The Importance of Comfort: Patient Gender Selection in Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal screening, diagnosis and treatment are integral parts of overall health, but obstacles related to patient comfort can prevent effective medical intervention for colorectal illness. Having a diverse, accessible department of colorectal surgeons reassures patients and advances the optimal benefits for their colorectal health.

Growing the Peritoneal Disease Program

Beth Helmink, MD, PhD, and Sean Glasgow, MD, discuss the peritoneal disease program at Washington University School of Medicine.

Top Doctors 2021

Congratulations to the Department of Surgery faculty recognized on the 2021 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® list.

Pediatric Surgery | 2020 Annual Report

Two images of WashU Pediatric Surgery faculty (from left to right) Baddr Shakhsheer, MD, and Brad Warner, MD, and Jessie Vrecenak, MD, with text overlay that reads "Ahead of the Curve Pediatric Surgery.”

The Department of Surgery 2020 Annual Report features clinical, research and educational accomplishments from the Division of Pediatric Surgery.

Community Practice | Department of Surgery 2020 Annual Report

Two images of WashU faculty (from left to right) Kerri Ohman, MD, and Arnold Bullock, MD, with text overlay that reads "Ahead of the Curve with Christian Hospital.”

In addition to providing care on the Medical Campus, Washington University surgeons extend patient care to community practice across the St. Louis region at locations including Christian Hospital and Alton Memorial Hospital.

The Rewarding Aspects of Being a Surgeon: with Kerri Ohman, MD

Dr. Kerri Ohman in the WISE lab with surgical residents.

Kerri Ohman, MD, who joined the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery in 2020 as an Assistant Professor of Surgery, shares her journey of becoming a colorectal surgeon and explains why she likes working at Washington University .

Colorectal Cancer Care

Washington University Colon and Rectal provides the highest level of care for patients with colorectal cancer.

Ask the Doctors: Crohn’s Disease

Matthew Mutch, MD, Chief of the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery and Professor of Surgery, and faculty from the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Crohn’s disease.

Campus Catch-Up

The Washington University campus community is making headlines every day. Members of the School of Medicine are regularly featured in local, national and international news stories. Department of Surgery faculty, staff and medical students are leaders in their specialties, and share their expertise when called upon.