Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD

  • Phone: 314-454-8877


Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine, 2006

Graduate School

PhD, Stanford University School of Education, 2014

Post Doctoral Education

General Surgery Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine, 2015

Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine, 2016

Board Certifications

Board Certified – General Surgery

Specialty Areas

Minimally Invasive Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

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Patients Seen At:

Center for Advanced Medicine
GI Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, Floor 8
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 454-8877
Fax: (314) 222-6256

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Co-Founder and current leader of Obesity Social Media (#obsm) movement, an online community and monthly chat for patients and healthcare providers to discuss problems related to obesity

Featured on local news, KMOV, February 2019, More and more women turn to egg freezing to pause their biological clocks

Featured and quoted in St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 2019, Five St. Louis medical students launch 500 Women in Medicine advocacy project

Published in TIME Magazine, January 2019, I spent my fertile years training to be a surgeon. Now, it might be too late for me to have a baby.

Quoted in Forbes, December 2018, What this new 500 Women in Medicine initiative aims to do

Published in General Surgery News, December 2018, Improving diversity, inclusion in medicine

Published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 2018, A plea for partnership and change regarding gun violence. Co-authored with Jessica Gold.

Published in USA Today, October 2018, I am an angry woman. From workplace bias to sexist politics, we have a lot to be angry about.

Quoted in Forbes, October 2018, What Happens After Bariatric Surgery Makes a Difference

Foregut and Bariatric Surgery mock orals podcast, July 2018, recorded for Behind the Knife

Quoted in General Surgery News, February 2018, Surgeons (Women and Men) Say It’s Time to Close Surgery’s Gender Gap; October 2018, Another All-Male Conference Panel?

Published in The Atlantic, January 2017, Fleeing Iran with a Young Daughter

Photo featured in Becker’s Hospital Review, September 2016, 10 Powerful healthcare photographs

Featured in Reuters Health, October 2015, Stereotyping Makes Life Harder for Young Female Surgeons

Featured in TIME Magazine, September 2015, Doctors on Life Support.

Featured in TIME Magazine, September 2015, The Grueling Life of a Trauma Surgeon.

Quoted in San Francisco Magazine, December 2014,A Trust Fall a Day…