Meet the Residents: Laura Lee, MD, and Andrew Linkugel, MD

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.

Laura Lee, MD

Lee is a PGY-3 Urology Resident. A Seattle native, Lee holds degrees in Medical Anthropology and Microbiology. Lee has a passion for medical education and board games like Gloomhaven and Betrayal at House on the Hill.

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.

Andrew Linkugel, MD

Linkugel is a PGY-4 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident. Linkugel’s hometown of Florence, Kentucky is just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. Although he attended medical school at Washington University School of Medicine, Linkugel still favors sports teams from Kentucky and Ohio. “Go Big Blue!” Linkugel says. “I cheer for the Reds and Bengals, too. Fingers crossed for baseball soon!”

The Washington University Plastic Surgery Residency is a six-year integrated program, including 4 ½ years of training in breast, craniofacial, pediatrics, head/neck trauma, hand, microsurgery, cosmetic and peripheral nerve surgery. The program provides cutting-edge head-to-toe surgical training that prepares residents and fellows to be leaders in the specialties of plastic and reconstructive surgery.