Asking the Big Questions

Tiffany Brocke, MD

ACS-AEI fellow Tiffany Brocke, MD, seeks to advance surgical education for the next generation of trainees.

What to Expect as a New Intern 

What to Expect as a New Intern

We asked some of our current interns what they are most excited to do or accomplish this academic year.

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.

Residents, Faculty and Staff Attend Surgical Education Week 2022

Surgery residents, faculty and staff at Surgical Education Week 2022

Members of the Department of Surgery had a successful showing at Surgical Education Week (SEW) 2022. Alongside several research presentations, residents and staff were honored with awards and grants from surgical education organizations. 

Introduction to Robotic Surgery Training at WISE

Photo collage of general surgery residents training on surgical robots in WISE Center with text that reads "Introduction to Robotic Surgery Training at WISE"

General surgery residents at the Washington University Institute for Surgical Education get hands-on experience with the latest innovations in surgical technology during an introduction to robotic surgery training course.

Three Aspects of Health and Healing: The Biopsychosocial Model in Medicine

The biopsychosocial model is a valuable perspective on health and wellness than can be applied to patient experience. Whether biological, psychological or social health, these aspects of wellness have influence each other and can impact a patient’s condition as well as how care should be administered. This model has helped direct surgeons at WashU hospitals.

FLS and OSATS Training at WISE

General surgery residents in the WISE Center practicing laparoscopic surgery skills

Surgery residents come to the WISE Center for laparoscopic and suturing skills lab training this summer.

Youth Outreach at WISE

General Surgery residents gave a tour of the WISE Center and explained various elements of surgery during the BJC School Outreach and Youth Development’s 2021 Adventures in Healthcare Camp.

Surgical Oncology | 2020 Annual Report

Three images of WashU Surgical Oncology faculty (from left to right) William Gillanders, MD, Ryan Fields, MD, and Julie Margenthaler, MD, with text overlay that reads "Ahead of the Curve Surgical Oncology."

The Department of Surgery 2020 Annual Report features clinical, research and educational accomplishments from the Section of Surgical Oncology.

Ask the Residents: What Are Your Goals for this Year?

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.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Q&A Sessions

Interested in learning about the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis? Have questions for faculty or current residents? Learn more and sign up for an informational session.

WISE Reopening

The WISE Center reopens for surgical skills labs July 27. Learn more about WISE’s offerings and the measures being taken to provide trainees the best in robotic, laparoscopic and open surgery skills training.

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.

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.

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.

History of WISE

The WISE Center offers a variety of surgical skills training through simulators, labs and courses.

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.