Four-Year Grant Awarded to Acute and Critical Care Research Project

Dr. Isaiah Turnbull, a researcher and surgeon at Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, has received a four-year $1.5 million grant for his research on immunosuppression induced by burn injuries. This work is in partnership with the Military Burn Research Program.

Department of Surgery 2021 Annual Report

With another year in the books, we are proud to share the Department of Surgery 2021 Annual Report, demonstrating our mission in action. You can read the Annual Report online to learn how the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has continued its leadership in patient care, research, education and health equity in a year of challenges and successes.

Pawale Named Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation

Photo of Dr. Pawale with text that reads "WashU Surgery Welcomes Amit Pawale, MD. Pawale named Surgical Director of the Heart Transplant, VAD and ECMO Program."

Amit Pawale, MD, joins the department as surgical director of heart transplantation, ventricular assist devices and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Disparities After Surgery: Readmission from Complications More Common for People of Color

Physicians at Washington University School of Medicine conducted a research study on the disparities of post-surgery complications and readmission, visualizing differences of readmission between white and non-white patients. Patients of color are more likely to require readmission after surgery, which may be related to other lived disparities, such as barriers to accessing equal healthcare to their white counterparts.

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. Campus Catch-Up collects some of these stories and celebrates members of the community who are receiving recognition.

Society of Urologic Oncology Fellowship

The Division of Urology announces an SUO-approved fellowship designed to train urologic oncologists by providing a broad clinical and research experience.

Skin Cancer Types and Treatment

The Skin Cancer Team at Washington University School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center shares information on skin cancer types and treatments.

Making Informed Decisions

Researchers in Minimally Invasive Surgery study the impact of patient self-education on health care decisions regarding hernia repair and surgical mesh.

John R. Caulk Visiting Professorship 2020

Peggy Pearle, MD, PhD, visits the School of Medicine from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for the Division of Urology’s annual John R. Caulk Visiting Professorship.

Virtual Marathon

Keith Brandt’s 50th marathon was unconventional, but unites the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in celebration.

A Little Goes a Long Way

Ida Fox, MD, takes a biopsychosocial approach to medicine, helping people with spinal cord injuries regain hand function.

Stop the Virus

LJ Punch, MD, and Mary Politi, PhD, collaborate with Ian Wood, an artist and student in the Master of Population Health Sciences program to create public health information.

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. Campus Catch-Up collects some of these stories and celebrates members of the community who are receiving recognition.

Easing into a Healthy Diet after Bariatric Surgery

After weight loss surgery, the recovery process involves progressing through a diet in four stages. Angie Britt, Supervisor of Patient Service Operations for the Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Program at Washington University School of Medicine, walks through these stages, with suggested meals and recipes for inspiration.

Riding Together

Residents and fellows in the Department of Surgery are taking care of each other in order to take care of patients.

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. Campus Catch-Up collects some of these stories and celebrates members of the community who are receiving recognition.

Real-Life Superheroes

Pediatric surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis share what makes their patients superheroes in their eyes.

World Book Day

Department of Surgery faculty share some of their favorite books in celebration of World Book Day.

A Weight Loss Journey: Angie’s Story

Angie Britt, Supervisor of Patient Service Operations for the Weight Loss Surgery Program, guides patients through the bariatric surgery process by sharing her own story.

News Round Up

Recent News Stories from Washington University in St. Louis.

Avoiding Amputation

Plastic and Reconstructive, ACCS and Vascular surgeons are taking innovative steps in growing a limb salvage service for patients who might otherwise require amputation.

National Doctors’ Day

For National Doctors’ Day, we recognize our Department of Surgery faculty for their professional accomplishments and personal interests. To learn more about some of our doctors, we asked them about their work and personal lives and created profiles highlighting their responses.

Fighting Prostate Cancer with CHARM

Gerald Andriole, MD, Chief of Urologic Surgery, leads the offensive against the most threatening forms of prostate cancer.