The Department of Surgery recognizes five- to forty-year milestones for over 100 staff members.
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Kaneko Installed as Shoenberg Chair in Cardiovascular Disease
Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD, recognized at Shoenberg Chair Installation ceremony.
WISE Receives ACS-AEI Reaccreditation
Washington University surgical skills lab accredited and commended once again by the American College of Surgeons for top-tier education and programming.
A New Lease on Life: Scott’s Story
After a shocking diagnosis, Scott Pulley was told a heart transplant was his only option. The Washington University heart team came together to find another way – and save his life in the process.
Department of Surgery New Faculty: February 2023
Washington University welcomes Drs. Alvarado and Guo to the Department of Surgery.
Registration Open for 30th Annual CME Refresher Course & Update in General Surgery
The Midwest’s most comprehensive general surgery review course returns to St. Louis – Register now!
13th Annual Anderson-Newton Lectureship in Transplantation
Robert A. Montgomery, MD, PhD, Director of Langone Transplant Institute at New York University, delivers 2022 Anderson-Newton Lecture.
Rubin Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Brian Rubin, MD, honored as recipient of 2022 BJH Medical Staff Association Lifetime Achievement Award.
Hemmer Receives Cholangiocarcinoma Oncology Nurses of Excellence Award
HPB Nurse Coordinator recognized as first recipient of nursing award at 2022 Cholangiocarcinoma Summit.
Fields Honored as First Kim and Tim Eberlein Distinguished Professor
Ryan Fields, MD, recognized alongside Paul and Elke Koch and Kim and Tim Eberlein, MD, at distinguished professorship installation ceremony.
Nicholas T. Kouchoukos Research Day 2022
Cardiothoracic trainees present research and visiting professor delivers lecture at annual Kouchoukos Research Day.
Embracing Life With an Ostomy Bag
Ostomy surgery can be life altering – but for many patients, it can uncover a newfound sense of freedom and a new outlook on life.
Department of Surgery New Faculty: September 2022
Washington University welcomes Drs. Ebersole, Leigh, Spruce and Yeh to the Department of Surgery.
Five Things to Know About Vasectomy
Vasectomy is a safe, simple and common procedure which blocks sperm from reaching semen as a form of birth control.
Diagnosing Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome – How Reliable Are Current Testing Methods?
Two new studies tackle questions regarding the reliability of the standardized elevated arm stress test in the diagnosis of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome.
Department of Surgery New Faculty: August 2022
Washington University welcomes Drs. Al-Aref, Craft, Gul, Hayek, Holzem and Yu to the Department of Surgery.
A Look Into Hepatitis and Liver Transplant
Hepatitis can cause damage to the liver and, in some cases, a need for a liver transplant.
Caulk and Cordonnier Visiting Professorships in Urology 2022
John R. Caulk Visiting Professor Gerald Andriole, MD, and Justin J. Cordonnier Visiting Professor Mohammad Allaf, MD, visit the Division of Urology.
Department of Surgery New Faculty: July 2022
The Department of Surgery welcomes new Chair, John Olson, MD, and the Divisions of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Public Health Sciences and Urologic Surgery welcome new faculty.
Kimberly Berni, MD, and Jeffrey Glaser, MD, Join Washington University Urology
Kimberly Berni, MD, and Jeffrey Glaser, MD, join Washington University Urology at Progress West Hospital and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.
Olumba and Newcomer Named Winners of the 21st Annual Samuel A. Wells, Jr., Resident Research Day Competition
Four finalists presented research at 2022 Samuel A. Wells, Jr., Research Day Competition and two winners were selected by faculty vote
Vicky Peck, RN, and Erica Traxel, MD, Receive Barnes-Jewish Hospital Team Award for Quality Improvement
Vicky Peck, RN, Patient Safety and Quality Coordinator, and Erica Traxel, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, helped create a culture of safety in the Division of Urologic Surgery by developing a program to track ureteral stents.
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.
Gayle Harvey Retires After 39 Years with the Department of Surgery
Financial accounting assistant Gayle Harvey retires after nearly 40 years at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Pawale Named Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation
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.
Ask the Doctors: Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment with Doctors Sacks, Anolik and Christensen
Plastic and reconstructive surgeons Justin Sacks, MD, MBA, Rachel Anolik, MD, and Joani Christensen, MD answer frequently asked questions about the lymphedema diagnosis, therapy and surgical treatment methods. Both Dr. Sacks and Dr. Anolik specialize in treating advanced lymphedema.
Men’s Health Questions Answered: What is the Urolift Procedure?
Arnold Bullock, MD, Professor of Urologic Surgery, explains the UroLift procedure, one of the treatment options for voiding dysfunction available at Washington University Urology.
Men’s Health Questions Answered: Voiding Dysfunction
Arnold Bullock, MD, Professor of Urologic Surgery, explains the causes of voiding dysfunction and treatment options available at Washington University Urology.
Ask the Residents: What’s Your Favorite Thing About Living in St. Louis?
Residents in the Department of Surgery’s residency programs answer frequently asked questions about Washington University School of Medicine, living in St. Louis and life as a resident.
Ask the Residents: Why Did You Choose Washington University?
Get to know the residents in the Department of Surgery’s residency programs, and why they chose Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for their surgical training.
Men’s Health Questions Answered: What if Erectile Dysfunction Medication Stops Working?
Dane Johnson, MD, Assistant Professor of Urologic Surgery, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about what to do if a man’s erectile dysfunction medication stops working.
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.
Men’s Health Questions Answered: Penile Curvature
Dane Johnson, MD, Assistant Professor of Urologic Surgery, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about penile curvature.
RAPIDO Results Offer New Standard of Care for Rectal Cancer
Results of an international study including School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center researchers show improved outcomes for patients with advanced cases of rectal cancer.
Urology Chief Residents Share Their Wisdom
Three graduating urology chief residents reflect on their training as they prepare for the next steps of their careers.
Men’s Health Questions Answered: Vasectomy Reversal
Dane Johnson, MD, Assistant Professor of Urologic Surgery, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about vasectomy reversal.
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.
Men’s Health Questions Answered: Vasectomy
Arnold Bullock, MD, Professor of Urologic Surgery, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about vasectomy.
LJ Punch Receives St. Louis Magazine A-List 2020 Visionary Award
St. Louis Magazine recognizes LJ Punch for their ability to convey crucial health information to the community in the face of gun violence and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
White Coats for Black Lives
Department Chair Timothy Eberlein, MD, Reflects on Racism and Creating Change
Men’s Health Questions Answered: What is Low Testosterone?
Arnold Bullock, MD, Professor of Urologic Surgery, answers some of the most frequently asked questions regarding low testosterone.
The Next Generation of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Three graduating cardiothoracic fellows look forward to advancing their careers in the specialty.
Keith Brandt’s 50th marathon was unconventional, but unites the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in celebration.
Chapman and Crippin Receive Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital President’s Award
The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital recognizes William Chapman and Jeffrey Crippin for their roles in transplant surgery and partnership between Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Expert Advice for Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection
The Skin Cancer Team at Washington University School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center shares their advice for safely enjoying outdoor activities.