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 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.

Andriole and Mackinnon Receive 2020 Distinguished Faculty Awards

Two Department of Surgery faculty members were recognized in the 2020 Washington University School of Medicine Distinguished Faculty Awards. Please join us in congratulating Gerald L. Andriole, MD, from the Division of Urologic Surgery, and Susan E. Mackinnon, MD, from the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, on their awards.

Jason Wellen Receives National Kidney Foundation Award

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) recently honored Jason R. Wellen, MD, MBA, associate professor in the Section of Transplant Surgery, and Tarek Alhamad, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology, with the local chapter’s highest honor, the Award of Excellence. These awards were presented at the 33rd Annual NKF Gift of Life Gala in Nov. 2019.

Klingensmith Named Vice President of American Board of Surgery

Mary E. Klingensmith, MD, the Mary Culver Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine, has been named a Vice President of the American Board of Surgery. This follows Klingensmith’s years of leadership in the ABS and the Surgical Council on Resident Education.

A PLAN for Securing Research Funding

Business Director Emily Hixson Shepherd is growing as a leader in the Department of Surgery  Innovations in medicine save lives. Surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis—whom we often recognize for their accomplishments in the operating room—are at the forefront of clinical, public health, and basic and translational research in their respective […]

New Division Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Justin M. Sacks, MD, MBA

A new faculty member joined the Department of Surgery in February 2020. Justin M. Sacks, MD, MBA, joins the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as the new Division Chief, from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he was Vice Chair of Clinical Operations and Director of Oncological Reconstruction in the Department of Plastic and […]