Education Women in Surgery

Meet the Residents: Katie Agamawi, MD, and Britta Han, 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.

Katie Agamawi, MD

Agamawi earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at University of Minnesota in her home state before joining the Urology Residency at the School of Medicine. Outside of the OR, PGY-3 resident and recent mother Agamawi enjoys sitting by the pool with her family and friends.

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.

Britta Han, MD

Han is a General Surgery resident in Lab Year 1, with particular interest in complex hernias and abdominal walls, surgical education and medical student education. Originally from Bozeman, Minnesota, Han attended Brown University and University of Michigan prior to joining Washington University.

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.