Education Women in Surgery

Meet the Residents: Vivi Abud, MD, and Trina Ebersole, 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.

Vivi Abud, MD

Abud is a PGY-2 General Surgery Resident. Abud attended medical school in her home city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before coming to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Outside of the OR, Abud spends time with friends, goes for walks in Forest Park and explores her creativity with arts and crafts.

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.

Trina Ebersole, MD

Ebersole is a PGY-6 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident. A St. Louis native, Ebersole appreciates the affordability and accessibility of life in the city. She takes advantage of Forest Park—one of the most beautiful urban parks in the world—and one of the greatest civic treasures of St. Louis.

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.