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.
Helen Kim, MD
Kim is a PGY-1 Urology resident. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Kim was raised in northern Virginia. She studied biology at University of Virginia, then earned her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Kim’s research interests include medical and surgical education, and she loves the greenery and nature in Forest Park.
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.
Brad Krasnick, MD
Krasnick is a PGY-4 General Surgery resident from the suburbs north of Detroit. Krasnick has an interest in oncology research, and studied brain behavior and cognitive science at University of Michigan before earning his medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine.
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.