Audrey was born with a rare combination of heart conditions. Thanks to an organ donor and the St. Louis Children’s and Washington University Heart Center team, she celebrated her first birthday at home with a new heart.